Ready For Summer?

With summertime comes soaring temperatures, endless pool parties and get-togethers. Sometimes it can be challenging to look pulled together while taking into consideration the sweltering heat.  After all, the traditional beach flip-flop, shorts and a tee just won’t do for the average Stylista.  Natasha shows us how to keep it simple while looking like effort was made…IMG_2828

You can’t go wrong with a fitted little black dress paired with a stacked heel sandal.  Depending upon where you are in Southern California, temperatures inevitably dip at night, so bring along your favourite, worn denim jacket.  A top bun keeps the look clean and fresh while the mirrored aviators add sass.

I like it!

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Not Your Dad’s Suit

Suiting up has changed drastically.  No more the conservative investment banker suit of the past.  Now it’s all about a choice of colours, as well as silhouettes.  I happen to find a sleek, clean, silhouette with just the right detail appealing.Èlan is wearing a Top Shop suit, Zara shirt & shoes from his collection.  In addition, he has opted for an edgier haircut to bring more dimension to his overall look.   

Well done Èlan!

Stylista Muse: Chic & Cozy In The California Chill

How annoying is it to listen to a Southern Californian complain about cold weather?  I’ve made the mistake of commenting a few times, rather innocently about the cold on occasion, and each time I would no longer be among the living if looks could kill.  Of course, it would be in the company of someone from the East Coast or Mid-West.  These days I’m sure not to come across as complaining, however, as one who happily embraces it. Although the weather has been inclement, we handle it with thin layers, keeping it chic and cozy.  We never know if temps will soar by midday, this way we’re able to remove pieces if necessary, while maintaining a relevant, modern look.

  
Natasha is rocking one of my favourite looks.  There’s no bulk, the lines are clean and black and white are timeless together.  Each of these pieces came from Natasha’s personal wardrobe.  This double breasted 3/4 length thin wool coat over a flecked grey sweater paired with skinny, white denim and the perfect stacked heel sandal, garner little Ms. Natasha, Stylista Muse…the top bun is such the icing on this look.

Rachel Zoe Fall 2014

Rachel Zoe happens to be one of my favourite stylists.  I simply love her aesthetic because she seems to keep it classic, but with a twist.  60’s mod was all over the runway, and Rachel nailed it as always, aside from an array of the perfect take on the 60’s mod dress, true to form, we saw her super long, modern take on a bell bottom trouser.  There were so many pieces I added to my Rachel Zoe wish list, however, here are three of my favourites, which also includes one of Rachel’s:

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Stylista Muse

Brooke Stein looks fabulous, streamlined and current in this cobalt blue Topshop jumper and green J. Crew coat, perfect for the chilly evenings we have year around here in Southern California.  The mix of these two colours makes for a lovely palette, and the nude Christian Louboutin shoes are perfect for keeping this look simple by not introducing a third colour.

Photo: Hannah Saleh