Besides being an uber-successful fashion consultant and commentator, Mary Alice Stephenson is a contributing fashion editor at Harper’s Bazaar who has styled such chic luminaries as Scarlett Johansson, Cate Blanchett, and Liv Tyler. She’s also worked with the First Lady Michelle Obama and, yes, appeared on Oprah. But most importantly, she’s one of the coolest, most down to earth “fashion people” we’ve ever met.
This is a woman who, when she’s not busy making sartorial dreams come true for deserving kids as the National Fashion Ambassador the MAKE-A-WISH Foundation, is styling models we love like Lui Wen, Joan Smalls, Hilary Rhoda, and Constance Jablonski for Estee Lauder or acting as the Consulting Style Director for USA Networks. All of which is why we outfitted her with a Flip cam and sent her on her merry way with nary an instruction but to capture as many Mary Alice Moments as she can — because as you can imagine, there are plenty.
First up: Styleite’s favorite new contributor reveals the backstage prep before talking Golden Globes style with Clinton Kelly for Good Morning America.