Hello again everyone! Today I'd like to introduce you to someone that I've come to call my "little brother from another mother". I still remember the day that I applied to be his assistant stylist and how excited I was when he told me that he loved the material I sent and all I had to say about my views on my own personal fashion. Not long after, I sat in a state of awe when I discovered that he was only 18 years old and a senior in high school. Which was why he needed me (or an assistant stylist for that matter). Looking at his portfolio, his written material and his credentials, this was a difficult bite of information to swallow. His career had already began and he needed a right hand fashionista to start some projects during his school hours. Then, the adventure began and I discovered a world outside of my own closet, scouring NYC showrooms to find outfits for Danielle Staub and for Erika Hokanson's photo shoot. Scot must have taken a lot of breaks to the boys room to check out all the pics of the gorgeous pieces I found that day, and in the end he made some great outfits with the treasures I found. Now, just a freshman in college, Scottie continues to juggle his educational responsibilities and those of his dream career, and already has left an impression on the industry. I'm so honored to have Scot as a part of CAM and grateful that such a chock full of talent was introduced to me through him for my first blarticle series of Hattitude.
Here is my interview with Scot Louie about what has inspired him to do what he does. I hope to see more of him on CAM down the line and share with you his growth on future interviews. Enjoy!
What inspired the path?
Do you have any fashion idols and if so who?
What sets you apart from other stylists (not so much in a competitive aspect, but more like what makes you unique and different, what are your focuses in style?)
Of all of the projects you have worked on, which do you think reflects the style that you feel is most unique to you? I imagine that often times, when hired by an individual to style them, you must work to find a way to make them look good while catering to their individuality. Do you find that challenging in regards to wanting to remodel them into something/one new or do you look at it as a means of just enhancing who they are?
Still relative to the above question, would you mind discussing what you love most about styling in A) the above situation, for an individual as an image consultant needing to cater to their individual needs B)Working on your own projects, where you are free to do absolutely whatever you desire, with only your styling needs in mind?
Now can you see why I enjoy working with this young talent? So young, so motivated, so inspiring. Scroll on down for pics of Scot Louie's work and contact information.
|Ashley LaCamp, accessories all belong to Nifty Thrifty Stylist Closet|
|Danielle Staub, The Real New Jersey Housewives|
|Teen Queen Lea Robinson, Leggings by Dareyna Swan of Swarey Designs|