Our dear friend Annie Ladino truly has a job a million girls would kill for! The New York-based fashion stylist, editor and chief stylist for Shop It To Me moved to New York at 18 years old to pursue her dream of becoming a fashion stylist, inspired by the movies Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead and Clueless. Her big break came when she began assisting ELLE Magazine‘s creative director Joe Zee. During her time at ELLE, Annie assisted in styling more than 30 cover shoots and worked on her first book “The ELLEments of Personal Style“, a book about fashion icons and their idiosyncratic styles.
Annie’s personal style is very Parisian/Bohemian. The stylist is inspired by the French allure of unconformity and effortless sense of fashion. She takes cue from Brigitte Bardot and her infamous je ne sais quoi attitude. The stylist, who’s favorite shops are Barneys, Net-A-Porter, Tokyo 7, Frock NYC and Decades in Los Angeles, explained, “While most New Yorkers opt for black and muted clothing, I like to wear vibrant color. I tend to think you stand out more.” Her favorite pieces in her closet are her Helmut Lang, Balenciaga and several vintage motorcycle jackets.
The successful fashion stylist also told us her secret wish. With the cutest smile on her face she admitted, “If I won the lottery, I’d love to go shopping with Shakira! And we’d go to Azzedine Alaia in Paris.”