MEET THE STYLIST: ANYA SARRE
A Conversation with Celebrity Stylist, TV Host, and Designer Anya Sarre
Anya Sarre is one of Hollywood’s most influential trendsetters. A nationally recognized celebrity stylist, Sarre is known for her impeccable eye and ability to tie any look together with the perfect accessory. Named “Best Television Fashion Stylist” for her appearances on Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, and countless other media outlets, Sarre is the go-to fashion expert for Hollywood’s biggest celebrities. Born and raised in California, Sarre embodies the phrase “California Chic,” combining the laid back look of beach life with real Hollywood glamour to create her own signature style. Anya’s love of accessories and keen sense of design earned her the title of Chief Accessories and Handbag Stylist for Kim Kardashian's multi-million dollar website Shoedazzle. In her wildly popular franchise “Looks for Less” and “Anya’s Trend Tracker,” Sarre shares inexpensive fashion staples with fans of the biggest magazines and broadcast media, including Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, KTLA, The Ricki Lake Show, Ok! Magazine, Life and Style, Us Weekly, The Rachael Ray Show, The CBS Early Show, Associated Press TV, TV Guide Network the STYLE network and more. Anya was recently named Fashion Director of YouCeleb.com, a popular website that features weekly sales on Hollywood’s trendiest brands and, as contributing editor for Inside Weddings, Anya shares her style and design ideas with a three-page feature called “Celebrity Style with Anya Sarre.”
1. What is your favorite wardrobe item?
Anya: That is a really hard one and it changes everyday! But, I think today I would have to say it is my extra large patent Chanel tote. For my third wedding anniversary my husband got me a Chanel bag, but he thought he was getting me a little Chanel bag, and I of course went for the extreme and found the largest tote Chanel makes and I later found out it was the Chanel diaper bag. I didn’t have a baby at the time, I just had a lot of stuff. But, I had a baby 10 days ago so now I already have a diaper bag!
2. What is your most memorable 'panic moment'?
Anya: It definitely has to be the moment when I was at the Beverly Hilton hotel at the Golden Globes moments before the red carpet began, zipping up a celebrity in a purple Christian Dior dress and the zipper broke in half and I didn’t have a back up dress. (Rule #1: You ALWAYS need a backup dress!)
3. How did you recover from it gracefully?
Anya: I took a deep breath, ran to my car, got my zipper ease and me and two assistants sat there sewing her into the dress. Minutes later, she was out walking the red carpet and no one knew! I was in the hotel room watching, laughing and thanking my lucky stars!
4. What is your favorite fashion era?
Anya: What I love about the 50’s is that everyone “got dressed”! They got dressed to fly, dressed to have lunch, and people really made an effort. I love that women took fashion seriously and weren’t afraid to dress up for occasions.
5. What was your 'big break'?
Anya: I think my big break is still yet to come…you will be the first to know!
6. Whose closet would you most like to raid?
Anya: I would be most likely to raid Cher Horowitz closet from Clueless! That was my dream when I was a teen and it still is!
7. Who are your favorite designers?
Anya: I love to mix it up and the key to looking styled is to mix and match different designers from different price points. If you peaked in my closet right now, you would find everything from Missoni, Halston, DVF, Chanel, Veronica M, and J. Crew. For shoes, I am all about Christian Louboutin, YSL, and ShoeDazzle. And my favorite workout wear, hands down is AZIAM.