A fashion stylist is an ideal career choice for someone who has a flair
for style. Fashion stylists typically shop the
fashion industry or "market"
in search of the ideal wardrobe
options and accessories for a particular
magazine, film, commercial,
or music video photo shoot. The job entails selecting the appropriate
wardrobe for models, actresses, and other
Styles and personalities certainly vary--imagine what different
wardrobe options and accessories would be selected for
Julia Roberts, or
An eye for
trends is certainly a key quality for a fashion stylist. This person
should also enjoy
and scouting for items as well as returning items.
According to an article in the
Los Angeles Times, stylists may be hired by celebrities,
or by an agent to work with clients to prepare them for appearances at
agencies, catalog publishers, fashion houses, or
public relations firms
also hire stylists.
Since stylists are
independent contractors, they need to be able to manage the
business aspects of their work. This may include hiring an assistant,
paying bills, invoicing clients, handling advances and budgets, and
keeping precise records of expenditures, which can be substantial.