Stylists to the Stars Rob and Mariel Come to Dubai
Stylists Rob and Mariel are creating so many of the most buzzed about celeb looks, from Rihanna’s racy costumes to J-Lo’s bodysuit on her current tour. They have their eyes on style and have plenty of handy hints and celeb secrets! Ahlan! chatted with them to get all the goss!
What’s your top stylist secret?
Rob: Fit is so important. We end up tailoring almost everything so that it fits perfectly.
Mariel: We love to customise pieces; put our own stamp on them.
What’s been your favourite styling moment?
M: Styling J-Lo for American Idol was pretty cool! Every week we had to make sure she looked completely different to the week before but still looked amazing.
Are you coming back to Dubai to style her for her concert next month?
R: We costume designed J-Lo’s whole tour but we don’t get to travel with her. One of our assistants will go with her and put any finishing touches to her outfits on the day.
What are your favourite brands?
M: Givenchy and Helmut Lang.
R: A.P.C. and Mark McNairy.
Who is your favourite celebrity to style?
M: That’s like asking which is your favourite child! I can’t choose!
R: They’re all amazing and so different in style! Rihanna is fun though because we can push the barriers with her crazy outfits!
Now that you’re big names yourselves, is that going to affect your jobs as stylists?
R: That’s not our goal. We like to be behind the camera, not in front of it! Maybe in the future, but at the moment we love what we do!
What projects have you got coming up?
M: We’ve just started working with No Doubt on their new tour and also with Shakira, who is the newest judge on hit reality TV show The Voice USA.