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Let's go inside some of the industry's greatest closets off the runway and off camera.  Everything on this site is handpainted by the author. Follow me on Instagram @theclosetinterview and @annthaden.

Electric & Rose

Electric & Rose

Today I'm meeting Erin Chiamulon, creative director and co-owner of Electric & Rose in Venice Beach.  Combining her love of yoga, sand and surf Erin has created the only bohemian inspired active wear that you'll want to wear all day long!  Whether barefoot on the beach or in Valentino shoes and a Zimmermann dress, Erin knows how to have fun and look gorgeous doing it!  Follow her @electricandrose and shop the looks here and exclusively at Barneys.  Act fast as sizes sell out very quickly!

Hello, It’s Ann.  It’s great to see you, Erin.  Can I interview your closet? Yes! My closet is one of my favorite places… 

What’s your favorite T-Shirt? Where and why did you buy it?  A vintage Bob Segar shirt that an ex boyfriend bought me. 


Bob Segar vintage t shirt

Are you a sweater person or a sweatshirt person?  Nothing beats a beautiful cashmere sweater. My Aunt recently surprised me with a beautiful  Ryan Roche sweater that I love. 


Ryan Roche Sweater

What did you wear on your last girl’s night or guy’s night out?  My Mom’s vintage Alaia duster with vintage levis and a white tee.

 What did you do together?  A quiet dinner with friends at Chateau Marmont.

chateau marmont

What drink do you like to order on a night out?  Water or a dirty martini.

What music do you enjoy on a night out?  Hip hop / rock n’ roll. 

Where do you want to travel to next?  The Italian coast with my husband.

What essentials would you pack for the trip?  An appetite, a great book, Zimmermann dresses, vintage Navajo jewels, sunscreen, and a camera. 


Zimmerman dress with Valentino Bag

What non-essential thing would you pack for this trip?  An Electric & Rose yoga towel so I can practice everywhere and have a clean layer in between me and the mat without taking my own mat which takes up too much room.

What did you wear to school when you were young?  The funkiest outfits. Polka dot tights, black tutus, Billabong neon graphic tees, and a black straw hat my Mom bought for me.

Baby Erin

What is the coolest thing you wore in High School?  Levi’s with a white tee.

What is the biggest splurge or investment piece you purchased?  My wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier. 

Do you feel the investment has been worthwhile?  Yes! I have this dream that one day if I’m lucky enough I’ll have a daughter and she may want to wear it.

What is your favorite fashion bargain? How much do you wear it?  A Stella McCartney jumpsuit that I found for $100.

What do you wear when you work out?  Electric & Rose Sunset leggings + a Grayson crop. My dream outfit.

Electric & Rose Sunset Leggings

What do you wear to the grocery store?  Matching Electric & Rose sweats and crewneck.

What shoes do you wear in the rain?  My 10 year-old Fiorentini Baker boots.

What shoes do you wear for a party?  Converse or Valentino lace oxfords.


Valentino Shoe

What do you wish you had in your closet but don’t have?  The perfect jeans. I’ve tried them all. 

Which celebrity’s closet would you raid?  Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine for all of her dreamy Lanvin gowns.

What did you last give away in your closet and who did you give it to?  A pair of Frame denim jeans to my Mom. I buy and giveaway a lot of jeans. 

What is the best piece of clothing or accessory that someone else bought for you?  A pair of Cathy Waterman leaf earrings from my Mom for my 21st birthday. 

What piece(s) of jewelry do you wear everyday?  My Cathy Waterman wedding band.

Coup de Foudre fragrance

Do you wear a fragrance?  Coup de Foudre, in French ‘a sudden unforeseen event, in particular an instance of love at first sight.’ A rose perfume that my grandmother discovered at Barneys. What I would give to shop the perfume aisle with her one more time. 

Thanks for letting me interview your closet Erin.  I’m glad I got to know you better too.  Now would you mind if I borrowed your Zimmermann dress? 

Cozy Boy Lenz

Cozy Boy Lenz

Runway Renee

Runway Renee