Today I had the fortunate opportunity to listen to the wise words of stylist Georgia Alexandra Davis. The crowd was quite intimate, but I believe this only made the experience more informative and useful, as I feel I was able to somewhat connect with Davis by way of eye contact and the ability to ask questions more freely. Her path, from helping launch Greek Vouge, to working for Fairchild Publications, is certainly a sporadic and interesting one, and I feel so much more confident in my desire to be a stylist from hearing her experiences.
I think one of the biggest things I took away from the lecture is that each stylist has their own persona and aesthetic that they incorporate into each story they compose or look they put together. As for the stylist I see myself being: I think that I would like a hip, vintage edge to everything I style. Perhaps my ideal clientele is a soft spoken girl with unique interests who is girly but edgy at the same time. Think romantic hipster and we're on the same page.
Either way, I will certainly look into opportunities to launch myself into the world of styling, and I credit Davis with teaching me ways to do such.
You can see her wonderous work on her website