Dianne Garcia’s Instagram bio lays it all (“it all” being not just what she does, but her approach to life, too) out there, in just two apt words: actually working. And she’s similarily straight-up about her role as stylist (she works with Top Dawg Entertainment’s roster, including, ahem, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, and SZA) when asked about it in person at her Los Angeles apartment.
Welcoming us in (and introducing us to her two dogs, Huey and Rosewood, the tiniest, squishiest bulldog puppy we’d ever laid eyes on), Garcia gave us the complete tour before ushering us into her office, which also happens to house both her personal wardrobe as well as the majority of the pulls for her clients. In other words? It was an (incredibly organized, meticulous) explosion of streetwear and tailored suiting, plus her own menswear-tinged designer finds (her most recent? A Jil-Sander-circa-Raf coat she found in a Parisian flea market).
While Garcia’s remarkably low-key in her approach to her own personal style (“I’m not the girl with the mood board, and the palette, and like, ‘This is what I’m gonna wear, this is my fall look,’ no.”), she was willing to divulge the nitty-gritty of the other standouts we discovered, from the best nail spot in L.A. (they recreated Gucci’s Instagram campaigns and motifs on her nails. Need we say more?), and the secrets behind all of her incredible decor—like the massive black-and-white print of Tupac flanking her living room, or that beautiful oversized cobalt-blue velvet couch (that the movers hauled into her home by way of her balcony—more on that later). In other words? It’s Garcia’s world, we’re just living in it.