For today’s installment of YOUR WEEKLY FIX: Style advice from a beautiful woman, we have model, actress and Los Angeles resident Anya Benton.
Anya has been modeling and acting since she was 11 years old.
Although Anya is of Russian heritage, she has been living in the United States since she was 10 and currently resides in Los Angeles.
Aside from modeling and acting, Anya is no slouch when it comes to school – she graduated from UCLA as an honors Cum Laude student with a B.A. in Mass Communications and a double minor in Russian Studies and Spanish Language.
She’s also parlayed her degree to pursue a profession in marketing and advertising. She was a Director of Marketing at two different companies and currently does freelance marketing and consulting in addition to her modeling and acting career.
In her free time, Anya loves to travel, go wine tasting and lay out on the beach.
“My favorite TV shows are Family Guy, Game of Thrones, Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. – I’m obviously a huge fan of Dick Wolf (haha). My favorite food is a medium-rare, prime grade rib eye steak with a glass of Opus One; my favorite dog breed is Pomeranian (I have two); and my favorite shoe company is a tie between Christian Louboutin and Christian Dior.”
Anya has always been passionate about fashion, style and beauty. According to her, “Many of my friends often think of me when it comes to style advice and several even ask me to do their clothes shopping! My style advice for men (and women) is to just keep it classy and classic with a little personal twist.”
Here’s her style advice for our readers:
My favorite colors on a man are black, white, navy blue, and heather gray; but I love when a man can throw in a pop to his outfit every once in a while by tastefully adding something red or bright blue such as socks, a tie, or a pocket square.
Like most women, I love a man in a great fitting suit!
Although some suit brands look great off the rack – such as Hugo Boss – it’s always a good idea to get your suit tailored. Ferragamo makes some of the best shoes and belts to complete your look.
A great casual outfit for a man is a nice pair of jeans or casual pants (I love Joe’s Jeans and, for a cheaper alternative, Forever 21 Men has some fantastic men’s pants and jeans), a well fitting T-Shirt and a casual blazer.
Banana Republic and American Apparel have good quality and well-fitting t-Shirts but if you want to rock an extra comfy shirt while giving back to the community check out http://www.hashtaghumanity.com/ and get one of theirs – I have one!
H&M Men and Zara also have great casual blazers that are inexpensive and look great.
Another casual outfit idea for working out or just running errands around town may sound a bit unconventional to some but I absolutely love it.
I personally rock a onesie regularly and simply adore all of the products from CCR Brand both for men and women (http://www.ccrbrand.com/men.html). It’s a company I discovered a few years ago when I bought a cute onesie while I was at a nightclub – yes, they sold clothes at this nightclub! – and I have loved this brand ever since.
I have several pieces from the women’s division of CCR Brand and they are all very comfortable, soft and made in Los Angeles from high quality materials. They’re perfect to throw on when you just don’t want to plan an outfit, for a quick hike or after a surf session on the beach. If you use my name (ANYA) while shopping on their website as the promo code, you’ll score yourself 40% off.
Lastly, accessories make the outfit.
My favorite ones are a nice pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses, a quality pair of shoes from Pantofola d’Oro or Ferragamo and always a unique, cool watch.
My all time top watch pick is The Garwood Watch (http://thegarwood.com/thegarwoodshop/), which is particularly awesome and a perfect conversation piece because it is made completely out of wood and has a sleek design. I’m pretty obsessed with The Garwood and have three of them myself since they are unisex. If you use my name, ANYA, you get 15% off your purchase!
I have a lot of amazing things coming up this year though I can’t quite reveal most of them yet!
Stay tuned and make sure to follow me on Twitter https://twitter.com/abenton1, Instagram https://instagram.com/anyabenton/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AnyaBentonFanPage to keep up with my latest projects, photo shoots and appearances.