On any given day—awards season especially—there is a celebrity hitting a publicity event wearing something fabulous. We read all about what they wore and who designed it (of course, our industry is most interested in the jewels), but this is all after the fact.
If you follow their stylists on Instagram, however, you might get lucky with a peek or two at the wardrobe before it’s officially debuted—if you’re really lucky, you’ll get a look at the jewels. It’s not a foolproof way to get ahead of the game by any means, but I enjoy what feels like an insider’s look at how everything comes together. If there are jewels involved, well, that’s even better. Better yet, these are the people making the biggest celebrities look as good as they do, and that, above all, deserves to be recognized. Here are some of the best stylists to the stars to check out on Instagram.
Mel Ottenberg. Because RiRi. (@melzy917)
Micaela Erlanger. Because she styles red carpet favorites like Lupita Nyong’o and has impeccable taste in jewelry. (@micaelaerlanger)
Petra Flannery. So many celebs-gettin’-ready pics, and plenty of up-close jewelry pictures. (@petraflannery)
Kate Young. Because she is so good with jewelry. (@kateyoung)
Samantha McMillen. Because her list of clients includes Elle Fanning, a celeb I find to be so enchanting—and who usually appears in some form of delicate, beautiful jewelry. (@samanthamcmillen_stylist)
Lorraine Schwartz. Okay, not technically a stylist to the stars—but with so many bedecked in her jewels, it’d be a shame to miss all of these good photos. (@lorraineschwartz)