Stylists In the Spotlight

Rose Apodace in Magda Berliner Antler ChairWhen it comes to fashion, LA is associated as much with a “look” as with brand labels, and that look is in part created by stylists, who assemble a client’s jewelry, hair, shoes, bag, clothes, make-up into a total look. Even though many stylists project a great sense of personal style, they generally work behind the scenes. But painter Kimberly Brooks decided to put the spotlight, or rather the paintbrush, on them.

The result is an exhibit of paintings of notable LA stylists, perfectly timed to open just before the stylists’ high point of the year, the Oscars.

Included in “Kimberly Brooks: “The Stylist Project” are images of celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe; Arianne Phillips, costume designer and personal stylist to Madonna; Elizabeth Stewart, stylist for the New York Times Magazine; Mad Men’s costume designer Janie Bryant, and, shown here, style writer and entrepreneur Rose Apodaca, heard just recently on DnA, talking about Alexander McQueen.

The show is at Taylor De Cordoba, at 2660 South La Cienega Blvd in Los Angeles, CA. The gallery is open from Tuesday – Saturday, 11AM – 6PM.