Inside the Closet of Beyoncé’s Personal Stylist, Zerina Akers

She has a CHANEL-filled wardrobe that we’d kill for. Los Angeles.

By: Jodi Taylor
Styling: Stephanie Mark
Photography: Jake Rosenberg

We’re going to go ahead and assume that this isn’t the first time you have seen or heard of Zerina Akers. After all, she is Beyoncé’s personal stylist. There’s no questioning the fact that Akers is making some serious waves in the fashion industry, and a quick flick through her Instagram account confirms that she, too, has a unique style all her own, bound to turn heads wherever she goes.

Of course, Akers delivered with her closet when we showed up to her L.A. home one January morning. There was everything from Gucci, Margiela, Dior, and Alexander McQueen to Topshop, Adidas, and Zara. A true stylist’s closet—it was overflowing with the best pieces. You can only imagine how much fun we had, and believe it or not, raiding Akers’ closet was only half of it (!). Shooting with her and then hanging around afterward, to talk about everything from how she got started in the industry to her skin-care routine to the most memorable moments of her career, was every bit as much of a good time. Not that we expected anything less from the intelligent, bubbly, and creative stylist. We saw firsthand just how brilliant Akers is on set this day, and trust us when we tell you that this stylist has a long, prosperous career ahead of her...and for good reason.

Click through the gallery below to read about how she got started and why she never shops for herself.

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