"Some of the biggest challenges have been financial. Creatives are dreamers and when you are working with limited funds as we do in magazines it’s discouraging when you have to economize your dreams. But with that said the successes have such wow factor! There are so many wins I can’t even count. But frankly the wins aren’t fame or a viral moment even though I have had so many of those. It’s the contacts, friends and colleagues I have gained along the way. On a personal level though it has been my philanthropic efforts with the homeless and for clean water that have changed my life and soul."
Derek Warburton
Style Guru

Wardrobe credits:
COAT BY BURBERRY
PANTS BY CASABLANCA
SILK BLOUSE BY DSQUARED
BELT BY SPORTMAX

Wardrobe credits:
YELLOW T SHIRT WITH RUFFLE BY WALTER VO BEIRENDONCK
SUNGLASSES BY LOEWE
TROUSERS BY BURBERRY

Wardrobe credits:
PINK SILK BLOUSE BY DUCKIE BROWN
WHITE GLASSES BY DIOR
HEADBAND BY CHANEL
SHORTS BY PALOMO SPAIN
WHITE BOOTS BY CELINE

Wardrobe credits:
LAVENDER SWEATSHIRT BY RANDOM IDENTITIES
LAVENDER SHORTS BY PALOMO SPAIN
SUNGLASSES BY LOEWE
BAG BY JACQUEMUS WITH TRAP BY MARC JACOBS
SUEDE AND PATENT LEATHER SNEAKERS BY CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN.

Wardrobe credits:
SILK BLOUSE BY ROBERTO CAVALLI
FEDORA BY HOUSE OF LAFAYETTE

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

STYLE GURU
AND
CELEBRITY

DEREK WARBURTON

“STYLE GURU”

DEREK WARBURTON

1. Was the beginning of your career as a stylist an easy transition or was it difficult?
Funny enough I started my career in hair and makeup. I was a marketing director and makeup artist for one of the top 25
day spas in America and then I started working on sets. All of the directors asked for my style advice. But my styling career
really started in Milan. I was working in house at Moschino doing freelance hair and makeup along with runway shows and
campaigns for Vogue Italia. On the side I would shop the outdoor fashion markets until I had a eclectic array of wardrobe.
That’s when I started styling, hair and makeup with my model friends. It was a joy because it was art, commerce came later

2. With the experience you have had, would you take the same path to get to where you are now? Actually, if I hadn’t lived my journey I wouldn’t be who I am now. I have had extensive experience in fashion, beauty, lifestyle and wellness which has made me extremely connected. I have built companies and started magazines that have been successful with minimum investment and means. That takes a contact list that only comes from experience. It’s about doing the work and I have certainly lived and performed by that rule.

3. On a personal level, what have been the biggest challenges and wins during your
career?
Some of the biggest challenges have been financial. Creatives are dreamers and when you are working with limited funds as we
do in magazines it’s discouraging when you have to economize your dreams. But with that said the successes have such wow
factor! There are so many wins I can’t even count. But frankly the wins aren’t fame or a viral moment even though I have had
so many of those. It’s the contacts, friends and colleagues I have gained along the way. On a personal level though it has been
my philanthropic efforts with the homeless and for clean water that have changed my life and soul.

4. Do you like working as a stylist, being an editor or modeling / presenter more?
Good question, lol. It has been interesting working behind the camera for so long and then a few years back walking in front of
it. Both are blessings. I will say for the place I am right now I really enjoy being in front of the camera. I enjoy acting, hosting
and modeling. I have had incredible self training as an art director. One moment that comes to mind is when I directed Jessica
Alba a few years ago and I was explaining what I was looking for and she asked me to do the poses. She mimicked what I did.
From that day on, I felt very confident in front of camera modeling myself. When one of the most beautiful women in the
world loves how you pose, you can walk into position with confidence!

5. What is the difference between dressing a normal woman, a model or a celebrity?And
challenges?(male or female)
I can honestly say that I spend equal time dressing models, celebrities and “normal women”, who I usually call civilians.
With that said there is something special about each experience. With celebrities, you know that your job is to enhance their
brand, for models I am usually trying to create a look or art and civilians I am always trying to enhance their experience.
But the one thing I would advise a young creative is that it should never be about you. It’s always about the narrative or the
work you are creating. I work with men quite often as well and it’s the same premise. The experience is similar but outcomes
are often different. With the work I usually do I am helping men at every level find something new and showing them in a
different light.

6. How have you made the leap from stylist, to editor and magazine director(owner)?
Has it been easy?
Oddly my transition came from modeling. I had been a stylist and on daytime television for a long time. LAPALME magazine
offered me a position on their cover. That “model” job turned into the last 6 years of my life in being creative director and
investor in LAPALME magazine and then MRWARBURTON Magazine. Nothing is ever easy, it is just done with ease.

7. How has COVID-19 affected your career?
Covid-19 was a time of great awakening for me. I had been running around the world for years. I needed to stop. While I was
concerned for my loved ones, peers and society in general, I took the time to fall in love with who I had become, appreciate it
and find new ways to thrive. MRWARBURTON magazine has survived and is a hit. Plus my biggest win was the development
of my wellness media company MRWARBURTON MEDIA where I help wellness gurus develop their brands through media
consulting and strategy

8. Future projects?
I am in the midst of developing my new project, GURUS magazine and the GURUS podcast. The new platforms will shine
a light on wellness gurus, celebrities and anything that enhances life in a healthy way. Our philosophy is to inspire through
passion and authenticity. Emmy award winning actress and advocate Anne Heche is on the first cover and will launch late
spring 2021.

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STYLE GURU

Derek Warburton