Friday, 14 November 2008

a stylist is an interpretor of fashion

The stylist puts together looks according to a brief for a particular look as interpretations of what the editor has ordered or off their own back.

My first out of the class assignment was set for me to be a stylist to a partner in class.
i began with a customer profile. to create a basic outline of my partner's everyday guidelines or 'rules' as i referred to them. everyone has their own set of rules i realised, conscious or sub-conscious...they are there.
Customer profile - Erin Maguire
shops- boutiques/ all saints/primark/dorothy perkins/H&M/ASOS
spent on average monthly - £150
Colours- Black/ grey/corcol/ pink/ coral - unsure about cream/brown/red
fabrics- silk/chiffon/stretch cotton/ stiff fabric
shopping environment- doesnt like the internet/ preferes town centres for independant shops.
favourite designers- all saints/ religion/ arrogant cat/ aqua couture
favourite body features- legs/eyes/lips/smile/ hair
disliked body areas- stomach/ breasts - too big and not in proportion with her body.
style icon- lindsey lohan

my objective was to create 3 outfits for my client, experimenting with new looks and ideas.
* i will add images as soon as i can*

Overall i found being a stylist difficult. Initially i expected to find it quite hard to dress Erin's figure as it is different to my own and have never dressed anyone but myself before, however once i begun it wasn't as hard as i imagined and i began to understand her figure and what suited her. I was nervous to style Erin as she has a strong self found style already therefore i didn't necessarily want to experiment with dramatic new styles but rather open her eyes to different colours and garment fittings. As i begun to look at Erin's style and understand her 'rules' i found it much easier to pick garments out for her. styling Erin opened my eyes to how different people have to think about their different body features and figures. It helped me see that different people like different fabrics also, this task allowed me to see clothes from a new point of view rather than my own personal. working with a client allowed us to discuss a range of stores, designers, clothes and personal views on shopping and clothes in general and i enjoyed swapping opinions and views.

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