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Thursday 18 September 2014

Julianne Hough ‘adventurous’ with fashion

Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough’s stylist has revealed how she transformed the actress from glitter-loving country girl to Vogue-worthy fashion icon.

Anita Patrickson, who has worked with the 24-year-old blonde since last year’s Emmy Awards, has helped Julianne find the confidence to try out edgier styles.

The fashion expert has previously worked with the likes of Emma Watson and revealed she enjoyed “pushing” Julianne to evolve.

“I think we’re very lucky in terms of our relationship because we’re on the same page. The trick is, I need to push her - that’s part of my job. But at the same time, if she’s not confident and comfortable, then the pictures are going to show it. She’s way more adventurous now,” Anita told StyleCaster.com. “I’m like, 'A year ago, you never would have worn this!' It’s been a fun journey. It’s just about exposing yourself and exposing her. There are some things - like a skirt over pants - that she wouldn’t have understood a year ago, and now she’s so open and so brave, and she’s found that in fashion.”

The stylist also explained that the biggest challenge was to make a smooth transition from Julianne’s previous looks.

Anita described how they found a more grown-up look for the Safe Haven star, who has previously been fond of glittering gowns, big hair and a full face of make-up.

“I think Julianne has had an extraordinary journey compared to most. She’s had about nine lives. A country star, a dancing star, and each one has a different sort of style to it. It’s hard - once you’re in that world - to transform yourself into a fashion icon,” Anita explained. “I think we both really wanted the same things when it comes to her look. When we first met and discussed whether or not we’d be a good fit, the goal we both had was to create a chic and timeless look to make her feel more fashion-y - more Vogue. You used to not see Julianne - you used to see a lot of make-up and a lot of sparkle. It’s been really fun actually helping to change that.”

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