October 31, 2011

Spotlight: Top 5 Up + Coming Black Wardrobe Stylists

Stylists who have portfolios with names like Solange, Rihanna, Teyana Taylor just to name a few are getting their names out there. Not many props are given to the stylist after the celebrity walks out the door, so lets find out who are behind the garments. 

1. Becca Alexis

 School: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in LA 
Concentration: Apparel Management/Merchandising 

 "My advice is to go to fashion school and learn the business. Knowledge is power." 

 Clients: Trey Songz, Janet Jackson, Heidi Klum, Ne-Yo 

2. Charles Wade
Hometown: Washington, D.C. 
School: NYU 

 Clients: Rihanna, Zoe Saldana, Nicki Minaj, Solange Knowles 

3. June Ambrose
Hometown: Antigua 

"In LA, your car is your armor. In New York, our sidewalks are our runways."

 Clients: Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Sean Combs 

4. Ugo Mozie
Hometown: Nigeria 

 "I love androgyny. Many of the pieces in our collection look like women's clothing, but a man can definitely wear them." 

 Clients: Aubrey O'Day, Teyana Taylor, Dawn of Dirty Money 

5. Joy Adaeze 
"When you truly enjoy your career, it shows in the quality of the work you produce."

Clients: Essence Magazine, NBC, WWD 

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