My Style: Tyler Alexandra Ellis

Portrait of Tyler Alexandra Ellis

Portrait: Courtesy of Tyler Alexandra Ellis

Are there any style combinations that you object to?

When you look like you closed your eyes, reached into your closet from the 80s and threw on whatever you pulled out.

Please describe your style in three words.

Classic, simple, comfort.

What is the biggest mistake one can make when getting dressed?

Wearing clothes not meant for one's body type.

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Do you believe in role models?

Yes…guidance from experienced people is very important.

What are your favourite fabrics?

Loro Piana cashmere.

Which city has the best-dressed women?

Paris.

Would you say that you are conservative or bold?

Conservative.

What are the rules in the way you dress?

Dress for my body, be comfortable, and less is more.

Celebrities and style...

Have become super intertwined in influencing the business of fashion.

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Name one garment/accessory that you can never have enough of?

My classic Linda Farrow round sunglasses.

A woman should always look like…

She is confident in what she is wearing.

Who taught you what you know about style?

My father…it’s in my blood.

How do you select your clothing every morning?

Based on the weather and events I have that day.

What is your biggest regret?

Not studying abroad in college.

The three essential things a woman should know about style are…

Dress for your body type. Be comfortable in your clothes. Be confident in your fashion choices.

Do you have any shopping rituals?

Never second-guess your gut…you know it when you see it.

We will never see you wearing...

Sneaker heels.

Which new designers do you follow and why?

Esteban Cortázar, for his passion and character.

Who is the most stylish person you have ever seen?

Deena Abdulaziz, owner of D’NA boutique.

What is the first thing you notice on a woman?

How she carries herself.

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What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?

My one-of-a-kind Raf Simons wedding gown, a vintage Perry Ellis polka-dot blazer, my grandmother's charm bracelet that I turned into a necklace.

Which fashion house never fails to impress you?

Chanel.

One article of clothing that a woman needs to pay close attention to is…

Strapless dresses or shirts…the cut can be very unflattering unless fitted properly.

Is comfort an enemy of style?

No…comfort complements style. A woman who is comfortable in her appearance will always look more chic than a woman wearing couture who can't walk.

Who would you like to recommend for My Style?

Kate Davidson Hudson, owner of the Editorialist.

The best words of advice you have ever heard?

“Surround yourself with the best people possible.” — Michael Kors

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