Tag Archives: how to become a stylist

How to Transition From In-Person Styling to Virtual Styling

I was probably five years into my business when I had a vision, and it was a vision I didn’t love. I pictured myself as a 40-something in Los Angeles running around the Beverly Center (a mall here in LA), carrying a TON of shopping bags for my clients, and I was freaking EXHAUSTED. What…

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How To Become A Virtual Personal Stylist

When the pandemic hit in March of 2020, many of my entrepreneur friends’ businesses went from millions of dollars to zero. My business, however, tripled in revenue that year. How did that happen? Because in 2016, I began expanding my styling services to include virtual styling. You better believe I was extra grateful for making…

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How To Create a Client Styling Mood Board

One of the most critical aspects of the personal styling process is presenting an inspiration board or mood board to the client before shopping on their behalf. Shopping without a visual plan (you both agree on) is a recipe for disaster at the fitting. So how do you create this visual plan? It’s simple really,…

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Do You Need a Degree To Become A Personal Stylist

I don’t know about you, but I grew up in a world where the mantra was, “go to school, get good grades, get a good job, and start a family.” That mantra never really sat well with me, but I didn’t want to upset the apple cart, so I did what I had to do….

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Career Advice For Aspiring Fashion Professionals

In addition to working as a personal stylist here in Los Angeles, I also co-own the styling school, School of Style. With that being said, in addition to dishing out styling advice, I also serve up plenty of career advice. So I started a playlist on my YouTube channel that is all about career advice…

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Recommended Reading for Aspiring Stylists

Q- I wanted to know what are some great books to read when it comes to the fashion business and fashion styling. A- Great question and since I buy pretty much every single fashion book that hits the shelves, I’ve got a few recommendations for you.image via smallshopstudio.com Secrets of Stylists: An Insider’s Guide to…

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How to Become a Stylist

I can’t tell you how many people ask me “how do I become a stylist?”. There is a reason my biz partner and I have a school that specializes in becoming a stylist – so many people want this career! My short answer is come to my school but since I am feeling generous, my…

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Teacher, Teacher! Getting my Mentor On in NYC

If you told me 4 years ago that I would be a teacher/mentor to the next generation of stylists I would have literally laughed in your face.  Heck, I probably would have giggled at the notion of being a stylist for a living. It had always a dream but for it become a reality (and…

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School of Style is Coming to Chicago

Exciting news alert! In 2013 Luke Storey and I will be taking our show on the road – the show being School of Style, of course. The School of Style Pop-Up Class Series kicks off in Chicago on June 8-9th at Public Hotel. We will be teaching Class 1- The Business. So if you’ve always…

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How I Broke into the Fashion Industry

I get a ton of emails asking me how I got my start as a stylist/ fashion expert. There is a common misconception that I got where I am today overnight. That it was just dumb luck, that I happened to know the right people, or that I was just at the right place at…

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