Hired for songstress Meelah Williams, Ressie G was in the middle of dressing her in an amazing one of a kind piece from the Lisa Nicole Cloud Collection when opportunity struck. There he was Grammy Nominated artist Musiq Soulchild being featured in the music video with one problem. He had no Stylist. With skills greater than Harry Houdi himself and little to no time to pull multiple looks. Ressie pulled off the unthinkable. Styling him in fashion brands Diesel, Haynes, and Marc Jacobs the mission was accomplished. The music Video turned into a success, not only leaving Meelah pleased with her looks but Musiq Soulchild as well.
(Click to Watch Video) “Give It To You”
"The time I had just simply talking to Musiq was well spent, the knowledge he gave me was unforgettable" -Ressie G.
Looking your best and being the best helps the world go around. At the beginning of Ressie G.’s career he started out in the arena of artist development. Outside of working with Slip -N- Slide Records work with a independent music label under Universal Music Group, Jaded Records. With taking on all the artist on the roster, Casey Flaig was the first artist that Ressie was hired for to develop. From doing the smallest of tasks like photoshoots and other visual projects. Ressie gave Casey an image that will continue further than his time with the label. Artist development is a huge part of the music industry and just one notch in his belt.
(Click to Watch Video) "Waist You Time"
"NO GAF, lol. Casey has to be one of my favorite artist that I have every worked with, he is always open to anything I bring to him and he really trust me." - Ressie G.
While filming the hit TV1 show R&B Divas produced by Carlos King, Meelah Williams reached out to Ressie G. for some brand consulting. With the knowledge that Ressie has and the referrals that come along with his name, she took his word as bond. Later that week Meelah called Ressie to style her for one of her confessional/interview scenes for the show. From there on a relationship began to blossom. Ressie was her go stylist to for a while. During his journey with her she even reaching out to him to style her for a musical tribute where she sang for the R&B Legend Shirley Murdock. This evert was such a magical night that he paired a custom Miriam Belasse lace gown from the Belasse Collection and a pair of 120mm So Kate Christian Louboutin pumps. She was defiantly the bell of the ball. As Ressie continued to dazzle her fans with fabulous looks, Meelah then asked him to style her first music video she had done in over 10 years. Directed by SLASH and produced by The Spice Group the video has reach thousands of views on Youtube and millions across all social media outlets. This songstress has a huge respect for Ressie as a person and trust his eye as a stylist.
"As a 90s baby I have loved 702 since I knew about them and being able to work with Meelah really took the cake for me. I truly have to say I'm glad I spoke up when I did or i would never have worked with such a great woman." -Ressie G
Wanting to work with bestselling author and philanthropist, Monyetta Shaw since the beginning of his career Ressie finally got the opportunity. Ressie was called to have a very intense but professional meeting with critic acclaimed photographer Drexina Nelson to talk about am opportunity like no other. “A task that seemed impossible”, said Nelson but a small one to Ressie turned out to be a piece of cake. With only 72 hours until the shoot, at the ninth hour he was asked to style four looks for two national publications thus putting Ressie alongside a very select group of published and successful fashion stylist in the United States. With a long list of vendors in his rolodex Ressie put together six photographed looks and chosen from those were three looks that were published in Hyper Hair Magazine and Today’s Black Woman Magazine. By collaborating with her personal stylist, Ressie dressed her in custom Rolliford Hall, designers such as Avanh , Lena Danielle, and pieces from Gregory’s. Shoes from designers Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin, and accessories from Lara Bohinc and Harry Winston. From raising large sums in the Atlanta community to the screens of VH1, Monyetta Shaw defiantly was a honor to style and Ressie G.
"Monyetta has been a person that I wanted to work with for years and when i finally was able to do so, I was more than overwhelmed with my appreciation and excitement" -Ressie G.
Being the best under pressure is Ressie’s forte. When called by Lauren Williams, a member of Porsha Williams’ management team and given 24hours to prep for a important photo shoot he was ready. Meeting Ressie out and and about in the Atlanta social circuit and hearing about his work ethic. He was the first on his list when it came to getting the right person to help with branding her million dollar business Naked Hair. With any important branding materials you have to have the best team formed. Owner of Snob Life Studio Ming Lee was on hair, Japan of Japanese Faces was on make-up and Ressie being the newbie was on wardrobe but under a very tiny microscope. As the shoot was under was Porsha went to the rack and looked at the twenty pieces of clothing that he brought to the set. She did not like any of the looks that he chose. With almost a decade of experience under his belt, Ressie tastefully pulled the Real Housewife of Atlanta to the side and assured her that she would look great and execute exactly what she wanted. After that confirmation custom Alex Holliman, Native Dreams, and high end designer Elie Tahari flew off the racks to cover the beauty. Paired with Christian Louboitun, Jimmy Choo, and Walter Steiger and custom accessories from Aisle Fourteen.com Porsha and the team was more than satisfied. She continued to hire Ressie for the most personal of engagements and still to this day uses the photos that she took from their first shoot.
"Porsha is really just a beautiful person to me. I am happy that I have had the chance to have work with her. She is defiantly #RessieGApproved." -Ressie G.
From Atlanta to New York and now the runways of Milan and Paris. Deion Smith has really taken his career to the next level. When Ressie met Deion he was hired by his them talent agency to style and do his male grooming. When Ressie got the opportunity to pull him aside he found out that he was moving to New York to further his modeling career and needed to look very commercial. Ressie took him to a very commercial level so that he could take these photos where ever his career would. Now with RED Model Management his career has now gone through the roof and those photos has taken him across the pond and back.
"Deion is a great guy and talented model, it was so fun getting him ready for his start of his career. He is such a cool guy." -Ressie G.
When taking your career into a new direction is the next step in your life, Ressie G. can come in handy with that. Dante Merrell a young Chicago native who has taken his career to the next level with his Dante Merrell Foundation he is not one of the most boldly spoken philanthropist making a way for him. After meeting Ressie one night in Downtown Dallas, Dante wanted to have Ressie on the set of his branding shoot to direct him in the right direction tio get the best out come possible. With Ressie being an expert in bring the best out of people he was able to direct Dante to get the best images shot by Sergio Garcia possible. Ressie even though to include Dante's dogs to make the scene a family affair.
"Dante was and is on his way to a great level of success, im just glad he was #RessieGApproved to help him get there." -Ressie G.
Singer/Songwriter Ms. Comai was Ressie G.'s first official client as a freelance stylist. While being signed to Slip N Slide she officially gave Ressie G. his first break. Red carpets, live performances, photo shoots, and development was all in his hands when it came to Ms. Comai. she gave him an opportunity like no other. She is defiantly he is her number one fan and she is his all the way. Ms. Comai had Ressie G. by her side whenever she needed to look fabulous.
"Simply put THAT.....IS.....MY...SISTER. There are really no amount of words that can express how I appreciate, love, and respect her." -Ressie G.
A proud LGBT activist to the world Madison Hinton aka TS Madison is a shining star. When Ressie worked with her she needed to get new photos to take to LA with her new business ventures. As her career continues to rise she still from time to time gives Ressie a call to as opinions on fashion, and style. The first time Ressie styled her was for her music video for her take on the song (Click to Watch Video) "Bang Bang". After how seeing how professional Ressie was and how he gave the perfect looks she reached out to him to do another shoot but this time for photos.
When the shoot came around she was more than happy with the results.
"I love Madison from A to Z, and all the things that she does for the community" -Ressie G
Every aspiring model need a great portfolio. Ressie over his career span has worked with many models and help build their ports. Ressie enjoys helping models build who they are when they want to take their career to the next level. Weather they are amateur or have been modeling for a number of years he can help brand and take their career to the next level. When Ressie takes a model under his wing he makes sure they are well trained when it comes to their print work, presentation, and runway. He has coached many models on the runway and directed many shoots. To all photographers, make up artist, hair stylist and individuals that are in need of Ressie’s skills please visit the about page.
"I love working with models and helping them make the adjustments they need to be accepted in the fashion world." -Ressie G.
There has been a great huge increase in people being apart of the fitness world. With that being a new hobble for most there is always a need for great photos. Most people may think there is nothing to a fitness shoot but there is always a need of opinion from a person that is well versed in fashion. Ressie feels that every person deserves the touch of a stylist, even the muscle heads of the world. To all photographers, make up artist, hair stylist and individuals that are in need of Ressie’s skills please visit the about page.
"It does not matter who you are every body deserves to be #RessieGApproved." -Ressie G.
Public relations are a huge part of every brand. When Ressie was reached out to by a particular PR team to be apart of a filming for WeTV's Cutting It In The ATL. During the filming process Ressie had the pleasure of working with Celebrity Photographer Derek Blanks to make per promotional photos look fabulous. After that shoot Ressie was called again by the PR team to be on location to style six models for a major commercial that was broadcast state during primetime television in Alabama. In the same month he was hired to coordinate and style a fashion show that consisted of 20 models. With one assistant he accomplished switching the models in and out of three different looks each. When a good impression is made the client wants to talk to you personally so Mushiya called Ressie and wanted him to help with the vision of her first music video. She viewed how previous work and wanted have the same feel his previous clients had. As time continued on they both grew to respect each other and work together when necessary.
(Click to Watch Commercial) Natural Hair and Health Expo .
(Click to Watch Video) Runway Curls (Werk)
"Mushiya is a great person, hard working and interesting" -Ressie G.
Ressie G. believe that a woman and man have three very special day in their life. Graduation, birth of their first child, and their wedding day. So anytime he is asked to do a wedding he is more than happy to lend a helping hand. From the groom to the groomsmen to the bride and her bridesmaids he can handle it all. Some he has had his hand in over twenty weddings through out his career. To all photographers, make up artist, hair stylist and individuals that are in need of Ressie’s skills please visit the about page. Being a well rounded stylist is great, so when in wedding mode Ressie knows how to be stern with what the bride or groom needs but still sensative to their feelings. After all you one get married once....In most cases. To all photographers, make up artist, hair stylist and individuals that are in need of Ressie’s skills please visit the about page.
"To be married is a beautiful thing, he is lucky to have her, and she is pleased to have him." -Ressie G.
To walk in to a Walmart, Publix, CVS, Royal Blue or Whole Foods and see your work on the newsstands is a great feeling and Ressie has had that joy several times. Being a published stylist without an agency is a big accomplishment. And to be published nationally is an accomplishment that Ressie is thoroughly proud of. Being in such close contact with a stylist that has been published is a great thing. To all photographers, make up artist, hair stylist and individuals that are in need of Ressie’s skills please visit the about page.
"Being published is a great thing, especially when you never thought you would ever get there." -Ressie G.