ELITE MIAMI PERSONAL STYLIST PAOLA EKELUND
Fashionista, style icon & social butterfly describes Elite Miami Personal Stylist, Paola Ekelund. Her fashion skills include personal styling, personal shopping, customized look books to re-create client looks and closet revisions. Her fashion expertise, individual sense of style & her warm spirit embodies the Michael Allenova Woman!
Paola’s experience in the fashion industry spans over 18 years. Some of her clients include: Real Housewives of Miami (Alexia Echevarria, Lisa Hochstein, & Joanna Krupa); Basketball Wives Miami (Suzie Ketcham, Evelyn Lozada, & Jennifer Williams); Entrepreneur, Producer, & Former Penthouse Executive (Jennifer and Marc Bell); and Miami Social Reality Show (Sorah Dahai).
What inspired you to be a stylist?
I had a fashion sense for as long as I could remember. At an early age, I collected & treasured fashion magazines. I spent hours watching Fashion TV and dreamed of Paris and New York Fashion Week.
How do you feel about fashion?
Fashion is the easiest way for me to express how I feel. You dress up first for yourself. When you wear outfits you feel good……your confidence goes through the roof. Fashion is therapy too…..how many times when you are not having a very good day, you went shopping and bought this killer outfit, or bag or shoes and immediately your mood, your facial expressions and you aura changed to a happier you.
How would you describe your fashion style?
I follow trends and try to keep up with the season’s latest styles. But I have to say that in my years as a Stylist I learned that nothing speaks more than being comfortable, secure and feeling sexy and powerful. Also, I’m a big believer in no prints, solids will take you very far. Summers are just so wonderful to me because you will see me basically wearing white a lot. Winters, I love to go all the way, mixing leather, cashmere, fur, boots, gloves and hats. Because I live in Miami I have to say Fall is my fave time of the year, I get to dress up every day.
Do you feel like you influence fashion and style? If so, how?
I want to believe that I do and actually I have many clients that tell me…how they love my Boho Chic Style. I believe in changing, mixing fabrics and basically wearing what I feel good in. My best advice to my clients is……LESS IS MORE!
What are your 3 best accomplishments?
Helping clients in their most difficult times, being a good listener and most importantly being a FRIEND to them.
I do what I love for living, how amazing is that?
Running Fashion Week New York for many years for BCBG Max Azria and Herve Leger for 12 years and making sure all my clients had the best time ever!
Paola looking fabulous!
Paola rocking Michael Allenova Women Signature Stallion in Saint Tropez.