TSF 28: Beth Rivett – Fashion & Costume Stylist

Beth Rivett is a Fashion & Costume Stylist. She has worked for Vice Magazine, Hunger TV, XFactor and with artists including Rizzle Kicks and Juce.

beth.gridIf you had a 25th hour each day, what would you do?
I would like to say something really positive and inspiring but it would most likely be sleep.

What’s in your handbag?
Beats by Dre headphones, make up, iphone with my Stella McCartney red lips case, ipad (which I use for my creative moodboards and reading) and then just boring stuff… keys, wallet, laptop etc.

What’s your daily uniform?
All black everything.

Was there ever a time in your career where you thought ‘I’ve had enough?’
YES. For sure. Being freelance is hard and lonely at times. It’s a constant hustle, which can be exhausting.

Who is your career inspiration?
Karen Clarkson. She’s FKA Twigg’s stylist and she also owns an amazing vintage shop on Golbourne Road. That’s the dream.

Favourite shops?
Selfridges, Dover Street Market in New York, And Other Stories and RetroMania (the best vintage shop in London).

Best meal?
Tacos and lots of frozen Margaritas

Favourite hotel?
Miami Beach House

Wish list of trip destinations?
Marrakesh, Istanbul, LA.

Favourite book?
The Untethered Soul and Clean and Lean by James Duigan.

Best piece of advice you’ve received?
Stay in your lane, don’t worry about what other people are doing.

Best beauty buys?
A good brow pencil, ‘Myth’ lipstick by Mac, Bioderma face wash, Evening Primrose Oil (good for balancing hormones), Salt – the best exfoliator.

What’s your cheapest and simplest beauty tip?
Pink Himalayan salt – It’s a really good natural exfoliator.

How can women help each other in the work place?
Let’s just all be nice to each other – it’s hard out there, let’s not make it harder for each other.

What lessons has your work life taught you?
You need much more than just talent. Being good at what you do is only half the story.

Who would you invite to your perfect dinner party (dead or alive)?
Jay Z and Solange – I still want to know what went down in that lift.

If there was a movie produced about your life, who would play you and why?
Thora Birch – I get told I look like her all the time.

What should someone expect to earn in your field?
It varies so much depending what sort of styling you do. Commercial work pays better but can be less creative.

Has anyone left you star struck?
Yes – Robbie Williams. I was a big TT fan circa 1992.

Who should feature next as a Three Six Fiver?
Cat Crawford – She’s really inspiring.