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Aureta Thomollari

What’s hot right now?

Nail art! Gold leaf, glitter, studs, crystals…nails are the hottest accessory. I decided to open my own nail design studio, Candy Paint LA, to really bring this trend close to home. Our techniques are cutting edge and our artists are some of the best in the country. I’m so excited about this new venture!

What was the most fashionable thing you last bought?

Celine sunglasses. I choose what I wear based on my mood and these glasses punctuate all my looks with an exclamation mark. Love them.

What destination are you most looking forward to traveling to right now?

India excites me. I’m intrigued by the culture, history, geography and of course, clothes! The colors and flavors that define this country are so dynamic. Though I’ve been lucky to be featured in Grazia India, I can’t believe I have yet to visit.

What’s on your style wish list?

A Hermes 35cm Emerald Green Porosus Crocodile Birkin with Palladium Hardware, please?

What’s on heavy rotation in your wardrobe currently?

My Balenciaga structured, military-inspired navy jacket. The shape is modern, the idea classic. It’s been my favorite go-to.


About Aureta: From’s “Front and Center” to NET-A-PORTER’s “Hit List,” Aureta Thomollari has quietly made her mark on the world’s emerging fashion scene. Her namesake online visual documentary, Aureta’s Blog, enjoys readership in over 140 countries. While she maintains a boutique luxury consulting firm, DNA Luxury, based in Washington, DC, she is quick to note that she is a citizen of the world. An entrepreneur from a young age, Aureta was born in Tirana, Albania and spends most of her time working on business projects between Los Angeles and New York. Her world travels inform her popular blog that has caught the attention of major fashion houses like Bulgari US and Tiffany and Co., popular social media sites Refinery29, Racked and WhoWhatWear, and magazines including Marie Claire Belgium, SELF China, Angeleno, and Bill Cunningham’s “On the Street.” The Washington Post has cited her as a “Scene Stealer,” and even her closet was featured in Capitol File Magazine and the popular street style website StyleLikeU. Aureta holds a Business Management degree from Marymount University, graduating Summa Cum Laude and a member of the Delta Mu Delta and Delta Epsilon Sigma honor societies. She lives and breathes luxury, art and beauty. An inspiration to style bloggers everywhere, Aureta has recently teamed with Melody Ehsani to create Candy Paint, a nail art studio and jewelry concept store based in Los Angeles with plans to expand to cities across the country.


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