Monday, September 20, 2010

Closet Visit : Heather Taylor

I've been thinking about starting a new regular feature for my blog for a while and I decided it would be fun to go to stylish and inspiring people's houses, check out their closets, and photograph them wearing their favorite stuff. It's always to fun to check out other people's closets, right? What do you guys think, sound fun?

So I started with my dear friend Heather Taylor. I know many of you already know her through her cozy blog LA in bloom. She is the Co-owner and Director of Taylor De Cordoba, a writer for Huffington Post and Daily Candy, an amazing cook and fundraiser. Also she's one of the most stylish people I know.

Ok, let's talk about her closet. It's full of beautiful stuff from Gap to Prada. Also it's like vintage heaven. I love how she wears big colorful statement accessaries and isn't afraid of taking risks. Whether she's going casual at a cafe for lunch or totally glammed up for a fancy occasion she always looks effortlessly amazing. Anyway I had so much fun doing the shoot with Heather. Enjoy Heather Taylor's closet & interview. ; )

Closet Visit: Heather Taylor
Closet Visit : Heather Taylor
Who are your favorite designers/brands?
For clothes: Prada, Balenciaga, Celine, Marni, Comme De Garcons, Rodarte, Lanvin, Gap Body, JCrew. For accessories: Clare Vivier, Kathryn Bentley, Goyard, Hermes.


Closet Visit : Heather Taylor
What are your top 3 favorite pieces in your closet?
A floor length, aqua blue Halston dress from the 70s, my emerald engagement ring, my assortment of Clare Vivier clutches.

Closet Visit : Heather Taylor
Closet Visit : Heather Taylor
What are your favorite shops?
I love Barney's. The Way We Wore is my favorite shop for vintage. And for Mexican accessories, I hit up Olvera Street and usually leave with some great headbands and belts. My underpinnings come from Jenette Bras.

Are there any current trends you don't like?
Shorts worn with tights.

Closet Visit : Heather Taylor
Closet Visit : Heather Taylor
You are a gallery owner. Can you describe your style for daily gallery work and art openings?
I dress in whatever excites me at that moment and that changes daily. For the openings, I usually wear a chic dress and knock em dead shoes with Red Square lipstick by Nars.

Closet Visit : Heather Taylor
I'm a shoe freak. do you have any fashion obsessions?
I love it all - but I especially gravitate towards a colorful necklace, mexican silver, whimsical headpieces and cozy scarfs.

What is your most recent purchase?
A knitted Prada headband.

Closet Visit: Heather Taylor
Any perfume you like?
My favorite perfume is Blu by Bruno Acampora.

Who are your style heros?
Frida Kahlo, Georgia O'Keefe, Lady Rhoda Birley, Jacqueline Picasso, Sophia Coppola

Closet Visit : Heather Taylor
Closet Visit : Heather Taylor
What items do you splurge on?
I splurge on statement accessories and then proceed to wear them to death.

Are there things you don't mind skimping on?
My favorite jeans and khakis are from the Gap and I'm addicted to cozy sweatshirts from Gap Body.

Closet Visit : Heather Taylor

*Some outtakes on my Flickr

Thank you for sharing, Heather!


ramis kim said...

she looks gorgeous! love her beautiful necklaces!

Tamara said...

Love this new feature! lovely post!

Luisa said...

This is a brilliant idea. Love it! So much to fun to see what inspires such stylish people. Keep 'em coming!

Anna said...

This is such a good idea and so inspirational! I've always liked your blog and photos, but they just keep getting better and better :)

laugh & scream said...

keep on doing more of this! this is very inspirational. she look beautiful and i love her accesories:)

Anonymous said...

beautiful girl. the necklaces are to die for!!!

amelia said...

omg! i love this! heather looks absolutely AMAZING!! love love love. heather has such great style and my fave part? she's completely at ease with it.

Various Projects said...

i love this! can't wait to see more. the photos are really great. i would like to know what pieces are featured in each pic... :)

Victoria said...

Great job Jeana love the new feature (and the subject!)

Jennifer said...

I love it. Great idea Jeana, and Heather was the perfect choice to start things off. She is one stylish girl.

silvia said...

love your new feature + first photo looks timeless. heather is effortlessly stylish and beautiful! :)

CC said...

Her style is such an inspiration. The photo of her in her Halston dress reminds me of a David Hockney painting. I love this new feature I can not wait to see more!

ylarev said...

wonderful and compelling feature....can't wait to see the upcoming ones!

jen said...

what a gorgeous face! love this post.

lisa fika said...

heathie is such a waxen doll. a cozy waxen doll. xo. beautiful!

Anonymous said...

insanely brilliant -- ayecarumba, what an icon we have in our gal HBT!! she is HBT!!! xxx

debkap said...

Beautiful photos of a beautiful girl -- HBT has insane amounts of style. Love this feature idea!

Joslyn said...

i love this feature. fantastic!

and i am completely enamored of heather.

she's majorly girl crush worthy!

vahng said...

this is too good. :)

Niki yang said...

great idea!:)

Christina said...

I've been stalking your blog for awhile and have always enjoyed the serenity I find on this blog. This new feature is a great addition to your already beautiful blog! Thanks for sharing!

Whimsy Being said...

Yay, love the debut of your new feature =) Heather's wardrobe is and home design aesthetic is so beautiful!

Bethany said...

Amazing new feature! Can't wait for the next one!

lynne said...

lovely new feature, pls keep it coming.

Heather Taylor said...

thank you for all the amazingly nice comments. so flattered. and big thanks to my number one girl Jeana for playing dress up with me. love you.

ellyy said...

Oh my lord. All the textures and colours are just so delicious! This is such a treat... can't wait for more!!!

sunshine by sara said...

Wow! I'm speechless. Can't wait to see more from this feature.

Cupcakewalker said...

I loved this feature - Heather's style is gorgeous and personal and inspirational, and I really enjoyed your photos and looking at her home and closet and outfits. Looking forward to more!

Kate said...

love this Jeana!! can't wait for the next one :-)

danica said...

i love the inclusion of this feature, jeana! heather has amazing style and i can't wait to see who will be photographed next.

jolip writes said...

how cool! i love all her colorful accessories. looking forward to more.

annelouiselikes said...

what is it about looking in other people's wardrobes that is SO interesting..! in british elle 'closet confidential' is always the first thing that i read..
love this idea, love this post and can't wait to see more!

jennifer said...

Love this feature Jeana! Can't wait to see more.

Anonymous said...

PLEASE keep these coming!!! Loved every bit of that!

Pretty Mommy said...

so, so incredibly inspiring!!