My World: Stephanie LaCava

 Stephanie LaCava is a writer and the founder / publisher of Small Press. We met her for an interview

On the street you would recognize Stephanie LaCava from far away: bouncing red hair along with flared jeans or a short skirt with knee-length socks. She’s a dream come true, who writes for numerous publications, including The Paris Review and Artforum. She loves ballet, her son, all things French and lives in her hometown New York City. Our source in that matter is her own Instagram account, which she uses like Snapchat: “I am playing with it, it’s not serious.” As an author she’s attracted by unusual topics, which she can perceive from a differing point of view. She tends to decide for or against a certain topic based on her gut, which has proven to be a good instinct. Inspiring enough, to introduce her to you in a category we haven’t covered in a long time: “My World”.

Please describe your style in three words?

peasant, red, unholy

First fashionable memory?

My mother wearing this salmon colored chiffon or silk shirt with matching pants and mid height heels.

Your ideal breakfast?

Scrambled eggs and salmon

The song that makes you dance?

I love to dance. Silverchair’s Tomorrow?

The book you re-read many times?

There’s so much to read, not much of a re-reader

Childhood hero?

my father

Piece(s) of jewelry you wear every single day?

My two black rings, one is my wedding band and the other for my son

Designer you expect big things from?

Guillaume Henry all day, everyday

The designer you would love to wear head to toe when you are a granny?

Miu Miu, would be kind of funny.

Favorite color?

navy blue

Signature shoes?

Anne Demeulemeesters

What’s your dream car?

I love old American cars

Favorite pet?

a fish named Thomas

Favorite flower?

garden roses and anemones

Top three on your wish list?

an army of Noguchi lamps; Neutra’s O’Hara house; a garden of my own

Most inspiring movie ?

Inside Man (laughs)

Fashion icon?

Don’t have one

Favorite getaway?


Best restaurant?

This new ice cream shop on Rivington Street

Favorite shop?

Sohomart deli where I buy flowers

Last (cultural) discovery that blew your mind?

Picabia wrote a novel in 1924.

Top three magazines (on or offline)

The Believer

Texte zur Kunst

Harper’s Magazine

Any IG channels that are your favourites?




Read more about Stephanie on her Website and find her latest book (another new one is about to come out soon) here:

Julia co-founded one of the first fashion blogs in Germany in 2007 and became a freelance consultant for digital strategies after publishing her first book in 2010. After an eventful four years with Condé Nast working mainly in the digital department of Vogue Germany, she decided to launch her own online magazine with her dream partner, Veronika Heilbrunner. She is based in Berlin and loves to read books.