Picture going backstage at Sunday All Stars or ASAP. The show is about to start. The celebrities are inside their designated dressing rooms, getting dolled up by their respective glam teams. There go the hair stylists armed with their magic curling wands and the makeup artists wielding a thousand and one brushes. But wait, who are those well dressed “clackers” running around with a garment bag in one hand and a pair of Louboutins in the other? Oh yeah! Celebrity stylists.
Let’s see. How do we even describe what they do? Basically, they dress the stars. They zip (and unzip) their frocks, they steam the fabric to perfection, they sew back fallen buttons, and they perform magic if need be. They also prevent wardrobe malfunctions from happening. And more importantly, they post your favorite celeb’s #OOTDs on Instagram where you get to rave about your idol's immaculate sense of style.
Below, we list down the five artista styling teams you need to keep your eyes on if you want to make your inner fangirl sartorially inspired.
Headed by Preview’s very own Liz Uy, StyLIZed Studio takes celebrity styling to a whole new level, catering to their famous clientele’s fashion needs be it TV commercials, print ads, and now even celebrity weddings. This style-savvy group works with the country’s most sought-after leading ladies, including Marian Rivera, Anne Curtis and Bea Alonzo.
Famous celebs they’ve dressed: Sarah Geronimo, Marian Rivera, Anne Curtis, Bea Alonzo
What to expect: Clean lines and classic silhouettes
IG account to stalk: @stylizedstudio
Formerly known as #TeamPamQ, Qurator was established by super stylist Pam Quiñones who’s been a key player in the industry long before the term “stylist” became mainstream. Her senior stylists Cath Sobrevega and Maita Baello currently head the creative team—and we have to admit, these girls can certainly pull off Pam’s classy hubadera aesthetic.
Famous celebs they’ve dressed: Judy Ann Santos, Angel Locsin, Toni Gonzaga, Charlene Gonzales-Muhlach
What to expect: Plunging Vs and thigh-high slits
IG account to stalk: @qurator_studio
KIM AND BOOP YAP
Kim and Boop Yap are the stylish sisters responsible for your teen idols’ double-tap worthy #OOTDs. Mastering all things sweet and dainty, these two have found royal muses in the form of teen queen Kathryn Bernardo and teleserye princess Kim Chiu.
Famous celebs they’ve dressed: Kim Chiu, Kathryn Bernardo, Julia Barretto, Kaye Abad
What to expect: Pastel, floral, and all things pretty
Enough of the leading ladies; let’s move on to the styling team behind this country’s popular heartthrobs. With Rex Atienza leading the pack, StyleList, Inc. continues to set the bar high in the field of men’s fashion, grooming the local industry’s top leading men including John Lloyd Cruz, Jericho Rosales and Alden Richards.
Famous celebs they’ve dressed: John Lloyd Cruz, Jericho Rosales, Matteo Guidicelli, Maja Salvador
What to expect: Preppy party
IG account to stalk: @stylelistinc
TEAM RAIN X EM
Let’s not leave out the in-demand hosts and recording artists of this generation. Glamming them up before their much-awaited performances is another styling duo, Rainier Dagala and Em Millan. They help celebrities Bianca Gonzalez-Intal, Yeng Constantino and Angeline Quinto hit all the right (style) notes.
Famous celebs they’ve dressed: Kathryn Bernardo, Bianca Gonzalez-Intal, Angeline Quinto, Yeng Constantino, Team Kramer
What to expect: Bold colors and graphic prints
IG account to stalk: @teamrainxemhq