By Tammy Reese
Kim Dillinger is a freelance wardrobe Stylist who got her start on Bravo hit series Blood, Sweat & Heels. Kim has worked on numerous ad campaigns with brands Cover Girl, Sheisedo, Aveda, Esika, Ole Henriksen, Milani, Gzp, Haute Hippie, Birdies, Mischa, and Tommy Hilfiger. Her resume also extends into television and editorial work where she has worked on Wendy Williams Show, Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, Steve Harvey Show, the Bethenny Show, Meredith Vieira Show, The Couch, Katie Couric Show, Bravo Singles Project, Vogue Japan, Grazia China, Nylon China, Elle, Dazed and Confused, Lingerie Journal, Savoir Flair, w Korea, Garage Magazine, Interview Magazine, Glamour, Elle Russia, Elle, UK, Lucy and Disrupshion Magazine where she is a contributing editor. Kim has worked with celebrities Bad Bunny, Omarion, Erica Mena, Maye Musk, Dutchess Lattimore, Adrienne Moore, Vicky Jeudy, and Gisele Bündchen.
Kim Dillinger has ventured into sports journalism as an editor for news stitch media where she has covered events with the MLB, PPL, NBA, and the NFL where she attended the Super Bowl for the first year.
Heart of Hollywood Magazine readers, please enjoy our interview!
What does fashion mean to you and what inspired you to become a wardrobe stylist?
I eat and breathe fashion it’s a part of my day to day. My son's father and friends are actually the reason I started working in fashion. I use to help them with looks for their shows and his aunt pitch the idea to me.
What have been some of the most memorable moments in your career so far?
Working the NBA All-Star event. Being a part of the wardrobe team was such a big moment because it was the 75th anniversary. I got to be in the room with our legends.
How would you describe your fashion style?
My best friend Tevin Evans says I am colorful, and sometimes loud, but chic.
creatives in the industry. I really consider it a privilege to be able to tell a story through wardrobe in this manner and hope to share this in some iconic spaces.
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What has been the journey like for you in the sports journalism space?
Sports has been extremely exciting and I am learning as I go. There are so many players in each league. It’s extremely hard to know everyone but that’s why makes it great. There is so much to learn.
What else are you currently working on?
Building a management team to help me navigate helping other creatives.
What more would you like to see for women in media and fashion in our current climate?
I would love to see more women-led production companies and women highlighted more, not just women’s month where we are the focus already.
What else would you like our readers to know about you and the work that you do?
I’m a mom lol. I have three kids, my oldest is in her second year of college, my oldest son graduates this year and is heading to college and then there is my youngest who’s graduating from elementary school and plays baseball.
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Tammy Reese began her career as a theater actress performing in 60 live stage shows a year with The Media Unit TV and Stage Production Company. She also directed the weekly live TV show Rough Times Live.
Eventually, she went to Empire State College to obtain her degree in media studies. After graduation, she did more theater and wrote and produced her own videos to spread awareness on social issues through the arts.
Tammy is an award-winning journalist and is best known for her legendary interviews with Sigourney Weaver, Meagan Good, Jennifer Connelly, Laurence Fishburne, Mona Scott- Young, Geena Davis, Essie Davis, Vivica A. Fox, Omar Epps, Joseph Sikora, Nelly, Ryan Coogler, Carmen Electra, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Giancarlo Esposito, Dedee Pfeiffer, Leon, Patina Miller, La La Anthony, Neyo, Britt Lower, Michael James Shaw, Aleks Paunovic, Courtney Kemp, Janet Hubert, Tom Arnold, Michole Briana White, Matt Cedeño, Raven Goodwin, Amber Riley, Ross Marquand, Merritt Wever and many more.
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