New York native, Bronx-born fashion stylist Rashida Meggett is a force to be reckoned with. I met Rashida last year through a mutual friend. She's such an inspirational person. Rashida has come a long way and her story of how she started in the fashion industry is a story that must be shared. Check out her interview below.
Tell me a little about yourself? I attended Howard University for 2 years, then transferred to Stony Brook University, where I got my BS in Public Health. I always had a personal passion for fashion and decided to peruse this after I started my career in Public Health. I began an internship with stylist for the B Lynn Group where I assisted on projects with Jay Z, Rihanna and Kelis for Elle magazine to name a few. I then left my full time job to pursue a career in fashion. I started working in Studio Services at Bloomingdales SOHO. Here I met stylist, Alisha Crutchfield, who I later assisted on a full time basis. At this time I got the opportunity to work with Russell Simmons, Nikon and The Miss Universe Organization. After 2 years of assisting, I branched out on my own and began building my own clientele for my brand IAMStyles. I have since worked on commercial shoots-loehmanns.com, mandies.com, net-a-porter.com; editorial shoots-GQ, Harper's Bazaar India, Highlights Magazine. I've worked with various music artists- Gucci Mane, Kodak Black. I am currently the Deputy Style Editor for YOOx Net-a-porter Group and maintain freelance clients such as Citizen Watches.
When did you start styling? I began my first styling internship in 2005
What celebrity clients have you worked with? Lynn Whitfiled, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Gucci Mane, Kodak Black
What has been the most memorable moment of your career, so far? One of my most memorable moments was working with Kanye West. He is such a passionate, sincere artist who cares so much about his craft. He was so hands on with everything involving his production and his passion was undeniable. He was very down to earth and the overall project was a huge success. He's a real life inspiration.
What styling advice would you give other women? I would tell others to do what works for them. Everything isn't for everybody. Trends come and go, but your style is forever!
What is your favorite item of clothing that you wear most often? I am a denim girl and my favorites are my high waisted Levis that I wear almost everyday. They are versatile and work for almost any occasion.
What are your plans for the future? My plans are to continue to grow in all things fashion. I would like to shoot more editorials and work with more clients. I just want to do more! Expand my brand in every facet of the industry.
Where do you see yourself taking your styling career? I see myself as a Fashion Director for a major global company.
Describe your “I made it moment”? My first major editorial with Harper's Bazaar India. Walking into Barnes and Nobles and seeing my work was everything for me.