Tanya Taylor Is All About BBQ and Air Conditioning This Summer

With her quirky-cool ready-to-wear collections, Parsons grad Tanya Taylor has become a major rising star in the New York fashion scene. Fortunately her buzzy status (not to mention all that Fashion Week prep work) hasn't stopped the designer from partaking in some summertime revelry, from backyard BBQs to her signature summer sip: the "Dirty Palmer."

Summer Getaway -
"Tuscany for a week of wine tasting."

Warm-Weather Activity -
"Backyard BBQs with snow cones."

Beat-the-Heat Solution -
"Iced coffee from any air-conditioned cafe in NY, and always dress comfortably."

Summer Workload -
"Surprisingly heavy."

Fondest Childhood Summer Memory -
"Visiting my grandparents in Barbados and trying to learn all the words to reggae songs at age 10."

Summer Uniform - "Light summer dress, colorful flats, hair up, vintage necklace or resin bracelets and always sunglasses."

Summer Treat - "Corn on the cob Mexican-style and a drink of Dirty Palmer (iced tea, lemonade, vodka)."

Summer Anthem - "'Girl From Ipanema.'"
Summer Style Icon - "Natalie Wood."
Ultimate NYC Vacation for a Day - "Quick train north to Coldspring for antique shopping and a picnic by the river, then to Dia:Beacon."
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