Stylist Profile: Lauren Matthews

TopShelf Clothes | Wardrobe StylistLauren Matthews is a talented personal stylist, among many other things. Her experiences range from freelance work for Herve Leger and Peter Som, to fashion and beauty contributor at Elite Magazine in Washington D.C. where she is based. Trained by renowned stylist Stacey London, Lauren believes that what’s ‘fashionable’ has nothing to do with being stylish, a rule that has helped shape her career as a personal stylist.

Want to stay connected with Lauren? Follow her on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest at @ELstylish and check out her blog: amoststylishlife.tumblr.com 

WARDROBE STYLIST PROFILE

Style:  Classic with an edge

Favorite Designer(s): Halston, Gucci, Marnia Rinaldi, and Amanda Uprichard.

Top of your Wish list: A vintage YSL Le Smoking Suit.

Favorite Travel Destination: Anywhere with a beach and a lawn chair

Every woman should own: A pointed toe black stiletto

Stylist Tip: Wear the clothes, don’t let them wear you.

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Stylist Profile: Randi Tutelman

Fashion has always been a part of Randi Tutelman’s world. From a very young age Randi knew she wanted to enter the business of fashion and began interning at Michael Kors while she was only a freshman in college. She has not looked back, adding Ralph Lauren and Milly to her list of designer experiences. At these companies, Randi gained exposure to various departments including marketing, PR, licensing, and production. Regardless of her position at any one company, her ongoing passion for personal styling has always been a consistent. 

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Style:  Effortless, bold, feminine, & unique

Favorite Designer(s): Milly, Theory, Maje, and of course my own jewelry line Eleanor Kalle.

Top of your Wishlist: Cartier Tank (a timeless masterpiece), Chanel flats, Quilted Bag, Hermes Wrap Watch

Favorite Travel Destination: Istanbul, Turkey is magnificent. If you have not been, it’s a must! Make sure you go to the market; you will get lost walking through all the colorful aisles. Florence, Portugal and Israel are also amazing!

Every woman should own: Boyfriend jeans. These jeans are the perfect way to look casual and cute. They’re an easy go-to item.

Stylist Tip: Collect a diverse mix of pieces for your wardrobe. Incorporate pieces that juxtapose femininity, simplicity and edge.

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TopShelf Stylist Profile: Ellie Fichtelman

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Trained by the famed TV stylist Stacey London, Ellie Fichtelman is both a stylist on Style for Hire and a freelance stylist for StyleSeat. In addition to her freelance work, Ellie has assisted many of the fashion world’s top designers, most recently as a dresser for the Edun Spring 2013 show at NY Fashion Week.

Ellie loves teaching her clients about fashion and helping them understand how feeling good in what they’re wearing can actually improve their quality of life. We enjoy having this New Yorker and her talents on our team, especially with her easygoing personality and sense of humor.

 

STYLE PROFILE:

Style: Eclectic-classic with an urban edge

Favorite designer(s): Chloe, Vera Wang, and Theory

Top of Your Wish List: Rick Owens leather moto jacket

Favorite Travel Destination: Paris and Wyoming

Every Woman Should Own: Unembellished pointy-toe flats, multiple black camisoles/tanks for layering, and a fitted black blazer.

Stylist Tip: If you’re not sure how confident you feel in a certain piece, take it for a “test drive.” Wear it to an event or place where you know everyone and/or don’t necessarily need to worry about how you look (think Sunday dinner at Grandma’s house).

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TopShelf Stylist Profile: Bryn Sanders

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Bryn has always loved fashion. As a child, she would wear tons of jewelry- piling on bracelets, beads or whatever she could find. Today, accessories are still one of her favorite things. After studying retail in college and working in the retail industry over the years, Bryn has had the pleasure of working in Product Development jobs for accessories at prestigious brands such as Marc by Marc Jacobs, Tre Vero, Henri Bendel, The Limited and Stella & Dot.

Through her experience, Bryn has realized that what she is most passionate about is styling. She loves to help people dress to better fit their body shape, personality and lifestyle. In addition to one-on-one styling, Bryn has styled the 2013 Stella & Dot annual fashion show and the Stella & Dot “How to Wear a Scarf 10 Ways” video, which was Emmy nominated in 2012. Want more on Bryn Sanders? Stay connected with her on her personal site, blog, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter.

STYLE PROFILE:

Style: Downtown, edgy, cool and comfortable

Favorite Designer(s): 3.1 Phillip Lim, Isabel Marant, Balmain

Top of Your Wish List: A chunky gray cardigan, plaid button-ups (from the men’s department), slouchy sweaters and white leather pumps

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Favorite Travel Destination: London

Every Woman Should Own: A pair of black jeans

Stylist Tip: Dress everyday as if you’ll see your ex, your worst enemy or get asked to happy hour at the last minute

TopShelf Stylist Profile: Monica Barnett

With over ten years of formal personal styling and image consulting experience, Monica Barnett advises DC politicos, styles Chicago executives, works with Miami professional athletes, and curates for New York entrepreneurs. Previously, Monica worked as an external consultant for Neiman Marcus to provide fashion insights related to customer experience; currently she is partnered with Saks Fifth Avenue on a number of stylish initiatives, part of Vogue’s elite Influencer Network, and one of only 300 shoppers for Lucky Magazine’s Style Collective. As founder/editor-in-chief of Blueprint for Style, Monica knows how to develop the right style – the conscious selectivity of elements that work in concert to create a curated image. Want even more on Monica? Stay connected with her on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram.

STYLE PROFILE:

Style:  I’m classic feminine chic with a touch of zest and edge. I’ve grown to love leather and always try to integrate it into my outfits but I’m true to my love of navy blue and camel (fairly modest colors) and will always try to show some shape or skin to keep it feminine.

Favorite Designer(s):  Oscar de la Renta, Elie Tahari, Azzedine Alaia, Tom Ford

Top of Your Wish List: A navy blue handbag, any jacket by Rick Owens, and a great statement necklace.

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Favorite Travel Destination: Napa Valley and Cape Town, South Africa

Every Woman Should Own: A pair of high heel nude pumps (preferably python or snakeskin)

Stylist Tip:  You never get a second chance to make a first impression, so put your best foot forward when you leave the house. Better to be 5 minutes behind and fabulous than 10 minutes early and just ordinary!

TopShelf Stylist Profile: Chrissy Lloyd

TopShelf Stylist Profile | Chrissy Lloyd

In 2008, Chrissy Lloyd left her post as a fashion editor at InStyle Magazine to become a freelance stylist.  Her training as a fashion editor has given her a well-rounded skill set to tackle projects that range from editorials, to catalogs, to advertising, to video. Chrissy currently lives in Brooklyn with her musician husband and two Chihuahuas. In addition to regular styling and printmaking, she has a great online portfolio at Chrissylloyd.com. Want even more on Chrissy? Stay connected with her on Instagram and Facebook. 

STYLE PROFILE:

Style:  Cool and effortless with a touch of tom-boy

Favorite Designer(s): Celine, Dries Van Noten, Proenza Schouler

Top of your Wish list: Celine over-the-knee boots. I’d pair with a dress and still feel like I’m wearing pants!

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Favorite Travel Destination: Tokyo, Japan and Tulum, Mexico

Every woman should own: A classic quilted leather Chanel bag. I don’t care if you’re 20 or 70, you’ll never be mad at it.

Stylist Tip: Love your dry cleaner. They usually have a great tailor on staff who can nip, tuck and hem everything to perfection.

 

 

 

TopShelf Stylist Profile: Tor Matthey

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TopShelf members, please meet Tor Matthey! A graduate of the prestigious Parsons School of Design, Tor has a wealth of experience in the fashion world. She was a stylist for 2 years at Net-A-Porter in NYC, a visual merchandiser for Contemporary Women’s Fashion at Bergdorf Goodman (also in NYC) and now works as a fashion stylist with The Clutts Agency in Dallas. With the perfect mix of New York City high fashion and Texas country flare it’s no surprise that this stylish new mother of one has a loyal and engaged base of TopShelf clients. For more on Tor, be sure to check out her official site and LinkedIn profile.

STYLE PROFILE:

Style:  Eclectic. I like many things and it depends on my mood, but I never dress downtown edgy or overtly sexy. 

Favorite Designer(s): 3.1 Philip Lim, Carven, Erdem for clothes; Celine, YSL, Lanvin for accessories.

Top of your wish list: Reed Krakoff Boxer bag, Louboutin black Pigalles

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Favorite Travel Destination: Almost anywhere in Europe- the ambiance is richer, landscape more interesting, and the architecture reflects that beautiful symbiosis of old and new.

Every Woman Should Own: A navy blazer

Stylist Tip: Be discerning when shopping- don’t easily buy into trends! Make sure you love each piece and that it works for your lifestyle. My personal rule is you should be able to make 3 outfits out of anything in your existing closet.