• 3.14.14

    Sara Cooper's Retro Rocker for Fantastics

    Bernstein & Andriulli newcomer Sara Cooper conceived a retro-rocker-meets-Miami-Deco look for Fantastics' latest issue. "I paid close attention to the color palette," the stylist explained, "an easy language that lets viewers follow the story."

    Called "SpringIt," the editorial relies on layering and unexpected combinations – a tailored, white Alice Roi suit and Won Hundred sneakers; a high-slit Bellen Brand T-shirt dress over Anna Sui bathing suit bottoms. "The By Malene Birger scarf and rhinestone belt were parts of other outfits, but I added those in and piled jewelry on Katya, the model," Cooper said. "I kept tossing items on her and she very much brought it to life."

    Cooper studied textile and apparel design at Cornell University before doing visuals and styling for five years at Intermix. She eventually decided to go out on her own and noted, "What I enjoy most about my career is the visual back and forth. I like when there is open communication with the client, and clients tend to be pleasantly surprised by the number of options I present." She relishes the opportunity to work on music editorials and has dressed Kid Cudi, Phoenix, and Oh Land – "people who know their style and share their opinions."

    Her clients include BLK DNM, Donna Karan and DKNY, Net-a-Porter, Puma, Macy's, InStyle, Marie Claire, and Harper's Bazaar.

    Photographer: David Joseph Perez
    Makeup: Jourdan Dudgeon
    Hair: Gonn Kinoshita
    Model: Katya at Women Direct

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