How did you get into the world of styling? I took the Wardrobe Styling class and instantly fell in love with it. At first, it was more of a hobby and a passion. Initially I networked with student photographers and was able to build my portfolio. It didn’t resonate with me that this was an actual career choice until I took my chances and replied to an online posting and landed a styling job for Guitar Center’s Holiday campaign. I remember the moment I booked that job, and from then on I told myself I would be a wardrobe stylist.
Who are some of your notable clients? I’ve been blessed to work with a long list of celebrities, musicians, and companies. Most recently I styled the visuals for Kendrick Lamar’s 2017 Coachella and DAMN world tour. I style the photo shoots and commercials for Guitar Center who has now been my client for over 10 years. I work with actresses Anne Heche (The Brave) and Keisha Castle-Hughes (Game of Thrones).
What do you enjoy most about your career and why? Being a wardrobe stylist has introduced me to a life I could have never dreamed of. I love the collaboration efforts, meeting a variety of people, developing contacts, and networking. Unlike most stylists who intern under an established stylist before breaking out on their own, I have been fortunate to have developed all my business relationships. I have been blessed to work on so many different types of projects. I may work with the same client more than once, but the job is always unique which keeps things fresh and new. I love that I have been able to share in all the experiences of being a businesswoman, which has shaped me in ways I would never have imaged.
How did FIDM help prepare you for your busy career? During my time in Visual Communications, I was able to experience a variety of potential careers through the many classes VCOM provides you. Without touching on all these different subjects, I wouldn’t have been able to be as resourceful as I am today. When I first started my company, I was able to design my logo, Photoshop and edit the images for my website, and not only style the clothing, but design the sets for my photo shoots.