Gabriella Martin
Stylist at Kick Pleat Houston

How would you describe your personal style? 
Modern, classics fill my closet. I find comfort in knowing most of the pieces in my wardrobe work back to each other, with a few special treats thrown in. ( Isa Arfen, I’m looking at you.) 

What are some styling tips you give to your clients that you can share? 
My number one styling tip is never over-think an outfit. 

What are a few of your favorite brands at KP and why? 
Tibi, Isa Arfen, Robert Clergerie, Rochas, Christian Wijants. I mean I could go on. The why is easy, they all work for the tailored lady.

What would you never wear and why? 
I’m not opposed to trying anything once.

What is the most important part of working with your clients?
For me, it’s connecting. I love engaging in conversation—there’s always much to hear and it easily guides me on what to add to the dressing room. Working with clients brings me joy.

What is your favorite KP purchase and why? 
The first thing that came to mind is my  Robert Clergerie Xalo platforms. I’ve never loved a pair of shoes so much. I feel fancy, lovely and cool with each step. The first time I wore them, I was catching a 6 a.m. flight. Not five minutes had passed and I already had a compliment. It was 5:00 in the morning... (LOVE!)

Who are your style inspirations?
Vanessa Traina and Sarah Jessica Parker. 

Gabriella's Outfit — Rachel Comey Top, Rachel Comey Pant, Sophie Buhai Earrings