As a fashion stylist, your job is to make sure the clothes – and the people wearing the clothes – look good. I’d like to say it’s as simple as that, but it’s really not. For that reason, preparation is key. How often have you ordered something online and it has fit you perfectly? Have you never experienced a loose thread or a missing button? It happens! The thing is, when you’re at home, it’s no problem – but when an entire team of photographers and make up artists are blankly staring at you while a garment hangs on the model in a mass of wrinkles, you need to be able to spring into action and get it fixed – time is money, after all. Here are a few must-haves I carry in my stylist essentials kit…
I’m used to styling editorials, so this was something a little different! Fatherson is an amazing band from Glasgow and I was asked to style the music video for their latest single, Mine For Me from the album, I Am An Island.
Sometimes as a creative, you click with others in the same field, and each idea seems to come with minimum effort. This is definitely the case between photographer Emily Wylde and I. We’ve always known each other, but this year marked our first editorial. Bringing together our love for pre-Raphaelite art, the orient, and all things pretty; we – alongside a fantastic team – put together the aptly-named editorial, Ophelia.
Even if you’re the creative type, sometimes you wake up and realise you have a complete mind-blank, and there is nothing more frustrating! With this handy ol’ thing called the internet, we have inspiration at our finger tips. Here are a few of my sources for getting those creative juices flowing…
“Show a little skin, you’ll never go amiss. For Fendi, Giles and Erdem, Spring/Summer is SHEER bliss”
It’s (apparently) summer, and for most fashion lovers, that means losing one of our best style weapons: layering – or does it? Although there is no need for a quirky printed shirt under a cosy kitsch knit under a structured Zara coat, that doesn’t mean you have to abandon layering in the cold.
This season, it’s all about the long skirt, embellishment and 90′s all-white coordinates, to name a few, so there’s quite a wide variety to choose from. However, there is one trend that spans across all trends, call it the S/S Skeleton Key, if you will. That trend, my darlings, is sheer.
It’s no secret that I love vintage. There’s something about the fact that a piece can have a story behind it that appeals to me. Not to mention, more often than not, you have a one-off item in your hands. Same dress fear? No chance. Don’t get me wrong, going into a vintage shop can be quite daunting. Clothes seemed to have a lot more theatre to them in decades gone-by, and a lot of the time, things can look more costume than fashion. It’s all a matter of preference really. Some like to go full-on vintage, while others prefer to mix with modern style. Whether you’re an experienced thrifter, or a rookie on the rails, here are my top tips for buying vintage.