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How Tabitha Sanchez Styled an Whole Digital TikTok Runway Present — With a Classic Twist


A day within the lifetime of a TikTok star within the vogue sphere is not all digital camera flashes and excellent poses. After over a yr of working with TikTokers behind the scenes, stylist Tabitha Sanchez sat down with POPSUGAR to debate the ins and outs of curating eye-catching seems for influencers and what it was wish to model the platform’s Labyrinth Runway Finale. The occasion, hosted by Frankie Jonas on March 18, capped off TikTok Style Month with a digital runway present designed to advertise range, physique positivity, and inclusivity within the vogue business. Oh, and did we point out the seems within the present are shoppable?

“As a result of I work in vogue, I do know that it is not essentially the most accessible or most inclusive area for a lot of causes. However this adjustments that a bit bit,” Tabitha stated. “I feel that TikTok is altering the way in which we eat leisure, particularly prior to now yr due to COVID. I simply suppose that it is a genuinely entertaining platform and everybody’s creating such unbelievable content material in numerous methods . . . The visibility that the platform gives is de facto wonderful. Folks from all around the world are blowing up on TikTok and creating artwork and leisure and creating prospects for themselves and futures that possibly would not have occurred with out social media.”

“That was a very enjoyable and essential technique to showcase that you do not have to only put on new designer clothes to be in vogue.”

Previous to styling the digital runway present, Tabitha — whose background is in vogue analysis and advertising and marketing — had labored with TikTok shoppers like Jordan Huxhold, Maddy Crum, and Quen Blackwell, making her work for the occasion a chunk of cake. “The complete course of was so seamless,” she stated. “I had many calls with the TikTok workforce about styling and who was sporting what. Then there have been Zoom calls for each look and each individual . . . It’s extremely a lot a collaboration and it is enjoyable to do.” Customized outfits for the present had been created by Black designers Victor Glemaud and Carrots by Anwar Carrots, and TikTok creator Joe Ando, which Tabitha then styled with a classic twist.

“I put on virtually completely classic every single day and I attempt to convey as a lot classic into my work as potential,” she stated. “And I feel that’s the distinction between celebrities and TikTokers. [TikTokers] are largely youngsters and so they’re so down to only put on thrifted and classic clothes. I feel it is actually essential due to the state of the world and the style business as an entire.” For the runway occasion, Tabitha helped host Frankie Jonas observe down a classy look from a classic archive in Brooklyn known as Gabriel Held Classic, and famous that it is one in all her favourite on-line classic retailers.

Out of the digital camera’s view, the LA-based stylist says she and her clients-turned-friends typically frequent thrift retailers and flea markets searching for sustainable secondhand items and classic clothes to model shoots, itemizing Silverlake Flea, Classic Vortex VV, and the Melrose and Fairfax flea market as a few of her favourite locations to trace down eye-catching items. “[Thrifting] was a very enjoyable and essential technique to showcase that you do not have to only put on new designer clothes to be in vogue,” she stated. “I really like sustainable vogue, and TikTok really is de facto nice for this, however I really feel like if a model says that they’re sustainable or that they’re utilizing recycled materials, it’s a must to examine a bit bit to see what that truly means. So I really feel like there is a lack of transparency typically. And fortunately, whenever you’re thrifting, you do not actually have to consider that lack of transparency, it is already out of retailer.”

Because the runway present, Tabitha has continued to model TikTok stars and has even styled a couple of music movies which might be at present underneath wraps. To expertise her work for the Labyrinth Runway Finale, see WNBA stars A’ja Wilson, Kahleah Copper, Lexie Brown, and Te’a Cooper mannequin among the most memorable outfits from the present right here, and store them for your self forward. And, for those who’re out there for some extra vogue inspiration, take a look at these TikTok stars’ dream Style Week outfits.