Alia Gaskin (known as Alia Simone) is a professional celebrity wardrobe stylist, designer and personal shopper.
She comes from Edison, New Jersey and her mother and grandmother taught her to sew, she cited the latter as the real reason why she pursued such a career.
She took sewing classes at her High School and with time she became more and more inclined to create something out of nothing, but she thought the process was too long till she could see the final result.
That was how styling came into play: she started emailing New York established stylists at 16, interning for them during the weekends.
Her first job in fashion was for the jewelry designer Cat Hernandez during NYFW, eventually people backstage saw her willingness to work and put her to the test.
Having been a dancer all her life she has discipline and focus toward a goal.
She is inspired by art and culture and her personal favorite style ranges from the 70’s to the 80’s.
Simone is currently a Costume Designer Assistant for the great costume designer Ruth E. Carter (Black Panther, Dolemite Is My Name, Coming 2 America, The Butler, Malcolm X to name a few).
Simone’s mission is to uplift all people through fashion in order to give them the gift of confidence.
Her roster of clients includes Eddie Murphy,