Style Feature: Molly Maloof, M.D.

Molly Maloof

Dr. Molly Maloof is not your usual doctor. Wellness expert, researcher, innovator, entrepreneur and jetsetter, she’s undertaken a big mission: to increase human healthspan [the number of years we work and live healthy lives.]

She does so through educational media and her private San Francisco-based personalized medical practice for high achieving individuals.

What we love about Dr. Maloof is that while she’s changing the world, she practices what she preaches and remembers to be human, live well and have fun. We spoke with Dr. Molly about style, shopping, a morning ritual she can’t live without, and the importance of experiences over things.

 My mission is…

My mission is to maximize human potential by dramatically extending human healthspan through scientific wellness, technology and educational media.

Right now I’m a private physician to high performing individuals (mostly investors, executives, entrepreneurs, and models) and I advise a number of technology, food, and supplement companies. I started public speaking a year ago. In a way, I think my career is just getting started. There’s so much I want to do to accomplish my mission and reach a bigger audience.

My style type is…

A chameleon. I took the style quiz and ended up a mix of chic, classic and bohemian. When it comes to business, it’s business chic. When it comes to partying or burning man, it’s bohemian, intergalactic, rock star.

If I’m going on a date I lean towards chic, streamlined monochromatic looks, usually dresses and leather jackets. Being in San Francisco it seems like every social occasion is a costume party, so I’ve worn my fair share of spandex and glitter.

Molly Maloof

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My everyday style consists of…

During my day to day (depending on if I’m meeting with clients or startup companies or corporations I’m working with) it’s either business chic (lots of silk and black, white and grey suit numbers from the Kooples), classy casual (I love All Saints), or athleisure mixed with leather. I also shop at Revolve.

My style icon is…

Oh man, you can’t make me pick just one! Well, Aureta Thomollari (@aureta) is by far my favorite contemporary style star on Instagram. Look her up . She’ll blow your mind.

today – #loewe #miumiu #wang

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I also really love Kate Moss’s ability to make black, white, gray, and white always look amazing and chic. She’s always on my mind when I’m vintage shopping. Then there’s Liz Tailor’s version of Cleopatra. I love everything she is wearing in that film, especially her jewelry.

I’m also totally, completely obsessed with the hairstyles worn by the actresses Catherine Deneuve, Brigitte Bardot, and Monica Vitti. Last but not least, 60’s – 70’s Bond girls.

The one piece that always makes me feel powerful…

By far, hands down, my Saint Laurent men’s black contrast leather jacket with gold trim that I got at Maxfield in Beverly Hills. When I saw it and tried it on, I knew that if I did not buy it I would regret it the REST OF MY LIFE. I’ve worn it more than anything else in my closet and I get stopped on the street whenever I wear it. People liken it to something the Beatles or Michael Jackson would wear. I feel like a boss in it and it goes with pretty much everything I own.

Sean Lennon complimented me at a party once saying he almost bought it. It’s definitely the most expensive thing I’ve ever purchased. I’ll wear it until it until I die.

Best style advice received…

Buy Quality > Quantity.

My all-time favorite designer is…

Yves Saint Laurent’s work in Belle de Jour for sure. Everything Catherine Deneuve wears in that film is just absurdly perfect in every way.

Catherine Deneuve in Belle Du Jour

Catherine Deneuve in Belle Du Jour

Catherine Deneuve in Belle Du Jour

My favorite places to shop are…

Hmm. These days I shop in short bursts a couple of times a year and before any extended travel. I like my life to feel like a movie and I like trying on differen roles with different wardrobe updates.

My style strategy these days is pretty interesting in that I have a list of things I am looking for and then I go on the pursuit for them. I don’t necessarily care where I find them, as long as it’s good quality and makes me feel awesome.

Molly Maloof style

I never leave the house without…

My passport. You never know when a last minute travel opportunity will arise.

Must-have piece this season…

A lightweight leather bomber jacket for sure. All those silk bombers are going to go out of style but a classic leather bomber never will.

Jesse Garza and Molly Maloof

VT’s Jesse Garza and Molly Maloof

I always start my day with…

Meditation. Boy do I feel it when I don’t meditate. I have a shorter fuse and I am more impatient.

Meditation is one of the most transformative things I’ve ever added to my health regimen. I recommend getting formal training if you can.

I’m currently inspired by…

My friends John Stanton and Robin Connelly who run the company Chōsen. They are so anti-materialistic… it’s so refreshing. They are all about spending money on experiences and not things.

Watching them has inspired me to pare down my wardrobe, invest in things that I want to last, and to get out and travel the world more. The stuff I find on my travels always has a lot of meaning attached to it so I’m shopping less in the States and more abroad.

Words I live by…

I always tell people, “Everything in moderation including excess on occasion.”

As much as I try to live my life with exercise, meditation, healthy eating, and 7.5 hours of sleep (and yes, it took me 30 years to get all of those right), I also know how to let loose and have a good time. I love working hard and I’m achievement oriented, but I also think it’s important to be human, live well, and have fun.

Find Molly Maloof on Twitter and on Instagram @drmollymd