Unzipped: Gaby Basora

The Tucker designer and NYC marathoner unpacks her workout essentials.

As fans of her vintage-inspired clothing line, Tucker, can tell you, designer Gaby Basora isn't afraid to mix things up. Her lush silk prints grace floaty dresses and blouses, all of which make minimalist neutrals pale in comparison. Fittingly, the NYC-based Basora keeps her workouts equally eclectic: "I love a hike, a country run, a walk for miles, a bike ride and laps in my granny's pool," she says. Frequent spin classes kept her strong enough to run the 2011 NYC marathon, and her brand of socializing often involves hitting the treadmill with a friend. We asked Basora how she manages to keep her style consistent while keeping her workouts fresh:

marathon medal

"Every once in awhile I throw in my ING NYC marathon medal to inspire me."
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"love" necklace

"I always wear my Solange-Azagury Partridge Love necklace. As Shakespeare wrote in 'Henry V,': 'self love, my liege, is not so vile a sin as self-neglecting.'"
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charity t-shirt

"I wear my Fashion Girls for Japan shirt all the time. It was a fundraiser for earthquake victims."
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tucker silk tote

"This is a shopping bag from the store but I use it as my gym bag. It's light, pretty and washable."
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lots of snacks

"Depending on the day, I'll pack one of the following: banana, coffee, almonds, sushi from Sunrise Mart, fresh-squeezed juices from the Equinox cafe or a Thursday sandwich special from Olive's on Prince street."
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ipod shuffle

"I'm nothing without music. On rotation: Brigitte, "Battez-Vous", Lady Gaga, "Alejandro", The Rolling Stones, "Harry Chapin" ..."
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mark lipstick in coral fixation

"Makeup artist Katey Denno gifted me the color. It has the prettiness of being flushed and it's not too strong near red cheeks after a workout."
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leonor greyl hair products

"My pal Johnnie Sapong, a hairstylist, told me to use them for bod and hair. Plus they remind me of the South of France."
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