Formerly Paris-based, Linlee Allen relocated to Los Angeles in 2007 where she has since worked as photojournalist, trend forecaster and creative consultant for assorted brands, many of which are mentioned on her blog at She is currently in the process of writing her first book.

With celebrity stylists now charging up to $8,000 a day, some fashionable leading ladies are deciding to go it alone. From Diane Kruger to January Jones, Linlee Allen looks at the perks and perils.