We know many of our readers are design students and wannabe stylists so last year, we tried really hard to bring you plenty of inspiration on how to get into this highly competitive industry from those who have been there and done it! Today, we curate all those interviews here in one place. If you dream of becoming a stylist, this could be the best blog post you ever read!
We loved Lucia Braham’s no-nonsense rundown on what to expect as a stylist’s assistant. She’s worked with the best: Steve Cordony. Read more. It’s not all bad though; as well as giving a warts and all account of the very non-glam side to styling, Lucia also shares why it’s totally worth it if you’re really passionate.
For anyone thinking they’ve left it too late to pursue their dream of becoming a stylist, be inspired by Aimee Tarulli’s tale. She left a senior role in advertising to become a stylist after designing her own home with her builder husband made her realise how much she loved interiors. She started off assisting Julia Green at Greenhouse Interiors. Julia also left a completely different industry, pharmaceuticals, to follow her dream!
Not all stylists are women though! Meet Adam Powell in this interview. His work is popping up all over the place and we definitely think he is one to watch. He works part-time for Temple & Webster and the rest of the time on freelance projects, as many stylists do. His work has been featured in Real Living and elsewhere.
It took Tahnee Caroll a while to work out it wasn’t interior design but styling that she was destined for. But once she worked it out, her career took off in leaps and bounds. Read her story.
And if you fancy a nosey inside a stylist’s very own home, take our tour of Sophie Gunnersen’s. It’s gorgeous!
I hope these stories have left you inspired! Read all our styling stories.