There’s a style that has EMERGEd from the runway, magazines, websites, and streets of Baltimore, that is sure to influence the fashionistas of the world. These looks are none other than Styled by Thea!
Thea Washington is a Baltimore-native, who is a published wardrobe stylist, whose work focuses on high fashion editorials to everyday ready to wear.
As the daughter of an accomplished Music Industry executive, Thea’s childhood was full of culture, music, travel and fashion. As a graduate of the Baltimore City College High School, she landed a dream job with Sony Music at the tender age of 19. Granting her formal and hands on experience to successfully marketing a brand, as well as exposure to groundbreaking fashion. Thea has attained several positions for respected companies in the music industry such as Habakkuk Music/Universal Christian Group, Ikon Entertainment and more.
After a great run in the music industry, Thea accepted an opportunity for a marketing position at the top brokerage firm in the beauty industry. Although she loved her job, it did not take her long to realize fashion is her true passion.
Since launching her brand, Styled by Thea, Thea’s work has been featured in Vogue Italia (website), The Linen Magazine, Estella Magazine, various album covers for national recording artist, featured segments on FOX 45 Baltimore, national look-book campaigns and more. She was most recently named “Emerging Wardrobe Stylist of the Year” by the Fashion Awards MD for 2014!
Let’s hear more about Thea’s journey to today from the lady herself:
Q: What part of the DMV are you reppin’?
A: I’m reppin’ “ova east”…Home of the Wire…lol! I’m born and raised in Baltimore, MD.
Q: What influenced you to engage in your talents/gifts, and how has your community influenced you?
A: Recently I was trying to promote my vintage line, Thrift Society, and hair stylist Ericka Cherrie allowed my clothes to be in her fashion show for her Salon. After the show a few models asked me to style them which lead to photographers booking me. I organically fell in love with styling and my fiancé encouraged me to quit my job in the beauty industry to pursue my passion! Over the years I would have to say a collection of things. My mom recently showed me my fashion sketch book from the 7th grade. I remember her taking me to visit fashion schools like F.I.T., Parsons and LIM. My dad taking me to fashion shows and my grandmother helping me make outfits so I could be fly for school. Lol!
Q: If there’s anything that you would want your peers & supporters to know about you (assuming that they don’t already), what would it be?
A: My 5 year old goddaughter, Maddy, is waiting on a donor for a new heart, and she’s one of the coolest kids I know & I try to bring awareness to her campaign every chance I get! http://www.gofundme.com/5wyi18
Q: What’s next?!
A: I hope to do wardrobe styling for movies, commercials in the near future! I also plan on opening a Thrift Society boutique.
Thea also enjoys speaking to women and teens on how they can look amazing on a budget. We say that this advice will be priceless!
Catch up with Styled by Thea on your latest social media sites, including Facebook and Instagram, and on the website at www.styledbythea.com.