Some people just have an incredible presence no matter what they’re wearing. It’s instantly noticeable and most often has more to do with attitude and body language than anything else. But, a fashionable (not trendy) wardrobe definitely comes into play as these individuals have usually figured out what works for them – and use the knowledge to choose well when building or editing personal ensembles. Our CLOSET ENVY series led by stylist Courtney Kivela Robinson is all about getting up close and personal with these personalities, and (of course) sharing the best details with you.
Having spent 17 years in the music industry running her own company, managing grammy-winning mega producers and mixers, Alissa was ready to take the leap— literally. Leaving her native and beloved Los Angeles, she followed her heart and landed in Nashville, marrying her “equally-as-cool” music publishing husband, and pursuing her passion selling luxury real estate.
Fast-forward 8 blissful years later and you will find Alissa on the hunt for the latest and greatest “it” home, selling to the very industry she worked alongside in Los Angeles—top-notch music executives—here in the city she calls home. Take a peek into this LA transplant’s heavily stylish Nashville closet.
HERO ITEMS: My mother’s diamond cocktail rings!
SEPARATES OR OUTFITS: I love separates and mixing classic items with trendy or statement pieces. And I love to layer jewelry- gold and diamonds to be specific.
MY LOOK: Classic with a little edge.
CLOSET WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO HAVE: Kelly Wearstler’s.
BEST ORGANIZATION TRICK: I like to keep my closet tightly edited and well-curated. My clothes are organized by silhouette, item (jeans), and all by color. I’d like to make my closet bigger, add some pocket doors…and perhaps another closet addition altogether. The dream! But – they do say the bigger the closet, the more room for the stuff you don’t need (or wear). Hmmm..
FASHION ICON: I have been obsessed with Kelly Wearstler for years. I had the opportunity to meet her years ago while shopping at Barneys New York in Los Angeles. My friend and I spotted the globally famous designer, and she dragged me over to talk to her. I’m also crazy about the style secrets of the French—so chic!
HANGING UP: Clear hangers only – and they must match.
ONLINE SHOPPING: Net-a-Porter.
FALL CRUSH: Anything from The Frankie Shop, my new obsession.
GO-TO DESIGNERS: Chanel, Bottega Venetta, Dior, and Balenciaga.
SCENT: Baie 19 by Le Labo.
DAY BAG: Chanel, Saint Laurent, or Ulla Johnson.
EVENING BAG: Saint Laurent or Gucci.
STILETTO: Saint Laurent or Bottega Venetta.
ALWAYS BULK BUYING: Thong panties.
Where To Shop Her Favorite Brands in Nashville: