Haley Lowenthal knows a thing or two about putting together an outfit. As a fashion stylist here in the Big Apple, Haley has worked with prominent names in the biz (including two+seven featured designer, Timo Weiland) styling everything from lookbooks to editorials. two + seven caught up with the busy fashionista about her background, her projects, and what it’s like for a stylist to get dressed in the morning (“It’s a process!” she says).
two + seven: Give us some background: How did you get involved with styling?
Haley Loewenthal: I always wanted to be involved in styling. I grew up hooked on reading magazines and knew I wanted to be the person involved in creating all the beautiful editorials. It was during a college internship I learned who that person was.
After I graduated, I worked on a few feature films in costume design and then landed my first “real” job at Gilt Groupe. So I sort of started my career off with a good background in creative and then business/e-commerce.
Images: Brooklyn Magazine
2+7: What’s easier: styling lookbooks or editorial? What’s more fun for you?
HL: I’m not sure one is necessarily easier than the other. I have a big background in e-commerce, so styling for the consumer comes naturally to me, but editorials are definitely where the fun is at; there is more room to create art. Styling look books is sort of like completing a puzzle, you must make each piece fit and create a story and continuity within the collection.
I love collaborating with all of the talented minds on set; it’s what keeps things interesting. It can definitely be a difficult situation having a difference of opinions, you are dealing with so many different personality types! But as long as I keep an open heart, things always seem to fall into place…and if not, on to the next project!
HL: It’s very true and I can see why so many do. I’ve never really been interested in designing but I would love to work on a collaborating with a designer.
2+7: Considering you style other people all the time, do you ever have trouble deciding what to wear yourself?
HL: Yes! Getting dressed in the morning is always a process for me. My closet is jam packed and its very hard to sift through, so putting on clothes is sometimes a war. I usually just through on a sweater and jeans to work in. Sstyling is definitely not glamorous and I need to be able to run around comfortably.
2+7: What’s next? Any upcoming projects or collaborations?
HL: I’m finally giving myself a little vacation. I’m off to California with my boyfriend! Since last fashion week, we’ve been attempting a holiday, but work kept popping up, so six months later we are off! When we return, I’m doing a really fun editorial for Stylecaster, but that’s all I will be able to say for now, so stayed tuned in for that one!