10 things you should know if you want to be a Fashion Stylist


  1. Learn how to follow a brief.
  2. It’s not about how good you look and your style. It’s about how good you make other people look.
  3. Find your team – your photographer, hairstylist, make-up artist and nail artist. It’s all about teamwork – be a team player.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. No matter how good you are, you’re probably always do some jobs for free and there will always be somebody better than you.
  7. Not all fashion styling is creative sometimes it’s the most uncreative jobs that pay you the most.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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


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