Our #PeopleWeLove interview series focuses on the lives of people we admire. Here, the dirt on their favorite things, day-to-day routines, and more.
When a stylist to stars like Margot Robbie, Dakota Johnson, and Selena Gomez doles out fashion advice and wardrobe care, you listen. When we recently caught up with Kate Young, she’d just wrapped up styling Margot Robbie for the Oscars—NBD—and filming a video for her new style-centric YouTube channel, aptly named Hello Fashion. More on that below, plus her best tips for those of us who get dressed sans stylist… AKA most of us, which means it’s a must-read.
How did you get started as a stylist?
I started as an assistant at US Vogue and then moved into styling both there and at Teen Vogue before leaving to work with other magazines and eventually celebrities.
What is your favorite thing about your job?
The clothes! I love fashion and clothes—the travel and people are fun too, but there is nothing like walking into the studio when we're preparing for something big and seeing all the racks of new and exciting clothes.
Where do you find inspiration for looks?
From all over—art, people on the street, Instagram.
Tell us about one of your most memorable moments in the industry?
One of my favorites was going to the Cannes film festival with Margot Robbie for the premiere of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. I love the south of France and Cannes at that time of year is sooooo exciting and everyone on the streets is dressed up and it's just so, so glamorous.