Photo: Robert Trachtenberg
THE POWER BROKER
Vice President, Halstead Property
Placing clients in the city's most exclusive apartments, Ariffin knows better than anyone how to navigate New York City's ruthless housing market.
Adam Says: "Great investment—jewel tones go well with neutrals, and the wrap style never goes out of fashion."
"A circle skirt is flattering no matter your size, and once the longer-length trend has passed, it's easy to shorten."
Nora Says: "Heels make me feel put-together," says Ariffin, who always wears them despite spending her days "on subways, in taxis, or in town cars," scoping out as many as 12 apartments at a time for her exacting clients. These over-the-knee suede boots (MaxMara) provide comfort and lift, and they'll last forever ("I'm not one who follows trends"). Says Ariffin of her prewrinkled wrap blouse (Donna Karan New York) atop a newly stylish long skirt (Jones New York Collection, $99): "If I went into a meeting or a showing like this, I would exude confidence."
Sealing the Deal
"I gather the facts and let my clients be the decisionmakers, because I don't want to force someone to make a purchase they don't love. My reputation is at stake."
Suede boots, MaxMara. Wrap blouse, Donna Karan New York. Necklace, Jack Vartanian. Belt, Bottega Veneta.
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