Please introduce yourself! Where are you from, where do you live, and what do you do for a living?
My name is Lani Rosenstock Inlander. I am the owner and chief stylist of Real Life Style, a style consulting firm in NY and DC.
How did you get interested in fashion?
The best I’ve ever been able to explain it is that I suddenly started reading fashion magazines incessantly in the 8th grade. I would memorize all of the designers’ lines to the point where if you opened up a page in Vogue I could tell you who designed the outfit.
What inspires you these days?
I would say travel is a big inspiration for me. I’m going to Argentina in October and I can’t wait to see the style in Buenos Aires. I’m told the leather goods are amazing and there are a ton of adorable boutiques just waiting to be discovered.
Any tips for looking good in the wilting heat of summer?
It is all about a dress and a stylish, comfortable sandal. Lipstick and mascara help too. Who can tell that the rest of your face has melted off if you have a long-wearing lipstick and waterproof mascara on?
I understand you use a Daily Pocket Diary to keep track of your scheduleâ€¦ Can you tell us how you use it? Do you write down lists and ideas or just record your appointments?
I am obsessed with my Daily Pocket Diary! I use the monthly planner in the front to keep track of which days I’m in NY or DC so that I can schedule with clients most efficiently. My schedule changes almost hourly so a paper diary and a sharp pencil (with an eraser!) are essential for me. I also use the daily pages for my to do list that day.
What other creative outlets do you have, aside from fashion?
I don’t sew but I like to make jewelry for myself and my clients.