Women of Style 2018

Allison Mitchell | August 21, 2018 | Feature Features National

For these five fabulous ladies, fashion isn't just a state of mind; it's a lifestyle.

Artful Living
As an arts advocate and high-end collector, Judy Chang is painting the town in glamorous garb as she gives back to Oceana, CASA, OCMA and the American Cancer Society.

The best way to describe my approach to fashion is… fun and feminine.
I feel fabulous when I wear… a colorful dress.
A piece that empowers me is… a cape.
If I could swap wardrobes with anyone, it would be… Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
The most cherished piece in my closet has to be… my Marchesa dress I wore to the Met Gala.
In regard to jewelry, I opt for… Van Cleef & Arpels or Cartier.
My ultimate fashion splurge is… an Hermès crocodile Birkin handbag.
My favorite designer of all time is… Dolce & Gabbana.
My first fashion moment was… buying a Chanel bag and suit.
Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds.

Pear-shaped pink opal and diamond earrings, and diamond and pink sapphire necklace, prices upon request, both by Lugano Diamonds

Walking the Line
After years in the legal field, Cassydy Berliner followed her dream of curating online lifestyle content all the way to a fleet of some 245,000 devoted fans. Up next: a nonprofit venture linking influencers and women’s shelters.

I feel fabulous when I wear… something that I’ve had in my closet for years and repurpose it. Making something new out of something old is the true definition of style for me.
A piece I wear that empowers me is… anything customized, such as my favorite denim jacket with my name embroidered on it.
If I could swap wardrobes with anyone, it would be… Gwen Stefani.
The most cherished piece in my closet has to be… my Monique Lhuillier wedding gown.
When I go to a meeting, I don’t leave without my… red lipstick, a spritz of Diana Vreeland perfume and a Christian Lacroix journal.
My first fashion moment was… early on. I loved trying on my grandmother’s clothes and jewelry.
Bags: big or small? Big.

Hair and makuep by jessica rodde, TReSs Apothecary & Salon; opal drop earrings, and yellow lattice bracelet, prices upon request, both by Lugano Diamonds

Amazing Lacy
An avid philanthropist and personal stylist, Lacy Nicole is known as much for her work with JDRF’s Dream Gala as she is for her dazzling ability to dress both others and herself.

My fashion philosophy is… to be creative. One day can be classy and tailored, the next edgy and wild.
A piece I wear that empowers me is… my Balenciaga leather jacket.
The best style advice I ever received was… More is more and less is a bore.
The most cherished piece in my closet has to be… a tennis bracelet my dad gave me when I was young.
I never leave the house without… my diamond eternity bands.
My favorite designer is… Marchesa for their elegant and tailored designs.
In Orange County, I shop at… Atelier 7918. They have so many unique pieces and hard-to-find European brands.
My first fashion moment was… winning best dressed in high school.
Bags: Big or small? I am super into tiny handbags right now.
Patterns or solids? Both.

Rose-cut diamond earrings, and cushion diamond ring, prices upon request, both by Lugano Diamonds

Stylish Strokes
For fashion designer Mimoza Windisch, dressing well is both business and pleasure.

The best way to describe my approach to fashion is… You always need to be comfortable in your own style and never let trends or fads convince you to wear something that isn’t you.
A piece I wear that empowers me is... a Dolce & Gabbana black pinstripe stretch suit.
If I could swap wardrobes with anyone, it would be… Carrie Bradshaw.
The most cherished piece in my closet has to be… a vintage Chanel dress.
In Orange County, I shop at… Intermix, Neiman Marcus and Elyse Walker.
I don’t leave for the office without… a pencil skirt and black pumps.
When meeting clients all day, my favorite style is… my own creations—handknit, A-line dresses—I accessorize them with loud, chunky jewelry.
My ultimate fashion splurge is… a fabulous Hermès fuchsia pink Niloticus handbag.
The ultimate trendsetter of today is… Stella McCartney.
Stilettos or blocks? Stilettos.
Black or white? White.

Hair and makuep by Jessica Rodde, TReSs Apothecary & Salon; diamond ball drop earrings, briolette diamond chain necklace, diamond flower ring, and diamond briolette bracelet, prices upon request, all by Lugano Diamonds

Bold & Beautiful
When she’s not shaping the reputation of new O.C.-based luxury real estate group Ocean Collective as its public relations director, publicist Johanna Felix is spicing up her fun and flirty wardrobe.

The best way to describe my approach to fashion is… to be elegant, unexpected and playful.
I feel fabulous when I wear… anything from Cushnie et Ochs. It’s classic but edgy.
A piece I wear that empowers me is… a well-fitted jumpsuit.
The best style advice I ever received was… Dressing well is an act of respect for those around you. I don’t believe in being overdressed, and I love to delight others with my fashion choices.
I never leave the house without… earrings and a smile.
My secret weapon when it comes to fashion is… my tailor.
My ultimate fashion splurge is… a shopping trip to Europe.
I look best in… clean lines, bright colors and fitted silhouettes that embrace my Puerto Rican curves.
Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds, my birthstone.

Hair and makuep by Jessica Rodde, TReSs Apothecary & Salon; flower chandelier diamond earrings, and cobra snake cuff with diamonds and titanium, prices upon request, both by Lugano Diamonds



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