Bret Alan Nelson, the creative director of Doja Cat

, on Styling an Unpredictable Star
There’s an old saying that says there’s a man hanging onto a set of enormous robot arms behind every good woman waiting for the perfect photo opportunity. Or telling her to completely shave her head. Or, on a more typical day, setting her up with the greatest designers in Paris and New York for yet another red-carpet appearance… in which she may or may not be totally painted red. Since we’re talking about Doja Cat’s four-year partnership with creative director and stylist Brett Alan Nelson, who has been there pretty much every step of the way as the singer-rapper has become one of the most delightful fashion and style canvases of the music world, perhaps the “everyman” element does not apply here. Nelson was present for the whole cover story picture shoot when Variety met up with him.

Let’s talk about those two show-stopping outfits from Paris Couture Week. First, the 30,000 jeweled red look. No one would argue that five hours spent in cosmetics weren’t worth it and then some. playboy carti anime

We’ve participated in Fashion Week

, and we’ve undoubtedly shared significant moments with Schiaparelli in the past. At the 2022 Billboard Awards, this happened especially for us. We were heading out for Paris Couture and wanted to execute a huge event, so I approached the brand’s creative director Daniel Roseberry. I told him that this would be our first time doing couture, despite the fact that he has a lovely collection of pieces that we might have worn. It would be such a significant occasion for her and since I am familiar with Donatella’s tastes and preferences, I am typically heavily involved in the custom clothing process with everyone from Donatella to Fernando (Garcia) at Oscar de La Renta. But I have a lot of faith in Daniel and what he does. He came up with this notion because I urged him to take it further. Normally, I request a lot of sketches from individuals so that I can give her the choice of something else if she doesn’t like the first one. playboy carti hoodie

But when he brought us the sketch,

I immediately called her and said, “You’re going to freak out. This will be the coolest thing ever, no doubt. Couture is art, and it was both magical and artistic. We’re going to see the friggin Mona, it seems. After that, she received flak from everyone for not wearing eyelashes. There are many youngsters online that have opinions that are unnecessary, and the Internet is awful. We flew to Paris with a very small group, so the next day she and I were just kind of giggling in the makeup room. She was going to do it on her own as we didn’t have any glam there. She just laughed and said, “I’m going to give them lashes.” She had been making jokes about simply growing a mustache. I said, “No, you have to go everywhere if we’re going to accomplish it. Make your brows and a small goatee. And it’s such a funny response to the internet trolls that wasn’t meant to be hostile or

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