With a star-studded client list that includes Nicole Richie, January Jones, Kristen Stewart, Matt Damon and Bradley Cooper to name just a few, L.A.-based celebrity stylist Annie Jagger can be found jetting the globe — from photo shoots to special events — making sure her clients are always red-carpet ready. “I love making people feel beautiful and confident,” she tells us.
Annie’s latest venture, which has seen her frequenting Toronto, is the launch of Gilding the Lily, a high-end accessories boutique in the Distillery District. “As a store owner, I sell fine jewellery that I not only think is gorgeous, but unique as well,” she explains. “The shop goes along with my ethos as a stylist — mixing high and low. And I love being able to give up-and-coming designers a platform to showcase their goods.” Some of the pieces you’ll find her in boutique include sunglasses from eyewear designer Anna-Karin Karlsson, hats by Gladys Tamez Millinery (Johnny Depp is a major fan), and bags from Simone Camille, not to mention tons of gorgeous jewellery from ear cuffs to cocktail rings and statement necklaces.
To find out how to look celebrity-level fashionable while travelling, we had to get the scoop from Annie. She shares what designer’s she always packs (hint: Isabel Marant), her lipstick shade of choice and what music you’ll find on her playlist.
Why are you always travelling? Last trip you took was for?
I am constantly traveling for work and for pleasure. I love to travel. But my last week was a bit excessive, I was in 5 cities in 7 days! Never a dull moment…
Favourite location your job has taken you to.
My favorite location that my job has taken me to would be Sydney, Australia.
What’s your carry-on bag?
Carry on is a classic Louis Vuitton duffel or a Burton camo wheelie. It depends on what kind of trip I’m going on.
Travel & Style’s Pick: Louis Vuitton Vintage Keepall 45 tote, $1196.03, farfetch.com
What are the top 3 essentials you put in your carry-on?
- Giant cashmere scarf or blanket
- Something good to read whether it’s books or magazines. That is my favourite luxury while travelling — having the time to read.
- Perfecting face cream by Murad
Travel & Style’s Pick: Barney’s New York Oversized Solid Scarf, $465, barneys.com
Travel accessory you can’t leave home without?
How do you kill time waiting for your flight/during a layover?
Ideally I would kill time by getting a massage or a manicure, but depending on the airport sometimes I just kick back and read.
Favorite hotel is the Pink Sands on Harbour Island.
Hotel amenity you can’t live without?
Definitely a spa!
Best meal on your last trip. Where and what did you have?
Best meal on my last trip was at the Champagne Charlies pop-up at the Highline Hotel in Chelsea, NYC.
Travel music playlist?
Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, Rolling Stones, Roxy Music.
Favourite travel-friendly beauty product?
Nars lipstick in Red Lizard or Funny Face
Tell us what your airplane style is.
My travel style is Current Elliot jeans, Anine Bing flat ankle boots, Gladys Tamez hat, vintage t shirt and Maje blazer or cozy Isabel Marant sweater.
The clothing/accessory/designer you’ll always find in your luggage.
You will always find Isabel Marant and IRO in my luggage.
Best packing tip you follow.
Best packing tip: carefully fold and organize everything into and you will fit so much more.
What will you be packing in your suitcase this fall?
I will be packing my navy blue IRO leather jacket for fall.
Travel & Style’s Pick: IRO Tara leather bike jacket, $1,425, matchesfashion.com
Most memorable souvenir?
A handmade leather journal from Florence, Italy.
Travel & Style’s Pick: Papyrus Blue Wrap-Tie Italian Leather Journal, $65, payrusonline.com
Where are you going next and why?
Next stop: LA, because it’s time for a stop home!
Dream destination…Bora Bora.