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With clients like Kate Hudson, Christina Ricci, Cameron Diaz, and Dita Von Teese on her roster, Britt Bardo has emerged as a fashion force to be reckoned with. There’s no doubt her styling chops have influenced celebrities, musicians, and editorials, but her personal style has that effortless East-meets-West Coast wow factor that had us eager to find out what makes her tick. Inviting us into her Los Feliz abode, Britt shows off her knack for subtle silhouettes toughened up with killer jewelry and take-no-prisoners heels. And lucky for us, she imparted her inspirations (Helmut Newton and L.A.-based artist Audrey Kawasaki) and some always-needed holiday dressing know-how to amp up our festive attire. So, whether you're headed to a cozy, mulled-cider type gathering of friends or a glamorous formal party that calls for the big guns, we think she'll inspire you to think outside the gift-wrapped box.
Click through to see four totally badass (and totally vintage) outfits from this L.A. It Girl.
Photographed by Maia Harms