Style File: Yasi Guilani
Always seeking fresh collections, dashing to the dazzling new vanguard of the catwalks for fashion month across New York, London, Milan, and Paris, dressing the models walking the runways in buzzed-about shows, styling splashy billboard campaigns and creating iconic looks for award season’s red carpets- this is only part of celebrity stylist Yasi Guilani’s day-to-day job. Ahead, get to know one of fashion’s brightest stars– one of the most celebrated stylists in the industry and the stylist of this month’s cover shoot with Tinashe.
Tell us about your journey to become such a renowned Stylist?
From a very young age I knew the fashion industry was for me and have always made it my goal to make my own mark in it. For the longest time I thought I wanted to be a fashion designer. I learned how to sew when I was 7 and even went to college for Fashion Design but quickly learned that putting outfits together brought me more joy than creating the actual garments. After graduating, I started to assist stylist, Marjan Malakpour, which made me fall even more in love with the industry and made me realize that this is what I was meant to do. Quickly after assisting, I connected with my now client Tinashe and we’ve been able to collaborate together and push the boundaries of fashion.
Did you always love fashion?
For as long as I could remember, I’ve always loved fashion. From a young age, my parents have supported my creativity and would let me pick out my own outfits despite how unpredictable they were. Since then, I have consistently expressed myself through my wardrobe.
How would you describe your styling aesthetic?
I would describe my styling aesthetic as edgy yet chic. I like to bring in male silhouettes while still embodying the sexiness of the female body. Accessories are also a huge part of my aesthetic. To me, adding an assortment of stacked necklaces, rings, etc. just completes the look.
What are the most important aspects of your career?
The most important aspect of my career is that I am given the opportunity to empower my clients through their wardrobe. I get to work hand in hand with them to bring their visions to life while still having my own creative freedom.
Where do you draw your inspiration from when pulling for Cover shoots?
When pulling for cover shoots, I draw inspiration from runways and editorials from the early 90’s. To me, everything done in that era was effortless and chic with the focus on embracing natural beauty despite the ever changing trends.
Can you tell us about some of your favorite looks from our shoot with Tinashe?
This question is kind of a difficult one because I sincerely loved every look from the shoot with Tinashe but, if I had to pick one I’d say my favorite look was the Maison Met sheer cape. Honestly, everything looks good on her but this specific look really stood out to me. My vision for this look was to fully embody her natural beauty as well as her feminine energy and I feel like we were able to do exactly that. I added a clear statement earring and a few statement rings but nothing more.
What are the biggest trends of Spring 2023?
The biggest trends that we’ll be seeing in Spring of 2023 are denim on denim, bold colors, statement earrings, low rise bottoms, and maxi skirts. Think boho chic.
What are the 5 staple pieces every girl should have in her closet?
Every girl should have an oversized blazer, a clean black sweatsuit, a pair of their favorite denim jeans, a classic pump, and a white cut off tank top in their closet.
If you could raid anyone’s closet, who would it be?
If I could raid anyone’s closet it would 100% be Rihanna’s.
My all time style icon is Cher.