MANHATTAN, NEW YORK
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
Exclusively Fashion Magazine:
Tell me a little about yourself; how did you become a
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
Have you always had a
passion for fashion?
Yes, definitely. Since I was a little
EFM: How long have you been a
Do you find it hard for new
fashion stylist to break in the industry?
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.
Can you tell me some of the
celebrities and fashion magazines that you have worked
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
Describe your personal style?
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
Viktor& Rolf, Comme des garcon, Givenchy, YSL, Zero by
What designer clothing
can you not live without?
EFM: What is your favorite
jewelry tons of bracelets
While on location; what do you carry in your
A lot. Stockings,
underwear, pins, tape, a clamps, sewing kit.
Steamer, kilt pins. I seem to have a lot of
There are many aspiring fashion
stylists who would love to assist you; what are you
looking for in an assistant?
Personal style, creativity,
punctuality, organization, and courtesy.
You work long hours; how do you keep yourself up
Coffee and yoga
Being a fashion stylist takes hard work and
dedication; what tips and advice can you give?
Watch a lot of films and find
things that inspire you.
Interview by Rochell “E” James