A lot of the time when I am talking to certain people about the shoots that I do, I get told "your vibe is totally grunge/streetwear." What they don't know, is that this drives me crazy!
As a stylist, it is not my right to have a certain 'vibe', I am supposed to have a talent. That's it. The reason I say this is because styling is expressing someone else or something else, not myself. I am supposed to adapt to the person, company, or thing that I am styling and show what they are about, who they are, or what they are trying to express. So no, I do not have a 'vibe' and it is not grunge.
I will say that there are people and companies I have shot for that do take on this vibe and therefore I have adapted to it and made their visions and personalities come to life.
What I have done to this polka dot jumpsuit, from Anthropologie, is give it the 'Anthro Girl' look and a streetwear look. This way people can see that I have made the piece fit with Anthropologie's style while also taking into consideration who my model is. My model is one of my best friends and she has the cool, cute, skater girl vibe going on. She clearly ROCKS the Anthro Girl look, but this is not something she would feel comfortable picking out for herself to wear. With that in mind, what I did was take this more preppy, feminine piece and made it suit her. This was done by dropping the top and letting it fall behind, tying up an old tee, and throwing on her favorite vans.
Pieces from Anthropologie are so versatile, you just have to figure out how to make them suit you.
I am a stylist. I adapt to who and what I am styling. That is my job. Bringing someone's vision, meaning, or personality to life.
Tip// When purchasing more expensive pieces, like from Anthropologie, know that there are so many ways to wear that same piece. It could actually be a good investment, rather than buying and wearing once- you can be creative. This jumpsuit could be dressed up for a night our or a nice dinner or event, but you can also throw a tee under it, slide on your tennis shoes, and throw on a baseball hat. It is a stand out piece, but there are ways to be able to wear it any day and at anytime.