Beau Quillian is a freelance stylist and fashion editor working in both Los Angeles and New York.
With the intention of becoming an elementary school teacher, he took a left turn after scoring some PA work on a catalogue shoot in his Florida hometown. At nineteen he decided to leave college and move to New York City to pursue a career in the fashion industry.
After assisting various stylists and freelancing during shows in the design department at Calvin Klein he went to work for Harper’s Bazaar, first as assistant, then associate fashion editor under the leadership of the legendary Liz Tilberis. Beau went on to work as sittings editor on Mademoiselle and as the fashion editor at Marie Claire. During this time he was a judge on the first cycle of America’s Next Top Model.
In 2003, Heart Magazines appointed Beau as the Style Director of Seventeen to help re-launch the title. In his first year there his celebrity covers not only reversed a five year decline in news stand sales, but pushed them up in the double digits. His keen perspective on fashion, style and branding helped revive the iconic monthly and gave it a fresh voice in the teen market.
Beau’s work as a freelance stylist has matched him with some of the biggest and most diverse names in the industry, from publications such as Cosmopolitan and In Style, advertising clients from Christian Dior to Candies and photographers like Patrick Demarchelier, Annie Leibowitz, Cliff Watts, Kennith Willardt, Terry Richardson and Mark Seliger. His eye for detail and ability to fit all different figures has earned him the opportunity to work with celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Rihanna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jordin Sparks and Cameron Diaz, to name a few.
Currently Beau is partnered with The Pearl Collective to create a line of jewelry under his own label featuring limited edition classic designs with his own unique twist.