Closet Envy: Shayla Cox

Closet Envy: Shayla Cox
ESSENCE.COM May, 26, 2011

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“I describe my style as Seventies meets masculinity meets Bohemian. No matter what, it still has to be laid back and easy because that’s my personality.”

REISS Blouse & Purse; PORTS 1961 Skirt; SHAYLA COX Necklace

2 of 25 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“I describe my style as Seventies meets masculinity meets Bohemian. No matter what, it still has to be laid back and easy because that’s my personality.”

REISS Blouse & Purse; PORTS 1961 Skirt; SHAYLA COX Necklace

3 of 25 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“I like this because it draws attention to the nape of the neck, which I think is such a beautiful part of a woman’s body.”

SHAYLA COX Necklace

4 of 25 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“I never want to look like I’m stuffy, so my pieces never are either.”

REISS Purse; PORTS 1961 Skirt

5 of 25 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“I love that this skirt is so easy and flows.”

REISS Blouse & Purse; PORTS 1961 Skirt; Bangles from Jewelry Supply Store

6 of 25 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“This necklace is newer in my collection. I wanted to make this the more modest line with pieces that you can wear more frequently or feel comfortable wearing everyday.”

REISS Blouse & Purse; PORTS 1961 Skirt; SHAYLA COX Necklace

7 of 25 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“I walked into H&M one day and they had those massive sale racks where everything is hideous. But the prints on these pants stuck out. I just loved them.”

REISS Top, Sweater and Shoes; H&M Pants; SHAYLA COX Necklace; CUFF from Barcelona; BRACELETS from Jewelry Supplier

8 of 25 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“I love creating my jewelry. It’s an escape to me.”

REISS Top, Sweater; SHAYLA COX Necklace

9 of 25 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“I studied my junior year in Italy and on my spring break we went to Barcelona. It’s one of my favorite cities, if I spoke Spanish, I’d move there. At least I have this cuff.”

REISS Top & Sweater; H&M Pants; CUFF from Barcelona

10 of 25 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“The place I get my chains from have an endless supply of brass things like these cuffs. They are very simple pieces so people can adorn them. But I like them simple and plain.”

REISS Top & Sweater; H&M Pants; BRACELETS from Jewelry Supplier

11 of 25 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“I was hesitant about these shoes, but there was something about them that made me get them. I love the 70’s, so I needed these in my life.”

REISS Shoes; H&M Pants

12 of 25 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“This is the exact outfit I wore for my birthday. I didn’t care, all I wanted to do was wear a kimono!”

VINTAGE Kimono from Gabriela de la Vega;VINTAGE Silk Tank; MISSONI Shorts; RALPH LAUREN COLLECTION Shoes; SHAYLA COX Necklace; REISS Purse

13 of 25 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“I wore these shorts in April for my birthday. Unless it’s freezing, I don’t mind wearing shorts. I wear white jeans in winter. I wear suede shoes year round. I don’t follow fashion rules.”

VINTAGE Kimono from Gabriela de la Vega;VINTAGE Silk Tank; MISSONI Shorts; RALPH LAUREN COLLECTION Shoes; SHAYLA COX Necklace; REISS Purse

14 of 25 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“This bag is like the bottomless pit. It’s tiny, but you can stuff a lot in there.”

VINTAGE Kimono from Gabriela de la Vega; MISSONI Shorts; REISS Purse

15 of 25 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“This Kimono is actually extremely warm. I’m going to start wearing it as a jacket with my jeans and t-shirts.”

VINTAGE Kimono from Gabriela de la Vega;REISS Purse

16 of 25 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“A lot of my shoes end up being in the nude family, so that I can wear them with everything.”

VINTAGE Kimono from Gabriela de la Vega;RALPH LAUREN COLLECTION Shoes;

17 of 25 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“This is one of those walking around New York City and wondering into a boutique purchases. The shades and the colors just called me.”

AOYAMA ITCHOME Dress; CALVIN KLEIN Shoes; SHAYLA COX Necklace

18 of 25 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“I try to have my jewelry on every time I leave the house, and if for some reason I put on an outfit and I don’t feel like my pieces work, then my mind will be working – like what could I create that would have worked?”

AOYAMA ITCHOME Dress; SHAYLA COX Necklace

19 of 25 Darryl Calmese Jr.

AOYAMA ITCHOME Dress; SHAYLA COX Necklace

20 of 25 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“I had two other shoes like this that I wore down, so when I found these I snapped them up immediately. If they had had more than one pair, I totally would have bought them!

CALVIN KLEIN Strappy Sandals

21 of 25 Darryl Calmese Jr.

REISS Blouse; PORTS 1961 Trousers; SHAYLA COX Necklace; SAM EDELMAN Shoes

22 of 25 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“A lot of my inspiration is tribal, but then I also have architectural and Bohemian influences as well.”

REISS Blouse; PORTS 1961 Trousers; SHAYLA COX Necklace

23 of 25 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“Reiss has pieces that are very special, but not so trendy that they are going to go out of style. Its not going to date itself.”

REISS Blouse

24 of 25 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“This is one of my favorite pieces from my collection. This piece embodies everything that my brand is about.”

REISS Blouse; SHAYLA COX Necklace

25 of 25 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“I have fun wearing these because I don’t generally get to wear heels.
I wouldn’t be able to do anything when I have heels on and when I’m creating my jewelry, I’m in my studio so I need stuff I can spill things on.”

PORTS 1961 Trousers; SAM EDELMAN Shoes

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