With over ten years in the fashion industry, Renessta Olds is an established veteran in high fashion and costume design field with credits as a costume designer/wardrobe supervisor for short independent films to live theater productions. With an experienced eye for fashion and trends, Renessta’s styling methodology is the perfect blend of glamour, sex appeal, cool-edgy and fun. As a fashion stylist, Renessta has dressed countless celebrities and high-profile individuals for events and editorials ranging from Priyanka Chopra to Angie Stone.
Renessta has a lifelong love of fashion and style, which began as a young girl watching and admiring fashionable ladies of her hometown church every Sunday. A native New Yorker and current resident of Brooklyn, she has established a vast network of insider contacts within the garment district, design houses and multiple showrooms.
Additionally, as a former NYC fashion student, Renessta has also cultivated relationships with up-and-coming designers and established industry professionals. In 2008, Renessta launched ReneeO.StyleLab and honed specialized skills styling clients for redcarpet events, music videos, magazines, runway shows, films, television and theater. Clients include Grammy award winning and nominated Reggae music artists Rayvon and Shaggy, Models for Louis Vuitton and Diane Von Furstenberg with Quick Change Artistry, Michael Kenneth Williams from HBO’s hit show “Boardwalk Empire” for AMMO Magazine, Meeka Claxton for the cover of Gossip Meets Couture, Priyanka Chopra, Adrienne Bailon and Julissa Bemudez for the cover of Raine Magazine, Miss U.S.A. for Fashion Reverie, Devin Abdullah winner of NaomiCampbell season One of “The Face”, Ally Love host of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets for the cover of Nu-Mode Magazine.
Renessta’s fashion editorials have appeared in Status Magazine, Style-ology Magazine, Charlotte Style Magazine, Culture, Zink, Vogue Italia and countless other publications. She has also worked as an assistant stylist for AT&T, Smart Board and NJ Tourism Commercials. As a fashion editor she has covered major events such as the My Black is Beautiful Campaign, Gain Flings! Campaign and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week for Jones Magazine.
Renessta attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City with focus on Fashion Styling and Costume Design. She is also a graduate of Hunter College, receiving a B.A. in Political Science.
Interview with Renessta Olds
Dhylles Davis: Who is Renessta Olds?
Renessta Olds: Renessta Olds is a renaissance women. I know that sounds like a cliché but I like different things. History and Theology are a passion of mine but so is Fashion.
Renessta is smart, funny, loyal, serious, caring, brave and scared.
Sometimes all, sometimes one.
Dhylles: When did you realize you were born an accomplishment?
Renessta: I don’t think I have realized that I was born an accomplishment. I’m normally surprised and humbled at what I have accomplished. I’m always in awe but prayerful and mindful that I’m living a million girls fantasy.
Dhylles: What comes to mind when you think about your future?
Renessta: I would like to finish my master’s degree in Theology. I started 5 years ago but didn’t finish. I would like to visit the Vatican library and study some of the texts they have there.
Dhylles: What is your favorite quote or saying that keeps you motivated?
Renessta: Anything worth having is worth fighting for
Dhylles: In what way did you find your peace in your life?
Renessta: I find peace in church. I’m a church girl born and raised. When I’m done with all the hoopla and fanfare, I want to be in church.
Dhylles: Thanks so much for sharing Renessta!
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