Stephanie J. Schiller, founder of Vogue Vignette, brings fashion to life like no other. With her live illustration talents that appear at events across Texas, she and her team of artists are making the world more colorful and more fashionable, according to our Lance Avery Morgan, who caught up with Schiller to learn more about the prolific creativity behind the talent.
The best career advice I’ve received is…To remember my why and to answer the question, what problem am I solving for my client?
Three qualities that got me where I am today as an illustrator are…Persistence, Creativity and Curiosity.
Easiest career decision I ever made is…Hiring my mama as Vogue Vignette’s Booking Manager.
What is influencing me creatively in illustration right now is…Vintage Vogue magazine covers.
How I made my first dollar…Teaching gymnastics and cheer to kids and teens.
If I lived in a foreign city it would be…Kyoto.
What everyone/man/woman should try in her lifetime is…Skydiving.
Book that left a lasting impression on me…The War of Art by Steven Pressfield.
If I could compete in an Olympic sport it would be…Gymnastics.
If I weren’t doing what I do I be a…Singer.
A celebrity I would prank phone call and what I would ask them is…Jim Carey and I would ask, “Excuse me, Flo…what is your soup du jour?”
My style icon is…Carolina Herrera.
My personal style signifier is…Oversized round sunglasses.
The classic designer I wish was still designing today would be…Issey Miyake.
The last meal that truly impressed me was…A Kobe steak from Monarch Hospitality at a private party in Houston was so delicious it brought tears to my eyes.
In my fridge you will always find…Strawberries.
Last thing I binge/marathon watched…The Hunger Games series.
My perfect day would end…Surrounded by loved ones with a margarita and a sunset on the rooftop patio of El Alma.
On my tombstone it will say…If you can design a dress, you can design a desk. Context: I believe that as long as we keep our minds open, we can transfer skills and life lessons we’ve learned across a multitude of arenas. With open minds we are, and can be, limitless.