STARTING OUT AS A STYLIST / AN INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP
An adventure from beginning to end, a career as a fashion stylist is anything but boring, but it takes tenacity, talent and knowledge to make it happen.
Chances are, if you’ve been flirting with the notion of becoming a fashion stylist, “How to become a fashion stylist” will show up more than once in your Google search history and so you already know there is little to no useful information out there. Social media has managed to shed some light on the inner workings of the fashion industry (thank you #behindthescenes) but the truth is, there’s still a lot of mystery surrounding the process of how to go from the outside looking in to actually being inside, sharing those #styledbyme posts and working in the industry.
To inspire others to follow their creative calling, I’ve gathered all of the information I wish I had when I got started, including what it’s really like being a fashion stylist (spoiler; it’s not what you think). In a workshop that extends over a full day, we will cover how to build your portfolio (and even get started from scratch), what to really expect on set and what’s expected from you, the flow of an advertising campaign job from beginning to end, tools and tips of the trade, getting and keeping clients (AKA $$), communicating with a creative team, prep, returns, receipts and expense reports (it’s a not all pretty clothes) as well as digital copies of the resources and handouts I use on my own commercial jobs, with clients that include Nordstrom, Holt Renfrew, Spinmaster, Nobis and more.
And that’s just the morning. The afternoon will be followed by a light lunch and dedicated to hands on practical experience on set in studio. Creating a strong portfolio is the first step to showcasing your abilities and snagging a place in the industry so we’ll be going through an editorial photo shoot from beginning to end, covering topics such as pull letters and pull requests to prepping garments, fitting the models, supplies you’ll need, working with designers and how to use your originality to set you apart as a stylist. GUESS WHAT It will be followed by a professional editorial photoshoot with internationally published photographer Lenaic Sanz, model and professional makeup artist and hairstylist so that you can walk away from the day with strong, professionally captured images to add to your portfolio.
What you get:
The insider knowledge it will take to get started as a fashion stylist
Digital copies of resources and worksheets to help guide you long after the workshop is finished
A light lunch and refreshments
Be the stylist on an editorial style photoshoot in a professional studio, captured and handled by a professional creative team working in the industry
The opportunity for real industry work experience
6 high res images to be used in your portfolio
Sound like something you would be interested in? Reserve your spot
SUNDAY MARCH 31ST
260 Carlaw Ave #202a
9am - 6pm