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The Stylist Says Workshop

Stylist (and now blogger) Philip Boon invited his friends – vintage style maven Candice DeVille, actress Daniella Farinacci and designer Jenny Bannister – for an intimate panel discussion on styling and their varied experiences working with or as stylists. Philip shared his philosophies on personal style; “the thong is wrong”, as is double denim, he’d “rather see a fashion travesty than someone who hasn’t even tried”. I also picked up some starting pointers for budding stylists…

Red Carpet Style (designs by Aurelio Costrella)

When you are dressing a celebrity for the red carpet you want to go full length. Cocktail length dresses should be left to, their original intent, cocktail parties. Also, as opposed to the lovely designs below, most media publications generally won’t publish a black outfit as their hero shot, so try colour if your aim (of course it is!) is to get your client noticed. Fashion can change a way a celebrity is perceived, so this can be crucial for future work and roles. Working with an individual should also be a personal experience so really work “with” them; don’t just throw clothes at them and say “wear this”.

The Stylist Says Workshop

The Stylist Says Workshop

Fashion Shows (designs by Calvin Klein)

It’s time to put the “show” back in fashion show. Guests expect a spectacle so perhaps advising the designer to leave their dozen, admittedly lovely, beige frocks back in the showrooms for viewings there is the best option. Shows need excitement and this usually comes from colour or print.

The Stylist Says Workshop

The Stylist Says Workshop

The Stylist Says Workshop

The Stylist Says Workshop

Editorial (designs from the divine Madam Virtue & Co.)

When acting as a stylist on an editorial or photo shoot you simply cannot just stick to your own personal style. Being a one trick pony is simply not what being a stylist is about. You have to break out of your comfort zone and look for what other stylist don’t have be that contact, resources or style. Your number one priority is to meet the clients’ brief. Often this means being quite commercial, and you can try to broaden their horizons a bit but mostly it’s about meeting their demands.

The Stylist Says Workshop

The Stylist Says Workshop

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