I haven't had any Prof. Training, i'm self-made.
When I started off styling, it was sheer determination and flexibilty that got me the opportunities that I am so grateful for, but I wanted to have a traditional qualification for myself. When I began studying, I actually felt that I was not learning anything and at one point wondered why I was bothering, as the course was teaching me to become what I was already professioanlly practicing. However, it taught me planning, how to polish my services and how to bring all of my passions together in an organised manner.
I have had no professional training-- just a keen eye for fashion, observation, and loves for art and math/science. It may sound strange, but it's important to have knowledge of math/science to know how the body looks and how to use clothes to flatter it.
It's very important to be up to date
i believe getting education about trend , style, history of fashion is very important, dependent upon what you what to do with style .
My degree in Philosophy and my training with celebrity stylist Stacy London of TV's "What Not To Wear" taught me the importance of listening to my clients and asking "why".
Not a big importance.
hands on experience is certainly more beneficial than education or training. you have to develop your own styling aesthetic, that's personal to your taste and who you are.
I have a masters in linguistics so my career has helped me understand and communicate my thoughts and ideas better as well as globalize the sense of fashion and style.
Professional training was (and is!) important to me. It helps me to grow in skills and vision. However, the meeting of other creative minds even is of greater importance.
Professional training was crucial for me. In my confidence seminar training, I learned that a lot of things I thought were out of my control are actually my choice. I learned I have the power to change the way I think, feel, and act. I learned that the same thing is true for everyone and I learned how to teach others to make those changes with charisma exercises and confidence training.
I actually have no professional training when it comes to fashion. I've been to Cosmetology School...but fashion...since I was born with it on my shoulders it came natural/easy and I never sought professional training. But it has been a thought from time to time.
|I spent a lot of time as a stylist on photo shoots- 15 years- and prepping, propping, and faking skinny, young (and not so young) tall girls who were born extremely photogenic to look amazing in a photograph, along with an expert team of a hairstylist (always love Gad Cohen), makeup artist (Brad Boles and I go way back) , photographer, art director, my fabulous assistants (Miss J. Alexander, Phillip Bloch, Michael Alan Stein, Veronika Ming, JoAnne MacFarlane) for schelpping & prepping & being creative & making me laugh, and those clothes that I brought, all to make this string bean girl–who knows how to twist her body to look more amazing– really look to die for! Oh yeah, and then there is a retoucher to make it all appear even more perfect.
That’s not life- that’s fantasy. But by implementing the professional tricks used to create that fantasy, anyone, everyone can look more beautiful, in THEIR life. That’s what I try to do at FocusOnStyle.com by sharing my insider tips and tricks to help make the most of what you’ve got.
As a photography fashion stylist for a cornucopia of clients for over 15 years, Sharon enhanced the look of magazine covers/pages, catalogs, advertisements, commercials, industrials, and visual imaging. Her score of styling accounts included Ladies Home Journal, Vogue Mexico, Us Magazine, Live! With Regis And Kathie Lee, A Current Affair, Avon, Macy’s, Sigred Olsen, Candies, Le Tigre, Perry Ellis, Pepsi Cola, VF Corporation (Basset Walker, Hathaway, Lollipops, Lee Jeans, Skeets, and Cottonworks), Gantos Department Stores, Bamberger’s, GTE, BMG Music, IBM, Manufacturer’s Hanover Trust, RJ Reynolds, Lady Manhattan, Oleg Cassini Suits and Night, Evan-Picone, Merona, In Fashion Magazine, Gunnar, Zoom, American Photographer, Soap Opera Weekly, and others .
And then there were the celebrities who were born without the benefit of having gargantuan proportions to fit a sample size but instead had egos to match the length of an average model’s legs and then some. Actually, some were very sweet but way shorter than a sample size and a plethora of styling and fit issues.
As a stylist, besides styling fashion models, I dressed people of different sizes and shapes including, here, on the set with basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain.
Sharon had the pleasure of starting her career as a fashion expert by dressing some pretty famous bodies as a fashion stylist on photo shoots, including Rebecca Romijn, Kelly Ripa, Famke Jansen, Elle MacPherson, Wilt Chamberlin, Tracee Ellis Ross, Debbie Gibson, Willow Bay, Kyra Sedgwick, Sally Kirkland, Judy Tenuta, Kathleen Kinmont, Tim Robbins, Jonathan Silverman, Miss USA contestants, soap stars, models, and more.
For the most part I'm actually self-taught but I did some very valuable special effects make up training with The Makeup School in Auckland. The rest I picked up working on the pro team for Smashbox Cosmetics. We all have different learning styles and I definitely learn best through doing it myself, so on-the-job training was a huge part of my education. In saying that, I felt SFX make up is something you can't really experiment with as you're often dealing with quite volatile products so you really need to know what you're doing!
Ui don't think it's really matter. But just take this way, once you disapoint people, you're screwed. It's a mean-mean industry. And we have to learn it by the hard way.