Style Wise: A Practical Guide to Becoming a Fashion Stylist is a comprehensive manual on establishing a successful career as a stylist. The book paints a realistic picture of the day-to-day activities of professional stylists and provides aspiring stylists with the tools and information needed to begin building a resume and portfolio. Topics covered include fashion styling for print and video, character styling for film and television, food styling, prop styling, and set styling. More handbook than traditional textbook, Style Wise is an essential reference for anyone interested or involved in professional styling.
Shannon Burns-Tran is an Adjunct Instructor at the International Academy of Design and Technology, Tampa, USA, where she has taught the evolution of fashion, textiles for fashion, fashion sketching I & II, introduction to fashion journalism, styling fashion, textiles for interior design, design fundamentals, visual merchandising, and introduction to fashion courses. She has worked as visual merchandiser for Saks Fifth Avenue and accessory designer for a handbag company.
Part I The Fashion Styling Profession
Chapter 1 Introduction to Fashion Styling
Chapter 2 Styling for Print
Chapter 3 Styling for the Entertainment Industry
Chapter 4 Image Management
Chapter 5 Career Diversity
Part II Getting Established As a Fashion Stylist
Chapter 6 Fashion Lexicon: Terms, Icons, History, and Inspiration
Chapter 7 Portfolio Building, Branding, and Networking
Chapter 8 Preparing for a Test Shoot
Chapter 9 Putting It to the Test: Performing a Test Shoot
Chapter 10 Business 101 for Freelance Stylists