Getting Cozy with Chic Basics: ModaMob's Q&A with Michael Stars

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Getting Cozy with Chic Basics: ModaMob\'s Q&A with Michael Stars
When it comes to fashionable basics, nothing beats the offerings found in the Manhattan Beach storefront window at Michael Stars. With various locations found across the country, their showrooms and windows are stocked with many a fashionista’s go-to staple for comfortable t-shirts, casual cashmere, classic dresses, convertible cardigans—pieces that will endure season after season.

ModaMob got a chance to speak with Susan Peterson, the VP of Design and Creative at Michael Stars about Jessica Biel’s wedding, their star-studded clientele, and some of their Fall must-have’s.

Modamob: We noticed that Jessica Biel has been photographed in many of your pieces, she’s a big fan! What would be you recommend for her pre- and post-tying-the-knot outfits—Michael Stars essentials for her big Italian wedding?
MIchael Stars: Cozy sweaters and our leather sleeve bomber jacket make the perfect essentials pre and post wedding – they’re chic and warm – perfect for the cool Italian nights.

MM:Tell us more about the brand.
MS: Michael Stars redefines contemporary clothing with luxury essentials that embody the modern California lifestyle. We’re a color company that has evolved from tees to a lifestyle brand. Michael Stars is still an all American classic, but now more current and hip.

MM: What is the inspiration behind the fall line?
MS: We call our fall campaign “Country Chateau.” She’s a modern woman sharing her time between the bustle of the city and the serenity of the country. Her city style is sophisticated and modern, while her country style is casual and uncomplicated. She is excited to fill her closet with Michael Stars’ new classics with a modern twist in rich and indulgent colors.

MM: What do your celebrity clientele think of the brand?
MS: Michael Stars pieces are fresh and chic – they’re luxe classics perfect to wear anywhere.

MM: Speaking of, if you could dress any celeb in Michael Stars who would it be and why?
MS: Kate Moss. Her style is chic, aspirational, and infinitely cool.

MM: What are some of your famous clients fav pieces?
MS: Celebrities are addicted to our Beautiful Tees collection and striped tees and sweaters. Our Beautiful Tees tank and tee styles are created with super fine cotton updated in an amazing wash for a perfectly worn feel.

MM: A lot of your tees and sweaters are super comfy! What makes them soft and easy to wear everyday?
MS: It’s all about the wash. We do special washes to make you feel like you’ve had it for years and they instantly become your favorite.

MM: What are some of this season's must-haves?
MS:This fall, it’s all about leather. We added washed leather to the sleeves and on the front of the t-shirt so people were excited to have these luxe details on our tees and collection.

MM: Holidays are right around the corner—which pieces would make the best gifts?
MS: Tried-and-true options like the perfect tee are anything but basic – they’re sure to please. Some of our other favorites for those looking to make a style statement include our chiffon silk mix tees, tie dye heather stripes and beaded blouses.
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