Mayim Yael


Mayim Yael is a Des Moines-based freelance wardrobe stylist.

How would you describe your personal style?
It’s constantly evolving. I don’t believe in hard-and-fast rules when it comes to fashion, and I’m apt to wear whatever I love at the time—as long as it’s within arm’s reach in the morning.

Any fashion regrets?
Much like terrible ex-boyfriends, every article of clothing I’ve worn in the past had a reasonable explanation behind it, but don’t ask me to rationalize it now.

What part of your style are you known for?
My ability to own a million pairs of shoes but ultimately always end up back in my beat-up Chuck Taylor high-tops.

Fashion role models:
Kate Lanphear and Daphne Guinness.

What is an essential aspect of your look?
Good-quality materials, great construction, texture and an achromatic color palette. I’m a creature of comfort overall.

Celebrity crush:
Late ’80s heartthrobs Corey Feldman and Christian Slater in their prime.

Always up for:
Gong Fu tea, pinball and a nap.

Never up for:
Roller coasters, brushing my hair and CrossFit.

Photographer: Joelle Blanchard

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