Adlil Zulaikha [zue]
What is your specialty as a stylist? fashion, salon, image, objects...?
My specialties are in fashion and image. I've been wanting to work in fashion industry, but it was only a second choice. I've done a little bit of salon too. I guess I could overview other things too. Perhaps one day I could be a stylist for many great things, and that's no problem for me.
Can you provide a link to a site where we can see something of your work or of where you work.
Well, you can check out my pictures in http://profiles.friendster.com/lovehugskisses. I've only done this to myself, you see. And, my Friendster profile is private, so if you kindly add me as a friend, you'd be able to see all my work.
In what style or trend do you classify yourself?
Well, I am a varied person. So I tend to change things a lot. Everything that I do, every style that I make inflect from effulgence to dark, diversify from abnormal to prevalent and many others. I usually get my ideas by just watching the masters at work. In TV, surfing the Web, anywhere. Without them, I'd be clueless. Yves Saint Laurent, Harper's Bazaar, Vouge magazine, just to name a few.
What are your clients like?
My client had been myself. Aside from that, my friends and family members had asked me about a little make-up, hair, and style tips. I am delighted by all this, of course. But sometimes, I'd like them (clients) to be strangers, and just listening to their compliments and happy looks will make me satisfied and happy for them -- and for me. I'd love to open a boutique. Or at least working as a fashion shopper, adviser, anything to do with fashion, really. I'd even work at a fashion magazine, and that's my passion - writing about a world that's full of beauty, where everyone wear inflawlessly and work their way to make sure the world realize such beauty exist.
How did you begin to develop your talent? Have you possesed it since you were a child?
Yes, I have possessed it when I was young. As I grow up (I'm now eighteen), I'd always imagine myself working in a fashion industry. Or perhaps journalism in fashion industry. It all started out when I was nine, I realised that I have not drawn sticks of people lately. My drawing blossomed and I was happy with the outcome with all my models and all the dresses that I drew on them. Unfortunately, I do not like sewing, and I sew only little, but I'm willing to learn. I love designing wedding gowns, evening and party, and even prom dresses. I'd always look for inspirations in fashion magazine.
What importance has professional training had on your career?
I never had professional training, but I'd go for it. It might help me by elevating my skills. My abilities to the next level, and even better, help me getting ready for a career in the future - and set a new trend along the way.
When did you first realize you could make a living this way?
Ever since I received compliments on my sense of style. I knew that I was born to be in this industry. I'd thought that my future would be brighter when I received an invitation to answer this interview.
What people or experiences have taught you the most and helped you to arrive where you are?
I haven't met any famous stylists but like I said, I've watched masters at work. Nicole Chavez, for instance, dressed the ever beautiful Catherine Zeta-Jones and Katherine Heigl. The statement she made to the two actresses on the red carpet are simply stunning. There are many more, of course, but I'm much more devoted on this style guru.