Recently, while shopping at Veronica M — one of my favorite Los Angeles-based boutiques — I received a tip from a fellow shopper about an up-and-coming Stylista type she knew, who was known to tell her friends what needed to be thrown out of their closets. Such boldness! Based on her favorite pieces and jeans (pictured below), I can definitely see the Leighton Meester and Audrey Hepburn in her.
Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Photo credit: Cristina Echemendia.
And the future stylist in question is…
Cristina Echemendia, 20, of Los Angeles. She has agreed to open up her jeans closet and show off a couple of favorite fashion pairings. Ooh, do I spy a Juicy Couture jacket in that slide show?
What is your career aspiration?
I want to transfer to a Fashion Merchandising program. (She’s currently attending Glendale College.) Fashion is my
passion. I worked at Abercrombie and Fitch as a model (sales floor)
while in High School.
What have you been doing lately?
I love to travel; my favorite cities are Florence and Milan, Italy. I traveled to New York this past year for the first time and I was
hooked instantly. I had my Tiffany’s moment and was introduced to
Bergdorf Goodman (WOW what a store).
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Graduating from school. I want to work in the entertainment industry as
a personal stylist or stylist for a fashion magazine. My goal is to
open my own store someday.
Who are your fashion icons?
Audrey Hepburn, Ashley Olsen, Nichole Richie, Leighton Meester, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel Bilson and Chanel.
1. Paige low rise destroyed boot
2. True Religion low rise skinny
3. Seven High Rise Boot ( I cut them into Capris)
4. Paige Low rise skinny
5. Abercrombie and Fitch stretch low rise skinnys
6. True Religion Low rise skinny
7. Seven High Waist boot
8. Bebe boot
9. LA Iron Army flared
10. Abercrombie and Fitch Destroyed skirt
11. Bebe High wasted skirt
12. Guess high waisted shorts
13. Bebe low rise boot
14. Abercrombie and Fitch low rise destroyed skinny
Which jeans can’t you live without?
I can’t live without are my Abercrombie & Fitch low rise skinny and my Paige low rise Destroyed boot.
If you had to sacrifice one pair to the denim gods, which pair would it be?
My True Religion Light washed skinnys because they are a little too low in the back.
What if you had to sacrifice two pairs?
Seven Capris, because the pockets have pink jewels in the pockets and are hard to match with the right shirt.
(Cristina also added a third pair to sacrifice!) The second pair would be my Guess high waisted jean shorts. The reason for this is because they ride up and can be very uncomfortable.
What pair of jeans do you want to add to your collection?
Would probably have to be the Hudson stretch basic boot cut jean, Joe’s wide leg, and Citizens of Humanity boot cut stretch jean.
Wanna brag about your jeans? Send me an email!
— Kathy Ng Hassan
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