Monica Rose is one of the most followed stylists on Instagram for good reason–she’s the woman behind the wardrobe of Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Khloe Kardashian, and Chrissy Teigen, to name a few. Keeping up with the Kardashians and friends and what they are wearing is tough work, though, and for the holidays, she has decided to take a much deserved break. “I’m keeping it low key as I’m nine months pregnant. I’m planning to stay in with my family and new bundle of joy!” she said.
But that doesn’t mean that she hasn’t been busy prepping New Year’s Eve looks for her clients. “I collaborate with each client – we pick our favorites off the rack from the selection I pulled and build from there. We send inspiration back and forth, or I send them options to get feedback on what vibe we can create together.” This holiday season, the stylist wishes that women would bring the glamour back. “Wear a sparkle jumpsuit or metal mesh dress, fun accessories and a fabulous coat,” she said. “I think the key is to wear something that fits your personality and to dress for your body type. Don’t dress to what’s trending. Confidence is key. Less is more! Keep it sexy, but classy.”
So what does that mean for Kendall Jenner, Kaia Gerber and Gigi Hadid this New Year’s Eve? What will they be wearing? “It seems like everyone is pretty low key this year, but you’ll just have to wait and see!”
Here, Rose dishes on her personal style–off the red carpet.
Describe your style in 3 words: Effortless, minimal, tomboy.
Daily uniform: Vintage jeans, vintage tee, some sort of layering pieces on top with a hat and sunnies (very L.A.).
Favorite Stores in L.A.: Just One Eye, Elyse Walker, Curve, Maxfield and Barneys.
Favorite Vintage Stores in LA: Some things I must keep a secret… But, for the most part, my go-to vintage spots include Rose Bowl Flea Market, Platt Boutique for vintage jewelry, and What Goes Around Comes Around.
Style Icons: Bianca Jagger was epic in the ’70s. I also love Jane Birkin’s effortless style – she was so ahead of her time. And, any super model in the ’90s
Best recent discovery: 1stdibs.com I just moved and I can’t get off that site.
Last purchase: Recently, I’ve purchased some cool vintage pieces: furs, band tees, thin gold hoop earrings, Gucci belts, and scarves.
Lusting after: New sunglasses – waiting for new Spring 2017 to come out.
10 Stunning Dresses for New Year’s Eve 2017
BALENCIAGA Embellished embroidered cotton-canvas dress $12,500, net-a-porter.com
MARNI Cutout embellish bonded-jersey mini dress $2,290, net-a-porter.com
SALLY LAPOINTE Sequin Sleevless Dress $2,480, modaoperandi.com
PRADA Crepe Dress $4,120, mytheresa.com
SAINT LAURENT Sequined Silk dress $6,390, mytheresa.com
ATTICO Sophia crystal-embellished satin halterneck gown $945, net-a-porter.com
ROCHAS Sleeveless sequin dress $3,682, modaoperandi.com
THE ROW Raja wool dress $1,250, mytheresa.com
PROTAGONIST Draped Slip Dress $480, modaoperandi.com
GALVAN Irisdescent Sequin Embellished Dress $1,250, modaoperandi.com
Something you always travel with: Hand sanitizer, phone charger, phone, picture of my family and my Chanel quilted backpack.
Something you’d never wear: Crocs.
Favorite accessory you own: A gold lariat necklace I designed for my collaboration with Sarah Chloe that bears my kids’ initials.
Most prized possession in your closet: I’m kind of obsessed with my vintage coat collection right now.
Street style piece de resistance: A fresh pair of sneakers and a dramatic coat.
Music you’re listening to right now: Christmas music.
Cozy fire-side read: Goodnight Moon – my kids love this book!
Favorite film/recent film you loved: I haven’t had time to watch any age-appropriate movies lately because of work. So, my kids dictate what I watch… I just saw Pets and Storks, which was really adorable
Favorite museum: The Broad.
For New Year’s Eve, Statement Jewelry Is a Must
The Inspiration: Karlie Kloss in “Drama Queen” photographed by Craig McDean, styled by Lori Goldstein; W Magazine March 2012.
Nam Cho 18K white gold, sapphire, emerald, and diamond earrings, $29,800, mitchellstores.com.
Hemmerle gold, silver, and sapphire earrings, price upon request, hemmerle.com.
Bulgari 18K pink gold, peridot, amethyst, and rubellite earrings, $26,600, bulgari.com.
Irene Neuwirth One-of-A-Kind sunstone, tourmaline, fire opal, and diamond earrings, price upon request, ireneneuwirth.com.
De Grisogono white gold, pink sapphire, and diamond earrings, $57,000, degrisogono.com.
H. Stern 18K yellow gold and gemstone earrings, price upon request, h.stern.net.
Nak Armstrong 18K rose gold, sterling silver, black spinel, tourmaline, sapphire, and diamond earrings, $25,400, barneys.com.
Tiffany & Co diamond earrings, $110,000, tiffany.com.
Solange Azagury-Partridge 18K blackened white gold and diamond earrings, $25,000, at Solange Azagury-Partridge, New York, 212.879.9100.
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