Behind every amazing boutique is an even more amazing and stellar team. At KIN Los Angeles, we are crazy obssessed with the many chic, trendy and downright beautiful designer brands we carry in-store and online – but what about the people who make it all happen? This is the #KINCREW, where we highlight our eclectic team of fashion gurus, style experts and accessory afficiandos. Each member of the #KINCREW comes from a diverse background or far away place, with unique styles that bring that extra little bit of authenticity to KIN Los Angeles.
Meet Emily Rogers, one of our incredible Los Angeles team members. This chick has beauty, brains, and killer style to boot! Emily started at KIN almost a year ago after making the move from New York and has immediately become an integral part of our crazy family. KIN’s fusion of East and West Coast vibes make her feel right at home in Hollyweird, like she’s walking into a SoHo boutique. Ask her what she loves most about LA and she’ll most likely say all of the cool, inspiring people she works with (we’re not biased AT ALL!)… and the spectacular sunsets definitely don’t hurt either. Emily keeps things interesting by putting her own off-beat twist on basics (see: all black everything), and is our go-to when we need a fresh dose of fashion inspo. A woman of many hats, she can be found holding it down at our Bel Air location, modeling new merch for our website, and styling clients, among about a million other things. What can we say? We’d be lost without her!
We picked Emily’s brain to get to know a little bit more; check out her go-to looks, and her KIN must-haves…
How would you describe your style?
Who are your favorite designers?
Original Helmut Lang back in the 90’s because of what he did for high-low street fashion.
Who is your style icon?
Alison Mosshart & every Northern soul dancer of the late 60’s.
What do you find yourself wearing again and again?
High-waisted cropped black pants.
What was your most recent KIN purchase?
Burgundy Golden Goose high tops. Can never go wrong with a good pair of sneakers.
What are the 5 things in your closet you can’t live without?
Black sweatshirt, Alexander Wang black tank, Vintage Raiders tee, those perfect cropped black pants, and white leather Converse.
What is your favorite trend for the upcoming season?
Did you see Beyonce’s Formation video?! Everything about that. That is what the next 6-8 months will look like.Do you have any items you’ve been eyeing for the upcoming season?
I don’t wear dresses, so I’m kinda looking forward to what we get in the store this upcoming season. My new goal is to put myself more out there. So I’m eyeing a new dress.
How do you decide if something is a piece you have to have?
I know the moment I put it on. You just know.
Your favorite current KIN piece?
That’s hard, but because I hardly stray from my comfort zone – there are two Helmut Lang sweaters that are perfect in every single way. We also have a couple Phillip Lim handbags that are so perfectly designed, you’d think he knows you personally and made the bag just for you.Does Emily sound like your new best friend? Swing by KIN Los Angeles to say hi and check out her picks first-hand! For more information and updates, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!