It may be you have been overworked, which does happen. Or it could also be time for you to look again at your styling goals. You may have realized that this internship is not the styling path you want you go into. If you are either burned out or not interested in the position anymore; take a moment to check in with yourself to make sure your goals are still lined up with your soul career desire.
3. You’ve reached the point where you can do everything with your eyes closed
Most of the time if you have reached this point, then you are on track to becoming your stylist’s assistant (if you aren’t already). Having a discussion with the stylist you work with about the next steps in your future of working together is vital when you reach the plateau. Get their feedback of what else they would like you to learn in order to become their assistant. OR it may mean its time to start doing your own work for your styling career.
This weekend, Sunday November 10th to be exact, I trekked to Brooklyn (not really that far) to support my friend Chérmelle Edward’s event that she founded with Greenpointers: Coffee’s Night Out in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. To sum it up via the Coffee’s … Continue reading →
Who doesn’t love a good pair of lounge pants to wear around the house or the gym? (Fun Fact: I’m wearing them as I’m typing up this post) Did you know that you can take them out to join your … Continue reading →
I was recently asked by new clothing brand: Twenty5A to see what I could do with a few of their pieces. You know me, my motto is to work with what you got! So I decided to style the looks with the clothes I already own in my closet!
I took the hoodie out of the gym and into everyday wear looks.
Here is the first post in a series of looks (upcoming blog posts) that I created:
I am a strong believer that accessories can make or break an outfit. Layering is the trend that is huge right now. You’ve heard it called “Arm Party” (when you stack a variety of bracelets together on your wrist) for your bracelets. Now this layering trend is going to necklaces and rings.
It can seem daunting at first, but there are ways to ease into this trend…starting with your fingers.
I decided to become a stylist while working a full time corporate job. After completing my final class with the School Of Style I was personally recommended to a stylist who works with one of the most well known music artists in the industry. And because I signed a confidentiality contract, that’s all I can say about that.
So, how did I balance interning for stylist and work? Well, that’s when the hustle in you must come out. I worked during lunch breaks (doing market or calls for her) then after work I would do errands and late pick ups. Some nights I would not get home until 1 or 2 in the morning. Just to get up for my 9-5 a few hours later. It was crazy and I loved it.
Tips To Managing The Cray:
1. Be up front about your availability to the stylist: if you are good they will be more than happy to work around your schedule. If you can only work weekends, let that be known.
2. Manage your time like a maniac: yes, get out that planner (old school calendar or Google one) so you are able to balance “stylist intern” work and “paying the bills” work.
3. Be present. When you are working for the stylist go all out. Work hard, finish things quickly and effectively. Try not do you 9-5 work while working and. Vica versa
I did this for about 7 months. It was one of the most challenging internships I’ve had to date but it taught me many skills that I still use to this day.
Moral of the story…don’t let the full time job get in the way of your dreams!! Moonlight as a stylist intern if you must.
It’s September…and its officially is time to start shopping for those FALL PIECES. I picked a few of my favorites that will transition you from summer into this new season. CLICK on the image to shop those pieces now if … Continue reading →