In conversation with the country music songstress and her stylist, Tiffany Gifford.
Today on Dress Code, we’re exploring stage looks and more with a young woman who helps get the party started and the people on their feet—Callista Clark. I first met Callista, a big-time country music talent from small-town Zebulon, Georgia on the road for The “After” Party Tour in the Country Music Capital of the World, naturally. Callista attended our 70s Cowgirl-themed Nashville dinner—co-hosted by (her) stylist extraordinaire, Tiffany Gifford—and put on a performance that had the crowd, myself included, dazzled and dancing along.
Read on for what inspires Callista’s looks on and off the stage, and a sneak peek into the artist-stylist dynamic with Tiffany Gifford.
I think my best friends would describe my style as vintage, comfortable, in control and creative.
I listen to super loud music. It’s usually something rock and roll or something live so I can hear an audience.
When I’m on stage I wear outfits that make me feel strong, confident, and powerful. For me, fashion is a way to introduce myself to people however I want and when I’m performing, I want to be taken seriously. What better way to do that than to show up in a killer outfit with some amazing shoes?
I think I would have to say my granddaddy’s worn out, grey denim Levi’s jacket from the 80s. He gave it to me a year ago and it’s been my favorite piece since then. It has stains on it and probably hasn’t been washed since the day he bought it, and I plan on keeping it that way.
I like to wear something that looks different. Whether it’s a super cool pair of vintage looking platform shoes, sparkly boots, a fringe jacket, or some bell bottom jeans. I love a good throwback look.
I really love the way Lauren Daigle, Joss Stone, Stevie Nicks, and Lainey Wilson dress.
Tiffany is incredibly talented, and she has my dream job if I wasn’t an artist. I go to her apartment and there are just racks of gorgeous clothes for me to try, and I get to pick what I want to wear to my show. When you put on the right thing, you know.
If the dress code is casual, I’m wearing straight leg jeans from the 90s and a cropped band T-shirt with Dr. Martens.
If the dress code is festive, I’m wearing an amazing pair of flare jeans, a simple top, and a great pair of platforms.
If the dress code is black-tie, I’m wearing something new and sparkly with a vintage, thrifted vibe.