Style Envy: The Vault by Women's Closet Exchange

By ALIVE Staff
In Style

The Vault | Diana Ford 

Diana Ford, along with mom Sue McCarthy and sister Laura Maurice, have taken luxury to a more affordable level thanks to their two St. Louis-area hubs for high fashion designer resale, Women’s Closet Exchange and The Vault by WCE. Matched only by their love of scouting some of the country’s most stylish closets, Ford and team have taken treasure hunting to the next level by crafting unique events, collaborating with other local businesses and starring in reality show “Resale Royalty,” which gives shoppers and fans an inside look into how the trio created the ultimate gathering place.

Diana Ford

Diana Ford


Personal Style

What part of town do you live? Sunset Hills.

What kind of sheets are on bed? Egyptian cotton.

What kind of stationary do you use? Crane.

Favorite flowers? Hydrangeas.

Favorite gadget? My phone.

Favorite restaurant in St. Louis? Brasserie.



Favorite drink? Vodka club with an orange slice.

Favorite dessert? Wine.

Favorite snack? Peanut butter.

Top three DVR shows? “Orange is the New Black” and “Portlandia”

Favorite car? Jaguar.

Favorite workout? Orange Theory.

Favorite vacation? I once took the Orient Express from Paris to Venice.

Favorite movie? “An Affair to Remember.”

Favorite book? “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen.

Favorite fictional character? Mr. Darcy.


Favorite superhero? Wonder Woman.

Favorite style icon? Audrey Hepburn


Beauty & Maintenance

What kind of mascara do you use? Diorshow Blackout


Favorite hair product? 7seconds Leave-In Conditioner.

What toothpaste brand do you use? Doterra.

Favorite soap? Purpose.

Nail-polish color? Sparitual “Last call.”


Where do you get your hair cut? Mitchell James Salon.

Where do you get your facials? Tracie Martyn New York.

Where do you get your mani/pedi? Ladue Nails.



Who would you like to be stuck on an island with? A boat maker.

If there was one person, dead or alive that you could have dinner with, who would that be? Maya Angelou.

Who do you look up to most? My mother.

How many siblings do you have? One.

Where are you in the sibling lineup? First.


What’s one word that most people would use to describe you? Passionate.



What brand is your favorite pair of jeans? Paige.

Favorite brand of underwear? Jockey.

Favorite t-shirt? Vince crew neck.

A piece of jewelry you wear every day.  A statement ring.

Favorite designer (if you have to choose one).  Tom Ford, especially his bags.


Shopping mecca? New York.

Shoe obsession. Prada.



Necessary extravagance? Blow dry bars and valet parking.

Favorite place in the world? Queenstown, New Zealand.

Favorite hotel? The Alvear Palace Hotel in Buenos Aires.

Do you Tweet? In a half-ass sort of way.

What’s your go-to website?

Favorite app? Duolingo–I’m learning French.

Favorite actor/actress? Colin Firth and Cate Blanchett.

Spotify channel? Amy Winehouse.

City that inspires you outside of St. Louis? London.


NYC, LA or San Fran? Hands down, NYC.

Favorite beach? Santorini.






This story appeared in the Septemeber 2015 issue. 

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