Meet Shala Monroque, Your New Style Crush

The creative director, street style maven and art aficionado should be a household name.

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"Experimental" is how Garage magazine's creative director Shala Monroque describes her personal style. And it is—in the prettiest way possible. At 20, the native St. Lucian braved New York in pursuit of a modeling career and stumbled across much more. In fact, at 35 she can add writer, art consultant and blogger to her impressive list of titles.

The former Pop editor also happens to be besties with Miuccia Prada, and thus an unofficial ambassador for the brand. Even the legendary designer is blown away by Monroque's knack for style, "She has an incredible sense for fashion, and, more importantly, it's all very instinctive and natural. It's really a gift." It's safe to say Monroque's art mogul boyfriend, Larry Gagosian, feels the same. As do we. Just take a scroll through some of her daring (and ladylike!), vibrant (and polished!) outfits. They promise to inspire.

I love clothes and enjoy it, but it can't be my whole world—absolutely not... The mind needs diversity. Fashion feeds off of it.

–Shala Monroque

Meet Shala Monroque, Your New Style Crush
Meet Shala Monroque, Your New Style Crush
Meet Shala Monroque, Your New Style Crush
Meet Shala Monroque, Your New Style Crush
Meet Shala Monroque, Your New Style Crush
Meet Shala Monroque, Your New Style Crush
Meet Shala Monroque, Your New Style Crush
Meet Shala Monroque, Your New Style Crush
Meet Shala Monroque, Your New Style Crush
Meet Shala Monroque, Your New Style Crush
Meet Shala Monroque, Your New Style Crush
Meet Shala Monroque, Your New Style Crush
Meet Shala Monroque, Your New Style Crush
Meet Shala Monroque, Your New Style Crush
Meet Shala Monroque, Your New Style Crush
Meet Shala Monroque, Your New Style Crush
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