Melissa Akkaway: Owner, Beckley Boutique

Melissa Akkaway: Owner, Beckley Boutique

Beckley Boutique Owner Shares Her Style and Beauty Bests

ELAINE SAYS: Melissa Akkaway has a big black book and could have delivered a few of these lists for us, no problem! Hopefully, we'll hear from her again. In the meantime, I'm loving her fashion and beauty finds and I know you will too. Be sure to visit her at Beckley Boutique on Melrose and maybe she'll slip you an extra insider's tip!

  1. Make Shopping Personal With Stylist, Aly Scott aly 2 VISIT WEBSITE A stylist and personal shopper that I love to work with is Aly Scott of Stylechic. She's able to assess your closet and give you tips on how to dress for your lifestyle and body. Once she reviews your closet, she then takes you to the top stores to stock up on basics and on trend key items.
  2. Is Aura A Great Boutique?  It Is Decidedly So... aura VISIT WEBSITE | LOCATION: Aura 1528 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica [Santa Monica] A local boutique that I shop at is Aura on Montana. They have very well edited collections and it's nice to shop somewhere close to my home on the West side. It's also fun to see what other boutique owners are doing!
  3. The Drybar Will Blow You Away drybar VISIT WEBSITE | LOCATION: The Drybar 8595 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood My favorite spot for a quick blow out is The Drybar. It's quick and easy and only $35 - plus the blow out lasts 2 days and only takes 30 minutes!
  4. Put Your Best Face Forward with Luxe Beauty Team luxe VISIT WEBSITE | LOCATION: The Luxe Beauty Team at Serge Normant (at John Frieda) 8440 Melrose Place, Los Angeles [West Melrose]My go-to for make up is Luxe Beauty Team.  They're located at Serge Normant on Melrose Place but will also make house calls or in my case, Beckley Boutique calls!
  5. A Local Designer I'd Follow Anywhere: Pleasure Doing Business pleasure doing businessVISIT WEBSITE | LOCATION: 8620 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood [Weho]A local LA designer that I'm loving right now, although they only specialize in a few items, is Pleasure Doing Business skirts. They are a must-have and fit all body types and ages. They have been a best seller at at Beckley.
  6. Zac Posen Is A Dream Designer To Die For zac posen VISIT WEBSITE For a more luxe designer I've always loved Zac Posen and have his dresses in the store, because he really understands a woman's body.
  7. J Brand's Latest Bright Idea jbrand  VISIT WEBSITE | LOCATION: Beckley Boutique 8620 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood [Weho]A must-have trend item right now is colorful denim. If you're not quite ready to buy hot pink jeans than go with a less drastic, yet still bold approach like cobalt blue.  J Brand's bright denim are great because they're such a fun addition to your summer wardrobe.
  8. Walk The Walk in Saludos Shoes soludosVISIT SALUDOS WEBSITE | BUY LOCALLY: Beckley Boutique 8620 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood [Weho]I love Soludos right now. They're only $27 dollars and are a great update to the average slip on canvas shoes.
  9. My Fitness Phenom: Joe Rivera joe rivera VISIT WEBSITE I work out a few days a week with my trainer, Joe Rivera. We do everything from kickboxing and cardio to yoga to give my body an overall total body workout!

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