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Meet Stylist Savannah Barthorpe #StylistsWeLove

By Kal Di Paola on Sep 08 2013

So it's the last day of a week of introductions as part of our Stylists We Love Project. Up last but not least is fashion and celebrity stylist and girl about town- Savannah Barthorpe

Savannah is a London based freelance professional Stylist for fashion editorial and advertising, personal shopping and styling, look-books, music video, beauty and catwalk.

Savannah has made her name in the fashion industry with work published in various London and international magazines. She is also editor and founder of Fashion Clocking News (currently having a facelift but will be back for LFW!) and a style adviser with LookLab NY.

Savannah has worked with a wide range of photographers, talented creatives and well known emerging designers as well as with the world's top labels such as Alexander Mcqueen, Valentino, Matthew Williamson, Issey Miyake and Ralph Lauren. Personal celebrity clients have included former Spice Girl, Mel B, actress Amanda Mealing, singer Eda-Ines Etti and LA/NY based celebrity Lilian Nova.

More recently Savannah has been personal styling for private international cliental as far as the Middle East, Eastern Europe. Currently she is working on commissions for red carpet and personal styling and shopping for both men and women.

We caught up with Savannah to find out a little more...

Q. Have you always had a love for fashion and what did fashion mean to you growing up?

My passion is fashion, style and the significance of clothes and image. After my childhood in Africa, I have travelled extensively before making London my creative base. And I’m lucky to have lived in different cities around the world and to have known many inspirational people who sparked my love of fashion and art. It all goes back to a classic Chanel suit my mother owned and the portrait of Coco on her bedroom wall.

Q. Did you always imagine you would be working in the fashion industry?

Fashion was always in my mind but it wasn't my intention to pursue it as a career. Early in my career I worked for a film company as a PA to a screen writer, as well as a commercial model/actor for various TV commercials. Then I assisted the late creative director and fashion stylist Fred Spurr, fashion stylist Linda Leeming and fashion photographer Clive Warwick.

Q. What are the highlights and the lowlights of your job?

I'm a very busy bee, an addict to my job. I most love that I'm never bored because my job takes me places. I love the fact that I can travel and be in different places meeting interesting and creative, fabulous people!

Lowlights: Being so busy can get tiring sometimes. But I love it really.

Q. Describe your personal style and what are your favourite 3 things in your wardrobe?

My style is very eclectic and I know what suits my body shape. I always like to be individual with my style - this is the way to be both unique and stylish at the same time! At 5ft 2 I aways wear heels to give that extra hight and a good leg line. My favourite wardrobe items are a pair of oversized black trousers by Martin Margiela for H&M, a Vivienne Westwood Rectangle tartan dress and my rusty pink Mui Mui platform heels.

I looked up to Vivienne Westwood, Alexander Mcqueen, and the stylists Patricia Fields and Isabella Blow as inspiration when I was growing up.

Q. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?

I wouldn't anything, but wish I was a little bit taller!!

Q. Any advice you would give to anyone looking to get into styling?

Fashion circles are small and you're always bumping into the same faces. So be nice to people!

See you at Fashion Week!
Savannah x

So that's the last of the introductions but stay tuned - in the coming months all our stylists will be reporting back with behind the scenes and trend reports as well as some special wardrobe detox's for our readers - if you'd like to receive a complimentary styling session or a detox, email us at and tell us why you should be chosen.