"Tonight I realized our paths may not cross again and I thought that would be OK." (An apt motto for New Year's Eve, I thought.) What are your plans for tonight?
Photo credits: http://www.80percent.com
My work is very personal to me. I improvise and allow myself to lose control and see what happens if I do not think so much about practical things. The human body is always the starting point. I am really fascinated by all the ways you can highlight, distort, and transform the natural silhouette of the body with clothes and accessories. I build my garments by hand from a couple of basic bricks which I multiply and attach to each other in different ways to discover the shape that I want. In that sense I approach fashion more like a sculptor than a tailor.
Where are you from?
How did you become a stylist?I studied Fashion Marketing Merchandising in New York then interned at a couple of places and one of them was The New York Times Magazine's style department. There I assisted the Market Directors of the Men's and the Women's Departments and realized that I loved what they did, styling. From there I started working with other up and coming photographers and did some tests. And so it started by building up my portfolio together with them. They are still my best friends in this world.
Where do you find inspiration for your work?Everywhere. It's just a matter of keeping one's eyes open. Nature, art, film, people, creatures, fairytales, books and magazines. My friends.
What exactly does a stylist do on a typical photo shoot, from start to finish?This varies from team to team. But for me, usually it's about working on a concept together with the photographer. Sometimes the original idea comes from me and other times it's theirs. Then one tries to see what model fits into the concept as well as what place we need for it. After that, one basically sets a date and hires a hair and makeup artist. After the shoot, me and the photographer decide together which images we'll use.
What clients have you worked for?Cover Girl, Tiffany & Co, The New York Times, V magazine, S magazine, Paper magazine and a lot of others.
What do you think makes a good model?Presence! Being aware of one's body! Personality!
What is the one item in your wardrobe that you cannot live without?The Dress.
What is the best fashion advice you have received?Ohlalalala!!! OK, maybe this: "Express Yourself" -- Madonna.
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