Daily Style Phile: Michelle Harper, Madcap Fun

by Anna Lombardi · May 18, 2011

In an interview with The Post last year, photographer Patrick McMullan listed Michelle Harper as one of his favorite socialites after photographing her so many times throughout 2010. He is not the only one drawn her. Harper has head's turning every time she steps foot in front of a camera at an opening or charity event, and it is for good reason. If you don't believe us yet just keep reading to discover the fabulousness that is Michelle Harper.

Patrick described Harper and her style...

"Michelle is a charming woman. She dresses to be noticed. It’s a little madcap and fun, and I’m drawn to her because of it.”

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Michelle was born in Columbia (in 1978), but was raised in New York and Europe.

She attended the Lycée Français de New York, the Spence school, Aiglon College in Switzerland, and NYU’s fine arts program.

Harper is on the board of directors for FIT’s Couture Council and Tata Harper Beauty. She also keeps busy by sitting on the Casita Maria young members board.

Michelle is extremely passionate about philanthropy.




Business Girl

Nothing is more exciting than a girl about town with an amazing fashion sense and a job. Michelle Harper is the perfect blend of sexy and smart, making her not just a great style influence but a great role model.

Michelle's past work experience includes interning and employment at the MoMA, Malborough Gallery, MUSE Film and Television, and VMS Associates.

She has spent time working at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and views Martha the perfect role model.

Michelle is the co-founder of a multi-million dollar multi brand cosmetics holding company, CB LLC.