Every Tuesday we will be featuring profiles on our amazing Closet Couture stylists so that you can get to know them better. You can read more about each of them on their profile pages in the Stylist section of the site. Feel free to add them as a friend and, of course, hire them to style you and your closet!
*To hire a stylist, go to their page and click on the desired service on the menu bar to the right of the page. You will be taken through an automatic process where you and the stylist can discuss the state of your wardrobe and how the stylist can help.
GENA TUSO, Closet Couture Stylist:
State of the Union:
I just wrapped up a couple of shoots with tons of left over pieces to go through. Lot’s of fun accessories to keep and return…more keeping than returning.
When did you know you wanted to be a stylist?
I was always experimenting with new looks ever since I can remember.
How would you describe your own personal style?:
Recent Luxe Buy?:
vintage silk 80’s karl lagerfeld blouse, leather handbag at matieres a reflexion in paris and proenza schouler tuxedo dress for my wedding
Recent Budget Buy:
a few wood necklaces in chinatown, a converse tunic from target, a pair of combat boots and mesh scarf from the army navy surplus store, distressed 80’s leather handbag, ivory vintage lace-up elf boots for 50 cents visiting my mom in arizona.
Worst Fashion Faux Pas:
hi waisted skinny jeans and carrot shaped sillouettes don’t suit everyone.
in addition to my wood necklace obsession, bolo ties, navajo jewelry, vans shoes, vintage cropped jackets, and any other unique jewelry I can hang on my office wall.
size 10 vintage knee high boots…again. I wear them out quickly!
Sometimes I wear….
My husbands jeans…frightening I know…we trade denim.
Where do you get your style inspiration?
Music, film, people on the streets, travel, women making mens pieces their own, vintage skate/surf culture, design, neo preppy-ism, fashion extremists.
What are your favorite stores, boutiques or websites?
Creatures of Comfort, The Way We Wore, Oaknyc, the commes des garcons guerilla store in dwntwn la, bird, I heart, opening ceremony, scout
What is the best part about being a stylist on Closet Couture?:
Having the opportunity to do everything online is so refreshing. From closet consultations to shopping. So cool!
How do you feel that you can help users on Closet Couture to be or feel more stylish?:
not only by helping with day to day fashion emergencies, but also inspiring new looks for special occasions, everyday wear and makeovers.
What is your favorite feature(s) on Closet Couture?
The CC blog
Photo Credit: Margo Silver