Get Organised

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Along with getting yourself prepped and sorted, you need to be thinking about your business and keeping that organised.

When working on a job I normally buy Volant Moleskine notebooks as well as plastic A4 & A6 button wallets

A4

Any paperwork I acquire over the course of each job I keep filed in one A4 plastic wallet.     

Label each wallet with the job name.

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Each receipt will have the name of the job written on the back (just in case a stray receipt from another job goes into the wrong job wallet).

A6

Any receipts I have for that job will go into the A6 plastic wallet then into the A4 wallet.

 

Why a Volant notebook?

I like to keep each job separate and I like to file away the whole job once it is complete, rather than having notebooks, paperwork and receipts all over the place.

In the front of the notebook I would add:

Job Title - 

Job Number -

Booked By - 

Contact - 

Dates of the Job/ Date Booked - 

Number of Looks -   

You could of course write all your notes on a phone. I prefer to have this kind of information in analogue, and something I can go back to if need be, months or years later.

Hello & welcome!  I'm Danielle Griffiths - Stylist Director and Author of Fashion Stylist's Handbook.  I’ve put together a whole heap of information for you to look through and devour. A lot of it you’ll find in my book, but this blog lets me delve further into the subject of fashion styling. I hope you enjoy what you find and that it’s useful.  I started working as a UK-based fashion stylist in 2001. My editorial work has appeared in the country's leading fashion magazines and newspapers. I have styled for major advertising and music clients, while working alongside some of the world's best photographers.  Whilst working as a stylist I encountered one too many assistants who didn't know enough about the industry. Not through any fault of their own, rather due to a lack of accessible information. With that in mind I set about creating the Fashion Stylist's Handbook.  Since completing my book I have been invited to talk about fashion styling at  The Fashion & Textile Museum,  London;  Condé Nast College Of Fashion  & Design, London; and  MODESIGN Academy , Brussels. I wrote a course on 'The Business of Fashion Styling' for  UIBS , Antwerp, while working as a freelance stylist for  De Standaard Magazine  - the weekend supplement to De Standaard, Belgium's leading quality newspaper.     VISITING LECTURER, STYLIST WORKSHOPS & ONE-TO-ONES   Since 2018 I have been a Visiting Lecturer at Condé Nast College Of Fashion & Design, teaching fashion styling.  As a Stylist Director, I mentor and coach those entering the styling profession as well as more experienced creatives who need their skills to evolve with the industry. I offer Stylist Workshops & the more bespoke option of One-to-One training.  I'm Opening Up A Closed World!   Danielle X

Hello & welcome!

I'm Danielle Griffiths - Stylist Director and Author of Fashion Stylist's Handbook.

I’ve put together a whole heap of information for you to look through and devour. A lot of it you’ll find in my book, but this blog lets me delve further into the subject of fashion styling. I hope you enjoy what you find and that it’s useful.

I started working as a UK-based fashion stylist in 2001. My editorial work has appeared in the country's leading fashion magazines and newspapers. I have styled for major advertising and music clients, while working alongside some of the world's best photographers.

Whilst working as a stylist I encountered one too many assistants who didn't know enough about the industry. Not through any fault of their own, rather due to a lack of accessible information. With that in mind I set about creating the Fashion Stylist's Handbook.

Since completing my book I have been invited to talk about fashion styling at The Fashion & Textile Museum, London; Condé Nast College Of Fashion & Design, London; and MODESIGN Academy, Brussels. I wrote a course on 'The Business of Fashion Styling' for UIBS, Antwerp, while working as a freelance stylist for De Standaard Magazine - the weekend supplement to De Standaard, Belgium's leading quality newspaper.

VISITING LECTURER, STYLIST WORKSHOPS & ONE-TO-ONES

Since 2018 I have been a Visiting Lecturer at Condé Nast College Of Fashion & Design, teaching fashion styling.

As a Stylist Director, I mentor and coach those entering the styling profession as well as more experienced creatives who need their skills to evolve with the industry. I offer Stylist Workshops & the more bespoke option of One-to-One training.

I'm Opening Up A Closed World!

Danielle X

 
 
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