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Meet Jillian Cainghug

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jillian Cainghug.

Jillian, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I started my journey as a wardrobe stylist first working as a visual merchandiser and manager at an avant-garde clothing store in Los Feliz. The purpose of the shop was to meet and ultimately collaborate with like-minded, creative individuals. Some people that came through the shop were clothing and accessory designers, photographers, musicians. After a time, I got to know those folks, became companions then later collaborators. We each believed in each other’s visions of creative expression and from there, I began as an assistant stylist and working on test shoots with different photographers and worked my way up to key stylist for various projects and costume designing for films.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It hasn’t always been a smooth journey. Some of the struggles I encountered in the beginning and at times, come across now, include people not communicating clearly, people being straight up mean, at times not getting paid enough or even at all. Some of those things I still come across. But its a process and ultimately, I’m always learning from them and continue doing the best I can and working with people who support me.

Please tell us about Jillian Cainghug.
I am a wardrobe stylist and costume designer. I am most proud of having the opportunity to work in fashion, film and art here in LA. When I’m not on set, you can find me exploring the city inspired to gather new ideas and concepts for the next project.

I believe what sets me apart from other wardrobe stylists is the ability to shift back and forth from fashion to film to art. They’re all different processes and I enjoy delving into those challenges and seeing the outcomes whether it’s in a magazine, an art installation or a movie. It makes me proud but also challenges me to do better and try something different each time.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
It’s difficult to imagine if I would’ve done anything different since my reality now is based on the route I’ve taken. To answer this question, I wouldn’t have done anything differently.

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Image Credit:
Carson Garhart, Derrick Monk, Joy Newall, Emmalee Inlow, Taner Tumkaya, Jesse Li, Sisilia Piring, Raiza Lopez

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