clos-ette case: Kelly Wearstler

Posted on November 27, 2012 by Melanie Charlton

Kelly Wearstler has been called the "grande dame of West Coast design." We call her just plain genius. Her exuberant, inventive, off-the-wall interiors, her inspiring (and addictive) blog, her collection of cooler-than-cool decorative objects –really, we could gobble it all up. It's no surprise, then, that her new ready-to-wear line is, in a word, killer. (The girl has been named to Vogue's Best Dressed List, after all). Also unsurprising: that her own dressing room is the sort of immaculate haven that closet dreams are made of. 

clos-ette case: Kelly Wearstler
Kelly Wearstler
 © Fritz von der Schulenberg

How would you describe your personal style?

My personal style is a mix of vintage and new, and raw and refined. 

What designers can't you live without? 

Balenciaga, Maison Martin Margiela and a mix of my own collection. I have a little bit of every designer! 

hat storage and shoe racks

 © Grey Crawford

What’s your most treasured item?

The wedding ring my grandfather gave my grandmother. 

What’s your ideal shopping day? 

When I do get a moment to shop, I love combing through rare vintage stores.

Kelly WEarstler's dream closet

 © Grey Crawford

How do you keep your closet so impeccable?

Everything is organized and photographed. Each category is done by color and very accessible. My favorite features are my shoe racks and my jewelry drawers, which are organized by type of metal, resin, Lucite, etc. It’s easier for me to get dressed in the morning with a clean organized closet. 

handbag storage with acrylic shelf dividers 

 © Grey Crawford

What are your favorite investment pieces?

Handbags and jewelry. 

jewelry storage

 © Grey Crawford

Whose closet would you love to raid?

Kate Moss –she has every designer and great vintage. I love her style! 

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