Hodo Musa is likely one of the most necessary Norwegian vogue stylists.
Hodo was born in Somalia in 1983. She fled the nation together with her household in the course of the civil battle, and so they ended up in Malmø, Sweden. At 18, she packed her baggage and left Malmø to pursue modelling in London, adopted by a short stint in New York earlier than lastly ending up in Oslo, with the goal of conquering the native vogue scene as a stylist. Hodo labored as a stylist for Island Information’ worldwide artist Astrid S. – Norway’s greatest pop princess. She was her private stylist for a number of years in Oslo, Norway.
Hodo’s new chapter in life contains transferring to LA to review vogue and design. Hodo has been concerned with vogue and clothes for so long as she will be able to bear in mind. Now, the stylist calls LA her house, however notes that it is an intense, formidable metropolis, a spot the place trade sharks are consistently circling, able to make the most of any gullible newcomer. “It’s not simple to start out as a stylist in LA, as many showrooms accommodate you lower than those in Norway. You should be inventive and supply garments differently”, Hodo says.
In 2019, as rap-sensation Lil Nas X’s music “Outdated City Highway” stormed the charts, Musa took on a job as his full-time stylist. Having acquired her long-awaited work visa a number of months earlier, Hodo relocated from Oslo and briefly styled Noah Cyrus earlier than catching the eye of the Georgia-born rapper. Lil Nas X is certainly one of her greatest shoppers thus far.
Since Hodo styled Lil Nas X for his second-ever efficiency, they’ve labored intently collectively creating his lengthy parade of extremely praised and undoubtedly tremendous further seems to be. By way of her work with Nas, Hodo has begun to barter the world of vogue and celeb at new heights. She’s enormously grateful to be working for an artist who really needs to credit score her, a black girl, for the work she does.
“I do not assume there’s ever been a greater time than now to be a girl of color, a Muslim, or somebody who appears like an outsider. So long as you may have drive and expertise, a ardour for what you do, and a willingness to work laborious, that is the time. That is our time. We’re out of excuses”, Hodo says.
Even when she’s credited for her shoppers’ model transformation, she definitely can’t say she created their model. Whereas she needs to reside by what she does, it’s necessary for her not to remove the artist’s private expression, or take credit score or possession for one thing an artist does. This is essential, particularly in a small nation just like the one she comes from, Norway.