Stevie Dance - Contributing Editor, Oyster Magazine & Stylist

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  1. rox_yr_sox

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    Hope Floats
    Ph: Benny Horne
    Model: Jade Jackson
    Fashion Editor: Stevie Dance
    Mag: Russh Aug/Sept 2011

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    Stevie Dance Interview for FGR

    New York based stylist Stevie Dance first got her start as an intern for Australian publication RUSSH. Soon after that, she moved up the ranks to become fashion editor of the magazine. This summer Dance wrapped her last issue as editor and although her unique and evocative style will be missed at the publication, Dance shows no sign of slowing down as a stylist or creative consultant. Recently, FGR got a chance to ask her a few questions about her personal style, hobbies, music tastes and much more.

    Where did you get your start?
    I always thought I would be a writer–a film critic was the first dream. I studied cinematography and journalism at the University of Sydney. Just after graduating, I was handing in my first freelance article, to a small magazine that was just starting up in Australia. There was an open plan office. By some stroke of fate the Fashion Director yelled out just as I walked into the office “I wish I had a great assistant”. That was RUSSH, eight years ago. I’m not sure how time has managed to roll on so fast.

    I’ll never forget knocking on doors for my first shoot in New York with a suitcase of clothes in one hand and the hope of a shoot in another.

    The name Stevie–is it inspired by Stevie Nicks or is there another story behind it?
    My parents love music. Fleetwood Mac was big deal to them.

    What do you like to do in your free time?
    To be honest, because I work for myself, there is not much free time. I love music-The Zombies, Mississippi Blues, Guided by Voices, Sonic Youth, early Elvis, Grinder Man, Eno, My Bloody Valentine, The Them. They keep me company. My friends–I have to somehow persuade as many as I can, to come and work with me, in order to see them!

    Living in New York means I bike ride whenever I can. Also I love good classic American road trips too, preferably through the desert. I just got back from Tennessee.

    Looking at your portfolio, a lot of your work seems to be inspired such as the Alessandra Ambrosio shoot and Delfine Bafort shoot. Can you name some of your inspirations?
    We love being able to tell a story. History, films, literature and art all play a huge part. I always wonder if the readers can see what is going on in our heads? The Ambrosio shoot was inspired by the wind, by this great scene of Diane Lane in a wind tunnel. Delfine’s shoot was really an homage to an early nineties Madonna.

    Besides styling, you have also gotten into photography. Could you ever see yourself making a career change?
    I love pictures. I work as a stylist to be around creative people who are obsessed with photography. I have an old Nikon fm2 that I use but the photos are really used to just to activate my eyes and to remind myself how subjective it all is. I get to work with some really talented people.

    Styling is such an integral part of any great fashion shoot. Do you think it is the photographer or stylist who makes the shoot? Or is it a partnership?
    It’s always about the whole team dynamic and the collaboration process from me to the photographer, to your subject, to your assistant. It’s about everyone and the energy.

    Looking at your portfolio, you have a very cohesive and unique vision, how would you describe your aesthetic?
    I like raw, arresting, active, beautiful, endearing, true, and sincere pictures and people

    How do you do pulls for a shoot? Do you go to showrooms or do you go through look books for inspiration?
    With the help of my lovely assistants and all the press teams, I cover both and the collections are a big resource.

    Would you say your work is influenced by your personal style or do you like to keep that separate?
    Every style reference to me is just based on amalgamations of the popular culture that has impressed me as time passes. For my work and for me, it’s about what I love. From a Lisa Bonet hair-do when I used to be a nut for The Cosby Show, to some t-shirt Courtney Love wore, to memories from growing up in Connecticut and on the beach in Australia.

    Personally, I’m not into trends so much. More so about a story.

    Any advice for aspiring stylists?
    Shoot!

    Can you tell us anything about any future projects?
    I am writing a film…

    What was the last album you listened to, and did you enjoy it?
    A mix tape with The Kynds on it. It was epic.

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  4. HeatherAnne

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    Great interview, thanks for posting :heart: I can't wait to see what she does next. Leaving RUSSH was probably a smart move, she had come to a point where she couldn't progress much more there.
     
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    Wolkfolk When in doubt, wear red.

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    I didn't know that she was leavin Russh. Is there any hints on what she's on to next ?
     
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    Details September 2011
    Photographer: Will Davidson
    Fashion Editor: Stevie Dance

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    ^ Nice. It's good to see her styling for other mags. Hope to see more of it in the future.
     
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    ^ I totally agree. And it's good to see that she can do menswear just as great as womenswear.
     
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    She styled an editorial for Oyster November :flower:
     
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    ^ And Will Davidson was the photographer in the oyster ed. I wonder if they left Russh together because of a dispute or other issue. I don't think his work has appeared in any of the editions under the new editor.

    Also, I guess the thread title should be changed now to stylist or something like that as she isn't with Russh any more.
     
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    There's only been 1 issue of Russh since Stevie left though, so who knows if Davidson has really left along with her or not? Good chance though. Thanks for pointing out the title roxy yr sox, I completely overlooked that -- Stevie's listed as a contributing editor for Oyster on their site now, so I will change it to read that and stylist.
     
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    Oyster #95 November 2011 : Lindsey Wixson by Will Davidson
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    She has started a new Shopping 'zine, which is pretty cool:

    http://shopghost.com/

    Per Fashionista.com:
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    Shes got a raw and fresh point of view. Love it
     
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    I keep on reading that she's done styling work for US Vogue but can't find any images online. Does anyone have any?
     
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    ^ I think it's mostly just sittings work. I always take a peek at the gutter credits to see who's written/shot/styled those portraits in the front of book and I remember seeing Stevie's name a few times this year. Mostly sittings shots of those it-girl-y characters that she hangs out with.
     
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    Vogue Australia September 2012: Bella Heathcote by Will Davidson
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    "Ciao Bella"
    Model/Star: Bella Heathcote
    Photographer: Will Davidson
    Stylist: Stevie Dance
    Hair: Tuan Anh Tran
    Make-Up: Kara Yoshimoto Bua
    Manicure: Jenna Hipp

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