Fashionable People: Angie's Elegant Style

Fashionable People: Angie's Elegant Style

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Seattle native Angie Mar may spend most of her time creating mouth-watering dishes as the executive chef of the Beatrice Inn, but when she's not in her kitchen uniform, her style is anything but...

She explains: "My style at home and in my closet is very similar to my style in the kitchen: a mix of masculine and feminine elements. I love menswear and generally live in boyfriend-style tees, that are made in lush materials like chiffon or silk, and pair them with leather leggings, silk harem pants, or ripped boyfriend jeans. For me, it's all about chic comfort and no more than five or six elements."

Angie's Style Profile:

Your very favorite outfit

Boyfriend tee, brushed leather leggings, Stan Smith sneakers, and an oversized, menswear-inspired coat.

The #1 item from your fashion wish list

I am always on the look out for the perfect nude-colored dress.

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The TV or movie characters' wardrobes you'd steal in a minute

Rene Russo circa Two for the Money; Rita Hayworth circa Gilda; Gene Kelly circa Singing in the Rain

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Your best bargain find ever

That's a great question. My friends always joke that I am the queen of bargain shopping. I love the secondhand stores and flea markets. My favorite item for my home that I've found is a beautiful hand-painted menagerie bench. My favorite accessory is a cognac leather Ports clutch. It's made of beautiful saddle leather and has become more lush as it's aged.

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3 things from your closet you couldn't live without

1. My stockpile of perfect white tees from Theory. There really isn't anything sexier to me than the perfect tee.

2. Nude crocodile sling backs from Prada. They go with everything and make my legs look insanely long. I'm only 5'3", so anything I can do to gain height, I'm all about.

3. My navy and charcoal plaid, oversized boyfriend coat. This is probably my favorite purchase. It's so chic and comfortable, I can't imagine a chilly day without it.

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The item you no longer have but wish you did

Years ago I lost the most incredible Baccarat glass ring. It was odd-shaped and obscure and I still miss wearing it.

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Most fashionable friend and why

Even though I'm a chef, I have very few friends in the industry. The majority of them are in fashion, design, and media, and are incredibly stylish. The most fashionable though would have to be Ryan Jin. He just wrote an incredible book on menswear called How To Tie A Tie.

Your typical work "uniform"

My work "uniform" is actually that: a UNIFORM. In the kitchen, I love things to be clean and identical. Unlike a lot of chefs, I dread the traditional chefs whites. My cooks and I rock the white dishwasher shirts and black pants, and as of late, an increasing number of tattoos.
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Best fashion advice

Dress for you. Style is like food- it's individual and so personal. One of the things I love about living in New York is that we express ourselves without reservation.

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Favorites:

Makeup brands: MAC, NARs, Chanel

Haircare brand: Alterna. I cannot live without the Bamboo and Caviar lines.

Coolest sneakers: Stan Smiths, they go with everything. I have to buy them in bulk since I go through them so fast!

Signature scent: Honestly? It might be dry aged beef since I work with meat every day. When I go to dinner though it's Chanel Madmoiselle.

Go to source for style inspiration: Adam Katz Sinding's Instagram. He shot me for New York's Most Stylish list last year, and I've been obsessed with his page ever since. I love that he posts fashion from all over the world, since he travels so frequently.

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