Interview with Kylie Malcolm Part 2

Wednesday 7 December 2011
6. I for one, am dying to find out about the photo shoots and fashion shows you've worked on. Who did you used to work with? What was the highlight of your career?

I have been a session hairdresser for 8 years and have worked on so many jobs. So I guess some whos that I'd done are Prada, Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, Hussein Chalayan and many many more. Vogue, ID etc. The list goes on.

I was assisting Eugene Souleiman who is a true artist and gentleman on shoots with Steven Meisel, the photographer. I lived in NY for a month while working with both men. Everyday, we would work with someone was was incredible and talented like Richard Burbridge, Inez Van Lamsweerde (photographer) and Vinoodh Matadin (art director).

Gisele Bunchen

claudia schiffer
Claudia Schiffer at Louis Vuitton

alek wek
Alek Wek

Partying with Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana

7. Can you give a piece of advice to those who want to work as a hairstylist on fashion shows and photo shoots?
They really need to assist a session hairdresser. Expect to work really hard and don't complain about the long hours. Contact hair agencies such as Naked Artists, Streeters, Premier, One or Julian Watson.

Kylie worked on this shoot with Jade Jagger

guy ritchie

Worked on Guy Ritchie hair for an article when he was still married to Madonna


 Liberty Ross

8. You went from a hairstylist to a fashion designer. Why the career change?
After having children, I felt I wanted to change my career. I have always loved making clothes. After watching my mum and grandmother sew for years, I think it was a natural change for me to become a designer.


dress vintage lace

Spring/Summer Collection

dress lace2

Using vintage lace

dress horse

Spring/Summer Collection

9. How would you describe your style?
Granny chic. I love mixing vintage with new. Old family photos of my grandmothers and when my mum was young. Growing up in rural and moving to the UK, I have taken my inspiration from the British countryside. Eclectic. I don't spend hours putting together my outfits. They kind of work but clash at the same time.

purple dress

Autumn/Winter collection

red dress
Autumn/Winter collection

black dress
Autumn/Winter collection


10. Do you have any style icons?
Yes, I think Alexa Chung's look is quirky. She has a certain innocence about her. I also love Margo from The Good Life. It's all about the fabulous 70s.


  1. Margo and Alexa, what excellent style choices! I wish I was a little more Margo, I must go google her now.

  2. Thanks so much for this interview! Her designs are so beautiful and unique! I'm still in awe of those polaroids! What a treasure! :)

  3. Such a fantastic interview. The designs are so lovely.

  4. Wow, great interview ... As a former professional hairstylist and make-up artist I can relate to the hard work and very long hours but I LOVED it and still do, it will always be my art. I was starting out in the entertainment industry as well but I gave it up to go to law school ... Not a day goes by that I don't miss it, thank you for the nostalgia. :)

  5. Tabitha, fhenny, Sam, Elizabeth and Katrina, THANK YOU so much for your comments.

  6. I really enjoyed part one and two. She has worked with some amazing clientele and her designs are so lovely! What a beautiful life! Thanks for sharing this with us. :D

  7. Great interview! I would love to see more interviews like this... she is such an intersting person!



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