Creative Career Girls
We’ve always wondered what was involved in being a stylist, so we asked our pal Vickie to give us the down low
What route did you take to becoming a stylist?
I was going to go to uni after college to study textiles in Manchester but realised I didn't want to. I thought of becoming a stylist because it’s something that comes naturally to me. I decided to go get some experience under my belt so, I went and moved to the capital of fashion... London!
Best part of being a Stylist?
Getting to choose all the amazing outfits!! The process of piecing things together is amazing, you'd be surprised how fun it is mixing patterns, colours and accessories! I’ve also met so many amazing people, so that’s definitely a pro!
Worst/hardest part of being a stylist?
I guess in the early days interning or doing anything that wasn't paid. Although it pays off in the end... every bit of experience you get is really worth it.
Talk us through a ‘standard’ day (if there is such a thing!)
Oh but there isn't! It's always different. Ha. I guess getting your kit ready for whatever type of shoot you have. You’ll always need your stylist kit which includes pins, rollers, sticky tape, double sided tape, the list goes on... for whatever kind of day!
It must be tricky to pin someone's style down. What's your method?
Yeah, it can be tricky. Everyone has a different style and people can be difficult when it comes to me picking something they’d never ever imagined themselves wearing.
I tend to be as open minded as I can and always have a mood board prepared so we know the vibe/style I’m aiming for. That really helps.
The highlight of your career so far?
I guess when I got my first stylist job at Burberry! I was assisting the head stylists and it was my very first styling job!
I have no idea. I've taken a big interest to visual at the moment whilst continuing to do styling but I literally have no idea. I don't think of the future really, I take every day as it comes.
Who’s your biggest style inspiration?
I have so many! I would say Kate Moss was my first style inspiration. She gets away with wearing whatever she wants, however she likes and still to this day pulls it off fiercely!