Wondering what stars are really like behind the scenes? Celebrity stylist Lysa Cooper will tell you.
In a recent interview with Vogue Italia the style guru who has dressed notable names like Rihanna, Shakira and Beyoncé over the years opens up about how she really feels about these famous fashion icons—and let's just say, she's not shy with her opinions.
Highlights of the article include an angst-filled rant about celebrity clothing lines, where she sheds some insightful light on her take of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's The Row collection.
"The only one that's good, and I hate to say it, are our girls. The twins. The Row. But the reason that works, is because they hired designers," she said matter-of-factly. "They are the best at ripping off other lines that I've ever seen. I don't buy it, but they're good at it."
Cooper references copies from designers like Rick Owens and Ann Demeulemeester found within the Olsen twins' range with obvious dismay, and insists she would never do a clothing line of her own. "There is enough crap being produced and enough kids making it. Nobody needs another pair of jeans, a t-shirt or a pair of sweatpants."
Well, okay then.
She also admits that she finds style inspiration from homeless people (yes, really!) and goes on to elaborate on her relationships—both good and bad—with other fashion-forward stars without so much as batting an eye.
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"I almost love Rihanna's personal taste, more than what she does on stage. And the one thing I can say about her is that she is very big on wearing new people and young designers. She'll buy anything," she quipped. As far as her working relationship with the sexy singer who she largely had a hand in shaping her superstar status, Cooper cut it short, explaining there was a falling out.
"I don't know. That way you're not bored. That way you don't become somebody's slave. That way there are boundaries. And those boundaries got blurred with Rihanna."
And while she didn't elaborate further on her fragmented working relationship with RiRi, she did perk up with a glowing review of Beyoncé, filled with pure compassion and earnest emotion.
"I'm not joking. She has to be one of the nicest people on the planet. She is a joy to be around. She is kind. I mean, she's really from Texas. It is not a joke. And it is so authentic and so sweet. If people only knew exactly how sweet she was. There are a lot of people I don't like, and I like her." she stated emphatically.
Wow, Lysa...tell us how you really feel!
Word to the wise, fashion folks: this is one powerful stylist you don't want to mess with!
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