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Style Profile: Lisa Kline


With a zest for life that extends from the racetrack to the clothing rack, Lisa Kline isn’t the kind of woman who likes to take it slow.  In a city that prides itself on its laid back vibe, the avid racecar driver is speeding towards success, however you measure it.  In the past year alone, Lisa oversaw the opening of three of her eponymously named boutiques—and gave birth to a brand new baby.  Read on to get a glimpse of life in the fast lane, from Lisa’s foolproof outfit to what she loves about LA.

Lisa Kline PortraitOmiru:  How would you like people to describe your stores?

Lisa: Comfortable and welcoming.  I’ve designed my stores to feel like a home—warm, friendly, and easy to shop.

O:  Who are you buying  now?

L: Our Beverly Hills store just opened a couple of weeks ago.  For women, I’m buying Johnson (shorts), Miguelina, Bailey 44, Rachel Pally, Cynthia Vincent, and Charlotte.  For men, I’m buying Ever, Fred Perry, Theory, Modern Amusement, Salvage, Chip & Pepper, and LA Denim.

O:  Current bestsellers?

L: For women, Rebecca Taylor, Splendid, Robert Rodriguez, Ingwa Melero, Juicy Couture, Chip & Pepper, and Joe’s Jeans.  For men, Splendid, Ever, Modern Amusement, Theory, and Juicy Couture Men’s.

O: What do you buy for the girl who has everything?

L:  A Botkier purse.  Straight-legged denim.  Shorts—perfect for wearing with a tunic dress.  A cool belt.  Fun jewelry.

O:  How about for the guy who has everything?

L:  A cashmere sweater from Autumn Cashmere.  Black or grey denim for Spring.  Or jewelry—a wallet chain, money clip, bracelet, necklace, or cufflinks.  

Lisa Kline StorefrontO:  What trends do you think will be huge for Spring?

L: For women, dresses—especially minidresses and tunics.  Great tops that are long enough to be a dress, paired with shorts and high heels or boots.  Skinny legged denim.  Leggings.  Belts.  80s infuences.  Patent leather accessories.  Miniskirts.

For men, western influences, rocker looks, and straight legged jeans.

O:  What trends do you wish would just go away?

L:  None.  I really love all the trends that are happening now!

O: 5 Things you like about LA?

L:  It’s a beautiful place to live with great weather and no seasons.  You can take risks.  There’s room to be creative.  It’s hip and fashion forward.  It’s a place where dreams come true.  

O:  5 people whose wardrobe I’d love to raid:

L:  Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson, Paris Hilton, Jennifer Aniston, and Halle Berry.

Lisa Kline Store InteriorO: Best Fashion Tip?

L:  Wear what makes you feel comfortable, even if it’s not the trend.  

O:  Your foolproof outfit?

L:  Jeans, a sexy top, a sweater, and heels.  Oh, and a killer purse.

O:  Little known fact about you?

L:  I like to race cars.  I’m also a mom with two kids.  

O:  Last Words:

L: If you have a passion and a dream, go for it. 

Shop Lisa Kline’s boutiques from the comfort of your own couch at http://www.lisakline.com/.

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Alexander McQueen Plaid Corset Dress

Alexander McQueen Plaid Corset Dress The Perfect Gift For: You!

Retro 1950s styling updated for 2006. 

$795 at Intermix.

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Wood Wing Charm Necklace

Tatty Devine Wing NecklaceThe Perfect Gift For: Your Mom, Older Sister, or Best Friend.

For the angel in your life.

$68.69 (approx) at Tatty Devine.

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Seedpod Charm Earrings

Seedpod Charm Earrings The Perfect Gift For: Your Artsy Girlfriend.

Love the contrasting textures in this cluster of found charms.

$47 at Etsy.

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Riedel Amadeo Lyra Decanter

Riedel Amadeo Lyra Decanter
The Perfect Gift For: The Consummate Host.

A generously sized decanter with sinuous curves. Made by Riedel, purveyor of fine wine glasses.

$299.99 at Linens N’ Things.

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Tumi Ultra Slim Universal Power Adaptor Kit

Tumi Ultra Slim Universal Power Adaptor Kit
The Perfect Gift For: The Road Warrior.

Whether you’re in a hotel room, an automobile, or an airplane, the Tumi ultra slim universal power adaptor kit will keep you plugged in.

$195 at Tumi.

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Trendscape [Men]: Striped Sweaters


Wide or thin, these stripes were made for wearing.  Think outside the box and pair these linear sweaters with
patterned shirts for some extra oomph.

Penguin Camolet Scared Sweater

Penguin Camolet Scared Sweater | $79 at Urban Outfitters

Gill Brook Sweater

Gill Brook Sweater | $79.50 at Abercrombie & Fitch

American Eagle Expedition Stripe Sweater

Expedition Stripe Sweater | $49.50 at American Eagle

Fink Rugby Striped Sweater

Fink Rugby Stripe Sweater | $39.99 (sale) at Urban Outfitters


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Offi Overlap Tray

Offi Overlap Tray at Follow Function
The Perfect Gift For: Your resident Workaholic…or your S.O. who enjoys breakfast in bed.

Extend your office into your bedroom with this laptop-friendly overlap tray. Working from home was never so enjoyable.

$89.10 (sale) at Follow Function.

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Trendscape: Purple Royalty


Throw on something
purple, and you’re sure to feel like royalty. Who cares if you don’t have a diamond tiara and a golden throne; the purple hue is rich enough to make you stand out in a crowd.

Our $$$ Picks:
Purple tunic
Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Belted Tunic | $270 at Nordstrom

purple drape top
Drape Neck Top | $245 at Bebe

Our $$ Picks:
Calvin Klein Jeans Dolman Sleeve Sweater
Calvin Klein Jeans Dolman Sleeve Sweater | $69 at Nordstrom

BCBGirls Drape Neck Jersey Tunic
BCBGirls Drape Neck Jersey Tunic | $58 at Nordstrom

Our $ Pick:
Convertible Knit Belt at Urban Outfitters
Convertible Knit Belt | $18 at UrbanOutfitters

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Burberry Icon Polo

Burberry Icon PoloThe Perfect Gift For: Stylish Dads Everywhere.

Just because he’s your dad doesn’t mean he  doesn’t appreciate designer duds.  I mean, you DID get your appreciation for all things luxurious from somewhere, right?  

$95 at Burberry.

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