Meet the Stylist: Christopher Mannor

Meet the Stylist - Christopher Mannor Christopher Mannor is an LA based Fashion Artist who is creating quite a name for himself as "The Stylist that's helping to make 'Young Hollywood' cool again!" Born in Florida, Christopher boasts studies at Penn State University and Florida State before making his way to becoming a stylist in La La land. Since arriving to California nearly 7 years ago, this young style and imaging aficionado has built an immaculate portfolio, working with everyone from Lindsay Lohan and Mike Tyson to Busy Philipps and The Wanted.

Simply Stylist had the chance to talk with Christopher and got to know him a little more. Check out our conversation below!


Tell us the story behind your favorite wardrobe item
I love GStar jeans. They just fit well and the denim is the best quality. The pr team there is amazing. I've been using the brand a lot so they recently gifted me this dope pair of dark wash jeans that basically go with everything. They're my newest obsession in my wardrobe.

What's your most memorable 'panic moment'?
Right after Whitney Houston passed I got a call from my agency to dress Monica for a tribute she would be singing. It was 2 days before the appearance and we had to find something amazing. All of the showrooms were closed but luckily I made some calls and got in on a Saturday morning and found the perfect McQueen gown.

How did you recover from it gracefully?
Well, there wasn't really time to have a breakdown. This job [styling] is the epitome of fast paced. So, when I get a call like that, I just stay calm and immediately make a list of possible solutions. Then my assistants and I start reaching out. It's madness but you can't let the pressure get to you. I always make it a point to be solutions driven. It helps to save time that you don't have.

What is your favorite era for fashion?
I love Old Hollywood. I love classic silhouettes and regality. But that being said, I'm a kid of the MTV generation, so my favorite era is probably the 90's. I loved all of the Gianni Versace, Tyra Banks, Cindy Crawford, and Tommy Hilfiger plastered shit I saw growing up. Anytime I see editorials or fashion shows from that time I just feel good. I don't touches me in a way no other fashion does. Probably because I have a real connection to the era. When I dreamed about fashion as a kid, it was to the beat of their drum.

What was your big break?
I hope I haven't had it yet. lol I think really big and I love styling. I've worked on so many amazing jobs with so many amazing celebs. From Lindsay Lohan and Angela Simmons to Nylon and GQ. But when I think "big break," Formichetti for Gaga or Rihanna circa Rob and Mariel comes to mind...and I have yet to have a fashion moment that impactful and magnificent. It's coming soon though. I can feel it. So far though, I'd say my big break is being with MMA. If you know the styling business then you know the weight that such a name carries. It's an honor to be family at such an amazing agency and to be amongst such great legendary artists on their roster.

Whose closet would you most like to raid?
My style is always evolving, but audacity and rebellion are constants in my wardrobe. I would've loved to raid Liberace's closet or to get my hands on some of those original Michael Jackson costumes. Especially the military inspired looks from the 90's. Those pieces were epic. I bet Kanye has some crazy swag shit in his closet too that I wouldn't mind raiding.

Who are your favorite designers?
I love Etro and Moschino for suiting. The Italian fashion houses do a great suit too but as an American boy I usually have to opt for British tailoring because of my athletic bodytype. I love Marni's SP 13 boots and everything from Christopher Kane. If it's vintage then Versace or de la Renta vintage suiting.

How do we plug you? Twitter, Blog, Facebook, Youtube....
Sooo... I'm pretty active on social media. My Twitter and Instagram are CHRISMANNOR and if I still have a Vine by the time this goes live, that account name is KINGCM. Youtube channel CeasarioMilano. Yes I make music too. I'm like Kanye in reverse...or Basquiat...or ALT or any other crazy, controversial, confusing great young black male Artist. Thanks. and Swerve.