'American Idol' Stylist on Crystal Bowersox's Reluctant Style Evolution

05/18/2010 at 11:15 AM ET

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Crystal Bowersox has come a long way since leaving Ohio for Hollywood–and we aren’t just talking about her rising star power. With a little fashion encouragement from American Idol resident stylist Soyon An, the young star (and only female left in the Top Three) has undergone a bit of a makeover since hitting the show–just don’t tell Crystal that. “She was like, ‘I’m not going to change for the show, everyone thinks I’m going to get an image makeover or whatever, but I’m not changing for the show,'” says An of her first meeting with Crystal.  But after a bit of a nudge, Crystal acquiesced and allowed An to tweak her style.  “I want to enhance it, tailor it, refine it,” An recalls telling Crystal, who slowly started to open up about what she liked.  “She would tell me little stories about when she was a little kid and played dress up, and I was like, ‘Maybe this is your little moment of coming out of the fashion closet and letting people see the real Crystal.'” And according to An, the real Crystal “really wants to wear that dress and heels sometimes.” Now, three months after their first meeting, An says Crystal has found her star style. “I think she’s bohemian rock,” says An. With just a few shows left, we can’t wait to see what Crystal tries out next. Tell us: What do you think of Crystal’s evolving style?Andrea DeSimone

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[...] ‘American Idol’ Stylist on Crystal Bowersox’s Reluctant Style Evolution Michael Becker/FOX/PictureGroup Crystal Bowersox has come a long way since leaving Ohio for Hollywood–and we aren’t just talking about her rising star power. With a little fashion encouragement from American Idol resident stylist Soyon An, the young star (and only female left in the Top Three) has undergone a bit of a makeover since hitting the show–just don’t tell Crystal that. “She was like, ‘I’m not going to change for the show, everyone thinks I’m going to get an image makeover or whatever, but I’m not changing for the show,’” says An of her first meeting with Crystal. But after a bit of a nudge, Crystal acquiesced and allowed An to tweak her style. ”I want to enhance it, tailor it, refine it,” An recalls telling Crystal, who slowly started to open up about what she liked. ”She would tell me little stories about when she was a little kid and played dress up, and I was like, ‘Maybe this is your little moment of coming out of the fashion closet and letting people see the real Crystal.’” And according to An, the real Crystal “really wants to wear that dress and heels sometimes.” Now, three months after their first meeting, An says Crystal has found her star style. “I think she’s bohemian rock,” says An. With just a few shows left, we can’t wait to see what Crystal tries out next. Tell us: What do you think of Crystal’s evolving style?–Andrea DeSimone ‘American Idol’ Stylist on Crystal Bowersox’s Reluctant Style Evolution – St… [...]

lisa on

could someone please tell me what type of music crystal would sing?she’s no brittany,no kesha,no beyounce,no kelly c.,no carrie u.where’s the market for her.what radio station is gonna play her music?and she looks old.and so does lee.he has a hunched over look.maybe he’s just sloppy.go all the way casey!!!!!!!!!

Linda Whittle on

she’s got to come out with a master piece song. she has the vocals but just hasn’t pushed for the “Big” number…the heck with her style..she’s got it and until she opens up big to win this thing she’s just ordinary…Kelly C got the right song and WOW…The judges use to provide the with a song they thought would be the contestants style or masterpiece

lisa on

go casey!!!!!!there is definitely a market for your music i can’t wait to buy your cd

Ali on

Crystal stopping being a hippie and cut off the dreads. You will look so much better.

Norma Seefeldt on

Crystal is beautiful just the way she is!! DO NOT CHANGE HER.

Gini West on

Crystal, Love your loook & your sound, be true to yourself & keep doing what you love, i believe you will be the next american idol, just by stayin true to yourself, we loved you from the beginning and will continue to love you, don’t let anyone get you down because they don’t like your look, it’s been a rough season, makes me angry they force you to sing certain genres that aren’t you then criticize you for not making it your own, do what you do & I will be a fan forever, good luck in the countdown, you’ve got it in the bag as far as this fan is concerned!

Kurt on

Crystal is HOT !!!!

Wanda on

Her hair at times looks very cool. But in this picture it makes her face to plump. Not attractive. But talent rocks. Her style in clothing varies from week to week. She is one of my favorite. Adore her baby. Her dude don’t look to bad either.

phyllis on

Crystal, You Go Girl—–You are Janis Joplin all over again…..#1

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