Raquel Berman Gebbia, a dedicated mother and extraordinary fashion stylist gives us an insight of working in the fashion industry as a creative artist who inspires people on a daily basis. At a very young age, Raquel found her passion for fashion and worked hard to pursue a career in the fashion industry. Today, Raquel's remarkable sense of style has led her to become the most solicited stylist in the East Coast, have magazines feature her, and most importantly is being appreciated by many clients who have been inspired by her work.
Currently Working at: Indigo Chic
Where people interested in being styled can contact you:
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201 306 2546 Or Facebook Raquel Gebbia
At what age were you certain of pursuing a career in the fashion industry?
It's kind of funny at the age of 2 my mother said I would take purses out of carts in the grocery store and put them on me. I also preferred clothing and jewels rather then toys and candy. I was not your normal child. As I got older clothes became my world, I would go to my room and make jeans and t shirts and even sold them to a high end store at the age of 14. So, I would say I was born knowing :) but at the age of 6 is when it all began. I then managed a children's store at the age of 15 and bought myself my first car :) I then proceeded to go to Berkeley school of fashion and worked for Andrew mark as well. I did some modeling for a bit and got to wear all high end fashion and just loved it . ️
What is it about fashion that you love the most?
I love how it tells you so much about a person, yet they don't even have to open their mouth. The way a person dresses is crucial to the way they're viewed by those around them. Everybody should dress to their true selves, in addition, clothing gives you confidence. When you look good, you feel good. I know when I'm wearing an amazing outfit and and a fantastic pair of shoes I feel amazing! I love being able to go out of the box and be me!
How would you describe your style?
My style is eclectic. I like to wear things that not many people wear. I like to be different and always have been. Whether I'm sewing patches onto my jeans, or cutting a t-shirt in a certain style, anything to give an otherwise normal article of clothing an "edge" that deviates it from the norm. I like to push the envelope and be over the top and stand out :)
What are three items in your closet you can't live without?
My YSL platform boots, a great pair of edgy jeans, and my cold shoulder choker tops :) and adding another favorite item would be my kids name necklace.
When styling people where do you get inspiration from?
It's really all about the person. I draw from what vibe I get from them, if they're going to a special occasion, or any other detail they feel confident enough to share with me I use it to channel the style. It's really all about suiting a person's needs, catering to them, and making sure they're feeling good in what I put them in. My main inspiration is my mind and what it has me do for them. I like to take people out of there comfort zone and revamp them head to toe so they feel unique .
If you could style anyone in the world who would it be and why?
I would have to say Miley Cyrus. I'm sorry, but that girl needs some fashion help. She has the potential to look great!
What brands or designers do you like to use the most when styling ?
I like all designers. It does depend on the look we are trying to achieve. I believe that if it looks good then it doesn't matter what brand it is! Personally, I do love Chanel, YSL, and for less expensive I love Bailey 44 night cap, Generation Love, Nicole Miller, Aum Couture, and so many more. I can take a 30 dollar shirt and make it look like 500 dollars :)
Do you find your personal style to influence the way you work?
Yes I do! If I look and feel confident and sexy, it exudes in my attitude, which greatly affects the way I work and help others. It's great when people say I want what you are wearing Raquel :)
How do you think social media platforms have influenced the fashion industry?
I think social media platforms have influenced the industry in major ways. These days, you have all of these great fashion bloggers as FashionGGw :)
People can see what they love without even leaving there house and just order with a click of the button. Now it's very easy to see pictures of regular people wearing the items :)
Do you have any advice for upcoming fashion stylists?
Always always be you . Be honest, dress your best, and just make people remember how amazing you made them feel when you styled them for that special event, or that party, or that first date! I have gotten phone calls and texts and letters thanking me. It's very rewarding.
[Images provided by Raquel Berman Gebbia]
Interviewer: Barby McQueen (Yvanna)
Interviewee: Raquel Berman Gebbia