14.03.11 Style Spotlight

Style Spotlight – Taylor Tomasi Hill

Taylor Tomasi Hill is the Style & Accessories Director for US Marie Claire and muse to Prabal Gurung.

I’ve spotted her many times during Fashion Week. She’s hard to miss with her red hair and perfect porcelain skin.

Street style bloggers love her. Like most New York editors she captures the spirit of real everyday dressing with high-end pieces.

She is the Queen of mixing thing ups; whether it’s prints, colours, masculine/feminine or edgy/girlie.

Her combos make her street style so interesting, especially when mixed with her variety of accessories from Masai chokers to a multitude of necklaces which she piles high.

She seems to favour hips labels like Alexander Wang, Christopher Kane, Proenza Schouler, Givenchy, Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester and she often adds vintage pieces to her look.

A pop of yellow via her Balenciaga skirt is the main focus point of this look despite her heavy duty Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte metal pumps. The rest of her look includes a bright blue Celine clutch, fingerless leather gloves, a grey sweater and Dries van Noten shirt.

I love her green embroidered Balenciaga skirt from her second look.  She keeps the look relaxed with a cow motif grey sweater.  Like the first look she co-ordinates her look with grey tights and some stand-out footwear.

Taylor seems to carry her black fur stole more than she wears it, but it makes a great accessory.  On this occasion her look includes a Givenchy turtleneck, fringed leather Isabel Marant skirt and Christian Louboutin boots.

Taylor has become known for piling on the accessories. A perfect example of this was when she added an oversized stack of cross necklaces and cuffs on both wrists for this 4th look.  A leather Alexander Wang draped skirt, aubergine turtleneck sweater and Balenciaga peep-toes completes this clashing mixtures of textures.

My favourite look on this post is this 5th look. She combines an edgy leather harness perfectly with the soft silhouette of her black sweater and Ann Demeulemeester skirt. The look goes from simple to edgy and sexy with the harness.

With so many edgy, innovative looks on this page, Taylor proves she can so sweet and simple. Her labels of choice for this look include an Alexander Wang draped skirt and Dsquared2 cashmere sweater.

She accessorized with peachy Miu Miu bag, Norma Kamali sunglasses, Epice scarf and Rochas shoes.

Taylor loves leather and lace.

Christopher Kane and Celine seemed to be her favourite brands during Fashion Week.

Taylor has two very similar Christopher Kane Fall 2010 skirts. One is embroidered with colourful studded details whilst the other has colourful floral embroidered details.

Just to give the look even more of an edge, Taylor adds a leather bustier to the first look. The second is paired with a Burberry Prorsum Spring 2011 leather jacket.

Taylor was often seen headed to shows in all four cities carrying a bright blue Celine pouch. This proved her with a perfect pop of colour to all her looks.

She also loved her Isabel Marant pointy pumps.

In the last look Taylor wears a lace top, DVF skirt and Celine oversized cardigan with leather pockets.

Click here to read more about Taylor.

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37 Responses to Style Spotlight – Taylor Tomasi Hill

  1. sherrrrrrry April 1, 2011 at 22:48 #

    Does anyone know where her black leather Masai choker is from or where to get one?

  2. Adjyg March 18, 2011 at 14:51 #

    Chick is flawless. Best dressed editor on the fashion circuit FACT.

  3. SarahV March 17, 2011 at 22:41 #

    I love her!! Such funky style!

  4. Shaina March 16, 2011 at 02:46 #

    I’m already in love with her style! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the 2nd to last look with the floral skirt and leather jacket. I’m seriously about to die over here!

  5. Iris March 15, 2011 at 07:55 #

    i love these features, FC, and i really appreciate the hard work that puts them there. the celebs you otherwise feature obviously use high-end designers in controlled settings, so it’s really fun to see these very individual takes on fashion. do you make out i’m a fan of the site? 😀

    • Fashion Critic March 15, 2011 at 08:01 #

      Thank you, I’m glad you enjoy this feature x

    • Manja March 15, 2011 at 13:46 #

      dito that,thx FC for all your work

      • Fashion Critic March 15, 2011 at 14:07 #

        you’re welcome

  6. Emi March 15, 2011 at 07:53 #

    The second and the fifth look are unwatchable, very ugly. No, I don’t like her style, too messy, kitsch… I only like her in photos n. 4 (but I dislike the shoed) and 6. Definitely not my style.

  7. pipsqueak March 15, 2011 at 03:49 #

    Wow … she’s totally awesome! I’ve never heard of Taylor but I love all these hips labels she likes. Her looks are inspirational to me. I love seeing fashion editors. They’re the true trend setters and more intriguing to look at than most celebrities. I wish British Vogue had a more exciting editor-in-chief. London is one of the fashion capitals and Vogue should have someone more iconic and street-style-blog-worthy. I’m just saying … please don’t hate me or go ahead if you must :(.

    • Fashion Critic March 15, 2011 at 08:05 #

      No I agree with you

  8. karen March 15, 2011 at 02:07 #

    taylor’s style is so playful and creative. makes me want to be more adventurous in my day-to-day. thanks fc, this post is a real treat!

    • Fashion Critic March 15, 2011 at 08:06 #

      You are very welcome

  9. KateS March 14, 2011 at 23:56 #

    I like some of it, but en masse it feels kind of forced. It’s like she’s not sure whether she wants to be edgy/sexy (bottom row) or quirky hipster (top row). And that Celine bag makes me laugh – it looks like my pencil case from primary school!

  10. mochababe73 March 14, 2011 at 23:50 #

    It seems that her style is mixmaster. I like it and wish that I could do the same.
    The Givenchy turtleneck and black skirt is my favorite look.
    And, I am dying for that Louis Vuitton invitation.

    • Fashion Critic March 14, 2011 at 23:59 #

      mixmaster…like it

  11. sasha March 14, 2011 at 21:25 #

    I’m not there. I’m usually there. But this all seems so forced and contrived and just not genuine. Kind of a mess. I’m all for great looks and personal style and I guess that’s what this is called but it all looks wrong to me…if that’s even possible.

  12. Vilde March 14, 2011 at 20:53 #

    I LOVE her style! So much fearless fashion going on with her.. I’m especially completely and irrevocably in love with her Lanvin S/S bracelet with the bee detail on the shot of her Louis Vuitton invite..

  13. Shiva March 14, 2011 at 18:13 #

    THIS is style, what flair!!
    i looked up Joanna Hillman’s link again and I think I prefer Taylor better
    shes seems like Kate Lamphear but just one ounce of edginess swapped with prettiness
    thnk u FC for introducing us to these personalities.,
    helps one push one’s one personal style envelope and enjoy clothes

  14. mol March 14, 2011 at 18:05 #

    Joanna Hillman seems a bit more polished than Taylor Tomasi, but I love them both and feel like I can learn alot from them about combining different patterns and accessories and about taking risks with what you wear, trying to find your own unique blend of style. Love, love these posts!!

  15. Danika March 14, 2011 at 17:55 #

    This section is fantastic! Love love love her style! Think my favourite look has to be the Alexander Wang-Balenciaga one. Stunning.

  16. Nat39 March 14, 2011 at 17:48 #

    The looks that stand out for me are 3rd the Givenchy turtleneck one (really like it on her, esp. with her red center-parted hair ) and 5th – love the silhouette, she does look sexy and edgy (although if you look long enough, the harness starts resembling a gremlin-like creature with an evil hollow smile 🙂
    Overall, don’t like her style much as some looks are very unflattering, don’t suit her at all.

    • mm March 14, 2011 at 21:31 #

      lol at the harness comment

  17. Lee Ann March 14, 2011 at 17:17 #

    I think she looks fabulous. My husband however would think she looks wierd.

  18. Ksenia March 14, 2011 at 17:11 #

    She truly goes for it. Her style seems to be kind f pick random items and throw it all on, but she looks put together.

  19. D March 14, 2011 at 17:06 #

    love this style spotlight section FC xx

  20. mm March 14, 2011 at 16:53 #

    Love Style Spotlight. Taylor and Joanna Hillman have a similar style with that edgy girlie mix. I love that leather harness, i have seen pics of her wearing it in different ways. Love Love the African influence of the necklaces piled high up her neck.

  21. Nia March 14, 2011 at 16:47 #

    This is my first time hearing about her. The fourth look with the Masai choker and Givenchy turtleneck is my favourite, followed by the eighth look with the leather bustier.

    Off to Google Joanna Hillman now. Never heard of her before today either.

  22. Cheryl March 14, 2011 at 16:37 #

    Totally loving her style… LOVE LOVE LOVE…

  23. Lora March 14, 2011 at 16:27 #

    I love TTH. That hair! That style! Those accessories! I think the Burberry Prorsum/ Christopher Kane/ Isabel Marant combo is my favourite.

    • regina October 27, 2011 at 23:17 #

      TTH rocks….great Christopher Kane crochet & necklace combo on the street for SS12

  24. Jane March 14, 2011 at 16:12 #

    i cant believe you posted about her! i adore her style! thanks!! love your blog so much!

    • Fashion Critic March 14, 2011 at 16:20 #

      Thank u xxx

  25. Tamia March 14, 2011 at 16:08 #

    She seems slightly too contrived and some of the looks dont suite her body type at all!overall not bad but noone can compare to the AMAZING style of Joanna Hillman who you introduced me to FC xx

    • Fashion Critic March 14, 2011 at 16:20 #

      Joanna is my fave too.

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