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What’s In My Bag: Styling Edition

If you’ve ever perused my “about” page, you may have seen the long list of taglines and odd jobs I associate with my name. Having been in the fashion industry for roughly 10 years, I’ve acquired various skill sets to use at different times. One of my favorite freelance projects is styling; pulling clothes from vendors and stores, accessories, shoes, etc. Going to a photoshoot or runway show and working behind the scenes.

Today I want to talk about what’s in my bag when I’m wardrobe styling! Whenever I get hired for wardrobe styling I need to make sure I have anything and everything I could possibly need for the clothes and the model on a photoshoot. I tend to pack these things into a large weekender bag, like this perforated black faux leather one by R&Em Rebecca Minkoff. With it’s long shoulder strap and dual short straps, it’s ideal for lugging around in the crook of my arm or cross body, which is great when you’re also carrying a garment bag of dresses and shoes.

One of the most important things I pack is my handheld Jiffy Steamer. It’s as reliable as its full size commercial counterpart, but with the portability of a hair dryer. Having this on hand makes sure I get out any wrinkles or folds in clothes before they’re shot, as well as making sure pleats are perfect!
PINS PINS PINS; a stylists bet friend. T Pins and safety pins and even clothes pins are all used to pull clothes that may not fit properly into place.
Baby wipes and dryer sheets; a little obscure but highly necessary. Baby whipes are sensitive enough to get off any make up that makes it’s way onto the clothes or deodorant stains without harming the delicate fabrics. Dryer sheets are a great tool for reducing static, which happens when models are changing in and out of clothes and accessories quickly.

Double sided tape is a necessity for making sure clothes drape the way you want them too, and for keeping boobies in them! I love Tide To-Go pens for a quick stain dissolver. And Vaseline is a great thing to have on hand for the models; the dewey glowing skin is a big trend, especially when doing a spring or summer photoshoot. One thing to remember though, is to keep it far from borrowed clothes, as the oils will stain.

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Styling by Sahra

This past Sunday I bravely faced my hangover and went to assist on a photoshoot with two long time friends, Greg Easton with model Colleen Leary. It was a ton of fun helping style and being an extra set of eyes and opinion, making sure everything was flawless for the images and helping with posing and locations. This was one of my first times working behind the camera (even if I wasn’t pressing the button) and it’s safe to say it won’t be my last!

Colleen is wearing:

WetSeal top

Candie’s for Kohl’s blazer

Forever21 skirt, cuff, and shoes

I’m wearing:

Frederick’s of Hollywood corset top

Thrifted skirt & belt

Aldo wedges

WetSeal star top

Forever 21 sunglasses

Colleen is wearing:

WetSeal dress

Charlotte Russe wedges

Vintage/thrifted belt

Forever21 sunglasses

Colleen is wearing:

Forever 21 dress

Charlotte Russe necklace and shoes

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