In my opinion, stylists simply don’t get enough credit. The people behind the stars are responsible for, well, dressing their charges. Often we don’t even know them by name, lest we establish that celebs are hardly ever the ones picking out their own clothes in the morning. Who even knows what our favorite actresses and pop stars would look like without their stylists to groom them? Styling has always been big, but it had been mostly cloaked behind the scenes until one Rachel Zoe made a bit of a name for herself as the pioneer of the waifish “boho chic” look she coined with client Nicole Richie. Now, several years later, Zoe rules a fashion empire, and her talented former assistant, Brad Goreski, is on the helm of doing the same. The woman has accomplished a lot, putting her in an imaginary untouchable class of style royalty, so it’s only natural that someone else rise to claim the styling throne. The Hollywood Reporter announced a countdown of the 25 most influential stylists in show business (Zoe didn’t place, naturally, as she’s become “too big to rank”), and it was Kate Young, the stylist behind cutting-edge beauties Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams, who emerged victorious. I say it’s a damn good choice, and I can already envision über-hip, edgy Kate evolving into a household name in the fashion of her predecessor… maybe minus the reality TV show. How wrong is it for me to think that Kate is already a style celebrity in her own right? She is so cool. [Huffington Post]
It’s a new year, and I’m a new me, well at least in some ways. I’ve vowed to make the first move on occasion and learn how to be kinder to myself. The final frontier is my personal style. Instead of dealing with the stuff in my closet that I don’t know how to wear, I like to buy new stuff. That needs to stop. So how do I keep my style fresh for our “What Are We Wearing Today?” feature without, you know, actually buying anything new? I challenged NYC textile designer, stylist and fashion blogger Stefany Mohebban to dig through my closet and see if she could help me create some entirely new looks from my already existing wardrobe, focusing on the pieces that stumped me most. Click through to see the style magic she worked on me.
Betty Draper, eat your jealous heart out.
“Mad Men” costume designer Janie Bryant is unveiling her latest MOD collection for QVC as part of the shopping network’s Academy Awards-themed red-carpet show from Los Angeles on Feb. 26
Bryant gave StyleList a sneak peek of some looks before the show’s premiere. One look at her lace trench coat and we were as smitten as Don Draper’s secretary du jour. Read more… Keep reading »
Since Lady Gaga’s little monsters clearly can’t get enough of their leader in body suits and crazy get-ups, here’s another way to stay up to date on her comings and goings. Nicola Formichetti, Gaga’s official stylist, has launched his own official Facebook and Twitter pages, and he’s already gone mobile upload-happy. Given the pair’s friendship and work relationship, we’d suggest following him in order to catch (yet another) glimpse at Gaga’s outfits. Or, you know, follow him because you like his styling skills. [Facebook] Keep reading »
We find Sandra Bullock‘s adopted son Louis as adorable as the rest of you, but why, why was the kid wearing that ridiculous beaded necklace on the cover of People? He’s not white, we get that, so does he really need a set of tribal-looking beads to drive home the point? Couldn’t they have thrown a cutesy baby outfit on him and called it a day? No one technically asked for the advice and we’re not applying for the job or anything, but … if we were Louis’ stylists, here’s how we’d advise him to dress. Keep reading »
After months of relative silence about the work she did styling the Palin family before the 2008 election, New York stylist Lisa Kline is finally ready to talk about the fiasco. I’m talking, of course, about the $150,000 wardrobe debacle that The Boston Globe has called “the most damaging piece of information about” Sarah Palin. In Palin’s new book, Going Rogue, Kline, the woman behind the buying, is referred to only as a “New York stylist” Palin says she “didn’t ask for.”
Palin may not have asked for Kline, but she definitely needed her. She was plucked from relative obscurity in Alaska in a largely gimmicky move and immediately became an endless fixture in the press. So maybe $150,000 is quite a lot of money, but Kline’s explanation of how things really went down makes the whole thing seem a bit more reasonable. Keep reading »