Woodbury Alumna Brittany Diego Named to Forbes Next 1000 List

Celebrity Fashion Stylist Recognized As “Entrepreneurial Hero” for Her “Infinite Drive and Hustle”

Ever since she was a tween, Brittany Diego had a distinctive eye for fashion, but she didn’t discover her destiny to be a fashion stylist until her sophomore year while interning for a mega clothing designer, BCBGMaxazria Group. A graduate of Woodbury University’s Fashion Design program (2016, Cum Lade), she has established herself as a recognized celebrity stylist and fashion consultant in less than five years.

Brittany’s success and passion for her career were recently recognized by Forbes, as she was honored as an entrepreneurial hero on the Forbes’ Next 1000 list – The Upstart Entrepreneurs Redefining the American Dream.  According to Forbes, the list “showcases ambitious sole proprietors, self-funded shops and pre-revenue startups in every region of the country—all with under $10 million in revenue or funding and infinite drive and hustle.”  Her Forbes profile can be read here.

Her inspirational journey tells the story of a deeply dedicated, goal-oriented student with an unrelenting drive to pursue her dreams with passion, purpose, and persistence.

Born in Belize, Brittany and her family moved to Los Angeles when she was five. While growing up, she was a voracious reader (and still is), turning to books for inspiration and exposure to the world outside of her own realm.  “I just loved reading. When I was a kid, we would go to the library, and I would check out at least 20 books at a time,” she fondly recalls. “I especially was drawn to books that helped shape my mindset for success. I sought out mentors and guidance to help me understand what it would take to live out my dreams.”

And that is exactly what she did. Brittany attended Downtown Magnets High School in Los Angeles, where she studied fashion design & merchandising. At first, she thought she wanted to design and make clothes but soon became more intrigued with becoming a fashion stylist when exposed to the role during her internship at BCBG, a Woodbury requirement to graduate and an internship it helped her obtain.  She admits that at first it was difficult to switch career paths from becoming a designer to a stylist, but was confident she had to break out of the mold she had set for herself.

Redirecting her focus, Brittany sought out internship opportunities (even if they were unpaid) and jobs to learn about styling and make industry connections. After working in various roles, including assistant trend forecaster for the Magic Trade Show, eCommerce stylist for Fovo, assistant stylist for Hautelook- a Nordstrom Company, and merchandise sample coordinator for Revolve, she decided to take the massive leap into starting her own fashion consulting business.

Wanting to support other aspiring stylists and experiencing first-hand the lack of available resources, Brittany also founded Fashion Mentor, a career platform that teaches future designers, stylists, and buyers the skills and knowledge they need to successfully break into the fashion industry.

Now a sought out celebrity stylist and mentor, she is recognized as a visionary with integrity and an innovative perspective. Her work has been featured at the Oscars and Emmys, JustFab, MTV, and Fox Studios; and she’s worked with celebrities including, Karen Civil, Trevor Jackson, Skeet Ulrich, Chloe Lukasiak, Draya Michele, Dani Leigh, among others.  She counts over 1,500 clients.

“I always knew I was meant to achieve a certain purpose and I’m so grateful for all the opportunities, mentors, and networking I’ve had at Woodbury and over the course of my career,” says Brittany. “I hope my journey will inspire others to achieve their goals and dreams because with persistence, patience, and resolve it is possible.”

To learn more about Brittany, visit her YouTube channel and follow her @brittanydiego.


Last Updated on March 10, 2022. 

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