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:
Hooman Khalili with Hasti Kashfia on the set of Olive; Kashfia was one of the wardrobe stylists for the film
Rachel Zoe with Hasti Kashfia for an interview
Kashfia’s national campaign with Sole Society
Hasti Kashfia in Forever 21
Hasti Kashfia on a family day — camel jacket by San Francisco Shirt Company and a scarf by Lex Designs over a little black dress, watch by Frederique Constant Love and wrist wraps by Stella Valle
Hasti Kashfia in a little black dress and her favorite Georgie Moto jacket, on her way to a Tenderloin Health benefit event in San Francisco
Hasti Kashfia in a dress by Azadeh Couture
More local women whose style we admire (in alphabetical order): Joy Bianchi, Lindsay Bolton, Barbara Brown, Karen Caldwell, Paula Carano, Carolyn Chandler, Dr. Carolyn Chang, Juliet de Baubigny, Samantha DuVall, Vanessa Getty, Angelique Griepp, Hasti Kashfia, Stephanie Marver, Sonya Molodetskaya, Deepa Pakianathan, Yurie Pascarella, Komal Shah, Sobia A. Shaikh, OJ Shansby, Charlotte Shultz, Christine Suppes, Elizabeth Touw, Katie Traina, Dede Wilsey, Victoria Yeager