Today we have the opportunity to visit with professional stylist and fashion expert Mahjuba. Mahjuba runs a styling business out of the San Diego area and was amazing enough to give us some of her time. You can see her great styles at her blog, lovewearinspire, and we’d strongly encourage you to visit her business site too! Oh, and don’t forget about her Instagram accounts too – Lovewearinspire & Mahjubastylist.
How’d you get into fashion blogging and styling?
I have been a Professional stylist for over 15 years. Blogging is an extension of what I have been doing for years and another creative outlet to share more of my style and aesthetic.
How would you describe your personal style?
My personal style is pretty minimalist with a touch of Parisian. I have much respect for designers and the collections produced every season. I like to add new pieces that are relevant to fashion at the moment by paring with classic pieces I tend to wear more often.
Tell me about one item that you bought this year that you just can’t live without?
I can’t live without any of my new Gucci pieces. Gucci anything! The new vintage logo and look is EVERYTHING!
What beauty products can’t you live without?
My daily beauty obsessions are my essential face oils. I use them religiously as moisturizer. I use Young Living Hemp seed, carrot seed and frankincense pure organic oils. Leaves my skin radiant and penetrates into my skin nicely.
What is your favorite social platform and why?
My favorite social platform is definitely Instagram. I studied photography in college (I didn’t know it at the time but it started my love for styling) so images have always been something that moves me. When I first discovered Instagram it was love at 1st post! And now it has become my personal inspiration for all things fashion, beauty, travel and décor.
Where are three of your favorite places to shop?
As a personal stylist, my job is to shop all over so this is a tough question. To sum up my personal favorites I will go with Net a Porter, Nordstrom’s and Shopbop. I also love Barneys for upcoming designers and edgier pieces.
How do you stay current with what’s new or in style at the moment?
I look to Fashion Week for what is going to happen in the future and pay close attention to detail. It’s very important in my job to have knowledge of what’s happening so I can educate my clients and inspire others. Today bloggers can make trends happen quickly so it’s important to stay on top of that as well. I also visit websites of my favorite brands to check out what they are doing.
What are your 5 essential travel items?
First, I start with picking items of clothing that will save space and time. The key to this is packing staple pieces that can be worn both day and night. Once that is finalized my 5 essential travel items include sneakers, statement piece of jewelry, cross body bag, mascara, and camera.
If you could give one piece of style advice, what would it be?
Best advice I can give is to stay true to what you love no matter what. Try your best not to buy into trends or the latest must have (there is always a must have by the way!) I truly believe having a sense of style means having a sense of self. Be yourself.
What’s your favorite thing to do in San Diego?
My favorite thing to do in San Diego is simply being outdoors. Whether it’s riding bikes with my family, walking to museums or having dinners outside with friends, having fresh air is the best. We are spoiled with such beauty around us and the weather is not too shabby.