Next up: Keyla Marquez, a stylist and designer born and raised in LA. She's in her own lane with her "tomboy-chic-with-a-splash-of-tequila" style, and she tells us how it all comes together.
Tomboy chic with a splash of tequila.
Who are your style influences?
Mercutio from Baz Lurhmann’s Romeo and Juliet meets Cher meets Selena Quintanilla-Pérez meets Karen O in a Spike Jonze movie.
Is there such a thing as LA style in your experience?
Absolutely. Aside from Tokyo, you can find some of the best vintage here in LA. I recommend shopping at Round Two.
Prized style item?
Miu Miu sparkly silver kitten heel sandals, this beautiful Prada shirt I got for my birthday last year, and all my Come Tees shirts.
How does LA inform your style?
It doesn’t inform me. It is me, and I am it. I grew up in LA. The music, the vibe, the magic—it’s in my blood.
How has your style evolved over time?
Comfort and confidence. I used to worry so much, now I don’t care as much. I look great in everything I wear. It’s all about being comfortable and confident and you're good. But low-key, I am back to being the tomboy I was in 8th grade: Vans and cool, long-sleeved tees is my go-to. Once in a while I get fashion, because why not!
A bowl cut. I blame Karen O. I was 23.
How is your style an extension of your personality?
I dress how I feel. I am very emotional about everything. Did I listen to The Strokes or Thalia in the morning? By that I mean either I'll wear Vans or red patent leather shoes with red lipstick and a short dress. It’s all about attitude.
#1 item on your wish list?
Miu Miu everything. Alexander Wang black checkered trousers in stores right now. Someone buy them for me, porfis? K love you, bye.
Style pet peeve?
Wedge sneakers and V necks! Like, WHY?!
Most insane on-set shenanigans?
Meeting Brad Pitt backstage at a Frank Ocean show and taking selfies per his request. He is very handsome and tall and one day I’m going to direct a movie with him in it.