In my work as a stylist, I have had the opportunity to work on many commissioned projects over the years, in photography as well as in advertising campaigns.
One of the things I love most about these assignments is the chance to collaborate closely with clients and partners to bring their vision to life. Whether it’s wardrobe styling for a photo shoot or event, developing a brand new marketing campaign from scratch, creating a look book, or creating a personal style for a celebrity client, these productions require a high level of communication and collaboration to ensure that everyone is on the same page and working towards a shared vision.
There is also a certain amount of pressure associated with these projects. Unlike personal commissions where I have complete creative control, commissioned work requires a careful balance of meeting the client’s needs and maintaining my own authentic style. This can sometimes be a complicated balancing act, but I have found that the best projects are the ones where there’s a clear understanding of what both parties are hoping to achieve, and where there is room for creativity and flexibility within these parameters.
I find that these styling assignments are a great way to expand my fashion, beauty, and design skill set in new and exciting ways. This allows me to work on a diverse range of projects and to collaborate with a diversity of clients and partners, all while honing my craft and continuing to develop my eye for fashion and style.