Diamond Mahone Bailey

Based in Texas, stylist Diamond Mahone is a true fashion connoisseur with an impressive list of clientele, most notably soul singer Erykah Badu. Having worked to style those of different sizes, backgrounds and tastes, @DiamondMahone shares an open-minded, innovative approach to fashion. Her closet incorporates an eclectic mix of brilliant hues and bold prints perfect for both professional or playful wardrobes. 

What does the word "Muse" mean to you?

The word Muse means a person of influential substance. There is so much value in the word Muse when cherished or honored. It's a respect of understanding on both the inspired and the inspiration's side.

What is your go-to piece of styling advice you give to new clients?

Always add an element of ease to your wardrobe. Even when something is meant to be "dressed up,” I think there is something so effortless in the undone that just adds a cool factor. 

What is your never-fail outfit recipe?

I always find a way to make something feel a little off like experimenting with a new color combo, a new shoe or accessory. 

Name a designer you predict is going to be hot this summer and explain why.

The designer I'm really into right now for summer is Theophilio. Jamaican born designer, Edvin Thompson, really brings a light to the industry that is natural and pure. I love his work and his love for his hometown of Kingston, Jamaica.