For this installment of Style Stories I’d like to welcome Ali Levine,. Ali was born and raised in New York which is known as a fashion capital of the world, which might also be why Ali is so good at what she does. Her career started with big names like Target, Coach, and Talbots but it quickly jumped to bigger named like X-men, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West and so much more! This is only a glimpse of Ali’s background and to read the rest of it visit her website at http://www.alilevine.com. Onto our Q and A with Ali!
Story Leather: I love the quote you have by Diana Vreeland, “Style – all those who have it share one thing: originality”. Leading on with that, what does your style mean to you?
Ali: Style to me means its everywhere. Whether you follow the trends, or you have your own look about you, to me thats style. It's who you are. Style is a way to express yourself, without saying a word. I feel I do that with every outfit I wear, whether it to be work, or just running around the city.
Story Leather: From New York to LA, has your style changed much?
Ali: Not too much. Maybe a few more pairs of shorts, less layers and jackets (yay), and more open toe heels, my style basically stayed the same. I'm still in heels all day!
I think overtime our style reinvents itself more and more, so in that regard I see myself come up with more innovations especially after working with so many amazing designers out here.
Story Leather: With it being the middle of summer, what fun tips can you give to spruce up a wardrobe?
Ali: Details are everything. Dial your look up by adding a statement necklace, maybe a boho fringe light weight sweater, colored heels. Wedges if you aren't into heels. Change your lipstick up to a fun brighter pink or coral, these are all fun and easy ways to change up your summer look.
Story Leather: You've said, “Confidence is your best Accessory” could you tell us a bit more?
Ali: Yes, I have been quoted by the NY Times for this quote and it's something I say to my clients daily, I truly believe this. Whether you are in a vVersace gown, or a chic top from H&M, if you love what you're wearing, its going to show. I personally love when I see a women in designer heels and an inexpensive dress and it gets mistaken for a high end look. No matter what the price, you should strut it right! Don't get me wrong, I love my Chanel, Dolce and Gabbana, Valentino, Brian Atwood and all of my favorite designer labels to wear, but you'll even catch me wearing my Dior heels with a vintage dress.
I love it! The mix comes off effortless and my style comes off even more unique. Thats what I try to teach and show my clients every day.
Story Leather: Lastly I know that this world is dominated by technology, especially smart phones. Do you consider your phone a tool or a fashion accessory?
Ali: Ooh, good question. I would have to say both. My phone case is a Chanel bottle in diamonds and stones, so its definitely an accessory and a conversation starter. ;)
However, I have over 20 fashion apps, that I use for sourcing, trends, my blog and so much more. Now if an extra battery could be part of my look, that would be just fabulous!
I wanted to thank Ali again for finding the time to do a Style Story with us! to keep up with Ali be sure to follow/like her on:
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