Dramatic makeovers, star-studded red carpet styling, advice on fashion do’s & don’ts, and his signature “Closet Purge”, Eric Himel is the go-to fashion stylist in Hollywood, New York and Chicago. The foundation of his dressing philosophy is this, “Everyone should be able to close their eyes and pick out anything from their closet without hesitation or difficulties, put it on, and look amazing, be comfortable in their own skin and exude confidence.”
Eric has an impressive roster of celebrity clients from the world of TV, sports, movies, and music, including: reality stars Giuliana and Bill Rancic, TV personality Jenny McCarthy, reality star Kristin Cavallari, actress and Cooking Channel host Tia Mowry, Pete Wentz of the rock band Fall Out Boy, Grey’s Anatomy star Sarah Drew, The Goldbergs’ Hayley Orrantia, basketball star Scottie Pippen and wife Larsa Pippen of The Real Housewives of Miami, House of Cards’ Rachel Brosnahan, Marina Squerciati of Chicago Fire, Jane The Virgin’s Andrea Navedo, American Crime’s Angelique Rivera, Sex & The City’s David Eigenberg, Food Network’s Graham Elliot and Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas.
Himel also has roster of private clients from socialites to corporate CEO’s to the jet-set crowd across the US. By using his long standing intimate relationships with top brands and fashion houses, Eric services his clients according to their preferences. For those who prefer anonymity and have busy schedules, he does on-site styling at the location of the client’s choice, be it their home, office or hotel. For the client that prefers a VIP in store experience, he arranges exclusive, by appointment excursions to stores where he will have a personally selected array of items waiting. Additionally, Eric’s globe trotting clients may prefer to meet in various shopping destinations for his services. He also provides virtual styling hand selecting coveted items and having the clothes delivered directly to their homes or offices.
Unlike most television fashion stylists, Eric has been formally educated in fashion design. He attended the highly competitive Fashion Design Program at the prestigious Parson’s School of Design in New York City, where he trained under Project Runway’s style icon Tim Gunn. This makes Eric even more proficient and respected as a fashion stylist for everyday men, women, teens, as well as the rich and famous.
Recognized for his no holds barred outgoing personality, Eric has appeared on Oxygen’s reality show Douglas Family Gold. He’s also been on E!, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, The CW, TMZ, Lifetime, The Hallmark Channel, Live Well Network, The Marilu Henner syndicated radio show, and The Shopping Channel in Canada as a regular brand spokesperson for the celebrity clothing line G by Giuliana Rancic.
His gorgeous fashion styling can also be seen on the covers of major magazines, as well as editorial and commercial photo shoots in publications like Elle, In Style, Flaunt, People, US, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, First For Women, Los Angeles Fashion Magazine, Miami Living and The Chicago Tribune. Eric is also the Fashion Director for luxury lifestyle magazines ChicagoMOD and HudsonMOD as well as a regular contributor for Us Magazine’s”weekly Fashion Police, Life & Style and Niche. Eric has been a keynote speaker for Simply Stylist, a popular fashion and beauty conference held in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago showcasing influencers and trendsetters.
Eric Himel’s mantra sums it up best: “A good stylist is as essential as having a good doctor, therapist or personal trainer.”