Real Women Doing Real Things: Ashley Zohar, Celebrity Fashion Stylist

Growing up in LA, I was always curious about the celebrity styling game; name one celebrity and, I promise you, they have a team of fashion-obsessed people working super hard to get them the best looks for every event…and, believe me, it’s not as easy as it sounds.  I chatted with celebrity fashion stylist Ashley Zohar about her career and how she got started for those of you curious about entering the fashion styling field :)

Tell us a little about who you currently work with, as well as previous clients.

I currently work with Trevante Rhodes (“Moonlight”), Tony Revolori (from the upcoming “Spider-Man Homecoming”) and Liza Weil (“Gilmore Girls” and “How To Get Away with Murder”), but I also do a ton of work styling editorial shoots for brands and publications. Most recently I styled a shoot with Ashley Graham and Hailey Baldwin for The Hollywood Reporter. Past clients include Kourtney Kardashian and Kristin Cavallari.

Zohar on set with Kristin Cavallari and celebrity hair stylist Scotty Cunha

looks on Kourtney Kardashian styled by Zohar

Walk us through a typical day for you.

I always start off the day with tons of email requests- I’m constantly in communication with designers and showrooms to request looks for my clients and editorial shoots. Once I confirm looks, I actually go to all the showrooms for pulls and pick up everything so that I have it ready to go when needed. Most days I have clients coming over for fittings, and I’ll also make sure I have a tailor there as well so that we can make any alterations and adjustments as needed. 

How did you first get started as a celebrity stylist? 

I started out assisting other stylists for about a year. It wasn’t too long until I decided that I wanted to pursue it on my own and, being from LA, I had a lot of connections that knew celebrities that were willing to give me the chance to style them. It was a snowball effect after that, and I was able to get an agent, etc. It took about two years to finally get things rolling, but eventually all the hard work paid off.

What advice do you have for women who want to be a fashion stylist?

Make sure it’s something that you really want and make sure that you feel that you can drop whatever you’re doing in a split second for clients and last minute jobs. You also definitely have to start out assisting so you know what you’re doing and learn from your predecessor.

What’s one thing you know now that you wish you knew when you first started?

It’s not the easiest job to get into and you have to really love it if you’re going to pursue styling.

What has been your biggest work accomplishment to-date?

Styling Trevante for awards season and getting him on several best dressed lists.