Hailing from Louisiana , Elle Marie is Fashion Editor for ” The Rouge Collection Magazine” , personal shopper and owns her own online store
http://www.ellemariellc.bigcartel.com. It’s more of a branding t-shirt line but her brand is Beauty and Style. I find myself bouncing questions off her numerous times she’s smart , fashionable and driven. Her drive…..drives me. Our chat was 2 stylish sistas talking fashion
Question 1: So when’s the first time you fell in love with FASHION?
This may sound cliché, but as far back as I can remember I have always admired fashion. I was an 80’s baby and that style was so edgy, but fun. I would always look in the magazines and say “I would love to do this” at that time I didn’t know it was called a stylist. I just knew I wanted to “dress up” people. So I started experimenting on myself with looks and as I continued to get better at it the love for fashion grew stronger.
Question 2 : Do you have a signature STYLE?
A signature style, I wouldn’t say because I enjoy experimenting with a lot, but my favorite style to wear is mixing patterns. It’s a risky trend, but if executed correctly it can set your style apart from the rest. If I had to describe my style it would be “Daring Versatility”
Question 3: Who is your favorite DESIGNER?
This is a hard one because I adore a good bit of designers for certain things. Rachel Zoe because of her classic chic designs, Anthony Ryan Auld because he play with mixed patterns like no other, Valentino due to his effortless red carpet gowns and just about most of the ready to wear designers
Question 4 : Who is your current STYLE crush?
Although I will always love Rachel Zoe and her unforced style, but currently I feel like rihanna displays countless looks of style. She brings it from head to toe even in her casual state.
Question 5: How do you pick the ensembles you display?
I don’t have set looks out for the week. It goes with how I feel when I wake up each morning. Even if I feel like being real laid back, I still remember my brand and how I want it to be displayed.
Question 6 : What are some of your favorite boutiques to get your fashionable pieces?
I don’t shop at boutiques often, but when I do I go to Apricot Lane, POSH or sometimes frock candy. My favorite store is Urban Outfitters; I think they know me by name now (haha). I do a lot of online shopping as well.