Christina Lynch is a well established fashion stylist.  She has worked on major fashion magazines such as: Brazilian Vogue, Harper's Bazaar Espanol, Trace, Oyster, China Vogue, Tush, and L 'Officiel Paris.

Exclusively Fashion Magazine: Tell me a little about yourself; how did you become a fashion stylist?

Christina Lynch: I am from Manhattan and grew up with a lot of different types of artists.  I always loved fashion. I started looking at fashion magazine at the age of nine.  My mother and my godmother were a big influence, along with music and painting. As a child I spent a lot of time in museums.  My influences growing up were Vivienne Westwood, Thierry Mugler, Jean Paul Gauliter Lou Reed, the clash, Chuck Berry. I went to FIT for a few terms but wanted to be in the middle of it so I left and started assisting. I was lucky to have friends that were stylist I assisted them. That’s how I started.

EFM: Have you always had a passion for fashion?

CL: Yes, definitely. Since I was a little girl.

EFM: How long have you been a fashion stylist?

CL: 7 years

EFM: Do you find it hard for new fashion stylist to break in the industry?

CL: Yes I do.  It is not something that happens overnight.  You have to be dedicated and work hard. It is very long hours, hard work. Worth every bit of it.  You get to travel  and work with interesting creative people.

EFM: Can you tell me some of the celebrities and fashion magazines that you have worked with?

CL: Celebrities only a few, I love to work with clothing and create a fantasy.  I have worked with Margarita Missoni and Tinsley Mortermore. I have worked with all different types of magazines Plastique, Oyster, S magazine, and L’Officiel China vogue, Brazilian Vogue.

EFM: Describe your personal style?

CL: Laidback. I love my wing tipped comme de garson men’s shoes. I am on my feet all day so I like to be comfortable.

EFM: Who are your favorite designers?

CL: Preen, Viktor& Rolf, Comme des garcon, Givenchy, YSL, Zero by Maria Cornejo.

EFM: What designer clothing can you not live without?

CL: Margiela

EFM: What is your favorite accessory?

CL: Chunky silver jewelry tons of bracelets.

EFM: While on location; what do you carry in your “kit”?

CL: A lot.  Stockings, underwear, pins, tape, a clamps, sewing kit.  Steamer, kilt pins.  I seem to have a lot of ribbons lately.

EFM: There are many aspiring fashion stylists who would love to assist you; what are you looking for in an assistant?

CL: Personal style, creativity, punctuality, organization, and courtesy.

EFM: You work long hours; how do you keep yourself up beat?

CL: Coffee and yoga

EFM: Being a fashion stylist takes hard work and dedication; what tips and advice can you give?

CL: Watch a lot of films and find things that inspire you.

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