Photography by Trevor Smith

Sophie Lopez


| West Hollywood

When celebrity stylist Sophie Lopez opens the door to her rad West Hollywood pad, she greets us in a metallic lamé pencil skirt and scarlet leather boots— and in a matter of minutes, we’d realize just how fitting that ensemble really was: if some girls wear their hearts on their sleeves, Lopez wears her spice. What we mean, of course, is that the Los Angeles transplant is devilishly witty, a tad sardonic, and unmistakably outspoken– in the best way possible. We’ll chalk it up to “So Lo’s” good ol’ British upbringing? (See what we did there? Spicy ladies need spicy nicknames!) After years of dressing saucy men across the pond, Lopez traded in suits and British GQ for red carpet gowns and Hollywood, and just like that, she was outfitting stars like Camila Alves (AKA Mrs. McConaughey), Christie Brinkley and now-BFF, Kate Hudson. Between her elevated eye for push-the-boundary get-ups and her enviable personal collection of stilettos, slips and sunnies, all we’re wondering is, “what did La La Land ever do before her?” Here, Lopez sits down with CITIPHILE to reveal her little black book on LA.

NEIGHBORHOOD STANDBY: Izaka-Ya (MAP IT, x)— it’s the freshest sashimi closest to me.

COFFEE OR TEA: Coffee from Blue Bottle (MAP IT, x) because they have great coffee and they make the best avocado toast.

ALL-TIME FAVORITE RESTAURANT: I love Il Fico (MAP IT, BOOK IT, x) for Italian food; their rice balls are incredible.

COCKTAIL DE LA NUIT: A vodka soda. I like going to Tenants of the Trees (MAP IT, x) for a drink; they have a great vibe.

AFTER-WORK HAPPY HOUR: Laurel Hardware (MAP IT, BOOK IT, x)— it’s close and their back courtyard is super cute.

GIRLS NIGHT OUT: Dinner at Sunset Tower (MAP ITx) for Old Hollywood vibes.

WHERE TO BRING OUT-OF-TOWNERS: To one of the beautiful hikes like Temescal Canyon; it’s one of my favorite things about living in LA.

MUSIC PICK: I like a bit of everything [when it comes to music]. SoulCycle (MAP ITx) has some good beats that keep me hyped for the workout!

BEST BRUNCH: Little Dom’s (MAP IT, x) is the best— the atmosphere is amazing and they have newspapers on old-school pins to keep them from tangling. The food is good too!

BEST PEOPLE WATCHING: Erewhon (MAP IT, x) has lots of healthy-looking, beautiful people buying organic vegetables!

HEALTHY STAPLE: Pressed Juicery (MAP IT, x) for a hard cleanse.

GUILTY PLEASURE: Gjelina in Venice (MAP IT, BOOK IT, x); their pizza is the best.

LA’S BEST-KEPT SECRET: Neptune’s Net in Malibu (MAP IT, x).


REGULAR AT: Backyard Bowls (MAP IT, x)— the Hercules shake is my go-to. Also, Alfred’s on Melrose Place (MAP IT, x), Milk (MAP IT, x) for the best cookies and ice cream, Fonuts (MAP IT, x) for great vegan and gluten-free doughnuts, and Entré Nous (MAP IT, x) for the best vintage finds.

DELIVERY GO-TO: The classic salad from La Scala (MAP IT, BOOK IT, x)— simple and light, it’s perfect for a weeknight dinner.

TO SEE AND BE SEEN: Anywhere on Melrose Place or Sunset Boulevard.

TO RELAX AND UNWIND: The Now (MAP IT, x) for massages!

GO-TO GETAWAY: I love to jet back and forth to NY and the best part is that my work allows me to live a semi-bicoastal life. In New York, it’s nice to walk amongst the people and find inspiration.

CLOSET CHECK: My style is fashion forward and eclectic. To shop, I like Entré Nous, Reformation (MAP IT, x) and Magasin in Culver City for men (MAP IT, x). Clare Vivier (MAP ITx) is good for accessories.

BEST HOME DÉCOR: H. D. Buttercup (MAP IT, x) and West Elm (MAP IT) are my go-tos. My home is soft minimal with Hamptons vibes. I like my spaces to have a relaxing feel about them.

BEST HOST/HOSTESS GIFTS: Maison Midi on La Brea (MAP IT, x) has really nice gifts.

QUOTIDIAN KEEPER: Suzy K’s Dry Cleaners (MAP IT, x) is the best!

BEAUTY BLACK BOOK: I find that my juice routine really helps with my beauty routine; everything that I put into my body reflects on my skin.

FIT PICK: Barry’s Bootcamp (MAP IT, x), SoulCycle and Hot 8 (MAP IT, x) are my favorites.

ULTIMATE LA MOMENT: When I felt my first earthquake. CP

Sophie’s LA

From L to R: First Row: Coffee from Blue Bottle; Shirt by Reformation; Cookies at Milk; Sunset Tower. Second Row: The Now; Breakfast from Backyard Bowls; Inside West Elm; Alfred Coffee.


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