When you Google the definition of wardrobe stylist, this is what you’ll find:
“A person who supplies and curates the clothing and accessories for all the models on a photo shoot or video. They often borrow clothing from designers and are responsible for the care, pinning to fit, and steaming of the garments.”
But I, Talia Markham Will, don’t want to be any of those things. My sole goal as a stylist is to make the real girl feel and look great on a real-girl budget. That’s it. I don’t dream of living in Manhattan or LA and calling up Dior, Chanel, or Dolce & Gabbanna for a client or a photo shoot. I just don’t.
I am not a Rachel Zoe (although I do love her), an Elizabeth Stewart, Petra Flannery or Johnney Wujek…and if you don’t even know who those people are, you’re in the right place because neither of us could afford them! I don’t style just the rich and famous, the millionaire moneymaker, or the high-powered professionals. My client base is much different than anyone you’ll ever see in a magazine, and that’s the way I want it.
I am also not one of those stick-thin figures that every item of clothing looks good on so I suddenly know how to dress anyone else in that same way. No, I’m a normal figure too. Not everything I have in my closet is perfect for me. Not everything I wear each day is always figure flattering and photo-worthy. But can I look at almost any body shape and say “Yes/No” to different pieces and coloring options? Yes. I don’t know if you would call if a gift or just being a girl that has fallen in love with fashion and the “feel good” part of putting something on that makes your confidence level reach the rooftop.
I’m a real woman too who loves to shop, but enjoys the hunt for a good deal on a quality piece, and I get a thrill out of saving myself and others money on items they would have already bought (in some form or fashion) anyway. I love seeing the light in my client’s eyes when they get their confidence back because of what they see in the mirror.
That’s who I am.