I’ve been doing a styling course for a while, it took me longer than I wish to complete it with all that life has been throwing at me – you know – pregnancy,baby, search for a house, banks, mortgages, the big move, travels and generally everyday life and…breathe.
Anyways, I’m nearly there. I’ve worked hard to get here and I’m really looking forward to making this my new career as I love styling in all its aspects. I am currently working on my portfolio. This is a thorough process and in order to get great results I need to first find that team of talented people to work with – such as a photographer, make up artist. I have a model so far so I am on the lookout for creatives in the above mentioned fields. If you are interested and based in Dublin please email me.
For now,however,I have done some personal styling. My friend kindly agreed to be styled by me. As she is a stay at home mum she has specific requirements when it comes to her clothes. They need to be practical so that she can run around after her busy toddler yet still look pretty. Another of her requirements was to have a few garments for occasional drinks and dining and light socializing.
So, what does this styling involve, you ask? Well, we did a colour analysis on her to determine which colour palette suits her the best and which colours should be avoided. We assessed her body type and went through what sort of clothes would make her look the best she can and which ones to be avoided. We raided her wardrobe and discarded the items that didn’t fit anymore, were wrong for her body type or were simply outdated. We talked about what she wanted to achieve and how she would like to feel at the end of the styling process.
Each person is different with different tastes so the outcome of each styling session is obviously as varied as it can be expected but as long as your client is happy and feeling revived and confident at the end of it then this is all that matters.The budget was restricted, as it was merely a favor so I’ve concentrated in showing her a few tricks as to how by changing just the shoes and adding a scarf where needed you can achieve a day look and then easily transform it into a dressier one. I also explained how to mix and match items so that she never feels like she has nothing to wear or not feel pretty when she wears it. We went through the secrets of building a successful wardrobe, the items that make the bone of it and the extras that add the oomph when needed.She also got written reports with all the useful information that she needs in order to be able to look beautiful day in day out. And bonus, I did some virtual shopping for her and ocmpiled a visual reference of items that will work well on her and showed a few ways of combining them.
I’ll show you some before and afters and if you care please leave a message at the end.I’d really appreciate it.So, here goes.