The Faculty


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    Luke Storey

    CEO & Founder



    Luke’s career in styling began in 1998, when Aerosmith’s stylist Keki Mingus hired him as an assistant stylist. Based on that experience he quickly became highly sought after by Hollywood’s top stylists, working with styling superpowers ­like Andrea Lieberman, Trish Summerville, and B Akerlund. He soon branched out on his own and has since worked with a diverse range of artists like Kanye West, Marilyn Manson, Foo Fighters, Lisa Marie Presley, Lupe Fiasco, Deadmau5, and No Doubt. Other celebrity clients have included Kim Kardashian, Sebastian Stan, Kendall Jenner, and Krysten Ritter.

    An industry veteran, Luke has styled music videos, commercials, tours, album packaging, celebrity red carpet and television appearances, films, print advertising, and fashion editorials. During the course of his career he has also had the opportunity to work with some of the fashion industry’s most renowned photographers such as David LaChapelle, Matthias Vriens, Kenneth Cappello, and Richard Burbridge. In addition to styling for magazines like Bullett, Flaunt, Schon!, and Zink, in 2011 Luke became a regular fashion contributor to London based Fault Magazine. 

    Known not only for his talent behind the camera but also in front of it, Luke has appeared on numerous television shows including Style Network’s Style Star, VH1’s America’s Most Smartest Model & Glam God, and MTV’s The Hills.

    In 2013 Luke was hired as an instructor of fashion styling at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles. He has also been a guest speaker at Simply Stylist, presented by Marie Claire Magazine, The School of Fashion at Parsons, FIDM San Diego, Woodbury University, and The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, lecturing on styling as a career.

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    Lauren Messiah

    President



    After receiving a BFA in Fashion Design from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts, Lauren worked in business development at AOL. Missing the creativity she had developed in school, she soon found a way to merge the corporate online marketplace with her first love of fashion by launching an innovative virtual styling blog in 2005, where she garnered a highly devoted readership. The success of her blog opened many doors including a job as Director of Content and Community at Thisnext.com. In spite of all of her online success, Lauren wanted nothing more than to break away from her desk job to style “real” people.

    Lauren’s career in styling began right here at School of Style when she completed the program in 2009.

    Following her completion of School of Style’s courses, Lauren went on to apprentice under some of Hollywood’s top stylists, and was trained and certified by Stacy London from TLC’s What Not to Wear.

    Today, Lauren is a highly sought after personal stylist in Los Angeles. Her massive roster of clients includes some of Hollywood’s most successful businesswomen from companies like FOX, CBS, HBO, Lifetime, Warner Brothers, and Nickelodeon. Some of Lauren’s clients have also graced the red carpet at the Emmy’s, the MTV Music Video Awards, and the Golden Globes.

    When Lauren isn’t working with her clients she lends her fashion expertise to partnerships with brands like Kohl’s, eBay, Westfield Mall, Ford Motors, Marshalls, Johnson & Johnson, Target, and Rimmel London as a stylist, both on-camera and off.

    Lauren has been featured in numerous publications including Marie Claire, WWD, Vogue Italia, Grazia, Lucky Magazine, OK! Magazine, and the Huffington Post.

    Lauren has also been a guest speaker at Simply Stylist, presented by Marie Claire Magazine, The School of Fashion at Parsons, Woodbury University, and FIDM San Diego