Sami Claire is a NYC/Paris based freelance stylist and occasional photographer. She has an AAS Degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology and is currently studying Journalism at the American University of Paris for her Undergraduate Degree.
Having experience in different fields of the fashion industry, Sami Claire is able to understand many sides of fashion. Through interning with the Dennis Basso atelier, Sami learned about design, production, and the fundamentals of building a seasonal collection for fashion week. As a public relations intern for Deborah Hughes Inc, she learned the responsibilities of press and marketing for brands not only during fashion week but for celebrity appearances and editorial work year round. By assisting photographers Jessica Barthel and Jim Salzano, Sami learned about photography and how to prepare photo shoots for publications. Working as a showroom assistant for ETRO’s New York showroom, Sami developed the skills of working and presenting collections to big-time buyers such as Barney’s and Bergdorf Goodman. At New York Vintage, she learned the in’s and out’s of retail/rental and was able to gain extensive knowledge on the history of fashion by handling designer garments from the 1920’s to modern times. Seasonally for fashion week, Sami assists stylist and blogger Megan Averbuch, where she photographs shows and mingles with prospective clients. Through a life-long family friend, Emanuel Ungaro, Sami has been taught the importance of precise craftsmanship and elegance in women's wear and couture. Sami is a self taught photographer and has had photos accepted to Vogue Italia's PhotoVogue. She has also had styling work featured in publications like HUF Magazine, Stell Magazine, Solstice Magazine and Lucy's Magazine.