Interview with Celebrity Stylist - Mariel Haenn

12:08 PM / Comments (0) / by Erik

I thought you’d be interested in getting an insider’s view on the hottest fall trends in Hollywood and the must-have fashions this season from celebrity stylist, Mariel Haenn.

Interview with Celebrity Stylist - Mariel HaennAs you may already know, Mariel is the stylist credited with transforming Rihanna’s style, but she’s also worked with Ashlee Simpson, Jeremy Piven, Lauren Conrad, Ciara, Will Smith, Carson Daly, Rainn Wilson, Mandy Moore, etc.

Mariel doesn’t just know about the hottest styles, she also knows simple ways to incorporate new trends into your current wardrobe – so even if you don’t have a celeb budget, you can still have a celeb caliber wardrobe with pieces.

In fact, Mariel has teamed up with the MasterCard and Saks Fifth Avenue Fall 2009 Want it! Collection of statement pieces – the Rocker Boot, Vest and Forever Bag, to name a few – to provide women simple ways to incorporate new trends into their current wardrobe and express their own personal style with versatile fashions (similar to Michael Fink last year).

We were lucky enough to snag an interview with Mariel and she answered all of our questions!

1. Top 5 trends for Fall?
The top five trends for fall that I love right now are from the Saks Fifth Avenue Fall 2009 Want It! campaign presented by MasterCard. Key pieces within that campaign include looks like: the strong shoulder, rocker boots, leggings, cozy knits, and the lacquered lip. All items can be found at Saks Fifth Avenue or on and you can use the “the little black card,” the Saks Fifth Avenue World Elite MasterCard for purchases in and out of Saks to earn rewards towards your next Saks purchase.

2. In this economy, what are women really buying this Fall?
This season women should really look to add those staple pieces to their wardrobe. Pieces that stand the test of time and can be worn season after season and still portray that chic look most women are looking for.

3. What do you feel are the worst trends of this season? What should we avoid?
Some of the worst trends for the season would be trying to wear clothes that don’t fit. Having a piece of clothing or an entire outfit not fit properly is definitely a no-no. Also, don’t try to pull off too many trends at once. Trying to overcomplicate an outfit with too many trends should be avoided.

4. How to transition your summer wardrobe to fall?
A few ways to easily transform your summer wardrobe to fall as incorporate a black tight under skirts, dresses or long sweaters. A cozy knit sweater can be worn over anything. A neck loop also transforms key items from the summer to a nice fall look by covering the neck.

5. What is the best style advice you can impart on moms and busy women?
Definitely get yourself a chic flat rocker boot – preferably a motorcycle type. Also try to incorporate items into your wardrobe that transfer easily from a day to night look. A red lacquered lip makes any woman feel amazing and incorporating some sexy shape-wear underneath any piece of clothing allows for a sleek, well fitting look.

6. What can moms wear with destroyed denim and ripped jeans without looking silly?
A strong shouldered blazer can dress up any pair of jeans. Wearing a blazer over a cool graphic t-shirt makes for a great sophisticated look. Don’t try and go over the top and keep to clean, sleek fitting clothes.

7. How to wear thigh high and over the knee boots?
Thigh-high and above the knee boots look great with leggings and t-shirts. Oversized, well fitted cozy knits are also great to wear with your favorite high boot. Just make sure it’s not too short!

8. Trends for coats?
 Make sure you get yourself a strong shouldered, structured coat. Structure is definitely key. Military jackets are also very hot this season. Whatever you wear, just make sure it fits well!

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