Maria Christofilis: City Chic

Style expert and founder of Anthousa Collection on her personal style.

By Seattle Mag


March 4, 2013

This article originally appeared in the February 2013 issue of Seattle Magazine.

Uptown girl, laidback-style: “I flip from carrying my black Celine Phantom bag from Barneys to a Navajo-print cotton tote that I got for free,” says Maria Christofilis, a scent-savvy Seattle native who has been on the advance guard of home fragrances for more than a decade (at—which she recently sold). She shakes things up sartorially by layering unstructured elements with something more tailored, such as a tuxedo jacket—her “go-to staple and favorite classic piece.”

Jimmy Choo who? “I don’t have a huge shoe collection,” Christofilis says, “but what I have are designer investment pieces and I love each pair”—especially her sleek Alexander Wang ankle strap heels.

Shopping stops: Christofilis heads to Les Amis (Fremont, 3420 Evanston Ave. N; 206.632.2877; for seasonal pieces such as her favorite Matta cotton scarf, and to Pacific Galleries (SoDo, 241 S Lander St.; 206.292.3999; for one-of-a-kind jewelry.

Gold cuff, Pacific Galleries, 18K gold locket with black and white diamonds, Elle Amber


Rhinestone necklace, J. Crew; other necklaces from Greece


Celine Phantom bag, Barneys


Hermès Cape Cod watch and lavender jade bracelet (a gift)

Alexander Wang ankle strap pumps, Barneys





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