Located in the center of Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles-based Elyse Walker Boutique is really less of a store and more of a luxury shopping experience. It’s stocked with the latest trends from today’s top designers—not to mention a team of sartorially savvy stylists who are committed to helping every customer look and feel their absolute best! We emerged from our interview with Elyse utterly inspired by the contagious passion and positivity that undoubtedly fuel each one of her endeavors.
Photography: Bryce Covey
How and when did Elyse Walker Boutique begin?
I originally opened the boutique in 1999, when it was just an 800-square-foot space. I had recently moved to Los Angeles and saw a huge need for great fashion in West LA.
What originally piqued your interest in fashion and styling?
I’ve always loved fashion because I feel it is an artistic form of expression. You get to pick a theme for the day, whether you’re feeling athletic, casual, dressy, professional. Each day you get to express who you are and it can influence the way you feel. Feeling confident in what you are wearing can really lift your spirits. I was also interested in fashion and styling because I love working with and empowering women. It gives me a great high.