The Style File

Angela shares her experience on Guide to Style.

Oct 9, 2008

On Tim

Everyone always asks me what it was like to meet Tim Gunn. It seems that every woman has a crush on him! I still have to pinch myself to believe that I was styled by one of America's foremost fashion gurus. I couldn't quite put my finger on it at the time, but there was a striking familiarity about him. In hindsight, I realize that because he used to be a professor he reminded me of my dad, who was a math professor, and all of my piano professors with whom I had spent countless hours. On the one hand, I found the blunt criticism strangely comforting because, well, that's what professors do and that's what I was used to. On the other hand, it was overwhelming since I had felt that white heat all my life and needed a break from the intense scrutiny. I feel immensely fortunate to have met such a generous spirit who, as he says, is a "truth teller" with impeccable taste and style. Whenever a client tells me how polished I look, I utter thanks to Tim.

On Gretta

Gretta is the fun and supportive girlfriend that everyone should have. She is warm, wise, and intelligent. She has substance and style, and she understands a woman's psychological make-up. I have the utmost respect for her as a businesswoman, and I learned a lot as we all sat around gabbing in between takes.

On Ted

Ted Gibson is the sweetest person ever! I loved him from the moment I met him. He exudes extraordinary kindness, and he knows how to make a woman feel beautiful. I loved how I felt sitting in his chair, and I cannot sing his praises enough.

On Reem Acra

Reem's dresses are sheer art. The camera didn't pick up the architectural perfection and the fine details. Her studio felt like a gallery and her work is the kind that stirs emotion, giving one a reason to dream again. Her passion for life is simply contagious.