Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Poll - Who Will Win Stylista?

You've had a chance to meet the men and women competing for the opportunity to become Anne Slowey's assistant and eventually receive a coveted position on the editorial staff of Elle Magazine - who do you think will win it all?

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Meet William

Age: 26
Hometown: Boston, MA
Current Location: New York, NY
Occupation: Market Editor for Maxim Magazine
Education: Studied cooking and music technology before returning to a university in Oxford to study English literature. Worked as the fashion correspondent for the university publication.
Interests: Fashion first and foremost, of course! Followed by English literature, poetry, language, words. I love to travel, to immerse myself in different cultures. I love food and wine and exploring the world through food. I enjoy architecture, art, painting, sculpture, music, old movies and musicals.
Fashion Icons/Designers: I love stylists Andrea Lieberman and Patricia Field. I love Steven Klein; his photography is amazing. I love Tom Ford, Thome Brown, Marc Jacobs, the Heatherette boys, Richie and Traver.
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Meet Megan

Age: 22
Hometown: Vail, CO
Current Location: New York, NY
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Education: Fordham University
Interests: Skiing, vintage jewelry, classic films, Bikram Yoga and new designers.
Fashion Icons/Designers: Grace Kelly, Catherine Deneuve, Penny Lane from Almost Famous, Patty Smith, Anita Pallenberg, Donyale Luna.

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Meet Kate

Age: 22
Hometown: Palm Springs, CA
Current Location: San Francisco, CA
Occupation: Legal Secretary at Kirkland and Ellis LLP
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Minor in Economics at St. Mary's College of California. Completed one year of law school.
Interests: Fashion, art, design, writing stories, cooking, the beach, reading, hanging out with my boyfriend of the moment, dancing on elevated surfaces, San Francisco, shopping and astrology.
Fashion Icons/Designers: I love Jessica Simpson, Reese Witherspoon, Manny Mashouf (the chairman and founder of BEBE), Oscar de la Renta, Nina Ricci, Lauren Conrad, George Marciano. I'm not too big on designers. I think a lot of the most popular designers make truly hideous clothing.
Anything else? I think clothes are meant to be fun. You can look good in anything as long as you have a smile on your face and you haven't had too many double doubles.

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Meet Johanna

Age: 28
Hometown: Okemos, MI
Current Location: Washington, DC
Occupation: China Military Analyst
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Brown University; Master's degree, Georgetown University
Interests: Architectural hair, Alec Baldwin, high-necklines, even higher heels, "The Soup," short-legged Jack Russell Terriers, 80's action movies, Dorothy Parker short stories, going to the Cherry Bowl Drive-In every summer with my dad.
Fashion Icons/Designers: Karen Elson, Sienna Miller, Audrey Tautou, post-Tom Katie Holmes, Roland Mouret, Alber Elbaz, Alexander Wang, 6267, Ardistia.
Anything else? If I could style any celebrity, it would be Monica Bellucci. I think she's hands-down the most beautiful woman on the planet.

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Meet DyShaun

Age: 24
Hometown: Newark, NJ
Current Location: New York, NY
Occupation: Freelance Stylist
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Muhlenberg College
Interests: People watching
Fashion Icons/Designers: Mary-Kate Olsen, Diana Vreeland, Thom Browne and Tom Ford

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Meet Jason

Age: 25
Hometown: Chico, CA
Current Location: New York, NY
Occupation: Fashion Designer/ Print/ Editorial/ Runway Model
Education: Attended San Francisco State University, internship with fashion legend Betsey Johnson
Interests: Fashion is my life! I also enjoy playing baseball, tennis, basketball, soccer and working out. I love going to the beach. That's where I get the most inspiration for my fashion designs.
Fashion Icons/Designers: Karl Lagerfeld, Tom Ford, Donatella Versace, Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs, Roberto Cavalli, Alessandro Dell'Acqua, D&G, Zac Posen, Giorgio Armani.
Anything else? We are all beautiful no matter what size, race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. I feel that everyone should be able to afford fashion and not be criticized by what they wear or how they look.

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Meet Devin

Age: 20
Hometown: Burton, OH
Current Location: New York, NY
Occupation: Student, Editor-In-Chief of NY Chic (student publication)
Education: New York University, Bachelor of Arts from Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Concentration in "The Psychology of Writing and Marketing in the Fashion Industry."
Interests: Screenwriting, brunch on Sundays with my fabulous friends, shoe shopping, appreciating interesting real estate and architecture, dancing and volleyball.
Fashion Icons/Designers: Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent, John Galliano and Alexander McQueen.
Women who wear it best: Audrey Hepburn, Nicole Kidman.
Fashion Icon: Pat Fields
Anything else? "In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." - Coco Chanel

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Meet Danielle

Age: 22
Hometown: Queens, NY
Current Location: Brooklyn, NY
Occupation: Visual Merchandiser
Education: Art school dropout (Pratt Institute)
Interests: Old records, photo shoots, vintage fashion magazines, outside shows and dancing all night.
Fashion Icons/Designers: Rock stars like Stevie Nicks, Debbie Harry and Jenny Lewis.
Anything else? Favorite movie is "Annie Hall."

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Meet Cologne

Age: 22
Hometown: Newport Beach, CA
Current Location: New York, NY
Occupation: Recent college graduate with dreams of starting own clothing company "Oh de Cologne," getting novel published, and modeling.
Education: Bachelor of Arts from UC Berkeley Thesis is on Fashion
Interests: The beach, traveling to foreign countries, taking pictures, going to flea markets, vintage shopping, the summer, family and friends.
Fashion Icons/Designers: Sienna Miller, Edie Sedgwick, Kate Bosworth, Twiggy
Anything else? "Live life to the fullest!"

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Meet Ashlie

Age: 22
Hometown: Washington, DC
Current Location: New York
Occupation: Production Assistant for Calvin Klein Dresses
Education: Bachelor of Arts in International Communications and Languages from Franklin College in Switzerland.
Interests: I like to design, dance the Samba, write poetry, rock climb and hike.
Fashion Icons/Designers: Sienna Miller, favorite designer is Zac Posen.
Anything else? Favorite fashion accessory is shoes.
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Meet Arnaldo

Age: 24
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Current Location: Bronx, NY
Occupation: Sales, freelance writer
Fashion Icons/Designers: Basquiat, Oscar de la Renta

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Friday, September 5, 2008

Stylista Chatter

Here's an article on Anne Slowey from Time Out New York.

A meeting with Vogue's Anna Wintour inspired Stylista, according to this article in NY Magazine.

Major Project Runway sponsor TREsemme is the hair care partner of Stylista, according to MarketWatch.

Buddy TV has an article on Elle Creative Director and Stylista judge, Joe Zee

Gawker wonders if Elle is too gay.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Coming this October to the CW - Stylista! Are you going to watch? You know you will!