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After meeting as students at the Parsons School of Art and Design, Paolina Leccese and Julian Taffel launched Leorosa in 2019. Today, the Berlin-based duo’s nostalgic, colorful knitwear—newly embellished with smocked collars and exaggerated bows in their latest collaboration with the Lebanese designer Super Yaya—has earned the approval of everyone from the artist George Condo to directors Gia Coppola and Gus Van Sant. Leccese says of their made-in-Milan cashmere and merino cardigans, “They’re classics with a twist”—as are their own daily essentials, seen below.

Peter Fischli & David Weiss


Will Happiness Find Me?

“Our bible: Will Happiness Find Me? by Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss. It is also a great gift.” —P.L. and J.T.



Vintage Silk Pant Suit

“Many years ago, I bought a white two-piece suit from Chanel’s 1996 collection at a secondhand store in New York. My mom dyed it light blue so that I could wear it to my friend’s wedding; it’s still my favorite. This one is amazing for any wedding event.” —P.L.

Dr. Hauschka


Rose Nurturing Bath Essence

“Three things I love in one product: baths, roses, and cool packaging.” —P.L.



BNC002 Classic Travel Watch

“The Braun BNC002 always sits next to my bed. It is a reissue of the famous AB1A alarm clock designed by Dieter Rams and Dietrich Lubs.” —J.T.



Classic Polo Shirt

“Julian has said that he doesn’t have any black in his closet, but we are secretly very into wearing black. We both own and love this Lacoste Polo.” —P.L. and J.T.

Yves Saint Laurent


Vintage Bow Earrings

“Gold YSL bow earrings for a girl who wears ribbons on her cardigans, shoes, and everywhere else too.” —P.L.

Michel Majerus


Installations 1992-2002

“One of my favorite artists—and a gift from Paolina!” —J.T.

Sylvie Fleury


The Art of Survival

“One of my favorite artists—and a gift from Julian!” —P.L.



Original Dashi Powder

“My mother got me onto Kayanoya. It is the best dashi to have at home.” —J.T.

Romeo Gigli


Silk Tie

“Over the years, I have collected ties, ranging from new to old. This Romeo Gigli one is my favorite. I own it in blue and just wore it to a wedding.” —J.T.

Leorosa x Super Yaya


Beatrice Cardigan No. 001

“This cardigan is from our new collaboration with Super Yaya who famously uses bows made from Abidjan-sourced, bazin textiles. We love the contrast between the merino knit and the shine of the embellishments.” —P.L. and J.T.



Hello Kitty Toaster

“Anything Hello Kitty. This toaster has been on my wishlist since 2020, but they don’t deliver to Europe. I’m considering moving back to New York for it.” —P.L.

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