I've known Anne for over a decade and since day one her heart of gold was highly present. Anne is someone who always carries herself with poise and grace, lead by the most beautiful smile that instantly makes you feel welcomed and appreciated! Her instagram is one of my favorites because mixed with her sweet spirit is the most badass and eclectic mix of killer fashion looks that always have me uber inspired! She slays with her high - low mixes and can make the most basic t-shirt look straight outta the runway with her styling. Anne is also an accomplished chef and fitness queen, only adding to the inspiration.
When asked about her personal style Anne told me:
"Expressing myself through style has unexpectedly help me push through some barriers of self-doubt by putting myself out there. It’s a great feeling when you can be you."
Decade in Life:
80’s baby! Year of the tiger holla!
Describe your personal style:
I try to curate what makes feel lux and comfy. To some, it looks like a hype-beast, street, mash-up mix, but it’s deliberate. When inspiration calls out to me, I answer back!
Favorite color and print to wear:
Favorite color would be denim! It's a color, right? Is mesh a print? Ok, camouflage! Tiger camo, real tree camo, chocolate chip camo.....
Go to outfit for instant confidence and sophistication:
Something timeless. or a LBD, a big piece of bling, and some skin.
Lanvin Eclat D'arpege. My other dailies are L'occitane The Vert and The Vert au Jasmine. The original David Yurman is yummy too!
Most coveted piece in closet:
A cluster diamond cocktail ring passed down from my grandma and sister.
Most lusted item you don’t own:
ISO long fringe jacket. The right one will come along.....soon....
Top three favorite places to shop:
1- Popping into small local boutiques when traveling
2- Local thrift and consignment
3- Online consignment: Tradesy, The RealReal, Poshmark
I think we can all be better consumers by up-cycling! It's special when I can share my closet and past style-loves with others. And, if I can’t find it or afford it I will alter or design it.
Favorite season and why:
I don't mind the cold coming back, I’ve collected furs and can’t wait to wear them again! Faux whenever possible.
Film that best defines your personal style:
They’re not films, but I’m sad that series Cashmere Mafia and Lipstick Jungle didn’t take off. I love Younger!
I never leave the home without:
Anastasia Dipbrow pomade. Oh, and breakfast!
I feel most beautiful in:
My own skin. A bikini!
BadgalRiRi is my spirit-icon! Patricia Field, Aaliyah, Kelly Kapowski, Kim Kardashian-West
Five classic essentials you think every lady should own:
1- A complimenting bikini, now that there are so many enhancing styles for all body types, shapes, and sizes out there!
2- On that note, properly fitting bras
3- Eyebrow product and how to apply it
5- A smile
Favorite album of the season:
My Spotify is all over the place, but Lauv, Tinashe, and Travis Scott always have me swaying.
Designer worth checking out:
Versatile pieces from Rick Owens, Halston, and IRO. Online sites like: Dollskill, Naked Wardrobe, Sorella, and Asos.
Favorite instagrams to lurke:
I adore my cousin @hannaopalyn travels the world and snaps timeless photos and ootds. I have a big crush on @missjoslin Others: @desiperkins @madebyamuse @kelsekaplanfashion, and @sincerelyjules.
Trend you wish never happened:
Advice to those establishing personal style:
Style is not that serious! It’s so much fun, start exploring. Stay open-minded and comfortable. My advice is if it calls out to you just try the d@mn thing on!
When in doubt:
Layer! You can always take pieces off later and have multiple style shots when traveling.
Never be afraid to:
Crossover and mix genres and time periods. The time for fashion is now, it’s exciting and has no boundaries.