By: Lindsey Walker
In the beginning of her career, celebrity stylist DaMara Altman worked as a Visual Merchandiser for Macy’s, Express and IKEA. She then began freelancing as a stylist with Linger Magazine
and became the Fashion Editor of Tape Magazine.
Since then she has worked as stylist and designed for Keenyah Hill (Americas Next Top Model), Naima Mora (America’s Next Top Model Winner), Ashley Rossi (America’s Next Top Model), Ashley Doris (Playboy Playmate), Elizabeth Minett (Canadian lingerie model, fashion and food blogger), The Wanderlust Girls (NYC Fashion Personalities), and Gretchen Rossi (Real Housewives of Orange County).
How did you get started as a celebrity stylist?
I got started through networking. I know a lot of people say that, but it’s true and can make or break a career. My brother is a musician and has played for arious mainstream artists. A few years ago he was on tour with Melanie Fiona and met celebrity MUA Jami Svay. They talked while they were on the plane and he mentioned my name. She was gracious enough to extend herself to me and the rest is pretty much history.
When did you get your first big break?
I contacted Jami and we really connected. It was as if we had known each other our entire lives. She gave me the opportunity to work with my first celebrity, Keenyah Hill of America’s Next Top Model.