We had the good fortune of connecting with Ryann Redman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ryann, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Risk taking play a big role in my career- Wardrobe styling is anything but stable and I’ve learned that recently more than ever before. You can go months constantly working 24/7 and then you can also go months without a day of work. It’s all up in the air depending on your clients and what they have going on. Thats a big risk because that means income isn’t steady and that impacts your life and causes a lot of stress. Along with income your schedule is never a schedule . I love not working a 9-5 but things can pop up that you need to magically make happen an hour beforehand and you can end up working 17 hour days. All that being said, this risk of a career choice is something I have never and will never regret. It makes me a hard worker and it makes me grateful for everything I’m working for.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’m a wardrobe stylist Based out of Los Angeles, CA. I got my start about 8 years ago, Nearly the day I moved to LA. My job consists of dressing people for events, red carpets, photoshoots, TV appearances, music videos etc. To say I love it is a understatement. I worked so hard to get where I am, it was not easy-I’ve worked 17 hour days for nearly a month straight, I’ve worked for free for a year and a half, and I still take nearly unpaid jobs just because I love my art. Every day is a learning experience, and honestly every day can be a challenge, but its worth it. Ive learned that I am so strong, I’m dedicated, and I’m a hard worker. I thought I knew those things before but by overcoming challenges like time constraints, or not having an outfit someone loves, that I can still do it and I can keep getting better. I would want people to know that although my job is glamorous and I would never want to do anything else, it’s not all rainbows and butterflies but every time I see my work on a red carpet, or in a photo etc I am so proud and honored I get to do what I love every day.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love when people come and visit! My favorite thing to do is take everyone to my favorite restaurants- usually always being Toca Madera in West Hollywood or Elephante in Santa Monica. So I would start at one of the restaurants for brunch then wander around. I’m big on driving around and sight seeing, stopping along the way anywhere that looks fun to walk around or grab a drink. Stopping by Alfreds and the farmers market is always a fun go to, and Shopping of course. And then ending with dinner and drinks at the other restaurant.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I dreamt of becoming a wardrobe stylist ever since I watched the Rachel Zoe project on tv. The Hills also played quite a role as well. Once I moved to Los Angeles to pursue my dream, I found a way to work for Taylor Jacobson who was on the Rachel Zoe project, and she’s who gave me my start. So I would love to shoutout her for having faith in me, and giving me my start. Second I would like to shoutout my second boss, Lindsey Dupuis because she allowed me to grow with her and has been such an amazing mentor for 6 years.