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Friday, May 11, 2012 A Week With: Stacey, Stylist and Makeup Artist Extraordinaire

Vintage dress, Robert Clergerie wedges, Amish hat from eBay

Meet Stacey, our striking stylist, makeup artist and hot mama-to-be. High fashion from the late ’70s to today, architectural shapes and music serve as her biggest style influences. She’ll hear a song and have to live out the look for weeks until she comes across a film or album that changes her look from head-to-toe. After finding out she was pregnant, her first thought was, “My look will be sexy ’90s supermodel who got knocked up and wears her little Versace and Alaia dresses with a moto jacket”, but Stacey also loves wearing vintage dresses, overalls and jumpers with a lot of volume instead of turning to classic maternity clothes. As she sums up her style, “My favorite thing in life is to be surprised by inspiration that sneaks up on me, whether from watching a YouTube clip or seeing a cool girl on the street.”

“When getting ready, I always start with the dress. This one is simple but has strong shoulders, so I love playing it up with dramatic accessories. I’ve had this hat for years and never get tired of it, because it reminds me of wearing a halo. The wedges are from my all-time favorite shoe designer, Robert Clergerie.”

Vintage Japanese pinafore and LL Bean mesh top, Givenchy pendant, Acne wedges

“To make this outfit modern instead of matronly, I love pairing it with a mesh top and a “Flava Flav-esque” gold chain. My boyfriend is a musician, so I always have his instruments and records lying around the apartment.”

Yves Saint Laurent tunic, Jil Sander boots, Marie Turnor clutch, Vintage leather biker hat

“I think it’s really fun to wear short dresses when you’re pregnant, so this is one of of my favorite outfits right now. This is what I’d throw on to meet a friend for brunch at Café Stella.”

Vintage ’80s jumper, Erotica Lace Bustier

“I like this jumper because it reminds me of Pretty In Pink, so I make it more wearable by adding a white lace bustier underneath. And this is kind of embarrassing, but I’ve been really obsessed with Marisa Tomei’s hair in My Cousin Vinny lately, so that’s what inspired by hairstyle.”

“These Acne wedges are really special to me because I got them as a gift. Unfortunately, they’re a size and a half too small, so I use them as a bookend so that I can at least admire these beauties since I can’t really wear them.”

Nasty Gal Vintage moto jacket, Vintage tunic with high-waist underwear, Jil Sander boots

“This jacket was the first gift I ever got from Sophia after I started working at Nasty Gal around three years ago, and I still wear it constantly. I really love adding an rocker edge to simple pieces, like the peek-a-boo slashes in this linen tunic with slicked-back hair.”

Vintage The Cramps tee

“This is my absolute favorite vintage tee that I’ve worn to death. I have to hand wash it because it’s basically hanging on by a thread, but I can’t imagine parting with it.”

The Family > A Week With > Stacey, Stylist and Makeup Artist Extraordinaire


Leave a comment

  1. Lidia Luna

    I’ve always admired Stacey’s style! Awesome post on her ♥♥♥

    May 11, 2012 at 6:22 pm

  2. Justine

    One could only hope to look this wonderful…and pregnant!? Wow, s t u n n i n g


    May 12, 2012 at 7:01 am

  3. DEE

    I have been WAITING for a week with Stacey!! Without a doubt the most stunning lady to whisk through downtown LA everyday. That liddo baby is going to make eyes bleed.

    May 13, 2012 at 11:11 am

  4. Shilpi

    This woman can pull of pregnancy like nobody’s business

    May 13, 2012 at 1:12 pm

  5. hanni

    Just ordered some clothes from you the other day! Hat, jacket, tops :)
    Can’t wait !!

    Love from Sweden
    I’m in your dressed for life competition !! :)

    May 14, 2012 at 2:50 am

  6. Heather Fancy

    Could she be any cuter? Literally, the most rockstar mom-to-be looks I have ever seen! xx

    May 14, 2012 at 4:37 pm

  7. Mandy

    Aww so cute! Another lucky girl who doesn’t look pregnant anywhere else on her body.

    Nestled in Nostalgia

    May 15, 2012 at 6:41 am

  8. Min

    oh wow this is awesome!

    May 17, 2012 at 7:49 pm

  9. priscilla

    love her style…she’s way too cool for school!

    May 21, 2012 at 6:48 am

  10. Yerum

    I love Stacey’s style! This was a great post :) It would be AHMAZING if there was a post on Lesson From the Pros: Kate’s (model) Makeup, or of the other models as well. I loveeee Kate’s look and it would be fantastic to learn how Stacey does it and what products she uses.

    May 22, 2012 at 11:39 am

  11. MAÏ

    Hey! How is Stacey doing? (I sound like a stalker lol) Has she given birth yet? I so much wanted to be here for that chat last time, but workworkwork… Anyway, best wishes to Gus and her!

    June 7, 2012 at 5:54 am

  12. Jaclyn

    Hey Mai – You’re so sweet to ask! She’s due in July and doing great :)

    June 7, 2012 at 9:04 am

Staff Contributor: Jaclyn Binder

Jaclyn Binder is the resident Fashion Writer at Nasty Gal. When she’s not blogging, Facebooking, Tweeting, Instagramming, Tumbling, and Pinning her heart out, she’s usually hunting down the coolest new spots in Los Angeles, shoe shopping, or checking Astrology Zone.