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Professional Practices Final

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Haley McGuire

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Haley Higgins- McGuire Fashion Stylist Introduction &Biography Education Job Description Fashion Stylist Job Skills & Technology Trends Ethics Groups & Publications Summary Works Cited is a Visual Communicator who specializes in wardrobe styling, computer rendering, and branding. As a creative thinker and visualizer, Haley looks to upcoming trends to inspire original concepts that are new and innovative to the industry. Over the course of her studies at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Haley worked in teams, obtained knowledge in Photoshop and Illustrator, and utilized her skills in marketing and several aspects of visual design.

Haley is known to go above and beyond to attain personal and professional goals. This ambition and drive, aside from her outstanding sense of style, is what sets her apart from the crowd. Haley hopes to gain the experience necessary to one day accomplish her goal of becoming a wardrobe stylist. Haley can be contacted by phone at (928) 208-2529, or by e-mail at haleyhigginsmcguire@hotmail.com. Haley Higgins-McGuire FIDM/ Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles, CA
Associate of Arts Major: Visual Communications Grad Date:March 2013 The increase in the amount of clothes people consume poses many consequences for our environment. Some companies have started to address problems associated with throw-away fashion through training their buyers in responsible buying practices, and consumer awareness, so that these clothes don't end up in landfills. Visual Communicator Display Window Rendering of Display Window Concept FIDM Entrance Project Life-Size Display FCCLA scholarship competition (First Place; FIDM scholarship winner) Mood/Inspiration Board Fashion Illustrations Runway Set-Up Bag Concept & Inspiration Finished Bag Design Alexander McQueen Inspired Bag Design Created Inspirations board, illustrations, and miniature fashion show that inspired the creation of a large tote bag. Brought window display concept to life.Utilized rendering created for FIDM entrance project, to create a life-sized self standing display for an FCCLA (Family Career & Community Leaders Of America) competition. Won 1st place overall, as well as an FIDM scholarship. Display window Concept rendered in Photoshop. Created for & styled in All Saints Spitafields clothing company. Also known as wardrobe stylists, fashion stylists put together outfits or wardrobes for their clients to include executives, celebrities, "everyday people," etc. s
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t Product knowledge, connections, great industry experience Freelance:little job security, difficult to break in to Networking, can work in many different industries Bad economy, tough competition It is a stylist's responsibility to bring life to a photographer's, director's, or individual's vision & fashion image. It is the stylist's responsibility to search for the right look; pulling together wardrobes, & creating strong visual images. A quick learner, able to adapt quickly to any given situation
Proven negotiation and problem resolution abilities
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills: oral and written
Willing and eager to learn new things
Knowledge of visual display techniques, trend analysis, & fashion
Fluent in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, & Illustrator
Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines International Fashion Stylists Association: http://www.ifsaonline.com/
International Conference of Fashion Stylists: http://www.icofs.com/aboutus.html
Association of Stylists and Coordinators: http://www.stylistsasc.com/ Associations: Publications:
The Stylist Handbook: www.thestylisthandbook.com
The Lookbook: www.thelookbook.com
The Fashion List: www.thefashionlist.com
The Fashion Listings: www.thefashionlistings.org My skills in styling and coordination, and strong passion for the fashion industry make me the ideal candidate for a career in wardrobe styling. Over the course of my studies at FIDM, I have developed my proficiency in computer rendering, excelled in sketching, and have continued to develop my already admirable styling, coordinating, and creative skills. In addition to these talents, I believe that my background in customer service, interpersonal relations, and my ability to meet deadlines provides me with the skills necessary to that of a fashion stylist. I thank you in advance for your time and review of my qualifications. I am eager to speak with you, and look forward to arranging a time to meet with you. Producing your apparel as locally as possible
Using nontoxic dyes
Considering the product life cycle – i.e. how to dispose at end of life.
(possible dis-assembly or re-use … “returnable” items, etc) Improvements: Work closely with Trend forecasting companies
Following and analyzing trends closely
Utilize trend forecasting subscriptions such as: WGSN Magazine: www.wgsn.com
Style Sight: www.stylesight.com
Trend stop: www.trendstop.com
Style.com: www.style.com Current trend found at Style.com Technology Fluent in the following programs: Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Power Point
Microsoft Spreadsheet
Microsoft Excel Also Knowledgeable in
networking through: Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Linked In
Etc.
"Becoming a Fashion Stylist: Job Description & Salary Information." Www.diplomaguide.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Sept. 2012. <http://diplomaguide.com/articles/Becoming_a_Fashion_Stylist_Job_Description_Salary_Information.html>

"Ethical Fashion." Fashion & Development. Nivelo, Design Friendship, n.d. Web. 03 Sept. 2012. <http://www.ethicalfashionforum.com/the-issues/fashion-development>.

"Fall 2012 Trend Reports." Style.com. Style.com, n.d. Web. 04 Sept. 2012. <http://www.style.com/trendsshopping/trendreport/071612_Trend_Report/>.

Heller, Jill. "The Role of The Ethical Fashion Buyer and Stylist." Sustainable Fashion. Pure Thread, 01 May 2012. Web. 04 Sept. 2012. <http://blog.thepurethread.com/the-role-of-the-ethical-fashion-buyer-and-stylist/>. Upon graduating, I plan to either further my education here at FIDM, start interning, or find a job in the styling industry.
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