I get asked a lot about how to get into fashion styling. When I studied at London College of fashion LCF, my lecturer Beverly Alt taught us about what qualities a Stylist should have..
So to make a good cake.. you need the right ingredients!! So here are (in my impression) the KEY ingredients that make a good fashion stylist!! And I want to stress that it takes all of these characteristics.. and many many more to be successful.. and unfortunately there is no cutting corners…
Good Organisation: Time management is key.. you are given deadlines constantly… some are far away and some are not.. you need to be able to manage your time well. you also need to be in one piece.. nothing says professionalism LOUDER than someone who turns up to a shoot/meeting and they are completely organised!!
Hard Skin: There is going to be moments when you feel down.. as you start-up in your profession you will find you are low on money.. you may find that doors are closed in your face.. you may find your work criticised or you may even have conflicts with clients… FOR ME.. criticism is something that builds me.. I love to be told where I can improve.. you HAVE to have HARD SKIN!! no softies.. this does not mean being a b*tch.. that will not get you very far.. but it means not letting one knock keep you on the floor.. have the ability to use the window if the door is closed!! Continue reading