Stacey Anne is a well known editorial wardrobe and prop stylist based in Los Angeles with Zenobia Agency. She has worked with clients from Playboy Magazine to beer label, Kirin, to even more mainstream fashion companies or commercial editorials. Her work's broad range proves that Stacey Anne is a multi-faceted stylist with great knowledge in the industry. Find out who her favorite clients are, how her job works, and even get some styling tips from the LA fashion pro herself in this exclusive interview.
Who has been some of your favorite clients and why?
To say I have a favorite client is very hard. Every job I try to look at as my favorite, so they will get a 100% of Stacey Anne. However, with that said, in the last year I can say Playboy Enterprises (Playboy Magazine) could fit that bill. The biggest reason why ,Working for Hugh Hefner and what he created early early on to become a very legendary publication was a true honor for me to be a part of that. Both the Producers and his Photographers, Steve Wayda and Arny Fretag, have worked for the publication for over thirty years and they open their vision to let me style was truly very very flattering.
What type of projects do you work on the most? Editorial, fashion, television etc.?
I traditionally work largely with main stream advertising campaigns from cell phone companies to car companies. But when I get to work an editorial fashion project, that is where I get a chance to let my creative juices flow. I can collaborate with all involved in the photo and we can make not only a great photo/fashion piece, but we then get something for our websites as well.
How do you get access to a wide variety of inventory to use for work? Who is your favorite designer/store to get wardrobe from?
Being in the business for quite some time now I have been very fortunate enough to make great contacts with big PR firms to small up coming designers. Many stylists like to go to big name designers to pull clothes and I am fond of that, but at the same time I like to give young up coming designers their chance to have their new styles seen by the mainstream. Here in Los Angeles there is a PR/style house called La Maison De Fashion who has some unbelievable young designers and they really have my clients very pleased from my more conservative to the more edgy. I can pull any look through that style house.
For more vintage looks I pull from a Vintazia (Susan Londoner). She has vintage clothes and puts a little fashion edge into it, which my clients seem to love.
It truly depending on projects for where I go and what I pull, but most people are very open and if I have a great concept and a budget they all open their doors.
Can you tell us about Zenobia Agency and why you chose to work with an agency rather than freelance or start your own company?
Zenobia Agency is an agency that represents Hair and Make Up Stylists, Wardrobe Stylists, Prop professionals, and Set Decorators all for the commercial and print industry. They negotiate our rates and the billing etc.
In fact, I still am considered a freelancer and even have my own company, but with Zenobia they truly look out for the artist where oftentimes it is difficult to negotiate our time and days we put into the project to our benefit and they cover the dotted lines of a deal memo that we may over look.
Before going with Zenobia I was not represented for some time, which was very difficult to pitch jobs and negotiate and handling my billing all on my own. When Keith, the Owner, approached me for representation I was very thrilled.
My bigger commercial projects come through booking with him as well. He is very well known in the industry, so a lot of production companies as well as photo studios and magazine photo editors go to him looking for the right person for various projects. It's truly beneficial for all involved.
What are some of your styling tips you use that the everyday woman could implement in their own style?
1. Add a piece of color to bring out your face, maybe a small scarf or a wrap.
2. If you are tiny in height find yourself a bit of heal give you a height which brings your shape up and angular. Always keep comfort in mind.
3. Try to use different purses with day wear. Have at least two or even three day purses you can change up depending on your wardrobe color or style of what you may be wearing even if you are a soccer mom in sweats and sneakers. That is another example where you could add a piece of color.