DRESS LIKE THAT, WOMAN LIKE THIS  
 
 
Kelly Sawyer
 
Using just one dress (plus a few telling probes), we introduce the incredible women that make up Moda Operandi’s community of shoppers, self-styled and in their own words. Meet Kelly Sawyer—in La DoubleJ.
 

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Kelly Sawyer self-styled in a La DoubleJ dress with her own hair and make-up. Photographed by Ye Rin Mok at Kelly’s Malibu-based home.
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DRESS LIKE THAT, WOMAN LIKE THIS  
 
 
Kelly Sawyer
 
Using just one dress (plus a few telling probes), we introduce the incredible women that make up Moda Operandi’s community of shoppers, self-styled and in their own words. Meet Kelly Sawyer—in La DoubleJ.
 

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Kelly Sawyer self-styled in a La DoubleJ dress with her own hair and make-up. Photographed by Ye Rin Mok at Kelly’s Malibu-based home.
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Pictured: Kelly Sawyer self-styled in a La DoubleJ dress with her own hair and make-up. Photographed by Ye Rin Mok at Kelly’s Malibu-based home.
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Pictured: Kelly Sawyer self-styled in a La DoubleJ dress with her own hair and make-up. Photographed by Ye Rin Mok at Kelly’s Malibu-based home.

 
DRESS LIKE THAT, WOMAN LIKE THIS
  
Kelly Sawyer
 
Using just one dress (plus a few telling probes), we introduce the incredible women that make up Moda Operandi’s community of shoppers, self-styled and in their own words. Meet Kelly Sawyer—in La DoubleJ.



 
DRESS LIKE THAT, WOMAN LIKE THIS
  
Kelly Sawyer
 
Using just one dress (plus a few telling probes), we introduce the incredible women that make up Moda Operandi’s community of shoppers, self-styled and in their own words. Meet Kelly Sawyer—in La DoubleJ.


                                               
WHO ARE YOU—IN A SENTENCE?
 
Sassy, bougie, ratchet?
 
 

  
WHY THIS DRESS?  
 
I've always dressed for the mood I want to be in. So right now I'm dressing up a lot to keep me positive...this dress felt bright and happy.
 
 

  
BORN? 
 
London.
 
 

  
BASED? 
 
Los Angeles.
   
 

  
PLACE THEY KNOW YOUR NAME?  
 
Earthbar, my favorite juice bar in West Hollywood.
 
 

   
OCCUPATION? 
 
Co-President of Baby2Baby.
 
 

    
HOW DO YOU SPEND MOST OF YOUR TIME? 
 
At the moment, I'm Zooming my face off! Baby2Baby has been busier than ever: we have distributed more than 30 million basic essentials to families across the country since the onset of the Covid-19 crisis.
 
 

   
ANY HOBBIES?  
 
Good books and bad television.
 
 

  
WHAT IS YOUR CHIEF CHARACTERISTIC?
 
Glass half full.
 
 

   
MANTRA?
 
Vote. Vote. Vote.
 
 

   
FLOWER? 
 
Pink Peonies.
                                               
WHO ARE YOU—IN A SENTENCE?
 
Sassy, bougie, ratchet?
 
 

  
WHY THIS DRESS?  
 
I've always dressed for the mood I want to be in. So right now I'm dressing up a lot to keep me positive...this dress felt bright and happy.
 
 

  
BORN? 
 
London.
 
 

  
BASED? 
 
Los Angeles.
   
 

  
PLACE THEY KNOW YOUR NAME?  
 
Earthbar, my favorite juice bar in West Hollywood.
 
 

   
OCCUPATION? 
 
Co-President of Baby2Baby.
 
 

    
HOW DO YOU SPEND MOST OF YOUR TIME? 
 
At the moment, I'm Zooming my face off! Baby2Baby has been busier than ever: we have distributed more than 30 million basic essentials to families across the country since the onset of the Covid-19 crisis.
 
 

   
ANY HOBBIES?  
 
Good books and bad television.
 
 

  
WHAT IS YOUR CHIEF CHARACTERISTIC?
 
Glass half full.
 
 

   
MANTRA?
 
Vote. Vote. Vote.
 
 

   
FLOWER? 
 
Pink Peonies.
                                                                       
WHO ARE YOU—IN A SENTENCE? 
  
Sassy, bougie, ratchet?
 
 

  
WHY THIS DRESS?
 
I've always dressed for the mood I want to be in. So right now I'm dressing up a lot to keep me positive...this dress felt bright and happy.
 
 

   
BORN?
 
London.
 
 

  
BASED? 
 
Los Angeles.
   
 

  
PLACE THEY KNOW YOUR NAME?
 
Earthbar, my favorite juice bar in West Hollywood.
 
 

   
OCCUPATION? 
 
Co-President of Baby2Baby.
 
 

   
HOW DO YOU SPEND MOST OF YOUR TIME?
 
At the moment, I'm Zooming my face off! Baby2Baby has been busier than ever: we have distributed more than 30 million basic essentials to families across the country since the onset of the Covid-19 crisis.
 
 

  
ANY HOBBIES? 
 
Good books and bad television.
 
 

   
WHAT IS YOUR CHIEF CHARACTERISTIC?
 
Glass half full.
 
 

   
MANTRA?
 
Vote. Vote. Vote.
 
 

  
FLOWER?  
 
Pink Peonies.
 
 

   
WHY IS FASHION IMPORTANT TO YOU? 
  
 As a former model, I love and appreciate fashion and the creativity and work that goes into making beautiful clothes.  
 
 
    
WHAT WAS YOUR STYLE AS A TEENAGER?
  
 A mess.
 
 
      
TREND YOU MOST REGRET?
  
Low rider jeans.
 
 

BEST THING YOU’VE BOUGHT ON MODA?

My favorite Proenza dress and the ceramic potatoes.
 
 
    
   

 
                                                                       
WHO ARE YOU—IN A SENTENCE? 
  
Sassy, bougie, ratchet?
 
 

  
WHY THIS DRESS?
 
I've always dressed for the mood I want to be in. So right now I'm dressing up a lot to keep me positive...this dress felt bright and happy.
 
 

   
BORN?
 
London.
 
 

  
BASED? 
 
Los Angeles.
   
 

  
PLACE THEY KNOW YOUR NAME?
 
Earthbar, my favorite juice bar in West Hollywood.
 
 

   
OCCUPATION? 
 
Co-President of Baby2Baby.
 
 

   
HOW DO YOU SPEND MOST OF YOUR TIME?
 
At the moment, I'm Zooming my face off! Baby2Baby has been busier than ever: we have distributed more than 30 million basic essentials to families across the country since the onset of the Covid-19 crisis.
 
 

  
ANY HOBBIES? 
 
Good books and bad television.
 
 

   
WHAT IS YOUR CHIEF CHARACTERISTIC?
 
Glass half full.
 
 

   
MANTRA?
 
Vote. Vote. Vote.
 
 

  
FLOWER?  
 
Pink Peonies.
 
 

   
WHY IS FASHION IMPORTANT TO YOU? 
  
 As a former model, I love and appreciate fashion and the creativity and work that goes into making beautiful clothes.  
 
 
    
WHAT WAS YOUR STYLE AS A TEENAGER?
  
 A mess.
 
 
      
TREND YOU MOST REGRET?
  
Low rider jeans.
 
 

BEST THING YOU’VE BOUGHT ON MODA?

My favorite Proenza dress and the ceramic potatoes.
 
 
    
   

 
"My style? I’m an anti-sweatpants kind of girl."
 
KELLY SAWYER
  
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"My style? I’m an anti-sweatpants kind of girl."
 
KELLY SAWYER
  


 
"My style? I’m an anti-sweatpants kind of girl."



KELLY SAWYER

 



 
"My style? I’m an anti-sweatpants kind of girl."



KELLY SAWYER

 

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CURRENTLY IN YOUR CART?
 
White Khaite dress & a Proenza long sleeved tee (I’ve been living in these during quarantine).
 
 

  
YOUR FASHION HIGH POINT? 
 
Chanel for the Baby2Baby Gala.
 
 

  
...AND LOW POINT?  
 
My see-through Versace wedding dress.
 
 

  
SHOES OR HANDBAGS? 
 
Handbags...I’ll be able to give them to my daughters one day.
   
 

  
BEST THING ABOUT BEING A MOTHER?  
 
Seeing them grow up.
 
 

   
WORST THING ABOUT BEING A MOTHER? 
 
Seeing them grow up.
 
 

    
HOW DO YOU DEFINE BEAUTY? 
 
Confidence.
 
 

   
BEST BEAUTY SECRET?  
 
8 hours sleep and green juice.
 
 

  
ARE YOU A LARK OR AN OWL?
 
Owl.
 
 

   
WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST STYLISH?
 
In Paris.
 
 

   
WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST EMPOWERED? 
 
In heels.
 
 

  
WHAT’S IN YOUR HANDBAG?  
 
Mini bottles of Tabasco sauce.
 
 

   
SOMETHING EVERYONE KNOWS ABOUT YOU?
 
My hot sauce obsession.
 

 

     
SOMETHING NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT YOU?  

I was on the track team.  
 
 

    
WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE? 
 
Matt Damon.
 
 

   
BOOK(S) YOU’D RE-READ? 
 
“White Teeth,” Zadie Smith 
“Where to Begin,” Cleo Wade  
“The Alchemist,” Paulo Coelho 
 
 

  
THE QUALITY YOU MOST ADMIRE IN OTHERS?
 
Loyalty.
 
 

   
MOST TREASURED POSSESSION?
 
My dogs.
 
 

   
WHAT DO YOU REALLY DISLIKE? 
 
Brussels sprouts and intolerance.
 
 

  
WHAT DOES THE WORLD NEED MORE OF? 
 
Diapers.
 
 

  
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB? 
 
I’m still inspired to do it every day.
                                               
CURRENTLY IN YOUR CART?
 
White Khaite dress & a Proenza long sleeved tee (I’ve been living in these during quarantine).
 
 

  
YOUR FASHION HIGH POINT? 
 
Chanel for the Baby2Baby Gala.
 
 

  
...AND LOW POINT?  
 
My see-through Versace wedding dress.
 
 

  
SHOES OR HANDBAGS? 
 
Handbags...I’ll be able to give them to my daughters one day.
   
 

  
BEST THING ABOUT BEING A MOTHER?  
 
Seeing them grow up.
 
 

   
WORST THING ABOUT BEING A MOTHER? 
 
Seeing them grow up.
 
 

    
HOW DO YOU DEFINE BEAUTY? 
 
Confidence.
 
 

   
BEST BEAUTY SECRET?  
 
8 hours sleep and green juice.
 
 

  
ARE YOU A LARK OR AN OWL?
 
Owl.
 
 

   
WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST STYLISH?
 
In Paris.
 
 

   
WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST EMPOWERED? 
 
In heels.
 
 

  
WHAT’S IN YOUR HANDBAG?  
 
Mini bottles of Tabasco sauce.
 
 

   
SOMETHING EVERYONE KNOWS ABOUT YOU?
 
My hot sauce obsession.
 

 

     
SOMETHING NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT YOU?  

I was on the track team.  
 
 

    
WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE? 
 
Matt Damon.
 
 

   
BOOK(S) YOU’D RE-READ? 
 
“White Teeth,” Zadie Smith 
“Where to Begin,” Cleo Wade  
“The Alchemist,” Paulo Coelho 
 
 

  
THE QUALITY YOU MOST ADMIRE IN OTHERS?
 
Loyalty.
 
 

   
MOST TREASURED POSSESSION?
 
My dogs.
 
 

   
WHAT DO YOU REALLY DISLIKE? 
 
Brussels sprouts and intolerance.
 
 

  
WHAT DOES THE WORLD NEED MORE OF? 
 
Diapers.
 
 

  
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB? 
 
I’m still inspired to do it every day.
                                           
CURRENTLY IN YOUR CART? 
  
White Khaite dress & a Proenza long sleeved tee (I’ve been living in these during quarantine).
 
 

  
YOUR FASHION HIGH POINT?  
 
Chanel for the Baby2Baby Gala.
 
 

   
...AND LOW POINT?
  
My see-through Versace wedding dress.
   
 

  
SHOES OR HANDBAGS?
 
Handbags...I’ll be able to give them to my daughters one day.
   
 

  
BEST THING ABOUT BEING A MOTHER?  
 
Seeing them grow up.
 
 

   
WORST THING ABOUT BEING A MOTHER?
 
 
Seeing them grow up. 
 
 

   
HOW DO YOU DEFINE BEAUTY? 
 
Confidence.
 
 

  
BEST BEAUTY SECRET?  
 
8 hours sleep and green juice.
 
 

   
ARE YOU A LARK OR AN OWL?
 
Owl.
 
 

   
WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST STYLISH?
 
In Paris.
 
 

  
WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST EMPOWERED?  
 
In heels.
 
 

   
WHAT’S IN YOUR HANDBAG?
 
Mini bottles of Tabasco sauce.
 
 

   
SOMETHING EVERYONE KNOWS ABOUT YOU?
 
My hot sauce obsession.
 
 

   
SOMETHING NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT YOU?
 
I was on the track team. 
 
 

   
WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE? 
 

Matt Damon.  
 
 

 
BOOK(S) YOU’D RE-READ? 

“White Teeth,” Zadie Smith
“Where to Begin,” Cleo Wade  
“The Alchemist,” Paulo Coelho




THE QUALITY YOU MOST ADMIRE IN OTHERS?

Loyalty.




MOST TREASURED POSSESSION?

My dogs.  




WHAT DO YOU REALLY DISLIKE?

Brussels sprouts and intolerance.




WHAT DOES THE WORLD NEED MORE OF?

Diapers.  




WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?

I’m still inspired to do it every day. 
                                           
CURRENTLY IN YOUR CART? 
  
White Khaite dress & a Proenza long sleeved tee (I’ve been living in these during quarantine).
 
 

  
YOUR FASHION HIGH POINT?  
 
Chanel for the Baby2Baby Gala.
 
 

   
...AND LOW POINT?
  
My see-through Versace wedding dress.
   
 

  
SHOES OR HANDBAGS?
 
Handbags...I’ll be able to give them to my daughters one day.
   
 

  
BEST THING ABOUT BEING A MOTHER?  
 
Seeing them grow up.
 
 

   
WORST THING ABOUT BEING A MOTHER?
 
 
Seeing them grow up. 
 
 

   
HOW DO YOU DEFINE BEAUTY? 
 
Confidence.
 
 

  
BEST BEAUTY SECRET?  
 
8 hours sleep and green juice.
 
 

   
ARE YOU A LARK OR AN OWL?
 
Owl.
 
 

   
WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST STYLISH?
 
In Paris.
 
 

  
WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST EMPOWERED?  
 
In heels.
 
 

   
WHAT’S IN YOUR HANDBAG?
 
Mini bottles of Tabasco sauce.
 
 

   
SOMETHING EVERYONE KNOWS ABOUT YOU?
 
My hot sauce obsession.
 
 

   
SOMETHING NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT YOU?
 
I was on the track team. 
 
 

   
WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE? 
 

Matt Damon.  
 
 

 
BOOK(S) YOU’D RE-READ? 

“White Teeth,” Zadie Smith
“Where to Begin,” Cleo Wade  
“The Alchemist,” Paulo Coelho




THE QUALITY YOU MOST ADMIRE IN OTHERS?

Loyalty.




MOST TREASURED POSSESSION?

My dogs.  




WHAT DO YOU REALLY DISLIKE?

Brussels sprouts and intolerance.




WHAT DOES THE WORLD NEED MORE OF?

Diapers.  




WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?

I’m still inspired to do it every day. 
“My mother-in-law is my hero. She inspired me to work in non-profit.”  



KELLY SAWYER
“My mother-in-law is my hero. She inspired me to work in non-profit.”  



KELLY SAWYER