20 Feb Empowering Style. The Celebrity Wishmaker Simonetta Lein Meets Fashion Stylist and Expert Ali Levine
Headshot by Michael Bezjian.
Fashion can inspire, motivate, make you feel beautiful, and put a smile on your face. I am naturally attracted to women who, use their status to empower. Fashion is a piece of art that we all use in our everyday lifves, and can also be a great therapist and friend. You need the right advisor to use it to its full potential. One of them is defenetely my beloved Celebrity Fashion Stylist: Ali Levine.
Who are you and what is the name of your business?
My name is Ali Levine and my company is Ali Levine Design. I am a celebrity fashion stylist & expert, as well as a TV personality & life style expert & fashion host. I also am a designer for Sterling Forever (a jewelery company) and have a curated collection with them monthly.
** I wore some Sterling Forever pieces, and they are absolutely stunning, unique, fashionable and affordable. Ali is committed to giving her women the latest trends with one vision: always make women feel gorgeous. Both Ali and the people at Sterling Forever have hearts of gold, and helped The Wishwall Foundation with a special chiarty auction. With all my heart, I want to thank you because together we show how fashion can be used to do good.
What is your brand about?
My brand is about positivity and fashion. I always say confidence is your best accessory, and I love making people feel beautiful in and out especially in the clothing they are wearing.
What is your mission?
My mission is to style and bring love, happiness, and confidence to everyone I meet and dress. As well as informing them on fashion at the same time & having them fall in love with it and feel good.
Are you a Millennial? What do you think about Millennials?
I am told I am on the cusp of the millennial generation. I spend too much time on my phone haha, I guess that makes me partly millennial. I think Millennials have tapped into a whole another world of social & technology. Not only have we tapped into it, we’ve found ways to monetize and engage further.
If you are here it means that you love fashion. Why?
I love all aspects of fashion! The way it makes you feel, the story it tells, you don’t have to say anything at all and there’s a certain vibe about you when you’re wearing a particular outfit. Everyone has a different story and loves to display it through fashion. I love that you can be someone different every day, if you want to be. Clothing makes it that way.
Fashion is my passion, and I love bringing my passion to life with as many people as I can.
**I always find it facinating when you go out shopping and you come back relieved. Fashion is not only a vanity comodity, it is really a way of seeing yourself in a new light, a new way, a new you. You can change your mood and understand yourself a little bit better while you are looking at the mirror under a new prospective. We are all pieces of art in movement and every day has to be celebrated, in style.
Here is my “Empowering Style” selection for Ali Levine, feminine, sexy and trendy.
**An elegant yet very fashionable irregular pastel colored dress. We saw one shoulder creations all last fashion season, and this look, enriched by Sterling Forever Jewelery, is to die for. Love also the variation of stiletto.
** This street style is boss babe plus girl next door. Easy ripped jeans from sts blue and a Kahini printed blouse, its classic with an edge. (Photo : Shannon Laurine)
**Boho princess. This look just makes you say spring is coming! The perfect pastel hue to follow the runways with a soft textured embroidery and flowy skirt for that real girlie girl! Like Ali! (Photo : Rocco Cesslin)
**Who says you can’t wear pj’s outside?
Thanks to the new lingerie trend, a simple cape like robe and a velvet pair of pants with a slip are the perfect cool girl outfit. Edge it up with a black thick velvet choker. Like this one from Ali’s curated collection with sterling forever. (Photo : Sydney Rae Weiss)
What cannot miss from your wardrobe?
My heels, I love my heels
Your favorite pair of shoes and why?
Probably my Louboutin colorful mesh open toe heel. My husband bought them for me as my first pair, and there’s just something special about them. Plus they catch everyone’s eye!
What is your style, and what you cannot stand in people, inside and out?
My style is a bit of classic and chic with a glamorous boho edge to it. I can not stand when people don’t have a positive out look. People may say I smile all the time, which for the most part is probably true, but I still face my own anxieties and issues, I just try to smile through them.
Whenever I see a stranger, I smile at them.
Positive vibes and good out looks is the way I am built and can not stand when I see people who are just down to be down. I think positivity or as much as you can be, is a healthy way to be.
**Tips by Ali for this fashion season? There you go:
Velvet is the 90’s trend that’s not going anywhere!
Velvet isn’t just for your girlie dresses anymore, sneaker details, body suits, chokers, bedding and more!
Speaking of chokers, chokers are going to keep evolving into gorgeous colors and hues for your neck, layered chokers and chains. All of it.
Think of a choker as like the perfect contour for your neck! Anyone can rock it.
Texture, I know we saw it last year but it’s come back in ten folds! Faux fur jackets in every length and color, big oversized sweaters with varieties of fabric, beanies and scarves. It’s all in those details!
What is your fashion mantra?
“Confidence is your best accessory”
What is that magic word that speaks about you?
“Alified” when I style someone up #alistyle I Alifie them. I make them feel like them and amazing, with a little detail of me.
Whether it be in the jewelry they are wearing, a pop of color or something else.
**This woman puts her heart and soul into styling her clients, she shares a true passion and her smile and positive attitude are part of a fashion statement we both agree in: positivity makes you glow better then anything else.
What is a wish that you would commit to grant this year to someone paying it forward?
Taking someone shopping and giving them a makeover for their confidence and helping their overall appearance and self worth. A new wardrobe, new clothing, possibly full new look, all of it helps to help someone with their new image, new life.
**Thank you Ali, because of the person, the fashionista and the giver you are. Looking forward to hearing much more about you in the future, and wish you success. I love fashionable girls, like you Ali!
As always, make your wishes come true.
From Philadelphia, The Celebrity Wishmaker Simonetta Lein