Trisha Dunn is an interior decorator and the owner of OGVA Design. She’s also a true fashionista who adds a pop of color to any occasion. Her blond hair, blue eyes and bright outfits light up a room when she walks in, and if you ever run into her, you’re likely to see her carrying a Chanel or Louis Vuitton bag.
Growing up in Escanaba, Michigan, in the state’s Upper Peninsula, Dunn wasn’t always into fashion the way she is now, but she’s always had style. A former competitive figure skater, Dunn and her mother designed and sewed her ice skating costumes for several years, beginning when she was 8 years old, and she picked up her mother’s knack for styling, designing and sewing when she was living in Australia in her 20s.
In addition to working as an interior decorator, Dunn is also a jewelry designer, with her own brand called Tart by Trish. Her custom bracelets—made by hand with materials like agate and quartz stones—are abstract art for your arm. Here’s a peek into her closet.
As a child, were you into fashion?
“I would say I was into expressing my individual style. From a very young age, I enjoyed dressing up in ballgowns, heels and large costume jewelry. I never grew out of it. Growing up in a small town wasn’t advantageous for having ‘fashion’ at my fingertips, but I always had my own style and way of putting colors and textures together to make something fashionable and flattering, moreso than being concerned about specific name brands and labels.”
Describe your style in five words.
“Colorful, classy, fun, put-together and ‘Trishified.'”
Who do you look up to when it comes to fashion?
“I respect and can’t argue with Coco Chanel’s