- Learn how to follow a brief.
- It’s not about how good you look and your style. It’s about how good you make other people look.
- Find your team – your photographer, hairstylist, make-up artist and nail artist. It’s all about teamwork – be a team player.
- You will become highly organised. Be nice to PRS – return things on time – the pr doesn’t have to loan anything to you, give them a reason to loan to you.
- It’s important to make contacts but it’s even more important to make friends. Don’t bother being fake everyone can see through it.
- No matter how good you are, you’re probably always do some jobs for free and there will always be somebody better than you.
- Not all fashion styling is creative sometimes it’s the most uncreative jobs that pay you the most.
- No need for a gym membership as you will drag a suitcase everywhere. You’ll aslo become an excellent at packing and discover various ways of closing a very stuff case.
- Doesn’t matter if you produced the whole shoot, spent weeks coming up with the concept, painting sets, sourcing the clothes – the photographer owns the copyright.
- Your styling kit becomes magical, it’s not just full of tape, needles and thread, pins, clips and chicken fillets – overtime it will be full of secrets of how to customise a garment within seconds.
Most of the students I meet are waiting for fashion to happen. They’re waiting for a shoot to come to them. You need to make things happen, find your team, build your portfolio and test much as you can.
*Me backstage styling the Ones to Watch show at Fashion Scout LFW AW18