Meet Monica Rose: The Stylist Behind Gigi and Kendall's Casual Looks
This Los Angeles–based fashion expert and social media force (she has a whopping 784k followers on Instagram) is the guiding hand behind many of the Jenner/Kardashian/Hadid clan’s best looks both on and off the runway, but it’s her artfully crafted grayscale or monochromatic ensembles for the crew's off-duty moments that have become something of a strong signature and an important part within the style pages of 2015.
"I first started working with Kim Kardashian back in 2007 and the rest is history," Monica says. In that short time, both her own status and that of her key clients' have risen meteorically, so much so that Rose has just launched her own jewellery line to critical acclaim—a collaborative project with Sarah Chloe. It features the spiky but delicate gold and silver pieces a girl needs to finish off her sleek head-to-toe colour-by-numbers dressing.
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"Creating off-duty looks is different, but I actually enjoy doing so because I can tap into each client's personality—it's more personal than creating a red carpet look," explains Monica, stating that the way these standout ensembles come together isn’t as meticulously mapped out as one may imagine. "It's all very instinctual—I work off instinct and what I'm into at the moment, but it's definitely a collaborative effort with each individual client per project. I'm such a perfectionist, but at the same time, I love when the overall aesthetic is effortless and does not look 'perfect.'"
Think you can spot a Monica Rose–styled outfit? Here are some of our favourites from Gigi, Kendall and Kylie in action and then shop the look below...
On Gigi Hadid: Karen Walker Deep Freeze Sunglasses (£168); Kempner NYC coat.
On Kendall Jenner: Maticevski coat, top and trousers; Givenchy bag; Miu Miu Metal Trimmed Slip On Sneakers (£360) available in black.
On Kendall Jenner: Balmain Stretch Viscose Long Cardigan (£1,440) and trousers; House of CB crop top; Givenchy bag.
On Kendall Jenner: Céline sunglasses; Ann Demeulemeester Black Wool Layered Coat (£1,230); Sharon Wauchob top; Sally LaPointe trousers; Givenchy bag.
Do you love the head-to-toe tonal trick? If so, what's your go-to colourway? Let us know in the comments below!