Lana Leigh Sands
My love for fashion started at an early age, sewing my dolls’ clothing by hand and then at age 8 graduating to machine sewing my first pair of palazzo pants under my mother’s guidance. I eventually moved to Los Angeles and entered the Santa Monica City College Fashion Design and Merchandising program, and continue to passionately work in the industry today.
Over my career, I have worked in a broad spectrum of fashion companies including Nordstroms, Angel boutique (an extension of Wendy Foster), Planet Blue, DIANI boutique, and collaborated with local Montecito boutiques such as Daniel Gibbings Jewelry and Julianne Boutique, as a Style Consultant. I currently am working as a regional stylist for Oscar De La Renta and am managing lifestyle brand goop at the Miramar Resort. I feel fortunate to have worked with exceptional people and continue to work with and be inspired by powerful, creative women.
While successfully managing Planet Blue in Santa Monica for 5 years, I helped assist many Hollywood studio head stylists like Julie Block (How I Met Your Mother) and Kelly Jones (Sons of Anarchy, 90210).
During my time in Los Angeles, my clientele ranged from celebrities to the everyday woman and man striving to achieve “their” best self and style. My unique relationships with my growing style community has continued to flourish here in my hometown Santa Barbara, California.
After all my years in the industry, I realized my true love for people and style has always kept me in the business. The unique relationships that form with each of my clients is very special to me. We all go through transitions in our lives and whether we are on an upswing or down, seeing someone gain confidence and feel good about themselves is one of my main goals. Confidence and style go hand and hand and if I can help you realize that, we are winning.