Celebrity stylist Jess Pecoraro on feeling the fear and doing it anyway.

Season #7 Episode #92

This episode is part of my ongoing Self Care Sundays mini-series produced by Studio Offline and in partnership with Estée Lauder. I sit down with some of the brand’s inspiring ambassadors and friends to have an honest conversation about self care and success.

My next guest is the perfect example of this idea that we need to get comfortable with discomfort when it comes to evolving professionally. Feel the fear and do it anyway.

Jess Pecoraro is one of Australia’s most in-demand celebrity stylists, and during the pandemic, like so many others, executed a brilliant pivot. She co-founded a styling subscription platform called Selected. What she didn’t anticipate, though, was how hard it would be to come out from behind the scenes, to lead the scene. 

Also, the unique challenge anyone who is wanting to move into online learning and education faces: How to create a methodology for that which is just simply felt and known.

In this episode, Jess shares her journey from magazine intern to styling the likes of Pip Edwards, Delta Goodrem and Jesinta Campbell. She opens up about choosing a redundancy package over re-applying for her role, how she overcame her fear of public speaking and presenting, why confidentiality is a key contributor to her success and the role she believes fashion plays in our lives. 


I hope this episode helps you on your way. Thank you for being here.


Alison xo


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