C California Style

Tastemaker: Karla Welch

by C California Style

The celebrity stylist reveals the things that make her heart race

Karla Welch. Photography by Matthew Welch.

“I love being a conduit for incredible designers and helping to bring their clothes to life,” says Laurel Canyon-based celebrity stylist Karla Welch of her calling as one of Hollywood’s most influential and in-demand talents. The Canadian (who moved to Los Angeles in 2002) and self-professed emblem of tomboy chic got her start styling shoots for her husband, photographer Matthew Welch. After being recruited by Brooke Wall, founder and CEO of The Wall Group, Welch now has a star-studded client list that includes Elisabeth Moss, Sarah Paulson, Ruth Negga, Lorde and Justin Bieber, who inspired her reworked Hanes x Karla perfect-tee range. “I die for Susie Cave’s [The Vampire’s Wife] dresses and Alessandra Rich everything,” says Welch, who also cites Pierpaolo Piccioli and Nicolas Ghesquière as current designer favorites. Here, Welch shares a few of her wide-ranging musts for spring. karlawelch.com.