Style Battle: Meet the Council!
Unless you have been living under a rock the past week, you can’t have failed to notice that our Style Battle competition has officially kicked off!
We’ve recruited some of the most influential people in fashion to sit on our style council and find the ‘Face of April’, but how much do you really know about the people you need to impress?
Here’s our insider rundown on our amazing style council for April’s Style Battle…
Who is she? An Irish model, DJ and TV presenter, Vogue has DJ’d at some of the biggest festivals in the world, including Oxygen Festival and Europe’s biggest private party, The Trinity Ball. She’s also appeared as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars in 2011.
Did you know? She’s married to musician Brian McFadden and last year starred alongside him in the TV show ‘Stepping Out’. Aww.
Who is he? Are you kidding? This is THE Lee Stafford, celebrity stylist and all around hairdressing legend.Chances are you will have used his amazing range of products at some point in your life, or gazed adoringly at a celeb whose hair he will have coiffed.
Did you know? Lee has starred in his own TV series, The Hairdresser, and hosts the annual BBC TV Children in Need charity telethon, Celebrity Scissorhands.
Who is she? Award winning fashion designer and illustrator whose designs have been worn by the likes of Lily Cole, Rita Ora, Viktoria Modesta and Jameela Jamil, just to name a few! She is also the co founder of menswear brand Ada+ Niki with Nik Thakkar.
Did you know? She cares about the planet. Ada is a host and presenter of eco fashion events and is a brand ambassador for Ecover UK & Germany.
Who is he? Where do we begin?! Nik is described as a multi-platform creative, as well as being a major style and cultural influencer. He’s been the face of various high profile fashion brands over the years, as well as featuring in music videos, guest editing style magazines and being a judge for both The Global Fashion Awards and Fashion Journalism Awards.
Did you know? He’s listed as one of London’s top 10 creatives by Time Out. High praise indeed!
Who is she? Super celebrity stylist, fashion goddess and Fashion Director of Disorder Magazine and UK Fashion Editor for The Untitled Magazine, it’s fair to say Rebekah has an awesome CV!
Did you know? She’s a top freelance stylist and creative consultant for a variety of amazing clients including MTV’s Becca Dudley, Kate Nash and, wait for it… Billy Idol!
Who is he? Kahmarl Gordon is the Editor-in-Chief of fashion and culture magazine WEARECOLLISION
Did you know? Kahmarl attended the famed BRIT School where he studied music and media studies, and later went on to work with some of music’s finest including Madonna; Rihanna, The Saturdays and many more, as a vocal producer for Columbia records
Who is she? Currently working as a booker for Elite Model London, Ashley has worked for companies such as Burberry and Avenue 32, along with various other stylists.
Did you know? She has her own fashion and lifestyle blog called filthydiamonds.tumblr
Who is she? Only the most stylish blogger, like ever! We have nothing but big love for Ella of La Petite Anglaise and her amazing style. We interviewed her at the LFW party bus and she was rocking head to toe Mulberry, with whom she has collaborated with in the past.
Did you know? She was named one of InStyle Magazine’s 20 to Watch for 2014.
Who is he? Founder and Creative Director of the Academy of Freelance Makeup (AOFM as it is known in the industry) Jana is charged with training the makeup artists of the future. Supplying backstage makeup for over 60 designers annually, AOFM Pro has worked with some of the world’s most renowned designers and iconic catwalk shows including Pucci, Dior Max Mar and more!
Did you know? Jana has co-written and published two internationally sold books, including the 2010 tome, MAKEUP IS ART.
Who is he? An amazing London-based photographer who specialises in fashion, portrait and music photography. In the past he has worked with the world famous photographer, Rankin and now runs his own digital retouching business.
Did you know? Sam’s a big fan of music photography and has just signed off on a series of album covers and a project for a large music publisher. Watch this space!
Who is she? CEO of Shopcade and Queen of all things stylish, Nathalie knows what’s hot and not. She’s a huge supporter of educational causes and helping women in business to grow start ups.
Did you know? She’s a member of The Industry London, the premier members’ organisation that exists to connect those shaping the future of fashion.