The Look: Erika Christensen

Director of community outreach for Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas, age 31.


Photo by Tomo

What she’s wearing now: Ravel jacket, Guess by Marciano leggings, Chinese Laundry shoes, Patty’s Closet bracelets.

Fashion motto: “Helena Rubinstein said, ‘There are no ugly women, only lazy ones.’ Beauty is for anyone who is willing to do the work.”

The scoop: Working for a nonprofit that specializes in building homes puts Christensen in a unique fashion predicament. “An average day can start with an upscale lunch and end on a construction site,” she says. “I always have a pink hard hat in the back of my car.” Rosy-hued safety gear isn’t the only penchant Christensen has for quirky style statements. “I love pieces that are fun and unusual,” she says, citing hats as her favorite accessory. Rather than following every trend, Christensen reaches for outfits that make her feel “comfortable, beautiful and feminine.” She is grateful to have a stylish group of friends to rein in her imagination. “They ensure that my flair for the unusual remains within socially acceptable limits.”