Designers on Summer: Abigail Lorick Craves White Linen, Soho House Escapes

The much buzzed-about NYC designer Abigail Lorick--whose work you've likely spotted as the stand-in for Eleanor Waldorf's fictional label on Gossip Girl--is a quintessential summer city girl, with streaky blonde hair and impossibly hip, understated style. Though city streets have been feeling icky-sticky as late, we asked with Miss Lorick to share her warm-weather secrets on keeping cool when temperatures are scorching.

Summer style icon: Lauren Hutton.

Summer getaway: Bergen street, Brooklyn NY

Warm-weather activity: Walking our dog, Bill.

Beat-the-heat solution: Light minimal clothes.

Summer workload: Sketching, Sketching, Sketching.

Fondest childhood summer memory: Living in the water.

Summer uniform: Short White Linen Tunic.

Summer treat: Watermelon.

Summer anthem: "In the Summertime" by Mungo Jerry.

Ultimate NYC "vacation-for-a-day" spot: Soho House with Bethanne Caples

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