Jet Setting Nina Flohr
One day this past April, I was getting ready to attend the press preview for the Peggy and David Rockefeller Collection auction at Christie’s. It was raining and I knew I would run into people I knew there and the Kips Bay Decorator Show House press preview on the same day so I wanted to look nice. While getting dressed, I realized that I didn’t have any rain appropriate flats to wear with my outfit that would take me through the long day. I finally settled on an impractical pair of snakeskin d’Orsay flats and ordered an Uber.
When I arrived at the reception at Christie’s, I noticed a chic young woman in a relaxed black pant suit and a pair of mustard colored smoking slippers. I distinctly remember thinking that I should buy a pair since they looked so good and would work better on rainy days than the shoes I was wearing. The woman was there as a representative for VistaJet who sponsored the tour of pieces from the Rockefeller sale around the world.
What I just realized last week when I saw the latest issue of Architectural Digest is that the woman was Nina Flohr, the former creative director for VistaJet, the aviation company her father Thomas Flohr founded in 2004. She’s since gone on to found a non-profit Kisawa Sanctuary on Mozambique and is in the process of developing a hotel there as well.
The townhouse in London she now calls home base was once her family house. She tapped interior designer Veere Greeney to create classic cozy English interiors for the previously minimal contemporary spaces. Her father clearly has a penchant for modern interiors which can be seen in his James Bond inspired home in Switzerland that was featured in T Magazine.
If I had any doubts that the woman at Christie’s was Nina Flohr, the dressing room full of smoking slippers in AD confirmed her identity. It’s not surprising that a woman with great personal style would also have a beautiful home but her mother was a former editor of Russian Vogue so I’m sure that was also a factor. If anyone needs me, I’m off to buy some more smoking slippers.
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