Selena Gomez Is So Down To Earth: Loves Shopping At Target & Victoria's Secret! EXCLUSIVE

Thu, March 24, 2011 4:01pm EST by 10 Comments

We got to chat with the woman behind all of Selena’s great get-ups and she told us how the star manages to look so stylish — yet still totally age appropriate!

Growing up in the spotlight isn’t easy, but while most stars fall victim to flashing incidents and too-short skirts, Selena Gomez always manages to stay true to her style without taking her look too far. Thankfully she has a great support team, including her stellar stylist Basia Richard! “I’ve been working with her since she was 14-years-old,” Basia told us.

“I mean the whole idea for me was to always keep her looking cute but age appropriate, that’s the number one rule. I always keep the length in mind, but the more she’s growing now she’s staring to wear higher heels and the dresses are a little shorter,” she said. “I always say, you are 18-years-old now but you have another 20 years to grow in a very slow, but still noticeable, way. In my mind I don’t want to put her in an over-the-top gown where she goes from looking 18 to looking like she’s 40-years-old.”

The 18-year-old is definitely dressing a little more edgy, wearing designers she wasn’t wearing a year ago. “Since she’s growing I want to introduce her to new designers. For example now she’s wearing Dolce & Gabbana, when a year ago she wasn’t. We’re doing more high-end designers now, and young designers are a great fit for her age– I like whole idea of growing with her,” Basia said. “She can try more mature looks now and we can start experimenting and doing it.”

Even though she may storm the red carpet in high fashion frocks, when it comes to her personal style Selena’s totally down to earth! “It’s so funny about six months ago I was prepping her [Selena] for one of her press tours and I had all these racks of clothing and she comes back and is so excited, she’s like, ‘Look at what I got!’ and she showed me a very simple, classic black turtleneck that she got from Target. She was so excited to tell me how much she spent on it and she said she wanted to wear it. So when she was on her press tour she wore it with sparkly leggings.”

So, where else does Selena like to shop? Although she doesn’t have much time, when she does shop she likes department stores and malls so she can easily run in and out. “She loves BCBG, Target, the department stores, and the Victoria’s Secret catalogue,” Basia said.

When it comes to the red carpet, Basia said her [Selena’s] favorites include Marchesa, BCBG, Christian Cota, and recently Dolce & Gabbana. “She loves Marchesa, she always likes to see what they’re going to do next and she’ll go on to see pictures. She always asks for them,” she said.

One of her go-to accessories both on and off the red carpet is definitely hoop earrings! “She loves hoop earrings! She wears them absolutely everywhere — that’s like her ‘it’ accessory,” Basia said.

Every stylist knows that once in a while mishaps are inevitable — but Selena and Basia know how to handle these occurrences like a pro — even when it happens on a big night! “To be honest we’ve never had anything major even happen, but for the Never Say Never premiere we had two dresses and couldn’t decide between the two — but when she was getting dressed the zipper popped. It just so happened that she wore the other dress and totally killed it.”

Not only did Selena look amazing in that purple mini, but she also matched perfectly with Justin Bieber — was that planned? “The other dress was a purple gray, the whole team wore purple and the red carpet was purple. We felt like it was appropriate since the theme was purple.”

While Selena seems so happy with Justin, don’t expect the star to start turning to him for style tips!” She trusts her own opinions. She needs to feel good in what she wears, and regardless of what I have to say about it, or her mom or her friends, she’s going to wear what she feels good in,” Basia said.

Her confidence definitely comes through on the red carpet! Don’t you agree?

Katrina Mitzeliotis

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Posted at 9:17 AM on March 2, 2012  

I don’t love selena
I love u justin!!!!do u love me darlng???

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Posted at 9:53 AM on July 25, 2011  

Selena for a victoria’s secret model.

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Posted at 7:24 AM on May 23, 2011  

Lol, I’d love to get a hold of one of Selena’s thongs from Victoria Secret. You know that would be a lot of fun to sniff and jerk off with :) Would probably smell heavenly!

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Posted at 11:11 AM on March 25, 2011  

It’s a free country. Women should be allowed to wear whatever they want. Clothing is a matter of personal taste. Only shallow, narrow-minded people go around judging and condemning people for how they dress. It’s immature to say something like ‘oh, that girl is such a slut’ just because the girl is wearing something sexy. Miley Cyrus should not be hated just because she likes to dress provocatively at times. People have the right to wear whatever they want. Modesty in clothing shouldn’t be a requirement all the time.

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ILoveSelenaGomezandalwayswill!!! I won't hate her just because she's dating someone

Posted at 12:03 AM on March 25, 2011  

That’s a pretty good height for someone her age. And yes, she does have pretty long legs, you can see when she wears short dresses. And those legs are beautiful, the right color and size. Overall, she has one of the best bodies on Hwood(: she’s one of the prettiest females in the industry and I wish her stylist was mine! She does such a great job! This article is so insightful and true, Selena never jumped on the bandwagon and won’t, she wears super cute stuff and it’s classy and appropriate at the same time, parents don’t need to cover their kid’s eyes when they see her outside because she doesn’t dress like a stripper like Miley. I love Selena’s style, it’s SOOO good and it fits me and it would totally be something I’d love to wear everyday! It is cool she likes to shop at Target, that’s a good thing to show her fans. Most people might think Target isn’t cool cuz we have Aeropostale and Forever21 but Target has some pretty cute stuff sometimes and it’s a good price too. She’s showing us that just because she sometimes buys expensive designer stuff doesn’t mean she always wears em, she’s a normal person too who just chills in sweats sometimes. You don’t have to burn your wallet to get her look. Her line is in Target and everything’s actually a perfect price! I’m not ashamed to go there and buy it cuz they are really cute(: and everyone loves Sel, not just me. How can you not love her?! She’s amazing in every which way!! Her and Taylor Swift are probably the one celebs today in Hwood that you don’t have to worry about waking up the next day and finding out in the newspaper that they got drugged up, released a sex tape, etc. They have clean images but they are still uber popular. I just with some people would learn, our image of a popular person is so distorted nowadays, it’s sad.

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Posted at 5:33 PM on March 24, 2011  

A very personable, pretty and talented young woman, with insanely-long legs. Selena’s male fans really wouldn’t be adverse to seeing her have a ‘wardrobe malfunction’…! :D

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Posted at 7:19 PM on March 24, 2011  

She doesn’t have insanely long legs. She is only 5’4′ -5’5′

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Posted at 11:05 PM on March 24, 2011  

This is called “the golden ratio of humans”
Here plays not the body size a major role.
It’s the symmetry of the respective person, the ratio of body height to leg length to arm length.

Thus the statement is true: Selena has beautiful, long legs

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Posted at 4:41 PM on March 24, 2011  

People say Britney Spears is trashy for loving to shop at Target. How does shopping at Target make Selena Gomez down to earth and yet somehow it makes Britney trashy?

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Posted at 6:09 PM on March 24, 2011  

britney’s fashion is trashy because she doesn’t have a good taste for fashion like Selena. And it’s in the personality.

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