Introducing Shiona Turini, Costume Designer for Queen & Slim

Introducing Shiona Turini, Costume Designer for Queen & Slim

TheyStylistsSuite is always on the lookout for Women of Color doing their thing in world of Fashion and Costume Design. We've loved her work but might not know her name or have seen her face;


The stylist, consultant and now costume designer for the feature film Queen & Slim, Shiona Turini, shares how relentlessness in this week's BOF Newsletter, that helped her get ahead in her career, and why aspiring creative talent "must not be afraid to present a new idea and to stand by your convictions."

Shiona Turini is a consultant, stylist, and costume designer. In her decade-long career, Shiona has solidified herself as one of the industry's leading experts, both behind and in front of the camera, and has been commended for her work product and personal style.  After years in fashion editorial, Shiona launched a freelance career focusing on editorial and commercial styling, music videos and red carpet. She collaborated with Solange Knowles on her stunning visual projects, ‘Don’t Touch My Hair’ and ‘Cranes in the Sky’ and also served as a stylist on Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ music video.

Alongside, she served as a contributing editor for New York Magazine's The Cut while also consulting and styling for brands such as Bermuda Tourism Authority, Stuart Weitzman, Christian Dior, and

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Shiona now works with brands, personalities, and publishers alike to create dynamic content for the 2018 media landscape, and in film, television, and music on generational defining creative.  Her clients are the who's who of beauty, fashion, entertainment, and travel, including Christian Dior, Elle, HBO, Oscar de la Renta, Nike, Stuart Weitzman, and the New York Times. As a costume designer, Shiona wardrobed season 3 of HBO's popular 'insecure'—created by Issa Rae (her work can be seen in episodes 1 and 3-8) as well as the pilot for FX’s “Y” based on the graphic novel “Y The Last Man." She is an active member of both New York's United Scenic Artists (Local 829) and Los Angeles' Costume Designer's Guild (Local 892). 

Also an influencer in her own right, Shiona serves as a face of and creates social media content for brands including American Express, Calvin Klein, Kate Spade New York, MAC Cosmetics,, and Tiffany & co.   

Shiona’s most recent full-time editorial position was as Fashion Director of Cosmopolitan, the largest women’s publication in the world, as part of a repositioning of the title. Shiona previously worked with a top stylist and former rogue Paris editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld to launch the eponymously titled CR Fashion Book, as well as in senior roles at Teen Vogue and W Magazine.  

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