Monica Rose + Gigi Hadid
Surely you’ve noticed Kendall and Gigi’s sudden transformation? It's been a real talking point in the office since the 20-year-olds swapped jersey basics for tailoring and black for block colour ensembles. They've gone all grown-up, sartorially-speaking, and it’s all down to one thing: Monica Rose.
Who Is Monica Rose?
Based in LA, the stylist to the stars, including the whole Kardashian klan, she’s known for her block colour looks and cool, effortless and elegant aesthetic.
It’s the off-duty looks we noticed, but Monica’s also been styling the pair, and Kylie Jenner, for red carpet events too. Those looks at the AMAs – Gigi’s white Bao Tranchi gown, Kendall’s Oriett Domench mini dress and Kylie’s Bryan Hearns.
She started working with Kim Kardashian in 2007, back when she used to wear flat caps and party with Lindsay Lohan and the year that she became properly famous.
Monica has spoken about doing off-duty, instead of red carpet: 'Creating off-duty looks is different, but I actually enjoy doing so because I can tap into each client's personality—it's more personal than creating a red carpet look,’ she said to Who What Wear.
‘It's all very instinctual—I work off instinct and what I'm into at the moment, but it's definitely a collaborative effort with each individual client per project. I'm such a perfectionist, but at the same time I love when the overall aesthetic is effortless and does not look "perfect."’
She’s been mixing some high street pieces in to the Kardashian wardrobes; with a H&M jumper and Topshop Boutique coat alongside higher end designers like Nili Lotan, Ryan Roche and Salle LaPointe.
Here’s what we can learn from Monica Rose…
1. There's no such thing as too much colour blocking.
2. It's all about the furry scarf.
3. How to make knee-high boots look chic.
4. Long blanket-style coats are always a good idea, but balance with a skinny trouser.
5. You can wear a crop top, but keep it matchy-matchy and layer with a cover-up.
6. There's never a look where a white trainer doesn't work.