Maria Von Losch
Stylist. Wardrobe & Image Expert. Style Blogger. Host.
How I Can Help You
Whether you’re looking for a wardrobe refresh or need a striking statement piece, I’m here to advise and inspire with my style expertise. I know matching colors and prints, tops and bottoms along with accessorizing can be tricky, that’s why I’m here to help. My blog offers savvy know-how on pairing pieces together, style tips and solutions, simple DIYs (do-it-yourself), date night looks, outfit inspirations, savvy alternatives to luxe pieces, beauty products I swear by, and behind-the-scenes of being a fashion blogger, wardrobe stylist and image expert. [SERVICES here]
For Brands and Designers
I have a keen eye for detail and love to play with color, prints and texture with a flair for glam, boho chic and street. I’m available for photo shoots, ad campaigns, lookbooks, commercials and videos. [PORTFOLIO here]
Ever since I was a little girl, I loved playing in my mother’s closet– trying on all of her clothes and walking around the house in her high heels. My mom had it going on with style. She rocked the 70’s and dare I say a bit of the 80′s from head-to-toe. She didn’t miss one detail from hair, makeup, jewelry, shoes, handbags and even her perfume. I love looking back at her photos and wished she kept her entire wardrobe from back then.
I also enjoyed drawing so when this item for girls came out in the early 80’s called Fashion Plates I was hooked. They were a mix of plastic plates with an upward groove that created an instant outline of a top, skirt, dress, etc. You could mix and match tops and bottoms, creating your own outfits. Just lay a blank piece of paper over the plates, swipe a black crayon over the paper and voila…the silhouette appeared onto the paper. On the backs of these plates were fabric patterns and textures that you could apply to your outfit drawings and then color everything in. My sister and I would spend hours with Fashion Plates. I came up with the idea of making look books with our Fashion Plate creations and to this day I still have these books (I’ll post pictures eventually).
My mom, Fashion Plates, The Go-Go’s, Contempo Casuals (which no longer exists) and fashion magazines were really my first influences in developing a passion for fashion. I never wanted to be a designer, I just wanted to dress people and myself, wear the shoes, shop for unique pieces and still do today.
I’m half Chinese and half Romanian born in Taipei, Taiwan and moved to Southern California when I was 4 1/2 years old. I’ve worked in retail for many years, owned a vintage clothing store, branding and media consultant, designed a line of antenna balls for your car called Goof Balls, designed a tween girls clothing line called SweetPea & Co., writer, blogger, style and image expert.