Showtime’s The L Word was my very first styling job. I worked on season 2. It gave me my start as a stylist and was basically like Styling Boot Camp for me, as I was styling the show’s 10 leads at about 5 outfits each per week. I was also insanely green (I was only 23 at the time and had never styled a day in my life), was way in over my head, and was flying back and forth between LA and Vancouver with all the clothes every few days. It was so intense I would sometimes cry at the Canadian border and even cried on the phone to my mom once 😂. But I met some amazing women on the show including my best friend @sarahshahi (I am the Godmother to her children and she is to my daughter), got to work alongside my other best friend @bubsypicklesmom. Actress @miakirshner not only came up with the idea of me coming on board to style the show but she also really went to bat to make them hire me - so in a way I owe my career to her.
One of my oldest friends @DanMinahan happened to be directing the very first episode I worked on - showing up that first day on what felt like my first day of school and finding Dan there saved me. We still laugh about it to this day (and now he’s got the Deadwood movie coming out!!) Also one of the only guys on the show - Eric Lively (yes, Blake’s brother.... funny enough since I now style @vancityreynolds... talk about coming full circle) is probably the reason I fell in love with men’s styling in the first place. I still remember all of that beautiful @maisonmargiela, @commedesgarcons and @marcjacobs I used to put on him. Anyway... So there we are. Full circle.
I can’t believe they’re doing a sequel!! Really makes me reminisce on my career thus far.