A Word With

Stylist To The Stars, Angie Smith

Responsible for dressing celebrities from Millie Mackintosh to Laura Whitmore, Hollly Willoughby and Amanda Holden to name just a few, Angie Smith is who you want on speed dial when you have a wardrobe dilemma.

We sat down with her to discover more about what life is like as a stylist to the stars.

 

Did you always intend on being a stylist?

Not at all. I wanted to be a buyer so I went to university and studied fashion. I had no idea what a stylist even was before I started at my first job on a magazine- I couldn’t believe that it was an actual job, dressing people! I assisted at a magazine for 5 years and then went freelance.

 

What’s the worst fashion disaster you’ve had to deal with?

I was once dressing a client who was about to go on set to do live TV and literally minutes before she did her first link to camera, the zip decided to go on the strapless evening gown she was wearing. Luckily we had a ten minute break before the actual live show and an amazing seamstress on hand who managed to get it fixed, but not before I went through at least 45 safety pins to keep the dress up so she could get through the first link. I hate hidden zips!!

Angie styles Laura Whitmore for an editorial shoot
Angie styles Game Of Thrones actress Hannah Murray for the SAG Awards

How do you style jewellery into a look?

Jewellery is very personal; some women can pile it on and with others it’s best to avoid completely. I always think that jewellery should enhance and build on a client’s overall look and never take the attention away from them, so it’s a real balancing act that needs to be considered carefully when planning a specific look.

 

What is your favourite piece from the current Astley Clarke collections?

I’ve got my eye on the Halo Drop Ring in rose gold – delicate but totally luxurious.

 

What are your every day luxuries?

Good coffee, 8 hours sleep and great linen.

 

What’s the best piece of advice you have been given?

Always try your best and make the most of the time available., If you have a deadline to meet and you want to ace a job then you should do everything you can up until the very last moment to make sure you’ve done the best job you can – after that you can do no more.

Follow Angie on Instagram for more star-studded style inspiration.

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