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"It's a lot, a lot of work."
Law Roach put it simply. With three days until the 2018 Golden Globes, a "bomb cyclone" looming over New York City and an industry jolted by widespread sexual misconduct allegations, the Hollywood stylist had a full plate when it came to his main task: finding a nominee something to wear for one of the biggest nights in their career.
This year, the star at the center of his plate is Mary J. Blige, the longtime triple threat nominated this year for her second and third Golden Globe Awards—including her first acting one—for her hailed performance in Netflix's drama, Mudbound, and the film's original song.
"We've known Mary from the music videos and the stage for all these years, but we're just now getting familiar with Mary J. Blige the actress and now the Golden Globe-nominated actress, so it was very important to me to show her different silhouettes and designers that she hasn't worn before," Roach told E! News ahead of the big night. "I think that's almost always our job as stylists to familiarize our clients with different things and help push and elevate their style and their aesthetic."