LA: Haute Secrets of a Nordstrom Stylist

Lauren Buchsbaum
Lauren Buchsbaum

Fashion is a passion for stylist Lauren Buchsbaum. As a stylist at Nordstrom at The Grove, she has dressed some of the most famous faces in L.A. including Entourage‘s lovely leading lady Emmanuelle Chriqui. Buchsbaum herself enjoys an eclectic wardrobe—loving fashion means that she’s constantly changing things up and keeping her look fresh—with current favored brands like Balmain, Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham, Pam & Gela, ATM, Frame and Etro reigning supreme in her own closet. Says this super stylist, “I love what I do because I truly enjoy interacting with people and guiding them into how they want to be projected to the world. Men and women alike want to feel confident in all aspects of life, and sometimes fashion is the first step to helping exude our inner strengths.” Here, Buchsbaum reveals the sartorial secrets of a Nordstrom stylist.

Nordstrom at The Grove
Nordstrom at The Grove

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Where were you born: Denver, Colorado

How long in LA: 5 years

Neighborhood: West Hollywood

Occupation: Personal stylist

Favorite Restaurant: Tar & Roses

Best Sushi: Sugarfish….by far

Best Italian: Terroni

Best dessert: Banana Pudding from Magnolia Bakery

Best place for a romantic date: El Matador Beach 

Best Sunday brunch: Hotel Bel-Air

Best place for a power business meeting: Bar Verde at Nordstrom the Grove- great food, balcony for people watching, and free wifi! 

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? The Mondrian on Sunset

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Abbot Kinney or The Grove

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: XIV Karats

Best Spa: Burke Williams West Hollywood

LGBT Center Vanguard Awards Gala

Favorite Cultural Event: Any concert at the Hollywood Bowl- best venue. Otherwise, I favor Coachella (best music festival)

Favorite Cultural Institution: LACMA

Best Steakhouse: Mastros Beverly Hills

Best Pizza: Blaze—because I’m gluten free

Best Lunch: Urth Cafe

Best Gym/Athletic Facility: FlyWheel, Larchmont

Best Massage: My fiancé

Best Limousine/Driving Service: Uber

Best Museum/Exhibit: LACMA DVF Journey of a Dress

Describe your city in three words: Infinite Possibility City

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: The Hollywood Sign Hike

All-around favorite spot in Los Angeles: the Beach- any and all of them

Best Aspect of Los Angeles: The weather! Can’t beat it