Secrets of Stylists: An Insider's Guide to Styling the Stars by Sasha Charnin Morrison

By Sasha Charnin Morrison

During this unheard of insider's advisor, model veteran Sasha Charnin Morrison opens her little black booklet of big name stylists and stocks their best secrets and techniques on developing unforgettable seems, touchdown a call task, and dealing with the professionals. Interviews with key gamers demonstrate the bits and bobs of the glamorous (and frequently gritty) global of styling, whereas hundreds of thousands of modern photographs illustrate reliable (and undesirable) appears. choked with real-life suggestion, this advisor profiles well-known snapshot changes undertaken by means of stars like Nicole Richie and Katie Holmes, outlines the necessities each stylist should have available (double-sided tape, cutlets, manzierres, Spanx, and more!) and, most significantly, indicates tips on how to get a Choo within the door after which live to tell the tale during this ultra-fabulous, ultra-competitive undefined.

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Deborah Waknin says that knowing about drape, cut, and fit are essential to a stylist’s success. She explains: “It is absolutely imperative. Not only do you need a great seamstress, but a ­stylist needs to understand how the dress is going to fall and whether it’s a bias cut, a satin-back drape, or a silk jersey. You have to understand the drape of a dress in order to get it to fit properly. You must educate yourself. Take a draping class and a sewing class. ” One way that stylists avoid a fitting mishap is by hiring ­assistants who are the size and shape of their clients and using them as the “fit” model.

Such individuals know what’s been previously worn, since many showrooms tag a dress with that sort of information. But they’ll still pull the look and put their client in it. Oy. There have been a few rare occasions when a dress that was meant for one celebrity ended up on another, with happy consequences. For instance, when Nicole Richie ended up at her court appearance in the Moschino dress originally meant for Jessica Biel, everything worked out. She showed up in court looking like Audrey Hepburn, and the photo was seen everywhere, bringing lots of attention to Moschino.

By the time she got married, she had four films out that year. TELL ME ABOUT YOUR FIRST RED CARPET MOMENT. There are many but one of my favorite moments was when Kim Basinger wore Escada to the Academy Awards. Kim had seen a photograph of an Escada gown in Vogue and loved it. Brian Rennie sketched some changes to the design and color to customize the gown for Kim, but with only two weeks before the Oscars, he flew over a couture seamstress to cut the muslin, make a pattern, and sew and tailor the gown to Kim’s request.

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