CALEY RINKER & KELLY OSBOURNE

CALEY RINKER & KELLY OSBOURNE

FADE IN:

INT. CALEY RINKER’S STUDIO, FAIRFAX DISTRICT, LOS ANGELES — AFTERNOON

CALEY RINKER adjusts clothes hanging on the rolling racks inside her studio, which is on the first floor of a Spanish-style house just off Beverly Boulevard. Shoes are neatly arranged in pairs on nearby shelves by the dozen. The sound of a doorbell causes CALEY to pause.

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KELLY OSBOURNE enters, followed by her publicist and glam team. Amid a flurry of greetings, CALEY and KELLY embrace. The two walk to a sitting area off the room where the racks are kept, and sit next to one another in a pair of turquoise armchairs.

CALEY
The first time we ever met, I was kind of nervous. You were looking for a new stylist, and I remember being in the waiting room with other girls and thinking, “Whoa. That’s my competition.”

KELLY
I can’t even tell you how many people I interviewed. Some would come in, and I’d be like: You’re a stylist [gasps]?! You were very straightforward, and you brought a rack of clothes I’d never seen before — everyone knows that one rack that gets passed around all of Los Angeles.

CALEY
We hit it off, and then slowly built a mutual trust. It’s been a collaborative relationship for sure.

KELLY
You got me to wear things I’d never worn before; you were the one who started making me wear a thong [BOTH laugh]!

CALEY
I forgot about that! I said it was like a seatbelt: the more you wore it, the more comfortable it would get [laughs]. And you were like: You’re a fucking liar! I also remember telling you, “Kelly, it’s hot, and we have to figure out what to do with the gowns.”

KELLY
By the end of last year’s award season, I had burning armpits because I used a medicated deodorant that stops you from sweating. The instructions said to “apply lightly,” but I would just throw it all over my arms and the next day I’d have second degree burns.

CALEY
We had some zipper situations, too; five minutes before you were supposed to be on camera at last year’s Golden Globes — our first major red carpet together — your zipper broke.

KELLY
A lot of gowns are constructed so quickly that by the time a zipper is added, there’s no effort being put into it. But we always make it work. That was also the first time I ever wore Escada. I caught myself being one of those designer snobs; I never look at tags, but when you first told me the brand, I said, “What are you, nuts?” And then it ended up being one of my favorite dresses that I’ve worn in my life.

CALEY
We do a good job of finding high and low. Designer or contemporary, we mix it up pretty well.

KELLY
That’s important to me. If young girls admire my sense of style, I don’t want to wear clothes that are unobtainable. And to be honest, I don’t want to spend that much money on something I’m not going to wear in six months.

CALEY
I love you for that. But then you get mad at me when I try to button your blouse or zip your zipper.

KELLY
I won’t let you dress me! I don’t understand it; I’m not on Downton Abbey and I don’t have a chambermaid. It’s weird.

CALEY
It’s my job! I’ll be putting your shoe on and you’ll be like: Leave me alone [laughs].

KELLY
Like the other day with that skirt, when you were trying to zip it up to cover my buttcrack, and I —

CALEY
You were running —

KELLY
Across the bedroom, screaming, “Don’t!” I know it’s your job to dress people, but you don’t have to physically put the clothes on. I’ve seen people use their stylist’s head as an armrest when they’re putting on their shoes. It’s disrespectful.

CALEY
A lot of people don’t feel that way. That’s another reason why I love you: you’re always true to yourself. You very much talk the same way in real life as you do when you’re speaking to millions on Fashion Police.

KELLY
I’ve been on the show for five years, and I’ve always made a point never to say anything on TV that I wouldn’t say to someone’s face. At the end of the day, it’s not a big deal what I think of someone’s gown — it’s just my opinion. But it’s my job to critique fashion, and I know if I’m going to do that I have to be prepared for whatever people’s reactions may be. They have every right to their opinions.

CALEY
I think you’re pretty fair.

KELLY
I’d like to believe I’m not mean, just honest. I lack what most people have, and that’s an editor. I really wish I could have one, but it’s a blessing and a curse. I’m sorry if the truth hurts, but that’s not my fault.

CALEY
A lot of the time you’re saying what people are thinking. I don’t think you ever do it in a negative way. It’s pretty spot on. You’re also really good about giving back to the people who help you.

KELLY
I know what it’s like not knowing what to wear, and feeling gross because nothing fits. I was never lent clothes until I lost weight.

CALEY
It’s awesome you don’t take it for granted. You’re always thinking about the designers who support you, no matter how many good options you may have.

KELLY
Everyone makes fun of me because I wear Aldo, not some sparkly pair of Christian Louboutin —

CALEY
Because they’re more comfortable!

KELLY
It’s also my way of saying thank you. We’ve been stuck finding clothes for the upcoming awards season though; I’m in a bit of a rut. I haven’t seen anything on the runways that’s made me say, “Wow! That’s the one.” It’s been a struggle to find something original and all that breathtaking. In the end, I think it’ll be more about fit than originality.

CALEY
The white Badgley Mischka you wore to last year’s Academy Awards was one of my favorites. We fit that dress once a week for two months beforehand to make sure it was perfect, and it really was. It was stunning. We had two minutes to change you out of the dress you wore to host the pre-show, and then you ran to the red carpet in the rain.

KELLY
I don’t know how we pulled it off, but that moment was amazing. The novelty of people lending me beautiful dresses will never wear off.

CREDITS

Photography byMichael Brager

Conversation moderated byThe Thick

Caley Rinker is a stylist based in Los Angeles.
Kelly Osbourne is a television personality and designer based in Los Angeles. Her collection is available online and via HSN.

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