Each week at Embrace Disruption we introduce you to an influential person in the digital, blogger, arts, culture, film, or media world! Every Thursday, you can check back at EDPR to find out who we think is particularly amazing at ‘embracing disruption’ within their respective industries.
This week, we’d like to introduce you to Judy Inc’s Fashion Stylist to the Stars, Tiffany Briseno!
What’s your official job title and where did you go to school?
I studied Fashion Design at George Brown College and then Ryerson University. I am currently a Wardrobe Stylist with Judy Inc.
Describe yourself in a nutshell (or sea shell, or any shell for that matter).
Creatively Conscious, art obssesed, dancer turned fashion aficionado.
Why did you pursue what you’re doing now? What was the inspiration?
From a young age I would watch my mom as model work with designers and other industry pros. My grandmother was also involved in the industry before that. She was a costume designer and dance choreographer in the late 70’s to mid 80‘s. I was always drawn to the fashion industry I just didn’t know to what capacity. After graduating I briefly interned at Plutino Grp and was further exposed to the many facets of the beauty making industry. After meeting the many artists that would come visit the agency and constantly reviewing their inspirational portfolios I knew I wanted to jump into the ring as a taste maker
What is the best part of your day-to-day?
The best part of my day-to-day is “living the dream” as they say. Making a living from something you love to do.
What’s the most challenging?
It’s been a challenge to find a good balance of both work and life. At times I get lost in the creative vortex of my job and it becomes difficult to not take on more projects.
If you took a look in the cliché crystal ball, what do you see for yourself?
I see myself expanding my reach overseas on a more frequent basis.
How do you embrace disruption in your work and personal life?
Yoga…Dance…and shaking off the unnecessary.
What is the most memorable moment in your career?
One of the most memorable moments is when I was one of the top ten finalist for the Nuit Blanche Design Competition.
Tell us what you see yourself doing at 65 years old.
I would like to have opened a non-profit art school in Mexico. I think that giving kids a chance to develop something they are passionate about will give them valuable tools for their future.
Just for fun: if you had to pick one app in the whole APPVERSE, what would it be?
Shazam!!! Always love discovering new artists and new music.
We recently had a chance to watch Tiffany work her magic for one of our clients, the lovely Stacey McKenzie, at a shoot for City Life Magazine. Be sure to follow Tiffany on Twitter and pick up the issue when it comes out in August. Check out some candid shots from the day (below).