The Luxe Life: Elyse Walker

The connoisseur of L.A. style talks about the objects of desire currently on her radar

NAME: Elyse Walker
AGE: 47
LIVES IN: Venice
WORKS AT: Elyse Walker boutique and FORWARD by Elyse Walker
POSITION: Boutique owner and fashion director

“My style
 is constantly evolving,
 but there’s always an L.A. twist to it. I’ll mix staples like shredded denim or suede fringe with high-fashion pieces.”


Valentino Crepe Dresses

“No one makes dresses like Valentino—superfeminine designs that always hit the mark.” » $2,190 at Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103.





















Alexandra Von Furstenberg Acrylic Coasters

“These coasters add a jolt of color to my living space and look great stacked when not in use.” » $125 (set of eight) at Alexandra Von Furstenberg, West Hollywood, 301-777-0253.




















Elisabeth Weinstock Travel Valet

“I wear jewelry in a maximalist style and travel a lot. I’m always looking for ways to transport my jewelry so it won’t get damaged.” » $96-$290 at Elisabeth Weinstock, Beverly Grove, 323-655-3000.




















Hoorsenbuhs Bonded Ring

“A mix of delicate diamonds in a tough, knuckle duster-inspired design is terrific.” » $1,950 at Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 323-761-5255.












Damien Hirst “3-Methylthymidine” Print

“A “I have one of Hirst’s spot paintings—I’m attracted to its symmetry—and I’d like to add this print to my collection.” » $10,773 at












Papier Mini A4 bag

“I love the reinterpretation of this classic in eye-popping blue.” » $1,465 at Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900.