At the intersection of boho chic and classic Hollywood, Andrea Goto peeks into the life of stunning young stylist, Lynn Serulla. >>Photography by Adam Kuehl
A self-proclaimed “experience junkie,” Lynn Serulla has quite a few helpings on her plate, including work as a production assistant for various Paula Deen projects and, most recently, a costumer for the feature film, The Sacrament. But despite long days on set, the Michigan native appears unfazed on a rare morning off as she sips a double-shot Americano from a cracked cup at Gallery Espresso.
She is effortlessly hip in dark winter layers, accented with a burgundy vintage hat from which her platinum strands peek out. The classically trained painter talks as if she has nowhere to go and smiles as if that’s the only shape her mouth makes. This seems uncharacteristic, considering the time Lynn has spent living in New York City, Chicago and L.A., but it’s an attitude that’s right at home in the Hostess City.
Lynn Serulla, 26
My style M.O.: Functional, a little eccentric, classic, vintage, simple and accessory-based. Fashion Commandment No. 1: Accessories and shoes are important. You can thrift all of your clothes, but it’s important to have accessories that are statement pieces. Don’t let me bring my credit card to … Extant Fair.
If my school had a uniform, it would be … Ankle boots, a cool hat and an awesome outfit that was the anti-uniform. If you showed up in a uniform, you’d have to go home and change. I’d wrestle an alligator for … His skin. My fashion emergency kit contains … Double-sided tape, safety pins, measuring tape, mascara, lip gloss and extra earrings—just in case. The fashion “don’t” I love to do: Mix dark colors. I like to put brown with black, blue, gray—all the colors together. Before the zombie fashion apocalypse, I’m stockpiling … My jewels. I love wearing gold, jewels—shiny stuff.
I can go from The Olde Pink House to Pinkie Master’s in my … Baby-pink fingernails painted at La Bella Nails. Less or more? Less. Always edit. One thing I’ve learned in styling and production is to bring as much as you can and then edit. The simpler, the better. I want seven minutes in style heaven with … Betsey Johnson’s closet. You’re not a man unless you’re confident in … A scarf. It’s very European. My magic elixirs are … Moisturizer and mascara. I use the yellow moisturizer from Clinique and Bare Escentuals mascara from JW Salon. Savannah, stop wearing … Pajamas in public.