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Jobs As A Fashion Stylist

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  • A wardrobe stylist is the job title of someone who selects the clothing for published editorial features, print or television advertising campaigns, music videos, concert performances, and any public appearances made by celebrities, models or other public figures.
  • (Fashion stylists) Fashion design is the art of the application of design and [[aesthetics]or natural beauty] to clothing and accessories. Fashion design is influenced by cultural and social attitudes, and has varied over time and place.


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  • (job) occupation: the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
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Secrets of Stylists: An Insider's Guide to Styling the Stars
Secrets of Stylists: An Insider's Guide to Styling the Stars
In this unprecedented insider’s guide, fashion industry veteran Sasha Charnin Morrison opens her little black book of celebrity stylists and shares their top secrets on creating unforgettable looks, landing a choice job, and working with the pros. Interviews with key players reveal the ins and outs of the glamorous (and often gritty) world of styling, while hundreds of glossy photos illustrate good (and bad) looks. Full of real-life advice, this guide profiles famous image transformations undertaken by stars like Nicole Richie and Katie Holmes, outlines the essentials every stylist must have on hand (double-sided tape, cutlets, manzierres, Spanx, and more!) and, most importantly, shows how to get a Choo in the door and then survive in this ultra-fabulous, ultra-competitive industry.

Tokyo Tips: 5 Essentials to become a Pro-Photographer

Tokyo Tips: 5 Essentials to become a Pro-Photographer
Tokyo is a tough town, but has a ton of opportunities, the very reason I came here to start a career as a photographer. Tokyo is a mecca for aspiring models, photographers, and stylists who see it as an easy place to make it big. The truth is that it isn`t easy anywhere, though there are certain advantages to being a struggling artist in Tokyo.

The community is small, after a few years you will know pretty much everyone, and as a foreigner you automatically stand-out socially and in terms of artistic style. I have yet to meet a foreign artist that successfully imitated the Japanese artistic sense. If you are able to navigate these differences smoothly, understanding and playing off this contrast, while still respecting the Japanese style and culture, you can have success and opportunities will pop-up wherever you go.

In addition to the particular cultural navigation inherent in living in Tokyo, it is also essential to have a checklist of what every professional needs in mind. Professional photography is not about photos nearly as much as it is about the business and image. Here are 5 essentials to guide you as you successfully find your way to paying photography gigs in Tokyo :

1) Portfolio – a photographer’s portfolio is their most important asset. A portfolio should represent your best, your style, and what the client can expect when they hire you. Important elements of a professional quality portfolio are:

• Theme – how do your images relate to each other?

• Quality – only include images you feel showcase the best of your work.

• Style – as a set, the images you choose should show a defined photographic style.

• Perspective – show your images to as many people as possible that are professionals, and adjust based on their comments.

• Presentation – how you present your portfolio is as important as the images. If you plan to charge a lot for your services, make sure the is expressed through the way you present your images.

2) Brand – part of any business is a brand image. With photography where there are a ton of people who claim to be photographers and no real qualifications, it is important to distinguish yourself as a professional through a well designed brand. Important elements of your professional brand are:

• You – everything about you is the first thing that defines your brand, from your voice, gestures, to your clothing. Be consistent and conscientiously create a powerful statement of who you are as an artist.

• Logo – whether it is your name in a particular font or a logo you have designed, create a custom logo and stick with it.

• Color – chose a set of colors to use on all of your marketing materials that represent your brand.

• Font – chose a specific font that represents your brand.

3) Connections – your social network will have a huge influence on your success as a photographer. Always meet new people, maintain relationships, introduce people, and understand that almost all of the jobs you get will be from people you know. Important elements of your professional network are:

• Team – build up a team of people you work with and do projects together. If you are doing fashion photography this is particularly important.

• Clients – slowly build your base of clients by providing excellent service and images. Keep in contact.

• Business Associates – meet other people in related fields that have a connection to your business. These people are invaluable in introducing you to potential jobs, make sure to return the favor.

• Other Photographers – as odd as it may seem, you will often get work from other photographers. Whether they are busy and cannot take a job or it is not their specialty, other photographers are important connections.

4) Marketing Strategy – your ability to market yourself well is an essential skill for any photographer. Understand the importance both of in-person networking and online social networks. Keep these two networks connected, keep in contact, and always be producing professional images to promote your business.

• Homepage – having a homepage is essential to getting the word out about your business. Make sure it is professionally designed and connected to all of your social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.

• Business Card – essential whenever you meet a new person.

• Social Media – great for getting the word out. Remember to tag people in photos, use a watermark, and quickly respond to comments.

5) Business Plan – succeed where other photographers have failed by understanding photography is a personal business. Do research on business practices and sales and apply them.

• Sales – study how to sell yourself and your services. Sales is an art and when used consciously will exponentially increase your conversion rate.

• Contracts – have all the contract you need ready. Whether this is a model release, intellectual property agreement, or a contract for a specific job, contracts a

Youth Culture – Mods & Rockers 1960s – 1970s

Youth Culture - Mods & Rockers 1960s - 1970s
Youth Culture – Mods – Late 1950s to Mid 1960s

Mod (from modernist) is a subculture that originated in London, England in the late 1950s and peaked in the early-to-mid 1960s.

Significant elements of the mod subculture include: fashion (often tailor-made suits); pop music, including African American soul, Jamaican ska, and British beat music and R&B; and Italian motor scooters.

The original mod scene was also associated with amphetamine-fuelled all-night dancing at clubs. From the mid-to-late 1960s onwards, the mass media often used the term mod in a wider sense to describe anything that was believed to be popular, fashionable or modern.

There was a mod revival in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s, which was followed by a mod revival in North America in the early 1980s, particularly in Southern California.

Coffee bars were attractive to youths, because in contrast to typical British pubs, which closed at about 11 pm, they were open until the early hours of the morning. Coffee bars had jukeboxes, which in some cases reserved some of the space in the machines for the students’ own records. In the late 1950s, coffee bars were associated with jazz and blues, but in the early 1960s, they began playing more R&B music.

By the summer of 1966, the mod scene was in sharp decline. Dick Hebdige argues that the mod subculture lost its vitality when it became commercialised, artificial and stylised to the point that new mod clothing styles were being created "from above" by clothing companies and by TV shows like Ready Steady Go!, rather than being developed by young people customising their clothes and mixing different fashions together.

As psychedelic rock and the hippie subculture grew more popular in the United Kingdom, many people drifted away from the mod scene. Bands such as The Who and Small Faces had changed their musical styles and no longer considered themselves mods.

Another factor was that the original mods of the early 1960s were getting into the age of marriage and child-rearing, which meant that they no longer had the time or money for their youthful pastimes of club-going, record-shopping and scooter rallies.

The peacock or fashion wing of mod culture evolved into the swinging London scene and the hippie style, which favored the gentle, marijuana-infused contemplation of esoteric ideas and aesthetics, which contrasted sharply with the frenetic energy of the mod ethos.

The hard mods of the mid-to-late 1960s eventually transformed into the skinheads. Many of the hard mods lived in the same economically depressed areas of South London as West Indian immigrants, and those mods emulated the rude boy look of pork pie hats and too-short Levis jeans.

These "aspiring ‘white negros’" listened to Jamaican ska and mingled with black rude boys at West Indian nightclubs like Ram Jam, A-Train and Sloopy’s.

Dick Hebdige claims that the hard mods were drawn to black culture and ska music in part because the educated, middle-class hippie movement’s drug-oriented and intellectual music did not have any relevance for them.

He argues that the hard mods were also attracted to ska because it was a secret, underground, non-commercialised music that was disseminated through informal channels such as house parties and clubs. The early skinheads also liked soul, rocksteady and early reggae.

The early skinheads retained basic elements of mod fashion — such as Fred Perry and Ben Sherman shirts, Sta-Prest trousers and Levi’s jeans — but mixed them with working class-oriented accessories such as braces and Dr. Martens work boots.

Hebdige claims that as early as the Margate and Brighton brawls between mods and rockers, some mods were seen wearing boots and braces and sporting close cropped haircuts, which "artificially reproduces the texture and appearance of the short negro hair styles" (though this was as much for practical reasons, as long hair was a liability in industrial jobs and streetfights).

It was also a reaction to middle class hippie aesthetics.

Mods and ex-mods were also part of the early northern soul scene, a subculture based on obscure 1960s and 1970s American soul records.

Some mods evolved into, or merged with, subcultures such as individualists, stylists, and scooterboys, creating a mixture of "taste and testosterone" that was both self-confident and streetwise.

A mod revival started in the late 1970s in the United Kingdom, with thousands of mods attending scooter rallies in places like Scarborough and the Isle of Wight. This revival was partly inspired by the 1979 film Quadrophenia and by mod-influenced bands such as The Jam, Secret Affair, Purple Hearts and The Chords. Many of the mod revival bands were influenced by the energy of British punk rock and New Wave music.

The British revival was followed by a mod revival in North America in the early 1980s, particularly in Southern California, led by bands such as The Untouchab

jobs as a fashion stylist

jobs as a fashion stylist

Fashion Stylist: A How to Guide
I have a passion for fashion styling and as a Certified Fashion Stylist I wrote this book to inspire other potential fashion stylists. The business of Fashion Styling is growing rapidly. It’s a popular career choice for many but some are practicing the profession without a complete and thorough education of what it takes to style professionally. This hands-on guide walks you through the profession of fashion styling and gives you detailed and concrete steps to take to be a professional fashion stylist. When you have finished this 218 page book you will be ready to enter the world of celebrity styling. excerpt: “Fashion stylists are commonly employed to style fashion shows, photo shoots, and sets for stage and film as well as parties or other events. Fashion stylists can be hired to style individual people, whether they are celebrities who need to project a certain image for their livelihood, or private people who want help figuring out their own most flattering clothes, makeup and hairstyles. Not surprisingly, a successful stylist must possess a strong visual sense. It helps to have a background in design: art, fashion, interior, or stage. And you absolutely must have an aptitude for color. If you haven’t studied color theory, the color wheel, or how color works, you will…..