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3 LGBTQ Stylists Break Down Some of Their Clients' Most Iconic Looks

8 days ago   |   By Billboard

This story is part of a series spotlighting LGBTQ creatives - from art directors to glam squads - who help bring your favorite artists' visions to life.
Styling celebrities might sound like the most glamorous job on earth, but there's more to it than putting beautiful people in beautiful clothes. Fans don't see the endless email chains, the hours-long fitting sessions, the last-minute wardrobe malfunctions and the shipping disasters that can undo weeks of planning in an instant.
But it's all worth it, stylists say, for the moment when an artist steps out in clothes that make them feel...
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How to Build a Merch Business Fans Will Obsess Over

How to Build a Merch Business Fans Will Obsess Over

8 days ago   |   By Billboard

This story is part of a series spotlighting LGBTQ creatives - from art directors to glam squads - who help bring your favorite artists' visions to life.
Since 2003, Montreal-based art director Emy Storey has designed hundreds of apparel items for Tegan and Sara , fun. , Maggie Rogers , Leon Bridges , The National , First Aid Kit and more. The key to her success? Respecting the audience - “It doesn't matter if you think the t-shirt is really cool, it doesn't necessarily mean people are going to buy it,” Storey says - and making sure her clients understand the value that a robust merch...
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3 LGBTQ Art Directors Break Down Their Most Memorable Album Visuals

3 LGBTQ Art Directors Break Down Their Most Memorable Album Visuals

8 days ago   |   By Billboard

This story is part of a series spotlighting LGBTQ creatives - from art directors to glam squads - who help bring your favorite artists' visions to life.
Great album artwork doesn't stop at the front cover. From teaser videos to promotional photos to digital assets for streaming services, these visuals take listeners inside the mind of an artist before they can even press play. Here, three creatives - Concord's Carrie Smith, ALMA collaborator Anna Miettinen and Republic Records' Julie Vastola - break down their eye-catching work on projects for St. Vincent , the Jonas Brothers and...
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What It's Like to Be a Makeup Artist for Pop Superstars

What It's Like to Be a Makeup Artist for Pop Superstars

8 days ago   |   By Billboard

This story is part of a series spotlighting LGBTQ creatives - from art directors to glam squads - who help bring your favorite artists' visions to life .
Here, makeup artist Colby Smith - who's worked with pop stars such as Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, Icona Pop, Tove Lo and Charli XCX - reflects, in his own words, on his path through the industry and the power of good glam.
Makeup doesn't feel like a job. It just feels like getting ready with your best friend. I've done it my whole life, so I don't really know anything else. I was that person in high school that got the girls ready. When I...
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Inside Lizzo's Creative Inner Circle: ‘We're All Mirrors Reflecting Her Light'

Inside Lizzo's Creative Inner Circle: ‘We're All Mirrors Reflecting Her Light'

8 days ago   |   By Billboard

This story is part of a series spotlighting LGBTQ creatives - from art directors to glam squads - who help bring your favorite artists' visions to life.
Behind the relentlessly positive, super-size vision that has transformed Lizzo into a global icon lies a team of queer creatives - creative director Quinn Wilson, makeup artist Alexx Mayo and costume designer Marko Monroe - who have helped amplify the message that your greatest asset is your own authentic self. In their own words, the trio, along with allies and colleagues Shelby Swain and Eri Ishizu , walk Billboard through their artistic...
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Kate Moross Makes Concerts Look and Feel ‘Monumental'

Kate Moross Makes Concerts Look and Feel ‘Monumental'

8 days ago   |   By Billboard

This story is part of a series spotlighting LGBTQ creatives - from art directors to glam squads - who help bring your favorite artists' visions to life .
No matter how many screens, pyrotechnics and moving platforms a concert has, the artist should be the center of attention. But the right tour visuals set the tone of a show and allow fans to recapture the thrill of falling in love with an artist for the first time. Kate Moross, founder of London-based creative agency Studio Moross , takes Billboard inside the process - as well as the many sleepless nights and tech disasters - of...
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