Emily Adams Bode Aujla Loves ChapStick and Chanel

Menswear designer Emily Adams Bode Aujla, whose collections feature deadstock and vintage-inspired fabrics, has a penchant for items that stand the test of time.

Style File

BIJOUX: Apart from my late Aunt Mahri’s signature gold bangle, I wear Indian gold earrings and bangles—most of which I received during our Punjabi wedding ceremonies and haven’t taken off since. Around my neck, I wear my Prounis handwoven Duo Loop-in-Loop chain.
GO-TO SHOE: Chanel slingbacks.
DAILY UNIFORM: Bode quilt trousers with an antique white blouse and my black linen Bode safari jacket.

Prounis Handwoven Duo Loop-in-Loop Chain

Chanel Mesh and Suede Kidskin Yellow Slingbacks

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On Beauty

LATHER: Mexican Tuberose soap by Buly.
MAKEUP ESSENTIALS: Classic ChapStick and Chanel nail polish in Ballerina.
HAIRBRUSH: An Italian brown tortoiseshell-like brush with white bristles. Milanese pharmacies and grocery stores are the best-kept secret spots for a classic and timeless hairbrush.

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Buly Mexican Tuberose Soap

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Chanel Nail Polish in Ballerina

At Home

FURRY FRIEND: Our dog, Monday.
AROMA: Oud by Diptyque.
FURNITURE: Green River Project [cofounded by her husband, Aaron Aujla] Half Moon stools with Bode Senior Cord upholstery.
BEDDING: Stacks of Edwardian crazy quilts overtop white linen sheets with vintage Marimekko pillowcases.
FLOWERS ON THE TABLE: Marigolds, tuberose, lilies, hydrangeas.
DISHES: Villeroy & Boch fish plates from my childhood home.
GLASSWARE: Baccarat Nancy tumblers and my grandmother’s juice glasses.
READING: Shoe Dog by Phil Knight, Letters to Yves by Pierre Bergé, My Mother Laughs by Chantal Akerman, I’ve Seen the Future and I’m Not Going by Peter McGough, Bresson on Bresson: Interviews, 1943–1983 by Robert Bresson.

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“Bresson on Bresson: Interviews, 1943–1983”

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Green River Project Half Moon Stools

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The Menu

ORDER OUT: Spaghetti al limone, green beans, and black salt Caesar from Supper restaurant in Manhattan’s East Village.


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