Styling music videos, editorials, advertisements, and more is hardly a glimpse into a day in the life of celebrity stylist, Wouri Vice.
For one of New York’s native sons, Wouri’s dream as a wardrobe stylist began on the kept promise of long-time friend/client, Grammy Award winner and singer-songwriter, Alicia Keys. As her career climbed the ladder of success so did Wouri’s clientele. Image consulting the likes of Kerry Washington, Tika Sumpter, Mike Epps, Taraji P. Henson, Elle Varner, Chris Rock, Janelle Monae and the list continues.
They say first impressions are everything – and linking up with Wouri Vice was extremely refreshing because I couldn’t get pass how humble and down-to-Earth he was. About five years ago, we crossed wires during an over-the-phone interview for Sister 2 Sister magazine and we’ve stayed connected ever since. So, when I asked Wouri to do the honors of blessing me with an interview on Row A Seat 1 he simply replied, “It would be my pleasure, My Bonnita, Bonnita!” And the rest is history.
Now sit back and enjoy the show as celebrity fashion stylist, Wouri Vice shares a few deets on his life as a stylist.
Wouri Vice: I fell in love with fashion as a high school student when I was introduced to the glamour through lyrics of the late/great, Notorious BIG and discovered the career and work of celebrity stylist Misa Hylton. This made me aware of designers and their techniques and how fashion applied to our culture.
Row A Seat 1: How’s a day in the life of Wouri Vice?
Wouri Vice: A day in the life of Wouri Vice varies from meetings to photo shoots, videos, etc. It always begins with prayer and ends with thanks. Busy is the best word to describe the motion, unparalleled is the best way to describe the experiences!
Row A Seat 1: Have you reached that ‘moment of arrival’ as a stylist?
Wouri Vice: (Laughs) I’m still waiting on my moment of arrival! There is so much to learn, and so much to do!
Row A Seat 1: Often times fashion overlooks ‘curvy girls’ as stylish, what’s your opinion on this topic?
Row A Seat 1: Whose closet would you love to invade?
Wouri Vice: I would love to invade the closet of Anna Dello Russo; she has so much fun with style and pays extreme attention to detail. She has truly cultivated her style to become an inspiration for so many!
Check out more images and the style history of celebrity stylist, Wouri Vice here, and be sure to follow him on IG: therealwourivice and Twitter: @wourivice.