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Tastemaker: Alex Yanez

The Neiman Marcus style advisor is a fashion pro



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Age: 27
Neighborhood: Bankers Hill
Background: Alex was handpicked by Neiman Marcus fashion director and SVP Ken Downing as one of four style advisors across the country. He imparts seasonal trends to the public and NM associates, and also works as a personal shopper.
Fashion philosophy: It’s all about confidence. You can have the most fabulous outfit on, but if you don’t “own it,” you’re not doing yourself justice. Enjoy what you are wearing and that confidence will make you shine.
Personal style: Downtown luxe grunge meets sophisticated tailored prepster. I like to keep people guessing.

His favorite things:

Palm Springs is close, yet far enough out of town for a weekend getaway. The Viceroy isn’t as much of a scene as other hotels, and perfect for a little R&R. viceroyhotelsandresorts.com

The leather collar of this otherwise basic shirt gives it just enough interest. Gucci leather collar poplin duke shirt, $530, Neiman Marcus Fashion Valley

My favorite scent is Millesime Imperial by Creed. I use it day to evening year-round. $175 and up, Neiman Marcus Fashion Valley

I wear my Saint Laurent high-tops with everything from casual jeans to trousers for an unexpected, yet polished look. Signature court classic high-top sneaker, $875, ysl.com

I die for anything chocolate. La Maison du Chocolat makes the best truffles on earth. Decadent, but so worth it. Truffle collection, $53 for 40 pieces, lamaisonduchocolat.us

Smoke on the Water at the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills is by far my favorite cocktail. It’s made with atomized scotch and dry ice, so the entire table is engulfed in smoke when it is served. slshotels.com

These jeans by Belstaff have just enough detail to stand out from the rest. Blackrod slim-fit coated denim biker jeans, $395, mrporter.com

I love the unexpected details and luxurious fabrics like cashmere and lamb nappa leather on these Melin Brand hats. The Garden, $250, melinbrand.com

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