Emily Current and Meritt Elliott
As much as we adore sharing our seasonal shopping obsessions and waxing rapturous about the latest trends, we're not spotlight hogs. Despite appearances to the contrary, there are few things that give us greater glee than turning things over to a guest expert. Today Insiders' Picks is particularly thrilling, as we've got double the knowledge and twice as nice products, thanks to a pair of blue chip stylists-Emily Current and Meritt Elliott.
The ladies (who work together under the styling alias, Maude) have forged a truly impressive partnership. Whether they're working on fashion editorials for magazines like Nylon or creating memorable outfits for clients such as Mandy Moore and Emma Roberts, Current and Elliott always bring a playful, intelligent spirit to whatever they touch. Their finished looks are almost like the styling equivalent of a Sofia Coppola film or a Jenny Lewis album: deeply personal, a little quirky, and completely wonderful.
Banking on their remarkable fashion acumen and reputation as preeminent tastemakers, we turned to team Maude as a resource for spring product suggestions. The duo didn't disappoint, kindly giving us a list of everything they adore right now. Their selections are simply perfect, just what we'd expect from such a talented team!
See by Chloe Secret Garden Jersey Dress
Current and Elliott picked this darling jersey dress from See by Chloe because it's conducive to so many styling possibilities. In addition to being extremely versatile, we also like the frock's built-in bustier-like print and budget-friendly price tag!
Givenchy Lace Booties ($690)
At WhoWhatWear.com, we're constantly on the lookout for cute flats that will add polish to our casual outfits, but can also work with fancier ensembles. To our delight, these Givenchy booties do just that! While pricey, they're so special that a splurge might be in order!
Made Her Think Pyramid Totem Knuckle Buster Ring ($264)
Today's styling duo relies on Made Her Think's genius pieces to implement a little edge into everyday attire. While they adore the above studded ring, the ladies also recommended the Double Band Chain Ring ($132) in sterling silver.
MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo ($14)
Having tried and tested a plethora of red lipsticks, Current and Elliott give this MAC shade their highest recommendation. The much-loved crimson color will elevate any look-seriously!
Eugenia Kim Charles Hat ($311)
The ladies love to add a dash of whimsy to whatever they wear or style, hence the top hat. Their favorite chapeau will add a playful element to any look and is available by custom order (just email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Revlon 3D Extreme Mascara in Black ($13)
"We love lashes," Current enthuses. "The chunkier and more sixties doll-like, the better!" To achieve said beauty look, they recommend Revlon 3D Extreme Mascara. It's a high quality and affordable addition to any make-up bag!
Rebecca Minkoff Crush Bag ($295)
Everyone loves Rebecca Minkoff's bags, including today's insiders! The ladies of Maude suggest wearing this smallish, studded bag with a ruffled or floral dress for a girly-meets-grunge effect.
Kiki De Montparnasse Caftan de Nuit ($550)
Leave it to stylists to know the best secrets. We had no idea that Kiki De Montparnasse, the luxe lingerie boutique, carried clothes that could be worn outside of the bedroom! This semi-sheer, lace-detailed top is a lovely investment piece and can easily be dressed up or (way) down!
Current/Elliott Super Slouchy Skinny Jean ($238)
In addition to their styling work, our Insiders also have their own cult denim label-Current/Elliott, of course! Launched last summer, their best-known boyfriend jeans became an instant classic and celebrity favorite in about five seconds flat. But the style this pair prefers is the Super Slouchy Skinny ("It's the evolution of the boyfriend silhouette," Current says.). In other words: buy them now, because they're about to become wildly popular!
Patsy Cline Album: The Definitive Collection ($11)
Finally, to wrap up today's story, we have something slightly unexpected: an album recommendation. Current and Elliott adore Patsy Cline's crooning and this remastered collection is the perfect introduction to the country star's best loved classics and standards.