I want to talk about one of your other clients who you've been working with since she was just 14 years old, Jenna Ortega. How did you start working together?
After all that crazy music world stuff, I was like, okay, I spent so much time away from home. I need to come home and figure out what I really want to do next.
I took a couple of months off—maybe about four to five months. I had a publicist, Mona Loring, reach out to me who was overseeing Jenna Ortega at the time.
She's like, "Hey, I have a client that I think I'd like for you to work with. She's an actress."
I'm like, okay, this would be a change of pace. The music world was fine and ultra creative, but maybe I just want to chime into that world because I have never done it before.
I just started researching. She was going to a pretty prominent event. I wanted to keep her elevated and have her wear something in the in the higher end of brands. I looked up brands that had teen-tiered lines or something along that line. Something that was just a little bit more age appropriate.
I came across Valentino at the time. They sent me a couple of options. I go into this fitting, and it was Jenna and her mother. I just set up in my living room. I have a rack full of clothes, and they're just sitting on my sofa.
We started trying on outfits and then we're sending outfits to her publicist. She's just shutting them all down. We get to the Valentino options, and they're like, "Oh, yeah, these are really nice. We should go this way."
I think that kind of solidified my my space with her.