Career Chat with Simone Harouche

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Simone Harouche is no stranger to School of Style. She has hired our grads and knows we have the best students around. We were thrilled to hear that she was coming to our Introduction to Styling class and share her experience working as a stylist since the busy mom has some top-notch clients and her own handbag line, Simone Camille. Simone grew up around fashion and clothes as a child, so you can kind of say it was in her blood to work in the fashion industry. She worked as an assistant stylist for about 1 1/2 years and took her about 6 months to transition into a key stylist. Since then, her career has really blossomed. Here’s what she had to say …

Simone-Harouche Celebrity Stylist Nursery

On Her First Client:

Simone’s first ever client was none other than Christina Aguilera. And her first “small” gig with her? The Vanity Fair Oscar Party….no big deal.

On Assisting:

Simone said that she wouldn’t have known how to do anything if she didn’t assist. “I knew how to hustle, but it was scary because I wasn’t hiding behind anyone else.”

On Miley Cyrus’ tour:

She had to prep for 2 months on Miley Cyrus’ tour … while 8 months pregnant! Simone likes tours because she gets to design and be a part of the creative process.

Miley Cyrus' Stylist Simone Harouche

On Her Handbag Line:

Simone Camille started 4 years ago simply because she was tired of seeing the same bags. She wanted a bag that nobody else wanted, so she made one. Then, her client and friend Nicole Richie wanted one, and thus Simone Camille was born.

On Her Assistant Pet Peeves:

1. When someone is sitting there watching her unpack bags or samples instead of helping her.

2. Someone that is too slow and doesn’t know how to move with a quickness and hustle.

3. Unorganized paperwork and receipts will drive her crazy.

4. Inappropriate networking is a big no-no with Simone.

5. Giving your input and opinion in front of a client when it’s not asked of you will definitely get you fired.

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