About School of Style

Why School of Style

School of Style is “The Fashion School for Stylists.” Since its inception in 2008, School of Style has established itself as the training-ground for the world’s best up-and-coming stylists.

School Of Style teaches students every aspect of the styling industry— whether it be personal styling, menswear styling, or our signature class: fashion styling! Our innovative online classes teach our students how to become stylists fast – and at a fraction of the cost of traditional fashion schools!

All of the courses offered by School of Style give our students an unparalleled, realistic view of the business from the ground up. We pride ourselves on our no-nonsense teaching style and always keeping it real, which has allowed our students to reach the highest level of success in the industry.

 

Founders

Luke Storey

Luke’s career in styling began in 1998, when Aerosmith’s stylist Keki Mingus hired him as an assistant stylist. He soon branched out on his own and has since worked with a diverse range of artists like Kanye West, Marilyn Manson, Foo Fighters, Lisa Marie Presley, Lupe Fiasco, Deadmau5, and No Doubt. Other celebrity clients have included Kim Kardashian, Sebastian Stan, Kendall Jenner, and Krysten Ritter.

An industry veteran, Luke has styled music videos, commercials, tours, album packaging, celebrity red carpet and television appearances, films, print advertising, and fashion editorials.

Luke has also worked as an instructor of fashion styling at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles. Additionally, he has been a speaker at The School of Fashion at Parsons, Fashionista.com’s How To Make It Conference, Woodbury University, and The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.

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Lauren Messiah

Personal Stylist and YouTube personality Lauren Messiah joined forces with Luke Storey in 2009 to develop a more extensive School of Style curriculum, and thus, the Personal Styling Certification was born.

After receiving a BFA in Fashion Design from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts. Lauren’s career in styling began with School of Style when she completed the program in 2009. Then, mentored by Stacy London from TLC’s What Not To Wear, Lauren Messiah launched her career styling celebrities before shifting into the role of Style Expert for TV appearances and her popular YouTube channel.

Lauren has been featured in numerous publications including Marie Claire, WWD, Vogue Italia, Grazia, Lucky Magazine, OK! Magazine, The Huffington Post

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Style Society®

School of Style’s Style Society® is an exclusive, members-only club for our Graduates.

Successful graduates of our Fashion Stylist Certification program become eligible the private membership club, Style Society. Style Society is the pipeline to the industry.

With Style Society you get plugged in to opportunities from our network of over 700 stylists, publications and photographers as well as access to continued education and feedback from Luke and Lauren in a private Facebook group.

Are you ready to take your career to the next level?

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STUDENT SUCCESS STORY

Kerry Robinson

SOS has helped my career by transforming me into a high fashion editorial monster in the best sense. After taking the classes I have become more confident and versatile in the industry. I’ve gained tons of connections and have already worked on some huge jobs.

STUDENT SUCCESS STORY

Genevieve Tate

Thanks to SOS and the Style Society grad program, I’ve worked a lot with stylist Marni Senofonte as well as Beyoncé on ‘Project Lemonade’, her Super Bowl performance, the ‘Formation’ video and the ‘Formation World Tour’. I’ve also worked on two seasons of ‘How to Get Away with Murder.’

STUDENT SUCCESS STORY

Ali Levine

I am always able to find work, thanks to the teaching tips and School of Style’s amazing references and job opportunities! I was the Key Stylist on a Music Video for Hi- Lo, which was a fantastic opportunity. I’ve worked with Americas Got Talent, Grace VanderWaal, Lisa Vanderpump, Bellamy Young, loads of private clients, music artists, and many actors and actresses. I’m also working on some big covers for 2017 editorially and I was recently on fox Vegas and KTLA as a fashion expert.

 

STUDENT SUCCESS STORY

Lauren Allen

I just recently graduated from School of Style’s online class, which has allowed me to be a full time college student and SOS student simultaneously. I’m blown away by the amount of job emails I receive every day through the Style Society alumni club. Taking this class gave me the confidence, knowledge and support that I needed to move up in my fashion styling career.

STUDENT SUCCESS STORY

Tonya Lombardo

Since graduating SOS, I have worked with a TON of celebrities and high-level stylists.  Shakira, Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham, Giselle Bundchen (3 times!), Alicia Keys, Drake, and Pharrell are just a few of the celebrities that I have worked with.  My highest profile job so far was my recent work with Beyoncé on the Formation video, the Superbowl 50 Halftime show and the just released Lemonade video. I have no doubt that I would not be where I am today without School of Style.

STUDENT SUCCESS STORY

Christin Galarraga

When I moved to LA I knew I wanted to do styling full time but I didn’t have the connections to open those big doors for me. School of Style opened those doors, and also gave me the tips and tools I needed to compliment what experience I already had. Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today in my styling career.

STUDENT SUCCESS STORY

Brandy Joy Smith

School of Style was really helpful in learning the fundamentals of styling and key terms used in the industry. The way that Luke and Lauren present the content was really easy to understand and very applicable in the real world. I’m lucky enough to have had a thriving career as a NYC fashion stylist for many years since gradating.

STUDENT SUCCESS STORY

Christy Bamber

Being a lifestyle blogger, my career focus was a little different from many others in the course. I wanted knowledge to give me confidence to write about fashion. This intense 9-day course provided so much more than what I expected. Luke’s realist education about the world of styling provides a roadmap on how to be successful in this industry, without giving false expectations.

STUDENT SUCCESS STORY

Lydia Michael

Without a doubt, the best thing about School of Style is the network and opportunities. SOS sends high-profile job opportunities in the fashion industry to grads frequently as well as invites to some really cool networking events.

STUDENT SUCCESS STORY

Jaclyn Senzino

SOS has given me opportunities I never thought were possible! I’ve been connected to some of the most influential stylist in the industry. I’ve already worked on a Vogue Italia shoot with Gigi Hadid, styled by Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele,  and shot by Steven Meisel! Ever since graduating, SOS has turned my dream into a reality.

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