It all started with Elsa Klensch. As a kid, celebrity stylist Stephanie Tricola would never miss a standing appointment with her mother to watch Style with Elsa Klensch on CNN. And this was during Saturday mornings, when cartoons and sleeping in were on most kids’ schedules. “This was before internet, so Elsa was the only way to see into the world of fashion: the shows, the trends, the business side.” Tricola knew then and there, she wanted to be part of the fashion industry. Her mother was supportive, but her father warned she’d never make any money.