Local Fashionistas: Cynthia Nemo

The Bryn Mawr interior designer and owner of Cynthia Brooks Design mixes tradition with eclectica for a chic, modern look.



Photo by Jared Castaldi
Cynthia Nemo, 40, Bryn Mawr
Interior designer and owner of Cynthia Brooks Design


Personal style: “Mixing clean lines with something unexpected—like a funky necklace or an unusual top.” 

Favorite local boutiques: Skirt, Bryn Mawr; Menagerie, Wayne

Favorite department stores: Neiman Marcus, Target (“for the cheap thrills”). 

Style icon (past): Lauren Hutton. 

Style icon (present): Her aunt, Joan Baker. “She’s a photographer in Santa Fe. Everything she wears has a story.” 

Designers found most in her closet: Roberta Freymann, Diane von Furstenberg, Vanessa Fox, J. Crew, Manolo Blahnik, Theory. 

Biggest splurge: A Henry Beguelin bag. 

Favorite item in her closet: “A gold armband that was a 21st birthday present from my dad. I’ve worn it every day since.” 

Go-to color: Orange. 

Favorite fashion blogs: Habitually Chic, Goop, A Continuous Lean, Tomboy Style.

Jacket: Vanessa Fox, Bryn Mawr.
 

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