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Fashion stylist/style director of Who What Wear-Angela Fink

Star Light, Star Bright, First Star I see tonight, I wish I may , I wish I might, have the LOOK I wish tonight! ─Now I know this may seem a little far-fetched and just a bit fictitious but wouldn’t it be grand if we could all have a fairy –garment mother?,one that would sprinkle us with a dazzling dust of glitz and glam. Celebrity Fashion stylist and style director of Who What Wear.comAngela fink─ just might be our savior. Beena la Bella converses with the West Hollywood stylist as she reveals the life behind the look.

BLB: What inspired you into the world of fashion/stylist?
AF: What has inspired me most into the world of fashion has to be the ladies of my life my mom and both of my grandma’s I mean they couldn’t leave the house until everything was prefect! The shoes, the jewelry, the bag it was as if it was apart of them and if it wasn’t right they couldn’t leave the house until it was. That’s when I knew that not only did I love fashion but I loved the art of putting certain pieces together. My grandma had a shop in a small town in Illinois called “Ruthanna’s Fashion” she had the best costume jewelry and I still have some of the pieces in my vintage closet. My mom travels with my dad to different places all over and I tell her what I am looking for as far as vintage and she sends me these amazing vintage care packages!

BLB: Did you go to school for fashion?
AF: Yes, I went to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising here in Los Angeles. My major is Fashion Design and having my own line is something that I have in the works as well as still styling, I like to keep busy.

BLB: How would you describe your styling techniques and what would you say is the overall look?
AF: Every job and every client is different, what I usually do is design an image or concept for that particular client or shoot I usually do that by making an inspiration collage, I do this with every story and every client. It helps to show your vision to the glam squad that you will be working closely with such as photographers, make-up artist, hair and the client themselves. It also helps me stay focus on what I am trying to share with the reader like forecasting trends, showing new designers and showing how you can put things together and make it work that you wouldn’t necessarily think to put together. I do however try to bring to every shoot which I am kind of known for it is my accessories I love to layer and add more and more but if the shoot doesn’t call for so much of that I make sure that the accessory that I do add makes a statement and as Justin Coit WhoWhatWear’s resident photographer likes to make fun of me for is shoulder pads, I am like the maguver (sp) of shoulder pads, I will add it to anything and everything and if there isn’t any shoulder pads in my kit I will make them out of whatever I can find.

BLB: How would you describe your personal style?
AF: My own personal style is ever changing, it’s never the same I get bored with things very easily and move on to the next thing. I will be into doc martens, vintage floral dresses and septum rings one day and then go for a more structured look like a boy band of outsiders blue chambray button down with a pair of Alexander Wang cream cropped pleated trouser pants with a vintage oversized blazer and some aldo booties.

BLB: What advice would you give to an aspiring stylist?
AF: First off I would say get yourself out there, call agencies and ask if you can get on their assistant list, email your resume to stylist, and get the word out that this is what you are going to do. I met my assistant Nikkie at American Apparel, I was doing a pull for Who What Wear and she came up to me and said I would love to assist you can I send you my resume and now she is my right hand lady! So if you set your mind to it you will succeed but just know going into it that it’s not always a glamorous job, there is long hours, heavy lifting (garment bags of clothes can be heavy) and a lot of opinions so be able to be strong with your decisions as well as flexible when needed every job is different.

BLB: Who are your favorite designers and why?
AF: Chloe because every season she is wowing me and it’s so effortless, I love Alexander Wang for such edgy and sexy pieces, Preen for the clean lines and the effort that goes into each and every garment, Isabel Marant’s Fall collection is to dye for all layers and boots, yum! Acne and then staked shoes are beyond amazing.

BLB: When did you start styling?
AF: I started styling when I was attending FIDM in 2003, I was assisting many different stylist and was the assistant fashion editor for BPM and Vapors Magazine. Assistanting is so important I can’t stress that enough, each stylist is different and I highly recommend assistanting as many stylist as possible.

BLB: Who are some of the clients you have worked with?
AF: I have worked with Juilanne Hough, Jessica Lowndes Kim Kardashian and Adrienne Bailon.

BLB: What is your biggest accomplishment so far?
AF: I would have to say my biggest accomplishment is working with Who What Wear, I can’t say enough about the co-founders Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power they have taught me so much and working with them just flows.

BLB : What would you say is this autumns "IT" look?
AF: Lace, leather, thigh high boots, strong shoulders, textured tights, leopard, sequins and sparkle, black chiffon, layered chunky chokers, bandeaus, long sleeve mini’s, and geometric patterns but if I had to pick one “IT” look it would be a strong shoulder shirt tucked into a silk trouser pant with thigh high boots over the trouser pants much like looks from Isabel Marant Fall 09 Collection.

BLB: What is your muse?
AF: Everything, from old movies to walking around the fairfax flea market. I do however love the looks of Lou Doillon, Chloe Sevigny, Alexa Chung, Erin Wasson, Kate Lanphear, Lara Stone and Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen.

BLB: How would you describe your position as Style Director for Who What Wear?
AF: I style the monthly editorials as well as looks on WhoWhatWear TV. I work closely with creative director Katherine Power and photographer Justin Coit www.seejustin.com
on every editorial and webpisode discussing concepts, location, and trends.

BLB: How would you describe a day in the life of Angela Fink?
AF: Wow, that is a hard question everyday is different some day's I am running around to different PR agencies pulling for fittings, or I’ll go into WhoWhatWear and research or request samples for upcoming shoots. It’s always changing and I love that!

Fashion Editorial styled by Angela Fink

Fashion Editorial styled by Angela Fink

Fashion Editorial styled by Angela Fink

Red Carpet Photos- Adrienne Bailon styled by Angela Fink

Red Carpet photos - Kim Kardashian styled by Angela Fink

If you would like to see more of Angela Fink’s style portfolio go to http://www.angelafink.com/

Also check out her blog @ http://angelafinkfashionstylist.blogspot.com/


Angela Fink Fashion Stylist said...

you're a doll!!!!

Anonymous said...

i love her....