Rob Zangardi (Pictured Below) is an LA based celebrity fashion stylist and costume designer that works as a duo with stylist Mariel Haenn (Pictured Right). Mariel was working as an image consultant at MTV where she worked with Ashlee Simpson, Mandy Moore and TRL alum Carson Daly. After several years, Mariel left MTV to pursue her styling dreams. After the departure, the style maven teamed up with Rob Zangardi and thus the fashion styling dream team was born.
Rob and Mariel have a client list so long it would take me a week to type up. They've literally dressed all of Hollywood. Some of their clients include Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Britney Spears, James Mcavoy, Jennifer Lopez, Kanye West, Leslie Mann, Joel Madden, Eminem, and pop princess Rihanna. Their outrageously gorgeous work has been featured in countless magazines including Interview, Esquire, People, UsWeekly, Maxim and even Vogue. If your not already impressed, the duo has also worked with world renowned brands such as Pepsi, Snapple, Mac, Covergirl and even AOL. Oh AOL. I can hear my dial up connecting now.
I'm completely obsessing over Jennifer Lopez on American Idol this season. She's so incredibly sweet and really brings a whole new element of charm to the show. But all of that takes a backseat when it comes to the most important element of all, her outfits. Which have been completely breathtaking week after week. When the show's billboard popped up on Sunset Blvd., I instantly fell in love with Jennifer's high waisted skirt, and ever since I've been dying to read more about the dream team behind her faint worthy fashion. InStyle recently raved about Jennifer’s American Idol fashion and highlighted Rob and Mariel. I’m sure it’s a lot of work having to create so many looks week after week but what an amazing pay off. Millions and millions of people are seeing their work every Wednesday and Thursday night. Recently Idol's newest addition wore a breathtaking black and gold Gucci dress on the show, “We’ve been waiting for the perfect time to showcase this dress,” Rob shared.
Mariel shared a styling tip for taking any look from day to night, “Mixed metal necklaces can be used to dress something up.” I love hearing advice from these incredible stylist to the stars! Below are some of their editorial credits as well as client credits. Are you loving Rob and Mariel’s work?
American Idol Credits:
Something Extra: Check out the amazing styling work that Rob Zangardi and Mariell Haenn did for Rihanna’s “Umbrella” video. The styling team did an amazing job adding fashion to this video and making it over the top!