For those of you who are acquainted with a little channel called E! Entertainment, you’ll want to tune in every morning from 6 to 9 a.m. to spot some cute LuLu*s merchandise on the cast of That Morning Show. This fun and upbeat news program is just lovin’ our dresses, and don’t they wear them well?!
Pictured above (from left to right) is our Spectacle Dress in Grey [sold out!] and our Hilton Dress in Grey [sold out!]. Below is our As You Like It Dress (left) and our Fifth Avenue Dress in Brown (right).
We had the pleasure of chatting with the show’s talented stylist, Lauren Valentine, about the life of a stylist and how she got into the biz.
How did you get started as a stylist?
I met a big time director who gave me the “in”, and then I worked my butt off on my first film, Reservation Road, to prove to everyone that they needed me in this industry.
How is working behind the scenes at That Morning Show? It looks like you guys have a lot of fun.
It is fantastic! Mark Long is one of my favorite people. He is always making jokes and keeping things light.
What are your favorite aspects of the job? Any challenges?
I love being able to be creative with my job, and I love how versatile it is. Dressing nine people, with all different ideas and styles, does prove to be challenging at times, but is also so rewarding and worth it.
Do you try to have your wardrobe keep up with current fashion trends?
Of course. I am having a lot of fun with boyfriend blazers and the big chunky stilettos that are out there right now.
Any costuming disasters or bloopers?
Yes! The other day, Chelsea’s skirt ripped in the middle of the show, but we just had to get creative and fake it the rest of the way through.
Describe your favorite outfit.
Right now, I would have to say a super sequenced top with a boyfriend blazer, a pair of pegged skinny jeans and a colossal heel.
What would you recommend for an aspiring stylist?
Stay at it. It is a long, tough road, but it sure beats the 9 to 5 if you have a passion for fashion.
Favorite item from Lulus.com?
The Brat Pack Jacket in Blue [sold out!] is a must-have this season!