A-List Stylist Jen Rade Gives You Haute Tips on Eyewear, Courtesy of Ilori!!
Jennifer Rade is one of the most sought-after stylists in LA (actually her reach is much larger than that but homebase is LA). Her client list is a who’s who and she reallyl knows what works for different people and how to push that fashion/style envelope and still <
have clients comfortable in their personal fashion skin.
Jen Rade (from jenniferrade.com)
Not one who seeks out the limelight, Jen Rade seems to stand aside when her clients are walking the red carpet and she’s about the fashion sense and creating a compelling statement — whether it’s in shoes, clothing or accessories — regardless of price tag.
The May 31 Image section of the LA Times All the Rage blog/column written by Booth Moore (what the heck happened to Monica Corcoran?) featured a piece on Jen Rade as much about her styling philosophy as well as her clients.
Here’s what Booth Moore had to say about Jen Rade:
Super-stylist Jen Rade is the anti-Rachel Zoe, and the right stylist for right now. We had breakfast together last week, and I was struck by how grounded she is considering the world she works in. “I’m not a label whore,” says Rade, whose star client is Angelina Jolie. She’s dressed her in everything from Hermes to Max Azria over the years, but the outfits always look comfortable and no-nonsense. “People are like, ‘It’s so great that you pull from Max Azria,'” she says. “But why wouldn’t I? I treat every dollar like it’s my own.”
That said, everything she wrote is true– and it’s been underscored by a number of people who have worked with Jen Rade over the last few years including one person who told me to interview Rade about 3-4 years ago (only I lost the darn phone number).
Given the opportunity to interview Jen at the Ilori store on Rodeo Drive (there is a store on Robertson and a website), I didn’t hesitate on this one, though I had met Jen a couple of times before very briefly. Her distinctive curls and her low-key manner sets her apart from many stylists. She’s fun and easy to talk to about all things fashion and beyond. .
Ilori Store exterior on Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills
Catching up to her at the Ilori stores, I managed to shoot several photos of styles I liked throughout this store. Shopping in an Ilori store is absolutely heaven for the sunglass junkie or if you are looking for a stellar acessorie that could set you back about 100-1000 bucks but depending on the wallet, you can find something that will fit your budget that will be a perfect fit and also spot-on trend-setting that will last years. Call it signature styling by Ilori and mix in Jen Rade as the spokesperson/brand ambassador for the store and you have a match made in heaven!
Interviewing Rade in the Ilori store was as comfortable as the surroundings and talking about sunglasses and eyewear is a pretty diverse topic as can be heard in the podcast.
Thierry Lasry Pimpy sunglasses
Here’s an array of the sunglasses that Jen and I discussed. I loved the entire store. It’s awesome– a sunglass *amusement park* for adults.
Badgely Mischka — fabulous glasses with superb detailing
Balenciaga oversize glasses
Jen Rade in Ilori sunglasses. What brand ? No clue. Will find out for you.
Thank you to the Ilori Store and the incredibly fab Jennifer Rade for her time, patience and knowledge of what works– and doesn’t work– in sunglasses.
I have a slew of photos of this store and lots more sunglasses. You will find them in a photo montage post later on this week.