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It’s Time For The Stylehaüs Summer Sale

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We’re taking a staggering 40% off Clover Canyon, RVN, Reese + Riley, Marna Jo, Bec and Bridge, Superfine London, Smythe, Addison, Risto, Camilla and Marc, Porter Grey, VEDA, and more!

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Top 5 Celebrity Looks of Last Week

Top 5 Celebrity Looks of Last Week: Paris Hilton, Olivia Palermo, Kim Kardashian, Chaira Ferragni, and Zendaya

1. Paris Hilton

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Paris Hilton on her way to the BET Awards wearing a gorgeous white sequined gown by Michael Costello.

2. Olivia Palermo

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Olivia Palermo wed her boyfriend; Johannes Huebl last weekend in Bedford, New York. Olivia wore a custom look by Carolina Herrera.

3. Kim Kardashian

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Kim attending Khloe Kardashian’s dirty 30 Birthday Party on a yacht off the coast of Manhattan wearing a gown by Ulyana Sergeenko.

4. Chaira Ferragni

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Chaira in on her recent trip to Portofino wearing Prada Sunglasses, bcbg skirt and MSGM skirt.

5. Zendaya 

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Zendaya is showing off her R&B side at the BET Awards in Emanuel Ungaro.

Weekly Pull: 5 Fantastic Stylehaüs Sale Outfits

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Our Summer sale is mouthwatering with 40% off Clover Canyon, RVN, Reese + Riley, Marna Jo, Bec and Bridge, Superfine London, Addison, Camilla and Marc, Porter Grey, VEDA, and more.

Here are five gorgeous sale available outfits available stat at stylehaüs! 

1. Royal Purple Romp

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This flirty and fabulous Bec & Bridge romper went from $216 to $129!

2. Pretty In Print

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We paired a silky smooth Clover Canyon Sweater (now $150 from $255) with a modern Veda Clutch that’s a total steal at $114 from $228!

3. The Sweetest Skirt

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Camilla and Marc’s colorful a line skirt went from $366 to $222! Print mixing is ultra in, so we matched the Camilla & Marc with a casual Alpine Stars striped tank top priced at only $53.

4.  Resort Ready

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Whether you’re planning an exotic vacation or just on the hunt for a totally unique and form flattering Summer dress, this Clover Canyon piece will transport you to the tropics and is on sale for $183 from $305.

5. Stay Calm And Sparkle On

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RVN makes fun and flexible dresses suitable for day or night. This black and gold piece exudes a subtle sparkle and went from $473 to $283!

Marina Recap: World Cup & Wedding Whirl

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Hopped off the plane from LAX with a dream and a leather jacket… and snatched a couple winks of sleep before waking up at the crack of dawn (9AM) before zooming straight to Stylehaüs! My business is my baby (sorry Ben) so no matter how much fun I’m having on a trip, returning home is a welcome relief. With all the exciting changes and projects looming in the upcoming months, there’s little time to loaf around. And I’m ok with that. Here are some highlights of last week’s whirlwind of friends and family!

Work Hard Play Hard Need Nap

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After landing in NYC late the night before, I worked a full but super productive day at stylehaüs, then made it to xiv for my good friend Dean May’s birthday.

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It was a classic Summer white party and I had an amazing time grooving in the DJ booth with Paul Oakenfold, a great artist and one of Ben’s good friends.

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The spot was packed with gorgeous Hollywood types and everyone got super into sets from Oakenfold and the EC Twins.

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I wore: a Cosabella bra, David Lerner white cotton tank top, white Superfine jeans, and Nike wedges.

I’ve got the blues… The leather jacket blues.

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All #summer really means for us at @stylehausla is lighter colored leather

I wore: Topshop jeans, Rag & Bone booties, and two jackets from stylehaus. The blue and white floral print on the left is VEDA, and blue knitted leather jacket on the right is by Price Upon Request.

Blue Hat At Bar Marmont

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Ben and I grabbed dinner and drinks at the ever-glam Bar Marmont for some much needed mushy couple time.

Hot Dog Before Julio

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Ben and I watched the World Cup in style at our friend’s new place in the Hills. As much as I love tequila, I was loving those hot dogs more.

I wore: Benjamin J beige tank top, Topshop black jeans, and trusty Converse. 

USA USA USA YAY

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Not to be superstitious, but I swear my photos are lucky. The shot was taken literally seconds before USA scored a crucial goal. How cute are Ben and his friend in their matching pink button ups? I was calling them the Pink Gents all day.

View From The Top

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When I say a house is amazing, that house is freakin phenomenal. Here I am accompanied by Sarah making the most of a beautiful view before Sunset. Her white crochet dress is to die for.

PhotoBooth For Life

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Photobooths are like amazing toys for adults. Like grown up legos. If we’re hanging out and I see a photobooth available, you know we’ll be taking some weird and wonderful pictures.

Stanford Stadium

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After a wonderful week, Ben and I took a quick trip to Stanford for his sister’s wedding. In a stroke of brilliance that my bridezilla self may or may not slightly envy, his sister held her rehearsal dinner at Stanford Stadium, where she met her husband. I can’t even compete. But I’ll try.

I wore: Balenciaga suspender harem pants, Christian Dior Jazz shoes, Pierre Hardy purse, and vintage striped top. 

The Family Stone/Kusin

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My future in-laws are a damn good-looking crowd. How dapper is Ben? The only one not thrilled is that baby, who looks ready for a nap .

6 Stunning Stylehaüs Summer Outfits

Even girls with the most fabulously full closets find themselves occasionally (ok more than occasionally) saying “I HAVE LITERALLY NOTHING TO WEAR” in a pre-party manic panic.

We feel you. No woman is an island, and no piece is complete without the proper pairing. Here’s 6 flawless ensembles for work and play to inspire all of our clients and readers for a myriad of occasions. See something you like? Scoop it up online or in store STAT. This is the good stuff ladies.

1. Power Lunch Pretty

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Lunching with your overlord is exciting but also intimidating. You’re thrilled to have the one on one time with she or he who controls your income, but picking and pairing the right pieces is super scary. You want to look cool, yet mature, yet chic, yet totally someone worthy of a promotion. This unique black and white shift is professional, modern, and straight up shouts #GIRLBOSS. Add a pair of classic black pumps and structured red clutch for a lunchable look filled with personality and professionalism. You’ll leave a lasting impression that your boss will love. And maybe kind of envy. TRIUMPH!

Dress: Avelon, Bag: Safi Miran, Shoes: Prada

2. Flowing, Fitted, And Ultra Flattering First Date

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The ideal first date outfit reads: I didn’t try to hard, because I’m super cool, but I look amazing, because I’m super cool. You’ll exude an effortless attitude of self assured style and chic composure that he’ll find insanely intriguing. This outfit is all about balance: a soft white top offsetting curve hugging black jeans, luxe ebony platform boots contrasting the ultra supple femininity of this jacket’s stunning ivory and baby blue floral print. The contrast between light and dark, soft and sexy, polish and playful will render him incapable of resisting your many, many charms. And who would want to?

Jacket: Veda, Top: As by DF, Jeans: Super Fine, Shoes: Balenciaga

3. White Party Ready Day Or Night

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After a long day slaving away at work, the last thing any girl wants to do is go home and spend hours assembling yet another evening ensemble. We’re all about flexible fashion that can be worn at any time of day and in a variety of settings. You’re a busy girl! Why make life more difficult for yourself by sacrificing precious leisure hours to endless preparation? Warm weather is the ideal time to try all white, so here’s an easy way to upgrade an all day outfit and stand out with minimum stress and maximum lazy luxury.

(First Picture)- Top: My Line, Shorts: Genetic Denim, Shoes: Supra

(Second Picture)- Top: Veda, Pants: Bec and Bridge, Bag: Cobra Society, Watch: G-Shock

4. Work Funk Fabulous

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Boring work wear is the BANE of many a pretty young thing’s existance. Who doesn’t long to love the attire they’re wearing for 8 (or more) longgg hours? Say HELL NO to boring suits and ill-fitting blazers and DAMN STRAIGHT to flattering work wear that stays true to your personal style without sacrificing the respect of your coworkers. Mix leather leggings with a bright knit peplum tank top and subtle stilettos and you’ll be employee of the month in no time at all.

Top: Marna Ro, Pants: Veda, Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti

5. Blue Dream Babe

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It’s sweltering outside and you’re dying to put aside fashion for just a day in pursuit of blissful, breezy comfort. STOP. You’re too good for tacky flip flops, ragged denim, or an unremarkable tank top. This look seems simple, and it is: just a beautiful blue tank top made on trend by a halter high neckline, high end denim shorts that make your butt look WHOA, and crazy cool kicks boys will envy and girls with lust. Simplicity doesn’t have to be basic, and comfort CAN be combined with cutting edge trends.

Tank Top: Alpine Stars, Shorts: Genetic Denim, Shoes: Supra, Handbag: Safi Miran

6. Cali Cocktail Hour

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Cocktail parties are awesome, but many modern girls feel constrained by a classic cocktail dress. And that’s ok! This isn’t your mama’s cocktail hour, and you can dress up without losing that coveted cool factor. Be that IT GIRL by mixing a colorful and textured peplum skirt with an edgy leather crop top to look lady like and laid back.

Skirt: Camilla and Marc, Crop Top: Lauren Stucky, Shoes: Prada, Bag: Cobra Society

6 Bomb Bits of Stylehaüs Bling

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Searing Summer weather doesn’t excuse a lack of accessorization.

During the warmest months, it might be all too tempting to go commando on jewelry in favor of the fleeting satisfaction of accessible breeze.

Don’t fall victim to temptation! Accessorizing is always the answer, even when you want to strip down to your skivvies and take a dunk in the Pacific… Or just The Standard rooftop pool.

Here are 6 gorgeous and gossamery pieces available at stylehaüs STAT!

1. That which bind: Bones, Rope, and Hooves

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Laruicci Double Bone stack bracelets on the left wrist and Rope Twist and Horse Hoof stacked bracelets on the right wrist.

Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.

Henry David Thoreau

2. Show Me Your Claws

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Laruicci Tiger and Neptune Claw Rings

A young woman has young claws, well sharpened. If she has character, that is. And if she hasn’t so much the worse for you.

Henri Matisse

3. Crown of Stars

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For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.

Vincent Van Gogh

4. Live As The Romans Did

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Roman Coin Necklace 276-282 A.D. set with Black Diamonds

Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city of yearning.

Giotto di Bondone

5. Beauty in Blush

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Jared Jamin Bubble Gum Pop Necklace

I fell off my pink cloud with a thud.

Elizabeth Taylor

6. Even Chains Can Glitter

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Diamond Hand Chain

Its hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world.

Dolly Parton

5 Celebrities Who Love The Nude Heel Trend

I dare you to walk around nude.

Neutral heels have long been a staple to savvy starlets and sanguine stylists who appreciate their many charms. The understated shoe goes with anything and elongates every type of leg with a slimming, statuesque, and sophisticated effect. Last month alone, bombshells such Blake Lively, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Miranda Kerr were spotted out and about in nude heels.

It’s no coincidence that all of those ladies are models and frequently followed by paparazzi; they know from experience that a nude heels photograph beautifully. Day or night, work or play, Summer or Fall, a pair of neutral heels will never fail to flatter.

If you’re looking for a worthy investment or flexible footwear, look no further than this season’s hottest heel hue.

5 Celebrities Who Love The Nude Heel Trend

1. Blake Lively wearing Stuart Weitzman Nudist Sandals while doing press in Cannes.

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2. Rosie Huntington-Whitely wearing nude Christian Louboutin pumps at the Vogue Fashion Festival in London.

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3. Alessandra Ambrosio in nude sandal heels while stopping for coffee in Brentwood.

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4. Miranda Kerr stepping out in Sydney, Australia in Celine nude pumps.

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5. Candice Swanepoel in New York wearing Narciso Rodriguez nude sandals

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10 Trendiest Tea Length Skirt Ensembles

This Season’s Tea Length Skirt trend is the most interesting thing to happen to tea since our rowdy American forefathers incited a war by chucking it overboard.

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The proper but never prissy cut lends sophistication to petite women and gamine charm to lengthy ladies while cleverly disguising anything remotely resembling cellulite. Luminaries such as Prabal Gurung, Christian Dior, and Tracy Reese debuted darling tea length ensembles during Spring/Summer 2014 Fashion week. Adapting a tea length skirt to your wardrobe is simple! During sweltering Summer months, pair with a crop top and sandals. When Autumn rolls through, just toss some tights and boots underneath the tea length skirt and you’re good to go.

10 Trendiest Tea Length Skirt Ensembles

1. The Classy Carrie Bradshaw

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This Georges Hobeika Couture Spring 2014 crystal encrusted crop top and pale pink tea length skirt gives a more girly approach. The soft feel to it allows it to become versatile. You could wear this to a Sunday afternoon tea party or the next Hollywood gathering.

2. The Perfectionist Pin Up

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Red screams retro! This three quarter sleeved cream sweater top with a  flowy red skirt and nude pumps paired with your favorite red lipstick will really help you embrace 60’s glam.

3. The Regal Rebel

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This white blouse with cut outs on the sleeves and a black tea length skirt with clear panels on the bottom paired with black lace heels totally breaks the rules of the tea length skirt but in an awesome and daring way! It still gives that “lady like” look with a little more sex appeal.

4. The Immaculate It Girl

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A black off the shoulder top paired with a full, blue, floral tea length skirt with black stripy heels is a way to catch the eye of any fashionista. Having fun with patterns in these skirts is what makes them so unique.

5. The Wondrous Waif

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This is the perfect way to show off a tea-length skirt out on the street. The casual striped crop top and boot heels make it seem effortless yet staying chic. Add in a Chanel bag and you’re set.

6. The Princess In Waiting

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Cream on cream may not sound like the best combination, but by wearing two slightly different shades of the color helps it come together perfectly. The lace in the skirt gives it the romantic look that everyone craves.

7. She’s With The Band

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The leather skirt is a really cool way to show off this style. It has the rocker feel and can transfer from a day of shopping to a night out at the club. Adding the lace crop top and nude heels softens this look too.

8. The Demure Debutante

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For a business casual look, pairing a pastel colored tea length skirt with a nice blouse creates the perfect look to wear to your next meeting. Adding a chunky necklace also adds to this professional look.

9. The Jaunty Jetsetter

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This Céline Paris Top with a more fitted plaid tea length skirt gives the mature/ well traveled look. It’s perfect to wear on your next trip to France.

10. The Sweetest Starlet

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This look comes straight from TopShop. Being one of the trendiest places to shop, it’s no wonder tea length skirts are sold here in all colors, patterns and textures! This classic black crop top and white skirt is just the right look for shopping till you drop.

Weekly Pull: Itty Bitty Bottoms

Is any sensation more deliciously simple than a cool summer breeze whipping against your long(enough), tan(ish), legs? Rocking the free leg walk is Summertime’s sweetest pleasure and the one thought that keeps us going during those frigid winter evenings spent slathered in bulky layers.

June marks the official start of Summer, so this week we paired small bottoms with long tops for a sophisticated and insanely wearable array of lovely looks.

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VEDA leather overalls, Clover Canyon button up, and Prada pumps.

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AIKO sweater, Pamela Gonzales shorts, Safi Miran clutch, and Prada pumps.

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Parade skirt, AS by DF sweater, Safi Miran handbag, and Prada pumps.

xoxo stylehaüs

A Day In The Life Of Marina Monroe

Recently I was featured on Ditlo.com, a phenomenal website that gives readers an intimate look into a day in the life of important people, places, and things from around the world.

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Marina Monroe for Ditlo Photographer: Marco Franchina

Read on for my responses, then pop over to Ditlo.com to check out the full profile!

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What are you most proud of professionally?

I’m proud of being the boss. Whether I’m styling a client, running my boutique, or launching a line, it’s always me calling the shots. I’ve always had vision, but life has taught me that in order to see any vision become real, you have to take control. Never apologize for knowing what you want and making it happen. I don’t!

What are you most proud of personally?

The relationship between Ben, my fiancé, and I. We’re two of a kind: focused, creative, and always willing to laugh at ourselves or just life. The laughter part comes in really important during planning a New York wedding while living in Los Angeles. Ben challenges and inspires me like no one ever has, and I like to think I do the same for him. We really value each other.

Upcoming Projects: Launching my new clothing line Haus and getting married to Ben during NYC Fashion Week! It’s going to be fantastic. I’m exhausted just thinking about wedding plans.

Charities: Food on Foot – I love this charity because not only do they feed the homeless, but they help people get back into the workforce and regular routine- find them jobs and pay for their apartments after they prove to be responsible working daily for Food on Foot picking up garbage for months (getting paid only in food gift cards) and getting drug tested weekly.

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Marina Monroe for Ditlo Photographer: Marco Franchina

TRIVIALS

If you could wake up in any city in the world, which would it be?

London. London captured my heart from the very first visit and never fully let go. Londoners have a calm, distinct way of going about their lives- with dignity, decorum, and that wonderful and eternal British ‘stiff upper lip’. Unless they’ve had a few too many, but then again even Churchill was known to get a bit wobbly after one too many highballs.

Dogs or cats?

Cats glare at me, then make me sneeze. I think cats can sense my allergy and are intentionally messing with me. Not cool, cats. Not cool. Dogs are smarter and sweeter anyway.

If you could see the DITLO of anyone in the history of the universe, who would it be and why?

Andy Warhol, because he saw the world so differently. Andy Warhol was a man with a vision, and his rare ability to show that vision with the world was a hallmark of brilliance. I think humanity is defined by our capacity for vision. Warhol once said “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” When I’m feeling un-inspired or just plain tired, I remember those words, and keep barrelling forward. We all wish certain things were different, but most things can be different if you can only find the strength to make them so.

How spicy would you like your buffalo wings? (Scale of 1-10)

Don’t judge me but 1. I like to taste my buffalo wings (and ranch – I’m a big fan of ranch) and it’s very hard to taste anything when you’re chugging water and cringing.

Favorite movie when you were a kid? It’s still the same: Clueless.

I can quote that entire movie. Cher is my spirit animal now and forever. When I was a kid, I’d fantasize about having a gigantic closet full of fabulous outfits just like Cher. And now I do! I like to think that if Cher grew up, she’d be a stylist too.

Who are your personal heroes?

My mother. I know that’s so typical, but it’s the unvarnished truth. Strong mothers make strong daughters who grow up to say “My mother is my hero”. She lives in New York and I live in LA, but we still talk every day. A lot of the time I’ll talk to her in English and she’ll respond in Russian, so it’s kind of like having our own private language.

Who are your favorite villains?

Ursula from The Little Mermaid for several reasons. First of all, ‘Poor Unfortunate Souls’ has got to be one of Disney’s best. Sometimes when I spot someone looking like a total fashion victim, I’ll find myself humming “Poor unfortunate SOULSSSS, in pain, in need…” In particular when I spot someone wearing Crocs.

How did you sleep?

Once I fall asleep, I sleep like a baby. The tricky part is putting my iPhone/laptop/take out down long enough to fall asleep. Every day is filled to the brim with work (and play) so unless I’m utterly exhausted, I tend to stay up late having wild and occasionally fantastic work ideas. Give me Chinese takeout, yoga pants, and a bottle of Pinot Grigio and I can stay up (almost) all night.

Where is your favorite place to sleep/favorite bed ever?

My fiancé and I have the comfiest bed ever and it’s honestly my happy place. My bed is my fort. Now I’m dying to get in bed. Who would you like/hate to share a bed with for a night? I’d like to share a bed with my best girl friends, pre-teen sleepover style! Whose voice do you hear first in the morning? Ben. I’m not a morning person at ALL so Ben is the only one brave enough to pull my cranky butt out of bed. Everyone else: wake me at your own risk. Or maybe just don’t wake me.

Who would you like/hate to share a bed with for a night?

I’d like to share a bed with my best girl friends, pre-teen sleepover style!

Whose voice do you hear first in the morning?

Ben (my fiancé).

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Marina Monroe for Ditlo Photographer: Marco Franchina

Coffee or Tea? What’s your favorite brand? At home or at your favorite spot?

Coffee over tea. When it comes to caffeine, I keep it classic: one large coffee with nonfat milk and one sugar. Good coffee doesn’t need a ton of flavors or sweeteners, and I only drink good coffee. My favorite coffee spot is Urth Cafe, where I treat myself to the Spanish Latte if I’m feeling in a fancy coffee mood.

Tell us about your relationship with bacon.

Bacon and I have an incredibly personal, sensual relationship. Ben often fumes with jealousy over my undying bacon lust. Everyone loves bacon because bacon is delicious and makes everything else more delicious. Like brussel sprouts or peas. Add bacon and BOOM it’s a party. A bacon party. I can get lost in the Reddit pages on bacon, and if you’ve never gotten lost in the Reddit pages on bacon then I feel a little sorry for you.

What do you wear when you work?

Suit, tie? Every day is different! As a stylist, I have a lot of freedom- it’ll range from leather pants and a silk tank to a crazy printed dress and tights. If I had a uniform, it would be leather heavy. Leather jackets, leather purses, leather shorts, leather pants, all of my favorite things are made of leather. Anyways, I try to mix it up at work. Sometimes, like today, I’ll be low key in leather boots (omg more leather), leggings, and a comfy cotton tee. But most days I’m a little more glam in bold colors and stilettos. My secret is always having a back up pair of flats for when I feel a heel-driven tantrum brewing.

How do you hit the road? Car, bike, subway?

Hello, it’s LA! I drive everywhere. Californians are allergic to walking, it’s just fundamentally against our nature. Plus once you get used to the cool comfort of your very own car, it’s impossible to return to cramped, sweaty, sketchy public transport. Or, God forbid, a bicycle.

Who inspires you most from your field/profession?

Diane von Furstenberg. She stayed true to herself when building her brand and defined how women should dress.

Do you prefer knocking off early or burning the midnight oil?

Burning the midnight oil.

What are the perks of your job?

I’m surrounded by clothes every day- it feeds my shopping addiction!

Have you ever killed/grown your own food?

No. Look at my picture. I’m not going to pluck a chicken or grow my own vegetables, that sounds hellish. But infinitely rewarding, I’m sure.

Where you discovered by chance or did you work your way up the ladder? 

Chance?! Please. Aside from child models, no successful member of the fashion industry got here by chance. Fashion might be pretty from the outside, but from the inside it’s brutally competitive and mentally exhausting. I adore it. I’ve been working my way up the ladder for over a decade now and have zero intention of stopping anytime soon.

Tell us about someone you owe your career to?

There’s no one person. No woman is an island (why yes I did nick that from Hugh Grant what of it) and I am no exception. My success would be impossible without the loyal, kind, clever folk who tolerate my presence with such affection. In particular my friends, clients, family, fiancé, and all the wonderful people at The Grove that I work with have been a source of unwavering support and inspiration. I’m a terribly lucky girl.

How many “real” friends do you have on Facebook?

All of my friends on Facebook are real. I don’t add randoms, I’m too legit for that nonsense. I keep it real on every level- even social media (or at least I try my best.)

Are you Mac or PC?

Mac. A Mac will last forever and look good doing it. I’m a loyal person and loyal customer, so when I find something truly superior- like Ben or my Macbook- I stay faithful.

Imagine you are in a rock band, which brands or items would you demand on your backstage tour rider?

Cheetos, Diet Coke, Dry Shampoo, Strawberry Lip Balm, smoky eyeshadow.

If you could put on your own Woodstock, who would be invited to play?

Lykke Li, Aerosmith, Britney Spears (always and forever), Pharrell Williams, The Killers, Jay-Z, Drake, Prince, RL Grime, Flosstradamus- trap is my latest obsession.

Where do you go to waste time on the internet?

Reddit, Fashionista.com, Gofugyourself.com, Style.com, The Sartorialist.com, postsecret.com, netaporter.com. People are always surprised to hear me talk about Reddit, but it’s true! So next time you’re trolling Reddit, remember: that user you’re insulting might be me. So be nice boys.

How much can you bench press?

Nothing, I’ve never tried. I have the upper body strength of a T-Rex.

Can you touch your toes?

Yes, thank you yoga!

When was the last time you picked up a pen?

Today while signing checks and doodling through a phone call to my wedding planners. Doodling is a great stress reliever.

Do you believe in soul mates? Have you found yours?

Yes, my fiancé Ben! We’re wonderfully compatible. It’s such a pleasure to find someone who loves you for exactly who you are, and who you love for exactly who you are. That’s my idea of a soul mate.

How long does it take you to get ready?

Depends on where I’m going, but I can usually be out the door in a half hour if I need to. But if I don’t need to, you might as well get settled in.

What is the name of your favorite watering hole?

The Pikey! The Pikey is a fantastic bar/restaurant tucked off Sunset Boulevard and filled with my friends and neighbors. It’s within walking distance of our apartment, perfect for tottering home after too many Moscow Mules. What is your usual order? Half a dozen oysters on the half shell. They taste like really, really fresh oysters. Their vinegar chicken is also beyond delicious – i heart chicken.

What is your hangover cure?

Sleep, black coffee, Celine shades, reality TV.

Are you at home on the red carpet?

Yes, I am. Over the years I’ve learned to be truly comfortable in my own skin, so I find red carpet attention flattering- not nerve-wracking.

What do you like to read? Books? Magazines? Blogs?

Magazines- Vogue, Nylon, Foam, Love, Paper, Please!, The Cut. Blogs: Longform, Gawker, Style.com, Books: Anything by Chuck Palahniuk or Tom Robbins. I guess you could say that when it comes to literature, I’m a little dark.

Where do you feel most at peace?

Ceaseless scrolling through online shopping retailers until I fall asleep with my cart full, blissfully dreaming of the orders that have yet to arrive.

Do you sleep soundly or toss and turn?

I sleep soundly, especially when there’s a St Laurent handbag or Walter Steiger booties en route to my doorstep.

Do you sleepwalk? Sleeptalk?

Not that I know of, but maybe Ben is keeping my unconscious sleepwalking/talking a secret so he can surreptitiously learn all my secrets.

Do you meditate? Would you like to share your mantra?

Meditation requires slowing down, and I like to go fast. My mantra might be “What’s next?”

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Marina Monroe for Ditlo Photographer: Marco Franchina