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THR Power Stylists Karla Welch and Cher Coulter Share Perfect Summer Date Outfits

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DJ Nikki Pennie, Cher Coulter and Karla Welch

During their summer kickoff party with Aldo, the style gurus also dished on their clients' upcoming gigs and where to grab the best cocktails in L.A.

Aldo shoe company tapped two of THR's Power Stylists, Karla Welch (Pink and Olivia Wilde are on her roster) and Cher Coulter (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Kate Bosworth are longtime clients) to host the brand's "Hot L.A. Night" soiree on Thursday evening at the Simon House in Beverly Hills.

The sartorial pros chatted about their summer plans while hanging in the backyard. Welch is heading to the south of France for a job with a client and noted that “Justin (Bieber) is always on tour.” Though Welch meets with the "Love Yourself Singer" occasionally while he is on the road, she notes, “I usually just send him stuff — he is very capable.” Coulter is expecting to head to Paris for a few days, adding, "I will probably go with a client for Couture Fashion Week.”

“A great summer night to me is night swimming at our house and a little wine,” shared Welch of how she hopes to spend the upcoming months. As far as date night attire for the warmer weather, Coulter likes a good floral print and “a high shoe that doesn’t make me fall over, like these Joli chunky-heeled sandals!” For Welch it’s all about a cute frock and some Aldo flats; the clothing pro donned a red Carven frock with side cutouts and white Lucelle lace-up flats to the fete. 


RIDING IN STYLE: Caitlin Fitzgerald poses by the retro Chevrolet Nova before heading into the bash. (Photo: Courtesy of BPCM)

Upon arrival, partygoers snapped photos in a retro blue 1963 Chevrolet Nova Convertible filled with the brand’s colorful shoes and accessories, like a faux leather soda can-inspired purse. Specialty cocktails, like the “Laters Babe” (a mix of Absolute vodka lemon and lavender tea syrup) prepared by Tenants of The Trees were served in mason jars and and the kitchen was taken over for a 'pop-up' restaurant by Baco Mercat, who were serving up mini shortrib taquitos and sliders. DJ Nikki Pennie spun tunes that ranged from 90’s R&B to current chart-toppers on the neon dance floor and bold-face names like Kardashian hairstylist Jen Atkin, Katharine McPhee, Caitlin Fitzgerald and Who What Wear co-founder Hillary Kerr mingled by the pool.

When it comes to cocktails the stylists are fans of heading Chateau Marmont to grab a drink. Other options for a night on the town? Welch suggests Sunset Tower, “if you are feeling really fancy.” Celeb-favored Soho House is also on their list. “Soho house has a good Moscow mule,” Coutler says. Added Welch “and a great rose selection.”  


THE SCENE: Welch (l) poses with Jen Atkin, Aldo accessories are frozen into blocks of ice lining the outside of the house, metallic balloons were anchored by Aldo heels. (Photo: courtesy of BPCM)

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