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The Woman Who Has Styled Justin Bieber, Anita Hill, and the iPod

By The New Yorker

Karla Welch works hard to make her clients look like themselvesRead full story


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  • The job of stylist when done this well is truly a dance of a highly organized, fast thinking, massively skilled communicator, manager, producer and physiologist. What she has done is vast, I remember that original ipod silhouette campaign like it was yesterday. What a great article, the title really does it no justice.

  • If you're a Justin Bieber wannabe wanting to go full Hunter S. Thompson on the world, or in the family way and want to turn your bump into a power move, this article is for you.

  • Oh dear, I hope I don’t inadvertently own anything designed to emulate the style she invented for Justin Bieber.

  • Highlighting what’s already there seems to be among the highest challenges for a stylist, considering that what one celebrity would consider a confident stylistic choice I’m sure differs greatly from another celebrity would. Although honestly there are some artists (Lil Uzi Vert) for instance who id like to assume do it all themselves.

  • She was given a hard job: Style someone who refuses to wear a shirt 90% of the time.

  • I guess style, just like art, is up for interpretation. If you are here to tell me that a stylist has been picking out Justin Bieber’s outfits since 2011 then I am at a complete loss. The kid looks like a fool 100% of the time. This stylist is THE greatest conman in the history of making money.

  • Is dressing really this hard? (Love her pressed Dad Jeans, by the way... she is ready for a Hollywood after party or a Cub Scout meeting)

  • I always thought celebrities had style; turns out they just have stylists 😄

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