Celebrity Closet – Beth Riesgraf’s super feminine style and what she’ll be wearing this holiday season
Actress Beth Riesgraf may be best known for her roof jumping, butt kicking role as Parker on TNT’s show Leverage, but the 32-year-old Los Feliz resident’s personal style is much more demure and feminine compared to the black leather-clad character she plays on screen.
“She is a thief and needs to disappear,” Riesgraf says of her TV persona. “She travels with a duffle bag and that’s it.”
Riesgraf’s style isn’t quite so minimal and modern, as she favors red nails and lips, kicky floral print dresses and vintage jewelry which serve as the foundation for her wardrobe. “My look is tough and sweet,” she says. Tomboy basics from APC, Rag & Bone and Boy by Band of Outsiders are often added to the mix, to give her girly side some edge and she knows just where to go to shop for all the items that suit her style. At Confederacy, she can get everything from a Derek Lam jacket to Current Elliot jeans. And for vintage, The Way We Wore, Squaresville and the Rose Bowl Flea Market serve as treasure troves for jewelry and accessories.
Now that she’s done filming her TV show for the season (the Leverage season finale is Sunday) Riesgraf is happy to have some downtime and plans to bring the sequins and sparkle out from her closet to wear for holiday parties and New Year’s Eve.
“I have this vintage Valentino clutch. Ughhh it’s so pretty!” says Riesgraf who might pair it with an emerald Rebecca Minkoff dress for an upcoming Christmas party. “Also, I’m not a big fur person, but I’ll do a vintage fur every now and then.”
Then there are her rabbit ears. A faux furry half hood-half hat (with ears) that she picked up at a costume store and has quickly made part of her wardrobe. For a New Year’s Eve look, Riesgraf may wear the ears with a pair of black tap shorts and a white blouse. “I love dressing up around the holidays!” she says “My friends also really like to get dressed up. It’s an excuse to get fancy.”
Watch the video for more on Riesgraf’s style and a tour of her highly organized closet full of gorgeous clothes and shoes (Jimmy Choo anyone?)
-- Melissa Magsaysay
Photo: Beth Riesgraf photographed in her home. Credit: Myung Chun / Los Angeles Times
Video: Myung Chun, Jeff Amlotte, Los Angeles Times