Carlota Espinosa: Co-Founder, Styleloot + Television Producer

Carlota Espinosa: Co-Founder, Styleloot + Television Producer

LA's Hottest Fashion and Beauty Haunts by a Very Haute Insider

ELAINE SAYS: Emmy Award Winning Television Producer (covering Fashion Trends for Fox's, "Style File,") and most recently, VP of Haute Look, Carlota Espinosa knows Style, knows LA and has a tip...or 10 that she's happy to share. That store you meant to shop...she's been there. The beauty guru you always hear people talking about...she knows her. So get out your black books, people....and enjoy a few of Carlota's "Insider Bests"...which are pretty darn good. [photo courtesy, jeana sohn]

  1. Best Haircut, Color and Blow Out: Erica Reiss shiny hairCONTACT: Erica Reiss, 310.991.7466 Who has time these days to travel to 2 or 3 different salons to get your hair done?  I certainly don't and that's why I love going to Erica. She can either come to your house or you go to her home. Her prices are great and you also aren't stuck at a salon for 3 hours. She is in the valley near the ABC and Warner Bros Studios. She is the BEST!
  2. Best Make-Up Artist: Kerry Malouf malouf_BioVISIT WEBSITE When have  a special event or just a night out with the girls, Kerry Malouf is my go-to person. I often used her when I did TV appearances....sometimes  that meant a 6am call time! I hate looking like I wear makeup and Kerry makes you look flawless without overdoing it and she always gives you great product tips or what is the next hot thing in makeup to get.
  3. Best Invitations: Cocodot cocodot soups onVISIT WEBSITE I am obsessed with Cocodot. They design the most gorgeous invites online or you have them printed which I wish more people would do honestly. I love receiving an invitation in the mail but if you'd rather do online, this is seriously the next best thing!
  4. Best Boutique: Decades decadesVISIT WEBSITE | LOCATION: 8214 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles [Melrose] No question about this one...Decades!  Owned by the chicest guys in town, Cameron Silver and Christos Garkinos. The selection of designer clothes are MAJOR but my favorite is the shoes! If you ever wanted that red sole but thought you couldn't afford it, this is the place.Decades goes into the best closets in the world and selects all the goods! Items are gently worn once or many times never at all. This place is certainly worth checking out. The staff is also very nice and helpful.
  5. Best Jeans: MIH mih jeansVISIT WEBSITE | SHOP LOCALLY: Barneys New York, 9570 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills [BH] I own by far, more MIH Made In Heven jeans...and I own a lot of jeans! The are based out of London but you can now find them at your favorite boutique or department store including, Barneys and Beckley on Melrose.The cut and fit makes you feel tall and lean, my favorite are the high waisted (but not too high that it's uncomfortable) jeans, trust me you will not be disappointed.
  6. Best Nutritionist: Dr. Bo Wagner dr boVISIT WEBSITE | LOCATION: 14101 Valleyheart Drive, Suite 100, Sherman Oaks I have been going to Dr. Bo Wagner for years. I always considered myself a healthy eater but when I meet Bo I had no idea how badly I was really eating. I take his Garden of Plenty shake every morning along with his vitamins. I highly recommend him,
  7. Best Facial and SkinCare: Belle Visage facialVISIT WEBSITE | LOCATION: 13207 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City [Studio City] I have very sensitive skin so I don't mess around when it comes to my skin. Tina K, owner of Belle Visage in Studio City fantastic. I never leave with a blotchy face. The staff is wonderful and Tina is always on time plus your skin will thank you. If you live on the west side, I also trust Jamie Sherrill of Beauty Park Med Spa in Santa Monica. Jamie is a registered nurse so you are in good hands!
  8. Best Doctor: Dr. Sabenna Toor dr. sabena toorVISIT WEBSITE | LOCATION: 8613 West Third Street, Los Angeles [3rd St.] Whenever I am feeling  a bit tired or feel a cold coming on I head to Dr. Sabenna Toor for a B12 shot. She practices western and eastern medicine and will always fit you in for an appointment
  9. Best Outdoor Workout: Jenna Phillips jenna philipsVISIT WEBSITE I like to exercise but not always at the gym. If you want a really good sweat and enjoy the outdoors then you will love the Mission Possible classes by trainer, Jenna Phillips. Her classes are either near the beach or at Runyon Canyon. She charges $25.00 per session and they normally last an hour 1/2.
  10. Best Handbags + Clutches: Clare Vivier clare vivierVISIT WEBSITE | LOCATION: 1404 Micheltorena, Los Angeles [Silverlake] Hands down my favorite is from designer Clare Vivier. I have her silver tote bag and ton of her leather clutches. I am currently waiting in deep anticipation for her leopard clutch.

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