Go Small or Go Home

The truth is, that although I love what I do for a living, everyday is not spent doing what I love to do. There’s this huge misconception that once a stylist is getting the jobs that they want, everyday is pure bliss of endless creativity and conceptualizing with the ability to swim in a sea

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Common Misconceptions Of Being A Stylist

The parties, the images, the clothing, the glamour, it can all be mistaken for a constant lap of luxury as a fashion stylist. However, a career as a fashion stylist is far from what it is displayed in the media as being. Sure, the final polished product is posh and perfect, but the process of

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What You’ll Need BEFORE Your First Gig

Forget the Louis Vuitton, your kit is the most important bag you carry on set, and what you have in it will turn heads faster than any designer handbag will. Building your kit is the FIRST step of becoming a stylist. Before even getting that first gig, you HAVE to be prepared for anything that

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You Are Your Only Competition

THE ONLY PERSON YOU NEED TO IMPRESS IS THE OLD YOU Constant comparison is an inevitable hazard of a creative job; creators naturally surround themselves with the work of other artists to admire, reflect and draw inspiration from and in the process have a tendency to compare themselves constantly. Cue feelings of “competition” and “not

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Treat It Like Couture, Until It Is

Clothing, garments, accessories, footwear; you need it all (usually in a hurry) to do your job and getting your hands on the right clothing from the right places is not going to happen overnight, but it will happen a whole lot quicker if you, “Treat it like couture, until it is.” The kind of respect

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NEVER Make This Mistake With Your Client

” … Making sure this DOESN’T happen is one of the most enjoyable aspects of the job.” It is absolutely amazing how many times I have heard this complaint from clients, photographers and directors alike, which is incredible considering making sure this DOESN’T HAPPEN  is one of the most enjoyable aspects of the job. This

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THE FOREST FOR THE TREES

What can you do RIGHT NOW for FUTURE you? That’s what working on the business is about, rising above the noise of the day to day that being on the ground in the trenches creates, the volume too loud to hear in your heart what the next step should be. Take the time to work

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Work ON it and then Work IN it

Everyone wants more bookings – Bookings get you experience, connections and HELLO! money. But there is more to a career than putting in your hours. Doing only the job you’re hired for is NOT enough to create the career you envision (or that I think you envision for yourself); but having a plan for advancement

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