Q: Let’s say you became a celebrity overnight (I’m talking a humdinger of an A-lister here) – the type that would be seen on red carpets everywhere – would you get yourself a stylist?
I can’t even remember what thought train I was on this week for me to come up with this question in my head, but it’s one of those random things I was pondering.
Now it’s purely a question just for fun because there’s very little chance that you can become an A-lister overnight. You can win the lottery, or go viral with something on YouTube, or make headlines for something you’ve done on some reality TV show you’ve made it onto, but 99 times out of 100 those are the 15 Minutes of Fame types. Most “overnight” A-list celebrities have been working for years to become an overnight sensation.
(Unless you precede your reality TV show with a sex tape and become famous for having no discernable talent whatsoever apart from “losing” your clothes a lot and documenting it every time it happens with selfies and having a mom who’s happy to manage you while you do this. NO ONE can become super famous and make millions doing that, surely? I digress…)
Would YOU hire a stylist?
So just for fun, purely hypothetically speaking: Would you hire a stylist? After all, you’re an A-list celeb and money is no object. I know you lot are a confident bunch (I won’t say “stylish” because everyone’s definition of stylish is different) so you may think No, I’m a grown up woman and am happy with what I wear, thank you very much – I don’t need a stylist, famous or not!
Or you may think Well it might be fun to have someone who takes the pressure off what I wear to events and can advise me on what designers and brands that I may not be aware of.
Are you wondering which way I’d go?
BLAKE LIVELY FAMOUSLY DOESN’T HAVE A STYLIST. I SEEM TO REMEMBER READING THAT DIANE KRUGER DOESN’T EITHER. BOTH OF THESE WOMEN ARE ACHINGLY STYLISH.
Blake Lively famously doesn’t have a stylist. I seem to remember reading that Diane Kruger doesn’t either. Both of these women are achingly stylish, and I don’t ever remember either of them being included in those heinous “What was she thinking?” articles in magazines.[By the way I know someone will ask: The outfit I’m wearing in the photo above was my “fairy princess” look at the 2016 UK Blog Awards, one of the few big red carpet-style occasions where I styled myself. Thought I’d answer that question before I continue to ramble…]
The scrutiny of the media
From my point of view I think being under the scrutiny of the media is a TERRIFYING prospect. Plus now you have social media which is a forum for everyone in the whole world to have an opinion on what you’re wearing, and not only that but they can tell you directly with tweets and =ahem= wonderful Instagram comments that talk about you in the third person.
(Why is it that so many comments on the feeds of celebrities do that? Why do people not realise that these accounts are, more often than not, a celeb’s private Instagram account so they get to read all these vile comments that talk about them as if they will never read it?)
So bloggers and influencers do get it to a greater or lesser degree, depending on the size of their following, but as you know I’m a believer in #iwillwearwhatilike. Famous or not, I wouldn’t wear anything that I didn’t like, feel comfortable in or that just didn’t look like me… I’d want to still look like ME.
What I’d do if I became an A-lister overnight…
That said, it may surprise you to know that I WOULD actually get a stylist, at least at first.
I quite like the idea of someone giving me advice not necessarily on WHAT to wear, but WHO to wear. (And I say advice… I’m thinking more “suggestions”.) Although I’m no stranger to the collections of Gucci, Rodarte or Erdem, I’m certainly no expert on designers and everything that comes out every season. I’d love to have someone who can suggest designers to me that I may blissfully be unaware of, but I’d still effectively want to ultimately style myself.
So I’d have someone who was more of an advisor rather than a stylist. Help and advise me yes – actually style me… no.
However my Advisor-Stylist had better be good and had better listen to what I say or they’d be OUT faster than you can say I like my money where you can see it: hanging in my closet. (Actually that’s not the fastest thing you can say, but it’s my favourite SATC fashion quote so hey ho.)
I’d bet Carrie Bradshaw would do the same, no…?
IF YOU BECAME A BONA FIDE CELEBRITY OVERNIGHT, WOULD YOU GET YOURSELF A STYLIST? OR WOULD YOU STILL STYLE YOURSELF, CRITICS BE DAMNED?
TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS OR TWEET ME @NOTLAMB!
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I’ve decided to try for a fourth nomination in a row at the UK Blog Awards in 2018 – would you be good enough to vote for me please? Full details in my post about why I’m entering again here or go straight to the voting page (use every email address you have)! Thank you sooooooo much…!
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