"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." - Coco Chanel
So what exactly is a "Modern Belle"?
When it comes to style, I'm inspired by both classic and modern elements - and the same can be said for many other aspects of my life. I coined the term "modern belle" after reading this article by Candace Thompson. (It's worth the read.) I have tremendous admiration for the women of yesteryear, who excelled at cooking, cleaning, and parenting, all while looking pulled-together and maintaining a sense of personal decorum. At the same time, I embrace a forward-thinking, progressive value system, and throughly advocate all the strides women have made over the years. Which got me thinking - as a woman, why can't you be both? Why can't you be chic and beautiful (inside and out), with fabulous cooking skills, a well-decorated home, and of course a wardrobe to die for... but still be a modern women who balances family with career and believes in equality and empowerment? This is how I live my life, and this is what I enjoy helping other women to achieve. I love guiding clients to feel pretty, pulled-together, and in-control through attention to functional and aesthetic details of daily life. If you've ever dreamed of a perfectly organized closet full of only the items that flatter you, a quick and easy makeup regime that you can employ for everyday use, or a tranquil bedroom that you can't wait to enter at night, I'm here to make that dream a reality. I believe that we are sensitive to and affected by our surroundings and the way we present ourselves. I desire to empower women through taking charge of these important but often overlooked details.
Luisa is the Creative Director at Urban Darling, and their premier stylist serving Southern California.
She maintains her own fashion and lifestyle blog at www.stylemesenseless.com.
In addition to studying fashion design at Santa Monica College, she completed a special training program for wardrobe stylists at the renowned School of Style.
Luisa has racked up a lot of positive press, including an endorsement from Fitness Magazine as one of LA's go-to stylists.
Don't forget to check out her 5-star reviews on Yelp!