Creative Interview With Stylist Cindy Baker
Cindy Baker is CEO and founder of fashion stylists TRP, which with a global client base is kept super busy. With over 10 years experience in the industry, TRP have become key players in the fashion world in UK and LA in particular. Clients include many of the major fashion houses, global brands and a long list of celebrities "we can't talk about".
Laundry caught up with Cindy in LA, as her and the team are in demand for promo work and dressing the stars during the busy awards season, about creativity in the all important Creative Interview Series.
Three words to describe you?
Round Peg, Square Hole, that's more than 3 but you get the point.
Three words to describe your work?
Urban, Classic, Indie
When did you decide you wanted to be in fashion?
I always loved the power of clothing and the transformative quality of dressing up. When I was very young, I recall dressing up for different events and I took pride in having the best, coolest outfit and then I started to get asked for help and enjoyed it and so I thought...ah, is this a career? I have been very lucky.
Who is your favorite fashion designer?
Always a hard question to answer as there are too many, but overall I have to say Alexander McQueen, simply for his body of work and general attitude about making a difference.
What else inspires you other than fashion?
I am really into photography at the moment, and of course get to work with a lot of cool photographers. Their work and how they see things through the lens is always an inspiration.
What music do you listen to when working?
We listen to so much music it is crazy but listening to a lot of Chainsmokers, The Weeknd and Tom Zanetti I love.
What inspires your work?
Depends on the project really, during the award season whoever I am working with then I always find them inspiring and engaging.
What city inspires you the most?
I would say it is somewhere were I don't think about fashion and at the moment I like going to Reykjavik in Iceland, I find it good to switch off and it's a cool place.
What do you dislike about your industry?
It can be, dare I say, a bit bitchy at times, but generally it is wonderful people and beautiful things.
Where can we see your work?
On a long list of celebs in the coming months but I can't say too much right now!
What future projects are you working on?
This is a busy part of the year for us with the awards season but we get to spend a lot of time in LA during the winter which is a good thing. And my top tip for 2017? The 90s are coming back with a bang, think Kate Moss in the 90s, too cool to care, skinny jeans, dresses with Dr Martens. The 90s are back.
Cindy Baker is CEO of TRP