Today’s Fxshnjunke Spotlight shines light on 31 year old Baltimore,MD native and owner of Kreator Styles, Alise Curtis. We loved her styling skills wanted to get the tea on what inspired her to become a stylist . In this interview we talk to fashion , how she got started and she gives us bomb tips for how any aspiring stylist can make it in the industry !
Dasia: So, you are a published wardrobe stylist , how did you get into styling ?
Alise: I got into styling by always being my friends Stylist when we would go out. I would be the one picking there outfits for when we would go to a party or some type of big event. I knew then that was my niche and I was good at what I did.
Dasia: How long have you been styling ?
Alise: It’s going on 3 years plus.
Dasia: What do you love about fashion?
Alise: I love that it’s no boundaries on what to wear. I love to see the creativity people put forth effort into their outfit that you can create something out of nothing in one’s wardrobe. The textures, prints and colors for this era of fashion is promoting each season. Fashion is an Art to me, I love how it’s portrayed in this society!
Dasia: How did you come up with the name Kreator Styles ?
Alise: It took me forever for 1, to even come up with a name period! I contemplated a bit with this name, until I felt it fit my personality and style. I was very creative with my hands, whether it was doing hair, creating outfits and being a pose coach for shoot. I knew this was a name that would be forever embedded in my styling brand.
Dasia: Your style is so bomb ! What/who inspires your personal style ?
Alise: Thanks for the compliment my fashion bug!! I get inspired by magazine spreads, Pinterest, Fashion bloggers I follow on the daily. I can say, which may sound cliche….is Rihanna, June Ambrose, Solange and Leandra Medine(blogger for Manrepeller)
I’m a lover of ill music, beautiful art, adventurous, sprinkle of spontaneous, Goal-Oriented, Creative Bug,Fashion Junkie…..love to live life with no worries!- Alise
Dasia: What are your must have fall/ winter trends ?
Alise: My Must-Have Trends for this season that’s in my daily wardrobe is something FUR, a dope bootie, chunky sweater, camel color overcoat, OTK boot and something velvet!
Dasia: Where are your favorite places to shop ?
Alise: Favorite places to shop and online shop is shein.com, H&M(as much as I shop there, I need my pic on the website…lol) Zara and forever21 here and there.
Dasia: What are some tips that you can give an aspiring stylist who wants to make their mark in the fashion industry ?
•Never second guess yourself!
•Always come prepared to be ready to style
•Have a creative side!
•Be professional at all times!
•Think outside the box!
•When styling, always have your Styling bag with all the wardrobe styling necessities!
•Dare to be Different!
•Make a name for Yourself!
•Have knowledge in fashion(studies)
•Never give up on your passion in fashion!
Dasia: Did you have the opportunity to style any celebrities yet ? If so , who ? If not what celebrities would you want to style ?
Alise: Didn’t get a chance to style no big time celebrities, but got a chance to wardrobe style a local now internationally known recording Artist; TT the Artist. I styled her for various major music videos, such as: “BirdFlu” “Thug it Out” “All Eyes on Me” , assisted with a few magazine spreads, Baltimore Magazine and among others to say the least. Got a chance in 2013 to wardrobe assist for NYFW week for designer Meskita. Celebrity I would want to style is Rihanna.
Check out some of Alise’s styling work below !
Dasia: Yassssss that is so dope! Have you ever heard of Fxshnjunke before? If so, how ? If not, what do you think about it ?
Alise: No I haven’t heard of Fxshnjunke before, but I found about you not too long ago from a fashion blogger page. I love that you talk about the daily fashion steeze and you promote fashion-forward ppl in the networking industry.
Dasia: What are some of your goals for 2017?
Alise: My goal in 2017, is revamping my website, getting new business cards, Building my brand more. Doing work with some big time designers in NY/LA/ATL. Networking more out of state and just getting better at my craft.
Dasia: Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years ?
Alise: Having my own business with assistants of my own and styling Rihanna.
Make sure to follow Alise @kreatorstyles so she can style you for your next photoshoot !
Written by @dasiatheceo