Susana Monaco jersey dress

1.
Ancient Greece and Rome were the inspiration for the beautiful drape of this ultrafine jersey dress: "Simple yet sophisticated, it's good on all body types." 

$308; Bloomingdales.com
Prada wood heel

2.
For evening, Monaco wears an "elegant, intelligent" high-end heel with one of her own clean-lined designs or a vintage 1950s dress. 

Prada; $1,100; select Prada stores; 888-977-1900
Globe-Trotter suitcase

3.
"I pack extremely light and tight," Monaco says, and her preferred luggage is a vintage-style suitcase with modern durability (not to mention convenient wheels). 

Globe-Trotter; $1,785; Globe-TrotterLtd.com for stores)
SALT Optics glasses

4.
Monaco depends on glasses for reading, but beyond that, "I think they make a style statement: They look architectural, intellectual." 

SALT Optics; $260; StahlEyeCenter.com
Riedell roller skates

5.
"I love the speed and ease of moving around New York City on skates—with great music on the iPod to get my adrenaline going." 

Riedell Skates; $299; Skates.com
Susana Monaco strapless dress

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Seventy-five percent of Monaco's collection is dresses. This strapless is a perennial she'll never drop from the line: "It gives women instant style—just add accessories." 

$174, Olive & Bette's, NYC, 212-712-0473; belt, Kristin Kahle, $96, KristinKahle.com
Susana Monaco black cami

7.
Monaco is famous for long-wearing, easy-care Supplex pieces, like this cami—"great alone or layered with a shirt for more coverage." 

$70; Olive & Bette's; NYC; 212-712-0473
Lisa Hoffman Spa Facial Packette

8.
"I have a facial every few weeks. It's relaxing," Monaco says. This little kit lets you partake at home. 

Lisa Hoffman Spa Facial Packette; $35; LisaHoffmanBeauty.com
Red Envelope men's silk pajamas

9.
Men's-style silk pajamas are a treat: "They feel so luxurious." 

RedEnvelope; $100; RedEnvelope.com

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