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Mia Morgan discusses life as a stylist with WatchMojo.
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Stylist Mia Morgan Discusses Her Fashion Career
Mia Morgan: This cape is so incredible
Female: I love it.
Mia Morgan: I didn’t see this until today. Designers are very close to their collection and they kind of need somebody who is very close to them that understands what’s going on in the rest of the fashion world that can kind of say, you know, maybe this kind of pant is more in style this season, will look great with that kind of top.
They also need somebody to work with that has more of an objective perspective. They have been working on their collection for so long so that’s kind of thing that we bring a lot to the table.
I decided to be a stylist, I guess it’s just sort to happen organically because I was always working in fashion even from when I was very young at age. So you know I didn’t know what a stylist was when I first started in this business.
I was a textile designer for one year. I was designing patterns for fabrics and I thought it was my dream job when I’ve got it because I thought I would you know I was designing, it was so exciting but actually sitting there everyday in the same place has drove me nuts. And that’s when I realized that I needed to find something where I could keep the energy going and be in different places and interact with different people and that’s why I love styling. It’s like being out there and taking elements from the world then putting it all together and getting inspired by what’s going on in the culture or art or society.
You’ve got something in your head and then all of the sudden it has turned into visual images that are beautiful and such a wonderful process.
Male: I'm sure we can pull that together.
Mia Morgan: I'm just kind of thinking like pulling the elements of the birds out. I know Amy has got some feather pieces that we could use.
Male: Well, that’s a good idea.
Mia Morgan: I'm working on a photo shoot right now with Gomillion and Leupold, a great photography team that I worked with for shoot for Blanc Magazine, and we’re going to be shooting at Grant’s Memorial and I'm just pulling all the clothes together now for the shoot. We’ve been working on the inspiration for a little while, and it’s very much inspired by like a Parisian feel, a little bit inspired by Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel that sort of thing. Lots of dark elements to it, very strong, very seductive.
Male: Right now her hair is too similar as to a little dark.
Mia Morgan: Right.
Male: So we’re just thinking a really fiery idea.
Mia Morgan: I love that like I love that.
I guess there’s a bunch of different designers that I like to work with and it depends on the project but some of my favorites right now like I love Matthew Williamson. I’ve been working with him a lot with his showroom and I love Marc Jacobs. And if you’re working in the shows you’ll realized that a lot of the designers are doing sort of similar things even though they’re not talking about it with themselves. So you go, “Oh that’s going to be a trend next season.”
Right now, the 80s are very big back again but the 80s really have been back again for quite a while. It’s just each year it gets reinterpreted in a different way like the big shoulders are in this year which is definitely in 80s thing. So people will back and then I'll say, “Oh, 80s are back in, big shoulders are in” but it’s not. It’s not styled the same way that it was in the 80s, so that’s a lot where styling comes in because in the design element, you can find something that will be inspired from a past trend. But the way that it’s styled makes it modern.
Yes, those are perfect. Well just make sure you can walk on them okay and they’re not going to be too big. In a fashion show, there are all sorts of elements that change the last minute and then lot of that is out of your hands. In a photo shoot it’s a much more controlled experience. If a shoe doesn’t fit, you just stuff the toe or you Photoshop it so that it looks like it fits. But if a shoe doesn’t and the model is walking down the runway and she trips that’s a whole different experience, one that you don’t want to have.
When you’re seating in the audience everything seems flawless and magical because that’s the experience that you want the audience to have. But backstage there is a lot of stress as it gets closer to the production because so many elements change and you have to adjust with it.
That was amazing.
Male: Just magic.
Mia Morgan: The clothes that you really want to wear too. I mean I have to charge on you.
Male: No, I mean—
Mia Morgan: After show, it’s amazing because you’re just like—but you know also seeing the beauty of it and listening to the music and watching the girls and everybody is so magical. It’s just like an amazing feeling.