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Ash Taylor- Stylist

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Social media(IG/FB/Twitter/etc):

Instagram: thegutsandglory, Facebook: The Guts and Glory, Website: www.thegutsandglory.com
Hometown/current location:

Taylor Mill Kentucky/Denver, co
Company:

The Guts and Glory

Q:  Tell us about yourself: Why do you want to work as a stylist? Why are you interested in this career?

A: Hey there! I’m Ash Taylor, a 27 year old stylist/creative from the Midwest. I have a multitude of hobbies that I love and enjoy that also apply to what I do as a Stylist/Creative. I love sewing and vintage garment care, makeup, hair styling, furniture restoration needle point, fashion styling, photography, and the list just goes on from there. I love fashion and design, I grew up sewing my clothing on my grandmothers lap. Since about 5th grade I’ve wanted to be a fashion designer. While I love designing clothes, that’s not a career I can step away from and keep some semblance of a regular life. So I turned to fashion styling, the way certain cuts fit certain shapes, the textures of fabric, color stories, it keeps me intrigued. This is a career that holds my attention and makes me feel accomplished at the end of a long day. The type of accomplished when you can be exhausted but can’t do anything but smile because you feel you put your soul into a project. Don’t get me wrong though, Ive had a lot of people my whole life tell me what I’m not and what I can’t do….Once as a teen, I had a close friend say a lot of really mean things to the whole world online including saying that she thought I had absolutely no style…Yes, what she did was terrible. But it only motivated me more (especially since the girl had half of my wardrobe that she had borrowed in her closet still.) Working as a stylist is such an exciting challenge, I love having the ability to drive a point home in a fashion story just by what a model is wearing, and it’s NEVER boring. Also, Being a “jill of all trades” my whole life i never felt like i had one thing that i was quite exceptional at. When I found out that my over-all knowledge in a numerous amount of different hobbies only added to what I can help with on set. It’s so fluid and ever-changing I have trouble not liking it.

Q: Are there any projects/awards you were proud to be part of? If not yet are there any projects/Awards you hope to be part of/Achieve?

A: I always feel honored to get my work published. My favorite up to this point was a web feature in Nakid Magazine with Ming Luftig and Ginny Erikson. All and all, I feel very fortunate for the people who give me opportunities.

Q:  What are your goals as a stylist? How do you see yourself progress in this field?

A: My goals are not specific, I only hope to one day pay my bills and live life doing styling. I hope to continue to grow and learn more, and to pour every ounce of my heart into all my projects always. Progression wise, I hope to see myself one day making styling decisions with split second ease and being totally organized, but as most creatives know it’s not that easy. It’s hard for me personally to set expectations for my progress, but I can absolutely remember the past and see all the progress I’ve made up to now.

Q: What’s your most embarrassing/funny/worst moment while at styling/on set?

A: Funniest moment was busting my rear end on a slippery concrete floor during a shoot, it hurt but I couldn’t help but bust out laughing. I do that often, I don’t think there’s ever been a shoot that I haven’t humpty dumptied and fallen over. though.

Julia Rhoden- Designer

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Social media(IG/FB/Twitter/etc):

Instagram: jrhodendesign, Facebook: Julia Rhoden Designs, Website: www.jrhodendesign.com
Hometown/current location:

Denver, co
Company:

Julia Rhoden Designs LLC

Q:  Tell us about yourself: Why do you want to work as a Designer? Why are you interested in this career?
A:  The decision to become a fashion designer was not a direction I expected my life to go. I’ve always had a strong artistic background and I was thrilled when I discovered a way to put my art into a physical form. My soul is creating and I’ve never felt more alive than when I’m designing my work.

Q: Are there any projects/awards you were proud to be part of? If not yet are there any projects/Awards you hope to be part of/Achieve?

A:  I am incredibly proud that this year I was published in an article for 303 Magazine. This was something that I’ve been working towards and it is an achievement which makes me very proud. This year I have had the honor of working with some of Denver’s top photographers, models and stylists. This city is bursting with talent and each photo shoot has been an incredible adventure.

Q:  What are your goals as a Designer? How do you see yourself progress in this field?
A:  My goals as a designer are to be recognized on an international level. I want my work to be seen walking the runways in the fashion capitols across the world. It’s my goal to have my art experienced by as many people as possible.

Q:  What’s your most embarrassing/funny/worst moment while creating/designing/on set?
A:  One of the best moments I’ve had was doing a shoot with Robin Fulton and Paige Joelson. I really wanted bunnies bouncing around and Robin made that happen. Going up to a bunny rescue we were able to have bunnies hopping all over the set and it was so much fun. It was happy and relaxed and we had the best time playing with rabbits and creating fashion.

Kris Baxter- Model

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Social Media- @littlestoflambs & @erebusadornments

Describe what makes your work/style/art unique?

 I think what makes my style unique is my strange ability to portray a variety of emotions in my photos. I also never stop moving at shoots so I’m able to get multiple shots in a short time:) I also make art, jewelry and editorial style pieces using animal bones I find while hiking

If you could model for 1 person, who would it be and why?

 If I could model for anyone it would be Mark Harless (@bleeblu) because I adore his style and I think we could make magic together 

What is your Spirit Animal?

 A lamb

What does the future hold for your brand?  

 I hope to be able to continue shooting and help create beautiful photographs. As far as Erebus, I will keep hiking and finding bones so I can continue to create gorgeous, albeit somewhat creepy, art

Photo Credits top to bottom:

Dan O’Neil

Kyla Fear

Kyla Fear

Katie Levine

Katie Levine