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Thursday, May 14th 2009

Studio Style: Natalie

The shopbop studio stylists seem to wave a chic little wand and voila!—a limp tee and a rumpled pair of jeans transforms into something high voltage. What’s the secret behind their stellar personal style? That’s what we’re here to find out. Meet Natalie:


Suzanne: When I first saw your pic, I instantly thought “how Elizabeth and James!” And it turns out you’re wearing the Summer Cohen Shirt. What do you like about their style?

Natalie: Elizabeth and James pull off the boyfriend button-downs the best. Their flannels fit a girl just like you want them to, a loose laid-back look that hits in all the right places.

S: Any tips on how to best wear the borrowed-from-a-boy look?

N: Whenever I decide to add a boyish element to an outfit I always like to add a girly piece to counter it. Adding a unique scarf gives a boyfriend blazer a touch of femininity.

S: How would you describe your personal style, and how has it evolved since you started working for shopbop?

N: I would describe my personal style as put-together and girly. I like my look to be wearable, but to always have something that makes it stand out. I’m a fan of giving simple pieces like jackets or slip dresses variety by adding a vintage silk scarf or a perfect piece of jewelry.

Since working at shopbop, I’ve become more creative with how I style, envisioning pieces together that I would never have considered wearing together in the past—like pairing a badass shoe with the girliest dress.

S: If you could have lunch with any designer, who would it be and why?

N: It is difficult to choose just one, but I would have to say Cynthia Vincent. I have always loved Vincent’s collections and believe they embody elegance. Her pieces are very sensible but always have a delicate composition that gives them just the right touch of distinction. Her looks make me feel very feminine, stylish, and comfortable all at the same time. I’d love to ask her how she does it.


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