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09 . 12 . 20

INSIDE THE WORLD OF CELEB FASHION STYLIST SOPHIE SHANNON

Meet Sophie Shannon, Senior Stylist for Celebrity Stylist Mimi Cuttrell. Working with high profile clients in a job that most of us can only dream of, this is easily one of our favourite interviews to date! Get to know Sophie as she chats to us about how she's gotten to where she is today, her proudest moments so far and her favourite brands at the minute. 

 

STAR SIGN?
I’m a Leo girl. 

 

HOMETOWN? 
Dublin, Ireland.

 

WHERE ARE YOU BASED AT THE MOMENT?
I’m living in Paris, France right now - the most beautiful city!

 

WHAT DID YOU STUDY?
Costume Design for Stage and Screen. I’ve always been really into the characteristic element of clothing. The worlds of fashion and costume definitely go hand in hand.

 

JOB ROLE?
I work for Celebrity Stylist Mimi Cuttrell. My role is Senior Stylist. This job has been a dream! I’ve learnt a huge amount about the industry and also about myself in the process. I feel incredibly grateful to be where I am, to have the freedom to be creative within my job role and to be working alongside a team that I love and respect.

 

TYPICAL DAY IN YOUR LIFE?
There isn’t really one to tell you the truth! This totally depends on what time of the year it is, which client we’re working with and where. Right now, when I’m working remotely for our NYC and LA offices from Paris – coffee comes first, always. I usually try to fit in a yoga class in the morning, it puts me in a positive and active head space. I also try to fit in a French lesson where possible! I’m super eager to become fluent while living here. Then, NYC and LA wake and my work day begins. I handle all client pulls, my day is spent liaising with brands and ensuring that we receive the right looks at the right time for our clients. I also do a lot of sourcing, which is the fun part. I love searching for vintage treasures. Also, finding new up and coming brands and building new relationships for the company.

 

HOW DID YOU GET TO WHERE YOU ARE NOW AND DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR SOMEONE TYRING TO PURSUE A CAREER IN YOUR INDUSTRY? 
By working my ass off! Being persistent. If you are passionate about what you do and are willing to hard graft, things will happen for you. Put yourself purposely outside of your comfort zone. When I look back, the moments I’m proudest of and the things that have forced me to evolve both professionally and personally, are usually a direct result of me throwing myself in the deep end.

 

 

BIGGEST PINCH YOURSELF MOMENT?
Seeing our fashion month looks come to life and strutting down the streets of New York, London, Milan and Paris. It’s always exciting! I love the glamour that surrounds a red carpet moment, but street style will forever have my heart.

  

FAVOURITE OUTFIT YOU'VE COLLABORATIVELY STYLED?
During Milan Fashion Week in February, one of our clients wore a full Charlotte Knowles look from her latest Fall 2020 RTW Collection. A beautiful rust leather set, sewn up the sides in a corseted effect, teamed with a mesh underpinning and snakeskin boots. It was absolutely show stopping! Definitely one of my favourite looks to date.

 

FAVOURITE BRANDS TO SHOP WITH AT THE MINUTE?
Honestly, my biggest love of all is finding vintage gems! Brand wise, right now: Prada, Fendi, Levi’s, Jacquemus, Rick Owens, GmbH, Charlotte Knowles, Helena Manzano, Rua Carlota, Victoria Beckham, Alexander Wang, Dr. Marten, Off-White, Matacomplex, Wandler and ByFar.

 

GO-TO OUTFIT?
I love a Mimi x 3x1 jean or vintage Levi’s belted, big fan of a 90’s cut. Chunky Doc boots, tank or tee and a slouchy sweater or sweater vest. I’ll usually pair this with either my Alexander Wang fanny pack or Prada baguette. I’m always wearing jewellery, I like to keep my hoops and rings either all gold or all silver. Sunnies on my head through rain or shine! Love a rectangular or cat-eye frame.

 

TOP TRAVEL DESTINATION?
Tulum, Mexico! I recently had the most amazing experience there. Greece and Croatia are also amongst my top favourite sun spots. Italy is another for sun, snow and pasta. 

 

FAVOURITE NAKEDVICE PIECE?
They’re all divine! It was super difficult to choose one so my top three are The Christy Black Croc Bag, The Cyrus Heel and The NV Silk Scarf!