… stylist Elisa Nalin.
And I know I’m not alone in loving her.
Most of the streetstyle swirl that accompanies the various Fashion Weeks bores me to tears, showcasing stuff that’s so expensive and over-the-top that no mere mortal could sport it. And the more subdued, normalish stuff is all black. Black, black, black, a little bit of gray to mix things up, and yet more black.
But a year or so ago I happened upon some photos of Elisa and absolutely swooned. Can you guess why? Yep, COLOR. Girlfriend is fearless in the color department, but also extremely skillful. She never looks like a bag of Skittles, but instead selects and groups her colors with grace and flair.
Italian by birth, Elisa has styled editorial spreads for Italian Glamour, French Glamour, and Russian Harper’s Bazaar and has steady consulting gigs for Benneton, Sessun, La Perla, and others. She also squeezes in designing for the French brand Ventilo and raising her 4-year-old son. And creating some of the most memorable and inspiring outfits to be seen.
OK, you get the point. I’m totally in love. That smile, that messy pixie, that impression that she really, truly ENJOYS getting dressed and wearing gobs of color and pattern in innovative ways. Elisa, let’s be pals.