The secret of a fashion stylist?
There is a secret, or better, a few secrets, in working as a fashion stylist, just as in any other job. There are a few tricks, little and great solutions, which may help enjoy this job even more. I chose to unveal, little by little, some of the pillars this profession is based on. Fundamental points I came to understand, during my “on-field” experience, which are essential in doing a good job.
THE SECRET OF A FASHION STYLIST? CREATING A GREAT TEAM
Make-up artist, photographer and stylist assistant are, and must be, your play mates. There’s no game you can play without them; there might be other team members, but these are fundamental. And they must stand out for their working skills and, above all, for their congeniality, availability and empathy. In order to bring home a good job, it is essential to find harmony on the set. After all, all of us are surrounded every day by people we do not like, why would anyone surround themselves with such people on the job? Honestly, if I realize a photo with someone who makes working hard, even though the result is a good one, I end up despising or perceiving it as ugly. Empathy and collaboration are a winning hand; and it’s even more so when all team members share the same taste. Of course, it is not always possible to work with congenial professionals, but when there’s the possibility to choose them, it is better to do so!
My advice: Try to surround yourself with photogaphers, make-up artists, models you like working with in harmony; people with whom you may share both work relationships and recreational moments or, even better, a dinner out.