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Women of Style 2018

By Laura Eckstein Jones and Sari Anne Tuschman

Photography by Kimberly Genevieve


Five L.A. tastemakers unveil their wardrobe inspiration—and decode how to stand out in a sea of sartorial sameness.

Design insider Una Malan shares her style secrets.

The best way to describe my fashion approach is… classic with a modern edge. My power piece is… a pair of over-the-knee boots. I feel like my best self when I wear… a structured dress with a full skirt. Pieces that empower me are… chunky cuffs, Wonder Woman style! The best style advice I ever received was… ‘Don’t wear too much make up.’ My fashion philosophy is… fiercely elegant. I would never wear… leopard print. The most cherished item in my closet has to be… my wedding dress—I made it myself. I never leave the house without… sunglasses. In regards to jewelry, I opt for… chunky. In L.A., I shop at… Oscar de la Renta, L’Agence and COS. Favorite designers of all time… Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta and Hubert de Givenchy. Ultimate trendsetter of today… the Duchess of Cambridge. The one trend I can do without… shell necklaces. The one trend I can’t live without… checks.

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