A Day in the Life of Personal Stylist Emma Russell
Hi, there my name is Emma Russell. I’m a personal stylist, you’ll know me through my company name Stylissimo and author of the Fashion Column here at Mama Life Magazine.
I love my job as a personal stylist as I have the pleasure of working with ladies, advising them on choosing and styling their clothes so that they look good and feel great. To help a lady find her style voice and boost her confidence and self-esteem in the way she looks and dresses is the reason why I started on this career path.
My greatest achievement is and will always be, helping ladies feel comfortable and confident in their clothes.
My Career Journey
I have always had a passion for trends, fashion, clothes and especially shoes. After having my second son I lost confidence in how I dressed, what was appropriate for my age and role as a mum of two children. At the same time, a good friend was encouraging me to start writing a fashion blog, she felt that how I put clothes together and styled my own wardrobe was inspiring and that others may be interested in knowing how and why I wear what I wear. I decided to retrain as a personal stylist as I wanted to offer factually correct information to my blog readers. What I learnt as part of my training helped my own style journey enormously and I felt passionate about sharing this knowledge with as many ladies as possible. Both my training and being a member of the Federation of Image Professionals International ensure that any potential clients are assured that I am trained to a high standard.
My day to day
As a personal stylist I work with ladies on a one to one basis from my studio in Lichfield, but I also travel to client’s homes to answer their personal styling questions. I establish your body shape, your individual body characteristics and your skin tone and hair colouring offering you personalised style advice and ensuring that you choose the correct items of clothes that will truly complement and enhance how you look and feel. Many of my ladies also enjoy a personal shopping experience with me which can be both time and cost effective, ensuring that you shop quicker and find the exact look that suits you while saving money on costly mistakes. I also style and present fashion shows and events across the country, sharing my advice with groups of ladies in shopping centres. The content of the shows varies from advising ladies on how to wear certain trends for all the different body shapes, occasion wear masterclasses, how to put together a capsule wardrobe right through to finding the right swimwear for your shape.
Where have you seen me?
I had the pleasure of working locally at Coopers Square Shopping Centre in Burton Upon Trent, where some of you may have seen me back in June this year. I styled and presented a fashion event called Selfie Fashion, with the event company I freelance with called Moo & Goo. We presented the very best clothing from the centre’s retailers Spring Summer collections, the premise of the event was a choreographed dance routine which showcased the clothing to a captive audience followed by myself sharing my styling hints and tips on how the clothing and trends featured could be worn by the ladies of Burton. I love styling and presenting these events as I am able to speak to so many ladies and help them on their style journey, I hope to see you soon at one of my styling projects.
Follow @stylissimouk on Facebook or Instagram and you can keep up to date on where you can next see me.