With awards and red carpet season in full-swing, Joonbug decided to check in with celebrity stylist to the stars Annabel Tollman. It’s not often that one can gain style knowledge directly and in-person from someone who works dressing A-list celebs for their most important red carpet appearances. A-list stars such as Scarlett Johansson, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Shakira, Mariah Carey, and Liv Tyler are just some of the power house names she works with and dresses.
Joonbug met up with Annabel at the chic Rlounge at the Renaissance Hotel in Manhattan overlooking Times Square to kick off the announcement of Annabel Tollman’s favorite style suggestions for Gemvara. If you aren’t familiar with Gemvara, it’s a unique and beautiful handcrafted jewelry line that you custom create — yourself. There’s no inventory and you won’t see every woman you know wearing the same exact jewelry as you! There are various price points which allows you to create a custom piece of jewelry whether it be for everyday use or for a special night out! After exploring the site once again, it’s easy to see why Gemvara is one of Oprah’s coveted “favorite things.“
Annabel exudes such a dynamic, positive and confident attitude that’s most definitely fitting of a fashion stylist of her caliber. She was dressed in a Old Hollywood inspired look; off the shoulder black top, sleek peacock blue pencil skirt with Bridgette Bardot hair and a soft smokey eye with muted nude lip.
We discussed the Gemvara line and the fact that one of the very freeing things about being a woman is the fun in dressing-up.
"Inspired by my favorite time of day (what filmmakers call "the golden hour") when the sun starts to set." Style Tip: "The citrine and rose gold form a great neutral. This combination would be great on blondes, brunettes, or redheads," Annabel suggested.
What are a few key style tips you can offer the women of NYC?
"Go bold and layer rings and necklaces to create your own personal look. Be adventurous with your jewelry. Also, many women should remember to define your waist with a stylish belt. I have many fashions and purses in my collection and I often reach for the classics. You can never go wrong. You can then add interest to your look with jewelry."
There’s a confidently cool aspect to her personality and it’s easy to understand why so many of the hottest and most photographed celebrities entrust Annabel for their most popular red carpet appearances. Most of all, I took away that besides my appreciation of the gorgeous Gemvara jewelry pieces, that knowing what works best for you and having fun with your look is key in feeling & looking radiant in this new year!