TASTEMAKER: JOHNNY WUJEK
Dec 9, 2015
Johnny Wujek is more than a stylist, he is a Creative Visionary, and he continues to push the boundaries with his roster of A-list clients like Katy Perry, Amber Heard, Kate Mara, Pharrell, Nicki Minaj, Belle Thorne, and many more. Known for his “anything is possible” attitude, Johnny proves that work it’s really work if you love what you’re doing. We sat down with Johnny to share his experiences that have shaped his awesome career. Check it out….
HOW DID YOU END UP IN THE CAREER THAT YOU HAVE NOW? By chance. Met a girl who ended up becoming my best friend now. Her cousin is a movie director. We interned on his movie (wonderland) for free. Two months of soo much fun. After that we assisted the costume designer of the movie, and within 6 months were booking our own gigs. It all happened pretty fast.
WHERE DO YOU LOOK FOR INSPIRATION TO CONTINUE TO KEEP THINGS FRESH AND NEW WITH YOUR CLIENTS? BLOGS? SOCIAL SITES? FASHION SHOWS? It’s all in my head. People around me. Traveling. My friends and family. Movies. Music. Google. The treadmill at the gym.
WHAT IS YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL? WHY? A flamingo of course. They are very social birds. And they’re in my color palette of course.
WHAT’S THE MOST POPULAR MOMENT IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR? The superbowl with Katy Perry and Jeremy Scott.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO ANYONE PURSUING THE SAME CAREER PATH AS YOURS? Go for it. Never give up. Be kind and easy to work with. You can be talented but an awful person and people won’t want to work with you. Also, know what you’re doing and love it. Let it take over your life. Make it your passion and it will be even more enjoyable. Trust me.
WHAT POPULAR CLIENT HAVE YOU WORKED WITH THAT MADE YOU FEEL THAT YOU FINALLY MADE IT? Naomi Campbell. She’s everything. Julianne Moore. Incredible beauty.