So how did Simone get her start in styling in 2002? "I got my start interning for an amazing stylist, Brooke Dulien, and worked with her for about a year. After working with Brooke, I assisted Maryam Malakpour for about a year, and then got my big break working for Christina Aguilera," she spilled. "It was great timing, as as she was about to start promo and press for her album Back to Basics."
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Once a client hires Simone, here's how she gets the ball rolling: "I try to think about the client's perspective and what they would want, and then I try to embrace it as best I can, but also try to influence and infuse my own perspective and aesthetic," she told us.
But what about noncelebs who can't afford to hire a stylist? Simone has some helpful tips: "It's always important to invest in classics and splurge on accessory trends. It's important to have staples in your closet that never go out of style, like a little black dress, an amazing blazer, a leather jacket, beautiful, sexy heels, etc. So I recommend investing in those items. I don't like to spend lots of money on trendy items that come and go in one season, which is why I advise that you stick to trendy accessories that won't cost you an arm and leg."