stylist steve cordony

Each issue that belle magazine comes out there's a spectacular feature created by stylist Steve Cordony. They are elaborate creations and thoroughly executed. While Steve started studying industrial design at UNSW, he switched courses to pursue interior design at the well-regarded Enmore Design Centre. After assisting and taking an opportunity to fill in a maternity leave position at belle, Steve is now the magazine's interior design editor. He is also a freelance events stylist.

Which five words best describe you? Driven, creative, emotional, perfectionist, theatrical.

How did you get your career start and what path have you taken since? I was a runner up in the belle young interior designer of the year awards in 2006 where I met Neale Whitaker who gave me the opportunity to start assisting then interior design editor Imogen Molines (nee Naylor). Since my first assisting role, packing and unpacking boxes, I became a freelance interiors stylist and now interior design editor of belle.

What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt along the way? To let things go! Sometimes things just don't work and you have to work a way around it. It's challenging but rewarding at the same time.

What’s your proudest career achievement? Becoming interior design editor of belle magazine.

What’s been your best decision? Leaving my Bachelor of industrial design course at UNSW to study interior design at Enmore Design Centre.

Who inspires you? Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, John Pawson, Kelly Wearstler, Jacques Garcia.

What are you passionate about? My family and friends, design, art, nature, travel, magazines, the beach.

Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Alexander McQueen

What dream do you still want to fulfil? To live and work in New York.

What are you reading? Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

images courtesy of steve cordony (styling), belle magazine, edward urrutia (photography)

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