Hasti Kashfia, Stylist & Entrepreneur

Hasti Kashfia is the founder of MODE Bay Area, a popular digital fashion publication; fashion editor at Elation, a Persian magazine; a celebrity wardrobe stylist; a wife and mother of two boys. Kashfia appears red carpet ready every day, so we want to know:

Do you have any wardrobe challenges?  My main challenge is maintaining a look that is family friendly yet fashionable. I have to keeep up with my kids and look fabulous for my career at the same time.

Will you share a fashion tip?  Go up a size and use a tailor if you are between sizes.  An item that is tailored to fit your body, even if it is inexpensive, will compliment your shape better than a designer piece that doesn’t fit well.

What is a current fashion don’t: Don’t match your purse and shoes; it’s not right now.

Do you follow any fashion rules?  For myself, I prefer a minimal or understated look.  I have a thousand little black dresses that carry me from event to event and activitiy to activity.  When I look back at pictures of myself I want to see something timeless.

Which are your top three beauty products?  Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Foundation, La Mer cream, and a Shiseido eyelash curler.

Hasti Kashfia’s style in 2011:

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More local women whose style we admire (in alphabetical order): Joy BianchiLindsay BoltonBarbara BrownKaren CaldwellPaula CaranoCarolyn ChandlerDr. Carolyn ChangJuliet de BaubignySamantha DuVallVanessa GettyAngelique GrieppHasti KashfiaStephanie MarverSonya MolodetskayaDeepa PakianathanYurie PascarellaKomal ShahSobia A. ShaikhOJ ShansbyCharlotte ShultzChristine SuppesElizabeth TouwKatie TrainaDede WilseyVictoria Yeager