sam saboura

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BIOGRAPHY

 

Sam Saboura has made his mark as a top stylist, fashion expert, and as television’s original makeover authority. He believes that fashion and style should be approachable, unintimidating, and easy to understand—as much for the real person as for the high-profile celebrity. Saboura launched his professional career as the personal shopper at the famed Fred Segal, LA’s most exclusive specialty store. For several years, he remained Hollywood’s best-kept secret, dressing many of the world’s most visible stars—including Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt—who came to rely on his extraordinary eye and impeccable sense of style. 

In 2003, he joined the cast of ABC’s Extreme Makeover. As the breakout star and host of this hit series, he led an elite team of professionals who transformed the looks—and lives—of individuals throughout the country.  With his warm personality and tough love approach to self-improvement, Saboura quickly established himself as one of television’s leading style experts, endearing him to millions of fans worldwide.

Extreme Makeover remains an international television sensation, continuing to air in more than 100 countries. Saboura frequently brings his expansive knowledge of fashion to the red carpet during award-show season. His charismatic and intelligent commentary has entertained and educated audiences during the Academy Awards, the Emmys, the Golden Globes, the SAG Awards, the Grammys, the American Music Awards, and on E! News Daily. He has also appeared as a style contributor and expert on Rachael Ray, Good Morning America, The Tyra Banks Show, EXTRA, CW Now, Ultimate Style, and The Fashion Team, and was the resident style expert on TLC’s Real Simple Real Life.

Saboura’s practical style tips and expert advice regularly appear online and in national publications, including Life and Style, Us Weekly, People, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Marie Claire, Real Simple, Redbook, Life Magazine, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Boston Globe, the New York Post, and The New York Times.

In 2005, Clarkson Potter, the lifestyle imprint of Random House, published his best-selling book, Sam Saboura’s Real Style: Style Secrets for Real Women with Real Bodies, which has been translated into Chinese and Russian. A companion workbook, My Real Style: A Makeover Journal, was released the following year.

Saboura can currently be seen on E!'s Style Star. He remains in high demand as a personal stylist for celebrities in the film, television, and music industries, and works extensively as a freelance wardrobe designer, brand consultant, spokesperson and television host. His eponymous clothing line can be found exclusively on ShopNBC.

 

TELEVSION

 

Extreme Makeover                                                          Host                                                                                  ABC Television

Life After Extreme Makeover                                          Host                                                                                  ABC Television

Secrets of Extreme Makeover                                        Host                                                                                  ABC Television

The Ex-Wives Club (pilot)                                                Style Expert                                                                      ABC Television

Good Morning America                                                   Style Contributor                                                              ABC Television

Countdown to the American Music Awards                  Red Carpet Correspondent                                                          ABC Television

Countdown to the Emmy Awards                                   Red Carpet Correspondent                                             ABC Television

Real Simple. Real Life.                                                      Style Expert                                                                      TLC

You’re Cut Off                                                                  Guest Host                                                                  VH1

Millionaire Matchmaker                                                   Style Guru                                                                   BRAVO

Rachael Ray                                                                     Style Contributor                                                         Kingworld

CW Now                                                                           Fashion Correspondent                                                   CW Network

Countdown to the Golden Globes                                  Red Carpet Correspondent                                             Dick Clark Prod.

The Fashion Police                                                          Style Expert                                                                      E!

Countdown to the Academy Awards                              Style Expert                                                                      E!

E! True Hollywood Story                                                  Style Expert                                                                      E!

Red Carpet Boot Camp                                                   Host                                                                                  E!

E! News Live                                                                    Red Carpet Correspondent                                             E!

101 Most Sensational Crimes of Fashion                      Style Expert                                                                      E!

Glamour Magazine’s 50 Fashion Dos and Don’ts        Style Expert                                                                      E!

10 Ways: To Be A Hollywood Hotty                               Style Expert                                                                      E!

Stranded with a Star: Who Would You Choose?           Guest                                                                                E!

How Do I Look Now? (pilot)                                           Co-Host                                                                            Style Network

Extreme Makeover                                                         Host                                                                                  Style Network

Ultimate Style                                                                 Style Guru                                                                        Style Network

Ultimate Style (pilot)                                                       Style Guru                                                                        Style Network

How Do I Look?                                                               Guest Stylist                                                                     Style Network

Emmy Fashion Preview                                                  Style Expert                                                                      CNN                          

Oscar Fashion Review                                                   Fashion Correspondent                                                   CNN

Larry King Live                                                                 Guest                                                                                CNN

Trend Shopper (pilot)                                                      Fashion Correspondent                                                   Telepictures/HSN

EXTRA                                                                             Fashion Correspondent                                                   Telepictures

EXTRA Weekend TBS                                                    Fashion Correspondent                                                   Telepictures/TBS

The Bonnie Hunt Show                                                    Fashion Correspondent                                                 Telepictures

The Tyra Banks Show                                                     Elite Team Style Expert                                                    Telepictures

The Sharon Osbourne Show                                          Style Contributor                                                            Telepictures

Fashion Fanatics Emmys                                                Co-Host                                                                              Reelz Channel

Fashion Fanatics Golden Globes                                   Co-Host                                                                            Reelz Channel

Fashion Fanatics Oscars                                                Co-Host                                                                            Reelz Channel          

The Fashion Team                                                          Guest Host                                                                       TV Guide Channel

Oscar Fashion Wrap                                                       Co-Host                                                                            TV Guide Channel

Grammy’s Fashion Wrap                                               Co-Host                                                                            TV Guide Channel

Countdown to the SAG Awards                                      Co-Host                                                                            TV Guide Channel

Golden Globes Fashion Wrap                                        Co-Host                                                                            TV Guide Channel

Emmy’s Fashion Wrap                                                   Co-Host                                                                            TV Guide Channel    

Idol Tonight!                                                                      Style Expert                                                                    TV Guide Channel

American Idol Finale                                                       Fashion Correspondent                                                 TV Guide Channel

TV Candy                                                                        Style Expert                                                                      TV Guide Channel

Miami Vice—Inside The Heat                                        Style Expert                                                                      TV Guide Channel

Soap Talk                                                                         Style Contributor                                                              Soap Network

The Sherri Shepard Show (pilot)                                    Style Contributor                                                              Buena Vista

Total Knockout (pilot)                                                      Celebrity Team Stylist                                                       Lifetime Television

Shopaholic (pilot)                                                             Celebrity Judge                                                                Lifetime Television

The Greg Behrendt Show                                                Style Contributor                                                              Sony Television

25iest                                                                                Style Expert                                                                      Oxygen

He’s The Man                                                                  Style Expert                                                                      Oxygen

Presidential Fashion Review                                          Style Expert                                                                      MSNBC   

NY1 News                                                                        Style Contributor                                                              NY1

 

 AUTHOR

Sam Saboura’s Real Style: Style Secrets for Real Women with Real Bodies  

Published June 7, 2005 by Clarkson Potter/Random House Books

 

My Real Style: A Makeover Journal

Published July 11, 2006 by Clarkson Potter/Random House Books

 

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Life and Style

People

Us Weekly

La Confidential Magazine

Woman’s World

Razor

 

FEATURED PUBLICATIONS  /  ONLINE CONTRIBUTOR

The New York Times

Life Magazine

People

Us Weekly

Cosmopolitan

In Style

Glamour

Life and Style

Redbook

Marie Claire

Real Simple

First for Women

Menswear Magazine by DNR

Woman’s World

J14

Out

The Hollywood Reporter

USA Today

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Tribune

Boston Globe

Sacramento Bee

Glee Magazine

FoxNews.com

People.com “Insider”

People.com “Style Watch”

LovetoKnow.com

E! Online

MyStyle.com

WorkingMother.com

Web MD

Ediets.com

Lifetimetv.com

I Village

 

 

CELEBRITY STYLING

Jennifer Aniston

Sarah Jessica Parker

Nicole Kidman

Natalie Portman

James Franco

Colin Firth

Brad Pitt

Cindy Crawford

Giada DeLaurentiis

Mark Ruffalo

Patricia Arquette

Eric Dane

Kate Walsh

Jim Belushi

Jolie Richardson

The Osbourne

 

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