The reason I wanted to learn more about fashion styling is the fact that being a female, as cliché as it is, I love clothing! People always ask me for advice when it comes to fashion. I would’ve loved to design my own clothing range but unfortunately don’t feel I have the necessary talent, so styling is the next best thing for me. I was one of the top 6 finalist for DFO (Melbourne) in a competition where I had to put together an outfit in 45 minutes. This ultimately led me to want to study fashion styling.
The Australian College of Professional Styling was a great affordable option for me as at the time I was working full time and a weekend job. The course also offered a payment plan which was very convenient and affordable. As I was not in the position (or at the age) to quit my job to study, being able to study online at my own pace was wonderful. I never felt stressed while studying even though I had so much on. The assignments were a lot of fun, with plenty of detail and even though I had fashion styling knowledge, I found there was always room to learn and grow. The course taught me a lot of terminology I had never heard of and also helped prep me for shoots.
Prior to completing the course I did a lot of volunteer work which led to paid work. It took around six months but I got there. I found working for free opened up a range of opportunities and I met some wonderful people along the way too.
My proudest moment was seeing photos of my styling in the Herald Sun and the Daily Mail. My favourite editorial was one I actually did for free at the start of my career. I’ve now started a small jewellery line and run a blog that’s doing really well alongside working full time. I thoroughly believe that all tips and knowledge learnt from this styling course really has and will help me to succeed in all aspects of styling.
To see more of Zerin’s work see her website