We had the good fortune of connecting with Dougie Newton and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dougie, do you have any habits that you feel contribute to your effectiveness?
A few habits that have helped me succeed are being kind, genuine & professional. I work with a range of different folks, some superior & some friends but I keep those three things in mind.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a wardrobe stylist and slowly transitioning my love for fashion styling and fashion history into one. The transition has been humbling but I am proud of myself for finding my voice and sticking to it and not allowing an “over saturated” business ruin my self esteem. Without the guidance of some great stylist who took my under their wing, I would not have grown the voice I have now. They reminded me to always be a student of your craft.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
House partyyyyyy, duh. Lol I love a house situation. But on the occasion we have to step out, definitely a beach day and getting our meal from Mike’s Deli on slauson. The Dime on fairfax so we we can be lowkey. The world loves hookah, but I don’t so i’ll bite the bullet and head to Secrets. Brunch! Cant forget brunch. Hmmmm Escala.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Ah, let’s give a shout out to Issa Rae & Russel Simmons! Two different fields but to me they are one. Whenever I am fearful of having too many ideas and questions like “how am I going to do this” arouse, I read Do You by Russell Simmons or watch Isa’s interviews on YouTube. They are great psychical examples of following your gut, persistence and authenticity.
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