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Celebrity stylist Grace Woodward has praised some of the female singers she works with for having very unique style which she thinks makes them worthy of the style icon label they are often given. She thinks people like Florence Welch think outside of the box when it comes to getting dressed and she loves to work with people who are being genuinely creative with their outfit choices because it feels fresh:

”I enjoy the indulgence of working with female artists, women who like to challenge the perception of female representation. So I’ve worked with La Roux, Fever Ray, Florence Welch… They’re really individual, know they mind and it’s a real joy to work with them because you actually end up creating something, it’s a collaborative effort. They are worthy icons [for young girls], they’re the real deal.”

Grace isn’t a huge fan of trends and prefers to approach people more like “characters” rather than just dressing them in whatever is seen as fashionable at any given time and help them foster a real memorable image for themselves. She explained:

”I don’t really work from the point of view of trends. I think they’re amazing and they’re a shorthand for brands, but I’m more interested in people as a character. When I work with celebrities, I’d rather not work with women who are a personality, I’d rather work with women who are genuinely talented.”

Speaking on maternity style and what people should wear when they just enter motherhood, Grace admits that she thinks there is too much pressure on women to quickly bounce back, so she believes women should wear what is comfortable as well as stylish while embracing motherhood:

”Trends are not necessarily relevant to making you feel great after you’ve had a baby. I don’t want to emphasise the snapback thing. That happens to celebrities because they have chefs and trainers and time to do it. I wanted to talk in a truthful, real voice to women. It’s a way of saying, let’s chill and just enjoy this period of time.”