Yety Akinola

Location New York

Creative Consultant, Stylist & Fashion Editor

Costume Designer Fashion Editor Fashion Stylist
28 Projects

Work History

Contributing Style Editor
Maxim Inc. (MAXIM magazine)
Mar 2016 – Present
New York City
Sittings Editor
Apr 2012 – Present
new york city
As Sittings Editor for the luxury mens E-commerce site, I style talent for the editorial content and fashion features; including fashion films; for the weekly ‘The Journal’ pages.
Editorial Fashion Intern
Jan 2012 – Apr 2012
I concluded a short-term contract assisting the editorial team at MR PORTER- the men's luxury online fashion retailer. By assisting on shoots both in the studio and on location, by attending designer clinics and transcribing high profile interviews. I fulfilled ad hoc duties and coordinated all the sample requests/returns with the MR PORTER sample team for upcoming features. It was an amazing experience to work within a fast paced online environment, which has heightened my menswear styling skills and my knowledge of the luxury menswear industry both in the UK and internationally. Since moving to New York in 2012, I continue to work with MR PORTER on a freelance basis- acting as Sittings Editor on editorial shoots based in and around New York.
Stylist, Fashion Editor, Costume Designer & Creative Consultant
Apr 2012 – Present
greater new york city area
REPRESENTED BY THE BROOKS AGENCY : NEW YORK - LOS ANGELES - LONDON SELECT CLIENTS: Amazon Fashion / Aveeno / Bon Appétit / BYRDIE / / Clear Eyes / DFS & T GALLERIA / ELLE / Eloquii / EXPRESS / FLAUNT / Fairmont Hotels & Resorts / GLAMOUR / Golf Digest / GQ / Harper’s Bazaar / HOUSE OF HOOPS by Foot Locker / HYATT/ HYPEBAE / i-D online / Intermix / Island Records / Jack Spade / Jim Beam / JOE FRESH / LADYGUNN / MACY’S / MAXIM / MR PORTER / NET-A-PORTER GROUP / Nexxus / NBC Universal / NIKE / Oxygen Media / POPSUGAR / PUMA / Refinery 29 / Saks Fifth Avenue / SOREL / Target / theory / Universal Music Group / VOGUE / Zappos. SELECT PHOTOGRAPHERS & DIRECTORS: Eric Madigen Heck / Gilles Bensimon / Bill Gentle / Bjorn Iooss / Francois Dischinger / Peter Ash Lee / Christopher Sturman / David Urbanke / Michael Beauplet / Brian Ferry / Jacob Daschek / Catherine Orchard / Kyle Sauer / Christopher Starbody / Diwang Valdez / Zach Wolfe / Mark Mahaney / Ward + Kweskin / Jacapo Maria Ciniti / Daniel Clavero / Sandra Winther / Trent McGinn / Ed Maximus / Maddalena Arcelloni / Benjo Arwas / Austin Hargrave. SELECT PRODUCTION COMPANIES (PRODUCER): NETFLIX (Michael Ellenberg) *Costume Shopper / FAWTYFIED INC (Lena Waithe) *Key Costumer / YORK Productions / all:expanded / DERBY / Curfew / SLMBR PRTY / Neighborhood Watch / North Sea Air / CYCLE / HEARST made / CNX. WEBSITE:
Assistant Stylist & Assistant Costume Designer
Jul 2010 – Dec 2015
New York, Los Angeles, London
Clients including: American Vogue, Vogue Paris, Vogue Hommes International, Vogue Italia, Vogue Japan, Vogue Netherlands, British Vogue, Teen Vogue, Hercules, Flair Italia, British & American Harper’s Bazaar, the gentlewoman, W, Wall Street Journal, Details, British GQ, GQ China, GQ France, Document, V, V Man, i-D, Cosmopolitan, Purple, Crash, PAPER, Wallpaper, IO DONNA, SSAW, Riot of Perfume, Target, Uniqlo, Nine West, Tj Maxx, Gap, Tiffany & Co, Rolex, Michael Kors, Aveda, Lancôme, Estée Lauder, David Yurman, Aldo, Ann Taylor, Loft, Cole Haan, Pepsi, SAKS Fifth Avenue, Dove, Kanye West, Huawei and Bloomingdales. Stylists including: Paul Cavaco, Beat Bolliger, Darcy Backlar, Leith Clark, Miranda Almond, George Cortina, Emmanuelle Alt, Patti Wilson, Laura Ferrara, Ylias Nacer, Dan May, Roxane Danset, Lawren Howell, Keteven Gvaramadze, Delphine Danhier, Ursina Gysi, Virginia Stevenson, Claire Richardson, Vanessa Chow, Joanne Blades, Mark McMahon, James Sleaford, Caroline Christiansson, Charlie Harrington, Brian Coats, Joanna Hillman, Naomi Miller, Hanna Kelifa, Phyllis Leibowitz, Felicia Jocus and Natalie Joos. Photographers/Directors including: Mario Testino, Steven Klein, David Sims, Boo George, Josh Olins, Victor Demarchelier, Alexi Lubomirski, Scott Trindle, David Slijper, Mark Peckmwzian, Sebastian Faena, Mark Borthwick, Cedric Bihr, Lina Scheynius, Jang Hyun Hong, Regan Cameron, Benjamin Alexander, Michael Thompson, Maciek Kobielski, Quentin Jones, Christian Larson, Alessio Boni, Christian MacDonald and Rachel Chandler.
Contributing Writer
i-D Magazine
Apr 2012 – Dec 2013
New York
Contributor to i-D Magazine online, as New York City correspondent. Interview:
Fashion Assistant
Cosmopolitan Magazine US
Apr 2012 – Jul 2012
Greater New York City Area
I had the opportunity to assist Accessories Director Brooke Lucks and the fashion team, as a freelance assistant. Working within this intense environment has given me the opportunity to rapidly hone and transfer my skills as a stylist and as an assistant to efficiently and efficiently work within the US market. I’ve begun to build strong relationships with high street and designer PR’s and brands. My knowledge of the industry continues to increase, as I request samples, coordinate the semester interns and assist with shoot preparation.
Styling/Wardrobe Assistant
Kanye West (West Brands)
Apr 2012 – Jun 2012
Greater New York City Area
I began my assisting career in New York working as Kanye West’s assistant stylist; working with Renelou Padora. By assisting with all duties involved with Mr West’s wardrobe- including styling Mr West for New York based promotional and personal events.
Fashion Feature's Assistant
Nov 2011 – Jan 2012
London, United Kingdom
I had the opportunity to freelance at British GQ, assisting the Styling and Grooming Editor, Jessica Punter and Managing Editor, Robert Johnston. By coordinating call ins, still life and main fashion shoots, appointments and sample returns. It was an amazing experience to be part of this team, as assisting on the supplements for the March/April 2012 issues broaden my knowledge of the editorial industry; as I’ve familiarised myself with high-end men’s products/brands and PRs internationally.
Fashion Assistant
Fabulous (The Sun's Sunday Magazine)
Dec 2010 – Oct 2011
London, United Kingdom
I assisted the entire fashion team- this included assisting on main fashion shoots, still life shopping pages, diary management and by scheduling appointments. I arranged sample call ins, assisted with production on shoots abroad, carnets and I managed the rotation of interns. I also had the opportunity to assist of three shoots aboard, including a long haul trip to Thailand. This role also involved attending press days, giving me the opportunity to match new season merchandise to upcoming briefs. My organisation skills were refined as I managed the flow of merchandise in and out of the fashion cupboard. My duties also spanned into features, giving me the opportunity to style features and real-life stories.
Co-Fashion Editor
Student Direct: Mancunion
Sep 2009 – Dec 2010
As editor of fashion, I arrange fortnightly photo shoots, edit articles on a weekly basis and review fashion events and interview upcoming designers, stylist and PR professionals in the industry. Student Direct is a free student paper, serving Manchester, Bolton and Salford, with 50,000 distribution; and is currently the largest student paper in Europe.
Freelance Editorial Assistant
Women's Wear Daily/ W Magazine
Aug 2010 – Oct 2010
Working freelance, I supervised the daily administration duties, managed the sample requests between the international offices and wrote original copy for WWD. I assisted during London Fashion Week by attending and reviewing parties, events, runway shows and showcases.
Promotion Intern
British Vogue
Jan 2010 – Apr 2010
London, United Kingdom
As a Promotional Assistant, I refined my assistant skills and took initiative as I undertook photograph/set research. I was also the link between Vogue and clients when pitching promotional concepts. I continued to streamline my journalism skills while assisting Retail Editor Polly Warrick, by writing original copy for her Vogue Diary pages. I also had the opportunity to support the advertising team by managing the editorial credits and by updating contact databases for the department.
Fashion Intern/Fashion Assistant
American Vogue
Mar 2009 – Aug 2009
Greater New York City Area
I demonstrated excellent team working skills while assisting with events such as the MET Ball. As Fashion Assistant to the Senior Market Editor, I demonstrated my ability to delegate and work under pressure. As I managed Meredith Burke’s schedule, co-ordinated with the returns department and requested garments for Vogue’s ‘The September Issue’ film premier in New York.
Showroom & Production/Sample Room Intern
Anna Sui
Jan 2009 – Mar 2009
I assisted the sales team with buyers throughout New York Fashion Week by taking an appointment solo, showcasing the collections and coordinating the orders. I learnt the intricate workings of a fashion house and learnt the process from design through to store.
Fashion Intern
Oct 2008 – Nov 2008
London, United Kingdom
I managed the circulation of incoming and outgoing merchandise, dealt with return enquires and assisted Fashion and Shopping Editor Des Lewis. My confidence improved as I was given more responsibility, had creative input and enhanced my communication skills; both in the office and on set.
Fashion Intern
The Times Magazine
Sep 2008 – Oct 2008
I managed the fashion cupboard by: organising returns, call in's and phone enquires. I familiarised myself with PR companies and designers both within and outside the UK.
Design Assistant
Charlott Vasberg
Jun 2008 – Sep 2008
I assisted with pattern cutting and toiling of leather accessories. Being involved in all administration duties, I enhanced my Excel, Photoshop and financial budgeting skills. As I assisted with the finances concerning the exhibition space at London Fashion Weekend.
Promotions Associate
Selfridges & Co
Feb 2008 – Jun 2008
I was involved with all in-store marketing. Including runway shows, beauty launches and visual merchandising. These duties increased my attention to detail while heightening my interpersonal, creativity and organisational skills.
Press Intern
Mar 2008 – Apr 2008
As head of PR, I distributed press releases and managed sample requests. This included selecting samples for British singer Lily Allen, for various editorial shoots. I learnt to work accurately to a fashion styling brief.
Design Assistant
Gavin Douglas
Jun 2007 – Sep 2007
While working alongside Fashion Fringe 2006 winner, I assisted with his S/S 08 collection and back stage at his London Fashion Week show. I developed my apparel pattern cutting/toiling skills and became familiar with the model fittings procedure.
Features Intern
Mar 2007 – Apr 2007
I assisted the features team by transcribing interviews, researching features and confirming credits.


The University of Manchester
2006 – 2010
Chigwell School
2000 – 2006