Born and raised in the music business, Payton developed her love of fashion from an early age. Her adoration of vintage clothing, classic rock, and an innate ability to put outfits together in inventive ways soon caught the attention of artists in her community. Payton quickly developed a flair for assisting them in finding their signature looks. Alongside styling artists for album covers, live performances, red carpets, and creating custom pieces for her clients. Payton is also the best selling author of the book "Hang Up Your Hang Ups: A Radical Guide to Healing Yourself Through Personal Style"