Muse/Part 1: Tara Greville
She assists renowned stylist Karen Langley, and a career highlight so far was dressing Beyonce for the Grammy's. Tara Greville, our latest Preen Line Muse, is beginning to make quite a name for herself within the fashion world. We caught up with her on a very chilly November shoot to find out a bit about her - and her personal style.
So Tara, where did it all start?
I started interning at Fashion East. I worked there throughout my degree. I had lectures in the morning, I’d go to the studio in the afternoon. Then I worked at the Telegraph then Tatler Russia. I’ve assisted quite a few people but they’ve all been real goodies. And now with Karen there’s always so many different things going on. She does Beyonce, and lots of editorials like Dazed, Another. She’s got it sorted.
Did you always want to be a stylist?
Yes, I always wanted to be a stylist. But I did a history degree as a back up as I don’t have a fashion background and didn’t really know how to get into fashion. That was all a bit scary! I had no idea how to get into the industry.
Tell us a bit about your style evolution.
I’m not a particularly brave dresser, like I never really had the money to go out and buy what I wanted. So it’s only recently that I’ve started dressing in stuff I’ve found in sample sales and car boots and vintage shops. I was never really that brave, then I started working in fashion and had to up my game!
Can you describe your look?
It’s never been constructed or thought out. There isn’t really a word, I just wear what I’m comfortable in. I’m really drawn to colour. I’d like to wear more prints and stuff. But I think as long as you feel comfortable in what you’re wearing.
How do you like your clothes to make you feel?
It’s all about being comfortable. I have this pair of boots that I always want to wear but as soon as I walk out of the house it just ruins my day.
Check out Tara's instagram @taraegreville
You can follow the lovely Tabi on Twitter & Instagram @tabijgee
Photography by the amazing Eva K. Salvi @evaksalvi