For The Record: Britt Theodora
Meet Britt Theodora and get a glimpse into her life as a stylist in New York City.
1. Tell us a little about your background – have you always wanted to be a stylist?
I had no idea that styling was a full-time job; I thought it was just a hobby. It wasn't until Rachel Zoe broke the glass ceiling in celebrity styling that I realized it was a career I could maybe consider.
2. What would you consider your first career “big break” and how did that put you on track to get you where you are today?
My first big break was probably my very first internship that I had the summer before my junior year of college, in the VIP Press department at Gucci. Even though I spent most of my summer schlepping garment bags up and down 5th Avenue, it was there that I met all of the people who would eventually lead me in the direction of my styling career.
3. How do you define your personal style?
My personal style is relaxed but tailored. I grew up on the beach in Southern California but attended ballet classes every day with a strict dress code. I like to think that in my adult life I've adopted a style that blends the two together.
4. Who is your biggest style inspiration?
I don't have one specific style icon, but I am very inspired by my four sisters. They are all unique in their own way. My mom is an inspiration as well because she was the first woman I ever saw wear a suit with pearls.
5. What is one style tip you would give to all women to help them define their personal style?
I would tell them to figure out what makes them the most comfortable and build an outfit on top of that, whether it's a really good pair of jeans or variations of blazers.
6. What are some trends you’re loving for spring?
I live in NYC so I can't wait to ditch my heavy wool for linen tops and skirts!
7. What is your favorite piece from the Rag Poets spring collection and why?
I love the Alassio Dress! That will be one of the first pieces I will adapt into my spring wardrobe because I can wear it during the day with sneakers and at night with a little heel and statement earrings.
8. In honor of Women's History Month, who is a woman you look up to and why?
My older sister, Brooke, is the definition of a strong and independent woman. She graduated top of her class at Michigan Law and works at a major firm here in NY. She has big dreams to make a huge impact in the world and I have no doubt she will get herself there!
9. Why is women’s empowerment important to you?
Styling is a huge force for women's empowerment. It gives me the confidence I need to make my clients look and feel their best.
10. What’s one piece of advice would you give women out there looking to pursue a career as a stylist?
I would tell them to make a lasting impression with everyone they work with, no matter what their role is. You never know who could help you get to where you want to be!
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