Lately I’ve been getting a lot of questions about what it’s like to work as a stylist. What seems a lot more complicated than you think is actually quite simple.
It often begins with a connection, whether it be the photographer or an idea, it’s all about having a passion for what you do. Once the models chosen, locations scouted and the style has been decided, its my responsibility to recreate the photographers vision.
When I work on an editorial with a single model, 6-8 outfits are required. Magazines tend to ask for a selection of looks and more often then not only select 4-10 photos.
Once I receive inspiration for the shoot, my job begins. Over the past year, I’ve had the pleasure of connecting with local brands, allowing me to take pieces I need and return them when I’m done. This is also known as a wardrobe pull. We got to borrow some awesome pieces from Print Vintage that matched perfectly with our theme! Be sure to check them out down on College for cool sneakers and old leather.
Before a shoot, I always make sure to have my stylist kit prepped and ready to go. You never know whats bound to happen on set, so its important to be prepared. This usually includes a hand held steamer, lint roller, sewing kit, tide to go, safety pins and some wardrobe clips.
When I get set-up for a photoshoot, my mom usually asks me if I’m excited. While it’s definitely thrilling to get things ready, it’s truly the magic that happens on set that makes my job that much better.
Be sure to stay tuned for fun things coming your way.
Until Next Time,