VIDA Collaboration with Style Expert Alison Deyette

 I met the CEO and founder of  VIDA, Umaimah Mendhro, during an evening as the style expert on HSN. They were launching a limited collection that quickly sold out. I was impressed with her vision and the connection they create with designers and makers from all over the world that we brainstormed on ways to work together. She emailed me and wrote, “How about a Vida collaboration with style expert Alison Deyette?” I wrote back, “I’m in.” We decided to create a style series where I showcase some of my favorite Vida styles in videos and photos and add several more on the site that include well-known and emerging artists that are photographers, painters and illustrators.

Bar Ben Vakil Vida top


VIDA Collaboration with Style Expert Alison Deyette  

Here’s the first video in the style series of how to take one artistic top, this one’s by painter Bar Ben Vakil, and wear it three ways. I hope this will inspire you to experiment with your wardrobe.

The 15% discount code to shop for any of my favorite Vida stylist picks is: ALISONDEYETTE

Artist Bar Ben Vakil’s “Chaos in Everything” is bold and vibrant. When it comes to style, never be afraid of color; it’s always better to stand out!




  First, I styled an outfit that clearly says “power player.” A chic tailored black blazer with white accents from Basler with defined shoulders and a nipped in waist.  I paired it with a pencil skirt from Milly that has a leather waistband and side slit. It’s all about the construction and details of these pieces that when put together with the top from Vida, the overall look is strong and sexy.



Next, while jeans will work with any top from Vida, this time I chose a high waist flare in a denim hue from AELLA. They have the most incredible pants for every body shape. I topped it off with a grey cropped leather jacket from Halston Heritage that meets the high waist pants and balances her curves and added grey suede heels from J. Crew to give her height.

Stylist Alison Deyette Bar Ben Vakilshop-vida-stylist

For the third look in the VIDA style series, I captured painter Bar Ben Vakil’s vision at it’s most exuberant. It’s all about the burst of color from head-to-toe starting with a kelly green cardigan tucked into a royal blue skirt, belted with a pink skinny belt and finished with pink strappy sandals. This outfit is not shy. It says, “I’m living a vibrant life.”

Stylist Expert Alison Deyette

I’m wearing photographer Ike Edeani’s “Floating Timber” design. This is one of those tops that regularly gets a second glance when you add it to your outfits. It’s a conversation starter on what the image reveals. You can see and shop for more of my stylist picks from VIDA and get 15% off with the discount code for Vida  by using: ALISONDEYETTE

Vida collaboration with Style Expert Alison Deyette


A little goofiness on set.

More Stylist Picks From Vida

 More of stylist Alison Deyette’s favorite Vida styles include designs by artists and photographers – Adrienne Pitts, Angeliki Jackson, and Karen Hutton. 



Follow Alison on Instagram & Twitter @alisondeyette


Style Expert Alison Deyette is a TV + digital host and Los Angeles stylist who was recently named one of the top stylists in Los Angeles by Variety, WWD, Angeleno, and Modern Luxury magazines. After starting her career as a fashion & beauty director on national magazines she transitioned into television and digital work. Alison appears regularly on Good Morning America, TODAYAccess HollywoodThe RealThe ViewSteve Harvey and is the Style Expert for KTLA’s Morning News. Alison is currently host of the AOL series, The Savings Experiment, one of the lead style hosts on and the style expert for HSN. She is a contributing fashion editor for Real SimpleLife & StyleIn Touch and Closer Weekly.  She was the host of Pocket the Difference, a co-host of TLC’s 10 Years Younger and TBS’ Movie and a Makeover and the weekly Style Contributor on Hallmark Channel’s Marie.  In addition, she has hosted several web series including: AOL’s In the KnowHerSay with Soleil Moon Frye, Playtex’s Bra Makeover series, and A Secret Worth Sharing. These web series collectively have more than 100 million views.

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