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    THR's Style Issue
    No. 6: Kemal Harris & Karla Welch
    Kemal Harris, left, and Karla Welch
    Kemal Harris & Karla Welch
    Clients: Amy Poehler, Justin Bieber, Pink, Olivia Wilde, Hailee Steinfeld, Zooey Deschanel, Anna Paquin, Elisabeth Moss, Imogen Poots

    WHY THEY MATTER

    The bicoastal styling duo -- Harris is a New Yorker and Welch is an Angeleno, but both originally hail from Canada -- shepherded Amy Poehler into standout territory and rocked arena stages with new clients Justin Bieber and Pink.

    CLIENTS

    Poehler, Bieber, Pink, Olivia Wilde, Hailee Steinfeld, Zooey Deschanel, Anna Paquin, Elisabeth Moss, Imogen Poots

    THEIR NEW GETS

    “We’ve ventured into pop-star land,” says Welch of their relationships with Bieber and Pink. Adds Harris, “We’ve been working with Justin on the whole Believe album and designed his entire world tour. We’ve also worked with Pink on The Truth About Love packaging, videos, press and some costumes for the tour.”

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    “OMG” MOMENT

    “Amy wanted some quick changes a la SNL at the Globes,” says Welch of Poehler, who kicked off her hosting duties in a sexy Stella McCartney tuxedo (sans blouse) with Chopard diamonds and moved on to two more looks. “Scissors came out!”

    THEIR SECRET WEAPON

    “The $15 hand steamer from Bed Bath & Beyond is amazing,” says Welch. “We also use the stick-on bra from the Gap. It’s an essential.”

    COUTURE CHALLENGES

    “It’s easy to get dresses when you have a top girl who’s sample size,” says Welch. “I try to always request and be respectful of designers’ choices on whom they want to dress, but it’s nice when a fashion house that always says no finally says yes.”

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