About School of Style
Why School of Style
School of Style is “The Fashion School for Stylists”. Based on our powerful and unique vision, School of Style has become established worldwide as the premier fashion school exclusively for stylists since its foundation in 2008.
Unlike traditional fashion schools, School Of Style teaches students every aspect of the styling industry through a series of innovative classes, all in an extremely short period of time – and at a fraction of the cost.
We attribute our exceptionally high student success rate to this teaching model and to the fact that our classes are taught exclusively by stylists who are active and successful in the industry, and therefore able to deliver the most relevant and current information.
Our courses begin with the fundamentals of the business and art of styling, and conclude with experiential, hands-on training courses that give our students an unparalleled, realistic view of the business from the ground up.
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.
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
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.