Elyse Walker is boutique owner and stylist residing in Venice Beach. She enjoys early morning walks to recharge her creativity before heading to work in Pacific Palisades where she is the owner and head stylist of the eponymous Elyse Walker boutique. Elyse and her team have a deep passion for styling women in multi-functional pieces that make them look and feel their most confident.
What’s hot right now?
Prints, color and dresses! This season is so bright and happy that the store feels like a candy shop. Whereas previous seasons were neon, this season is full of bold, bright primary colors like yellow, orange and green. There is really no color that doesn’t work for spring. In my opinion Peter Pilotto is definitely the trendsetter of the season, his prints and use of color are unparalleled and the fit is perfect. Spring designs by Alexander McQueen and Bottega Veneta are also must haves.
What was the most fashionable thing you last bought?
A big fashion statement Tom Binns necklace, I wore it all over Paris Fashion Week. Any big chunky necklace purchase this season is a good one; plus it will make an old dress look like it’s new.
What destination are you most looking forward to traveling to right now?
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. My family has a home there and I love visiting when I need to relax and recharge. I walk for an hour and a half every morning and get my best inspiration for work and fashion while looking at the water and searching for whales. On my last trip, I came up with my next business venture which is to build my own RTW line of “must have” pieces that I hope will complete the perfect wardrobe.
What’s on your style wish list?
A yellow or orange crocodile handbag. I’m still searching though I have my eyes on an orange J.Mendel bag or a neon yellow Proenza Schouler.
What’s on heavy rotation in your wardrobe currently?
Anything from Helmut Lang, they do a great job with easy everyday pieces that you can throw on with jeans and still look put together. I also love all of my Isabel Marant booties. Again, easy and comfortable. Comfort always comes first for me when I’m in LA and NY. When I go to Paris though I must admit I often go for fashion over comfort and suffer in high heels.