Thursday, 3 November 2011
The stylist and the stylish.
Being stylish, from my point of view, is not wearing what the whole world is wearing. You won't be unique and that is not the way you actually feel, it won't be the actual YOU, and this is not style. To get it, you need to know yourself very well and trust in your choices, not be afraid to try something different and/or new... Just like all the fashion icons such as Grace Jones, Gabrielle Chanel, Kate Moss, Bianca Jagger etc... They weren't afraid to try something new, to be different, to look different and to show who they really are. And they did it for themselves, not to impress others. As a result of being true to themselves, a lot of people love them! Nowadays, what people do is not get inspired by stylish people, but copy them. When I go on Lookbook.nu and see people with 1,000,000 hypes, sometimes the outfit is just the same another other 10 on the page (zzzz.....). Or then you have the "begging to be cool" crowd, when they look so uncomfortable with what they are wearing... Anyway, most of them are very young and it is amazing that they are trying things and interested in fashion.
Being a stylist is not about how many hypes you have or how good you think you are at dressing yourself. Being a stylist is having a good eye not only for you, but for everyone, for every age and body shape, culture, budget, skin tone and taste. Being a stylist is about making anything or anyone look great, on a body, on a mannequin or on the floor. Must be up to date with trends, have a good sense of balance, color and shape. You must have your mind wide open, be open for the new and never forget the old. Be ready to be broke when you start and so on, I spent a lot of money in styling courses, and I have been working for free for a while, doing internships and learning so much- I'm very grateful for every experience!
When I'm at work, I'm wearing converse, jeans and a t-shirt! You don't have to look stylish to be a stylist, I will be running around for the whole day so I had better be comfortable rather than offer bad service in heels, right? I leave my stylish side for when I'm out, for interviews and meetings, when in the office and of course, for my blog. And to be honest, I love to wear comfortable shoes, jeans and tees.
I'm far from being an expert, I still don't have a proper stylist job, but I dream and I breath styling and I totally love it. My goal is to help people to be happy and confident with themselves with style. There are not many books about styling, but you can find something and learn from stylist's interviews (google it) to learn more about the career. Ah, and one of the most important tips: learn how to iron!