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Meet the stylist| Domonique Wilson

Hey ho! Today I'm interviewing stylist Domonique Wilson. I meet Domonique through blogging and I really liked her work, I wanted to know a little bit more about her experiences as stylist so here is a little bit of her background:

1- Where are you from and where do you live?
I'm from Glasgow and I work between there and London.

2- I know you are a stylist, when did you realise that styling was the thing you wanted to do and why?
I've always really enjoyed the styling aspect of shoots, even when I was studying make-up artistry the planning stage of photoshoots involving wardrobe always intrigued me. However it wasn't until I began creating a clothing label to coincide with my blog Lilylovelock that I realised it was something I'd love to take further. I decided to take a chance and branch out as a stylist offering my services to local photographers and I suppose you could say the rest is history. 

2-What is what you love the most about styling and what is the least.
Without a doubt hands down having no limit on your creativity is possibly the best thing you can ask for within your career, therefore that's ultimately my favourite part of styling. Your imagination can run wild and pretty much anything is possible. It's also really nice collaborating with various talented people on a daily basis that come from completely different walks of life. The least attractive part of styling for me has to be that sometimes after day's or even months of preparation for one reason or another a shoot can be cancelled, it's really unfortunate and at times frustrating. I would also have to say that it's a really demanding job and requires a lot of patience, enthusiasm and stamina, from prepping, shooting and returns, sometimes it seems never-ending. 

3-What kind of advise/tips would you give to someone that wanted to be stylist?
One piece of advice that I would like to share is something that I've realised myself from stating out; there's literally no fixed way or route into the industry, everyone has their own way or journey. There are no rules you have to specifically follow. Immerse yourself in the industry as much as you can, whether that be reading a ton of fashion magazines, starting a blog (which I would strongly advise) or even collaborating on shoots or editorials with individuals that are also like yourself starting out. The more you know about the industry, the more successful you will be in terms of booking shoots and reaching your main goal, whatever that may be. 

I hope you enjoyed the interview, if you would like to see more about Domonique's work and inspiration you can visit her blog here!

12 comentarios:

  1. How funny ! Yesterday I just wrote a post about what being a fashion stylist is and here is yours ! Interesting how she said that in styling your creativity has no limits whereas one's could think it's not the case and super important that she said that people have their own journey into the industry. When you are from a more "traditional" background such as mine (litterature turned science politics student) you can hardly imagine yourself in the fashion industry :).

    Thanks a lot for this interview Victoria !

    Shug Avery of Incognito


  2. Really cool to read about her here, I love her blog since ages!

  3. Thanks for another great interview, Victoria! Very fascinating! Loving Domonique's work!

  4. Amazing styling, really insightful interview was lovely to read.

    Emma x

  5. great interview! as an aspiring stylist, this was of great use!


  6. great piece.
    always love reading Q&A re: fashion careers.


    1. Yes I think it could be very useful for everybody :)

  7. I've followed LilyLoveLock for a long time now and love the editorials Domonique posts from a range of magazines I don't get the chance to flick through myself. They're so inspiring. Interesting interview :)


  8. wow, very cool. great advice for an aspiring stylist!

  9. Thanks so much for sharing Domonique's interview. We often hear the word stylist and I think there is a lot of confusion around this profssion, so it's great to hear the thoughts of a real one! Caterina

  10. i did enjoy that interview. i never thought about someone putting all the work into a shoot, and then it getting canceled. i can see how frustrating that would be. i enjoy learning the process of the journey of others. :)


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