Saturday, March 29, 2008

Career Path - Fashion Sylist Director

When reading about the different responsibilities of a market editor, fashion director and fashion stylist, I think my interests and skills fall into the fashion stylist director category.

Although I have no professional experience in styling, I have always been the go-to person for my friends and family when they need fashion advice. For a very long time, my mother wouldn't go shopping unless I went with her. I have a natural ability to see what items fit a person's personality and personal style, while knowing what will flatter their body shape and make them look their best. I think I would be a great fashion stylist for a magazine because I could keep the view of the magazine in mind while still knowing what's up and coming in the industry to keep the book on the cutting edge.

Obviously since I have no professional experience, that would be necessary to really see if I am a fit for the position. I have always wanted to take some fashion classes to really get a better understanding of what goes in to designing and making clothes so I have a better appreciation for them.

I also need to better acquaint with as many designers as I can wrap my head around — knowing designers' styles, their history and anything else about them I can find. I need to memorize the history of the industry, it's icons, it's enemies, what it stands for — everything. I plan to do this by reading as much as possible and talking to as many knowledgeable people as I can find. I plan on being a sponge and soaking up any information I can get my hands on.

I know I'm young and inexperienced, but I am confident in my abilities and am aware of what I need to do to progress. I can't wait to actually put all of this in action.

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