For may of us it’s pure fantasy to flip through a fashion magazine and imagine ourselves in high-end designer clothes. Wouldn’t it be fabulous to have a closet full of these gorgeous clothes?
Lana Zelda does. As an interior designer, Lana (Lana Held Design) lives in the world of the rich and famous, working with high-end clients on a daily basis.
Her job is varied, and she never knows from day to day if she is going to be stuck at a job site or picking out a chandelier from a glamorous showroom. Bottom line, Lana needs to look elegant but feel comfortable every day.
Here she is on her way to an Art Gallery in Phoenix, AZ. I got a chance to chat with her and here’s what she said.
Deb:Lana, please tell us what you are wearing…you look gorgeous!
Deb: Oh, it’s just a mixture of everyone, Ralph Lauren, Lanvin, Prada.
Deb: What is your strategy for building a beautiful wardrobe?
Lana: Because I have to travel so much for work I mostly buy high-end quality pieces and mix and match them. The good thing is that I’m almost always around new people so I don’t have to worry if I have to repeat outfits because no one will know. But there are compromises…like today, I would normally be wearing a green purse with this outfit for a pop of color but, alas, I had to pick one bag to bring on this trip, so I went with this brown Prada.
Deb: What is your guilty pleasure?
Lana: My new red hair! I have been blonde my whole life and me just recently thought it was time to change things up a bit. Even though it means I have to go into the salon every 4 weeks to keep it up, I don’t mind, I’m having so much fun with it!
Deb: Are you a gal that always pays full price or do you like sales?
Lana: I’m not a shopper. I only go twice a year to update my wardrobe. That way I buy entire outfits, and I know I can pull something out of the closet and not worry that I don’t have anything to go with it. So many times you see something on sale that is unique and fun, but you know you won’t be able to wear it all the time. I try to avoid those types of purchases. Instead, I only buy things that I know will go with other items in my closet and limit the temptation for splurges.
Deb: What is your favorite “go to” item?
Lana: My Michael Kors and Suzi Rhor belts. For me, they put the finishing touch on things. A high-quality accessory will take you far and again you will have them for years to come.
All these items are worth the Splurge!