Without the help of their stylist, celebrities like Cardi B, Beyoncé, and Kendell Jenner probably would not be the style icons they are today. In 2016 Beyoncé received the CFDA Fashion Icon award honoring her effortless style throughout the years and her ability to create memorable looks that we all would’ve liked to recreate; like who hasn’t tried to mimic that iconic Crazy In Love intro look with a 20 something Beyoncé in a white shimmery tank top, blue booty shorts, and red pumps. Although, considered a Fashion Icon, Queen B’s style was not developed overnight, for twenty plus years by her side was Ty Hunter (@tytryone), her very own personal stylist who helped tap into her love for fashion and ability to turn looks.
Behind every fashionable celebrity is their stylist(s) from Rihanna being backed by Jahleel Weaver to the icon Céline Dion draped in the influence of Law Roach, there is almost always a quiet powerhouse backing them because as we all know it takes a village. We’ve seen Kollin Carter turn the Bronx native Cardi B from Fashion Nova baddie into a Cinderella fairytale in Christian Siriano at Rihanna’s 2017 Diamond Ball.
Jahleel Weaver (@illjahjah)
Jahleel Weaver the man behind the bad gal, is not only Rihanna’s stylist but the Junior Creative Director of all things Fenty clothing and accessory. The New Yorker has been able to help maintain the image of the Barbados born singer as we know her today; Edgy, Innovative, and Trendsetting.
Remember when Rihanna was the first to be seen in that crystal Gucci bodysuit and mask in 2017 at Coachella or those YSL boots that Rih snagged Phresh off the Runway?? Well, we do and shortly after, 2017 became the year of the Gucci crystal bodysuit and YSL slouch boot thanks to Jahleel and Badgalriri’s influence.
Law Roach (@luxurylaw)
Law is a stylist for the likes of Céline Dion, Ariana Grande, Zendaya, Tiffany Haddish, Mary J. Blige, and the list goes on. The Chicago native has built himself from the ground up and stays booked and busy as a judge on America’s Next Top Model and as Co-Creative Director for Daya by Zendaya. Throughout his career Law has been able to turn his clients into adored Fashion Icons; He has worked Zendaya since she has been a Nickelodeon actor and from there he has helped her blossom into the
Marni Senofonte (@marnixmarni)
Marni Senofonte in her own right is a style icon among fashionable Millennials and is a no-holds-bard all out kind of girl; she is known for her rule-breaking fashion that has landed her a collaboration with Mattel to curate looks for a line of Barbies modeled after her aesthetic. As one of Beyoncé’s three stylists, Marni is responsible for plenty of the looks we saw during Beyonce’s Lemonade era including the Formation World Tour. Marni was also the mastermind behind Beychella where she commissioned Balmain’s Creative Director Oliver Rousting to create Beyoncé and all 100 of her dancer’s custom looks for Coachella. Prior to Beyoncé, Marni has worked with Kelly Rowland and is currently helping Kendall Jenner take over the world one look at a time.
Kollin Carter (@kollincarter)
Kollin Carter, stylist to Cardi B and apprentice of Law Roach is responsible for debatably one of the best glo ups in the rap game ever. Kollin has turned just a regular, degular, schmegular girl from the Bronx into fashion’s newly adored rap girl. When he isn’t busy pulling from the Mugler Archives for Cardi, Kollin is busy assisting the rapper in designing her Fashion Nova collection that has previously sold out in a matter of a few hours. We all love the story of an underdog rising to the top and the paring of Kollin and Cardi is one of those memorable moments in fashion and pop culture that we adore.
Zerina Akers (@zerinaakers)
Moving her way up in the fashion industry from being an intern at W Magazine to being a stylist for one of the biggest names in the industry, Zerina Akers has used her knowledge from LIM Business College to excel and create memorable moments in pop culture. Along with Marni Senofonte, Zerina was one of the pivotal stylists for Beyonce’s Lemonade and since then has been dawned Wardrobe Curator for Queen Bey. Because of her close work with Beyonce, she has been able to snag the developing duo Chole x Halle who is signed to Beyonce’s Parkwood Entertainment. Zerina’s other notable works are from her styling direction for The Carters Ape Sh*t video where she has Beyonce decked out in custom head-to-toe MCM, Versace, and Burberry by Ricardo Tisci. Her styling powers are simply just un-matched and I think we all strive to be a little like Zerina.