Most Stylish New Yorkers 2011: Annabel Tollman
Name: Annabel Tollman
Occupation: Celebrity stylist
Key pieces: The London born stylist, who's developing The Annabel Tollman Project with Bravo, describes her look as "romantic, vintage bombshell" but admits it's always evolving. "From tomboy to rock and roll, I've been through every phase there is," says Tollman, a New Yorker for the past nine years.
Her essentials: "I love Christian Louboutin's Lady Daf Mary Janes because they add instant fashion gravitas to any old boring dress. And vintage kimonos are a favorite. I love anything that looks like Miss Hannigan would have worn to brew gin in the bathtub!"
Fave fashionistas: "Liv Tyler really knows about fashion. She's been modeling since age 13 so she knows what's a good dress," says the pro, who also works with Scarlett Johansson, Kristen Wiig and the Olsen twins. "Mary-Kate and Ashley really know about clothes. I would be able to take the wackiest stuff I can dig up and throw it at them and they'd love it!"
Web browser: Tollman trolls Ebay for vintage finds. "Oh, if I want something I'm going have it," says the fan of L'Wren Scott, Oscar de la Renta, Bibhu Mohaatra and Stella McCartney. "It can be like crack. You're about to go to bed and you go on and it's like one more page, one more page, just one more page, then I'll stop. But then that great thing I'm looking for might be on the next page!"
Season's best: What is Tollman eagerly anticipating for fall? "Dolce & Gabbana black and white star pieces and a leather pencil skirt; Jason Wu's lace blouses and little red cropped duffel coat; and a lovely tweed jacket from Chloe."
QUOTE: "I've worn like a lot of vintage bathing suits as rompers...If Lady Gaga and Beyonce go out without pants on, then why do I have to wear them?"