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Women of Style 2018

By Casey Gillespie and Gillian Flynn

Photography by Becca Teal Batista


From effortlessly classic to fearlessly fashion-forward, these San Diego women are taking care of business, one stylish step at a time.

This mother of three and SoCal beauty boss epitomizes the bohemian, clean-living ethos her beauty brand Kopari was built upon.

My power piece is… my ‘mama’ necklace, which was a gift from my kids. It always reminds me to prioritize my family and keep things in perspective. The best style advice I ever received was… know what looks good on your body type. The most cherished piece in my closet has to be… my ostrich cowboy boots. I bought them used in New York about 20 years ago. I have so many great memories in those boots. My ultimate fashion splurge is… fabulous handbags. I recently bought a rose-colored Gucci crossbody bag and I wear it all the time. My first fashion obsession was… When I was in middle school, our local store would call the house to let me know that the new shipment of Esprit arrived. My brothers were like, ‘Who are you?’

The Kopari co-founder and daughter of surfing legend Joey Cabell brings her penchant for natural beauty along with her polished aloha style center stage.

My first fashion moment was… back in 2000 when I was the face of Roxy’s Teenie Wahine line. As far as accessories go, I prefer… layering simple jewelry pieces, and I definitely obsess over sunglasses. My power piece is… my gold Rolex Daytona. In terms of style, I would never… say never because fashion comes in cycles. I have looked at trends and thought, ‘I would never wear or own that,’ and then six years later, there I am rocking it. I never leave the house without… my Kopari Lip Glossy. My favorite designers are… Zimmermann, Ulla Johnson and Isabel Marant. In San Diego, I shop at… Tucci Boutique. My secret fashion weapon is… a crisp, white T-shirt. Although it may seem simple, it is incredibly hard to find one with an amazing fit that wears well.