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Vanessa Traina


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Vanessa Traina is a brand consultant and fashion stylist whose clients include Altuzarra, Brock Collection, Frame, Khaite, Moda Operandi, Rodin Olio Lusso and Tiffany & Co

The daughter of American author Danielle Steel, Traina grew up in San Francisco before moving to Malibu to attend Pepperdine University. Early in her career she worked for Carine Roitfeld at Vogue Paris and subsequently moved to New York where she assisted stylist Marie-Amélie Sauvé. She was also a contributing editor to T: The New York Times Style Magazine under its then editor-in-chief, Sally Singer . Traina has modelled for brands including Louis Vuitton and became a Chanel beauty ambassador in 2009.

From 2013 through 2019 Traina was the executive creative director of Assembled Brands and its curated lifestyle store, The Line, which closed its doors in 2019. 

Traina currently lives in New York City with her husband Charlie, and her two sons.

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