by Elisa Zucconi

 

For Rebekah Roy, style and fashion run in her blood – literally. Most of us grew up with fashion as function, but RR watched her grandmother sew custom tailored suits, or her mother sew their fall/winter knits. When fashion has a starring role in your childhood memories, it takes on a whole new level of meaning. Read on to hear how celebrity fashion stylist Rebekah Roy is continuing her family’s fashion tradition in her career and her personal life.

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What’s your first fashion memory?

I grew up watching my mother and grandmother knit and sew – they made all their clothes. I’d watch my grandmother make beautiful tailored suits and my mother knit all our sweaters and crochet bedspreads and tablecloths. They were my biggest and earliest influences, but I also learned that making clothes takes time and effort. There was no fast fashion – clothing wasn’t disposable.

I was always interested in fashion, but it wasn’t something that I studied at university. I originally did Women’s Studies in Montreal and I was interested in art and communication. However later on, I did an internship at UK Vogue and that was the beginning of my career in London – from there everything was set in motion!

It can be really difficult to balance success at work with having a personal life. What’s your experience like?

My personal life and fashion life have always been completely fused. I think the main thing for me is I know when to ask for help and we all need help from time to time. Help can be anything from childcare (pet care in my case) to a shoulder to cry on. We just need to recognize what need and either ask for it, pay for it, or do whatever you need to make life easier.

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You’ve worked in so many different aspects of the fashion industry. What are some of your most proud projects?

I recently curated Bare Fashion, London’s First Vegan fashion show, which was an exciting event to be a part of! I came across so many interesting fabrics, like a gold biker jacket made from pineapple leaves! It was really inspiring, and it’s changed how I consume things and how I shop.

I’m presently working on a group show with 8 female designers, which is all about good design and empowering women.

I’ve also worked with Kate Nash for a long time and she’s an amazing and kind person to work with.

My first real big break was working with Billy Idol, where I styled his European tours. This was another career highlight!

Do you have any signature pieces you tend to gravitate to for your clients? Pieces that are identifiably Rebekah Roy choices?

I tend to work with people who are brave, who want to push boundaries and create new ideals, but it doesn’t mean that they always want to dress that way in a crazy outlandish way. It’s about finding what works for each individual – and I’m good at that.

It’s always about expressing their style. I’m not a ‘one look’ stylist. It’s my job to help my clients explore and define their own style.

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Where do you draw inspiration for looks?

I love travelling and experiencing new things. I also love history; so really enjoy going to museums and exploring architecture.

I am never bored, as I am so inspired by the world we live in and feel there is inspiration and ideas everywhere.

What about your personal style – how would you describe it?

It’s a bit quirky. I used to love black but now I love color and texture. Really, I just love clothes! I tend to wear dresses and I have a secret obsession with coats. I love hats too and have a mini collection of Stephen Jones hats!

What is your most valued piece in your own style collection?

My hats and my jewelry – I have some beautiful rings from Azza Fahmy.

I think we all give clothing meaning; we may love it for just how it looks, or for how it makes us feel and the experience or memory it gives us when we wear the item. For me, that’s where the real value comes from.

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What is one trend you’re hating at the moment?

I never hate a trend! They come and go, and I love seeing people have fun in them.

What key fall clothing pieces or accessories would you recommend to our readers?

Embrace colour and buy yourself a colourful coat! Or if that feels too much, think about check patterns or plaid.

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Is there something you would never wear?

Since I’ve being working with many vegan and sustainable fashion brands – my views are changing, and I’m trying to shop and think about fashion differently.

Do you have any tips for us fellow fashion-lovers and collectors who love to shop, to not overwhelm our collections?

I think we need to buy wisely, buy pieces that you really love and fit you perfectly.

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