Fashion Stylist’s Handbook author Danielle Griffiths, asked me to accompany her for a lecture at the Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design during which she reveals her trade secrets when working as a fashion stylist.

 

After a rocky journey in, I arrived with a couple of steamers to show the students. I’m not sure i’ve ever seen so many iPhone X’s.

 

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Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design

 

In the heart of soho, buried amongst the best places to eat in the UK, you’ll find the Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design. A gloriously fresh white walled grey floored building. The lecture was to a small group of students who were studying their BA in Fashion Communications.

 

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Danielle Griffiths

 

Danielle is a freelance stylist, whose work appears in Belgium’s De Standaard Magazine. It’s the equivalent of the Sunday Times etc. Her combination of experience and frankness (on how to be a boss stylist) was truly enlightening. Although I won’t go into loads of the lecture (they aren’t my secrets to tell!) I will tell you three things that I learnt in the lecture. Then I will show you what I had for lunch.

 

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First Golden Nugget

 

You can buy a special product that removes white marks from deodorant. However, if you get the foam from a hanger from the dry cleaners, it removes it for free! First golden nugget did not disappoint did it?

 

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Props to all those who work at Hangerworld, we’re basically family.

Second Golden Gem

 

You can buy a portable changing room, which is great for shoots on a location where there might not be a suitable changing room. It might also be great if there’s a long line in Topshop. Danielle suggested to use a hula hoop with some material instead! Amazing!

 

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Final Nugget of Delight

 

The last one from me is a simple saying. And I think it’s a good one!

 

A man’s jacket should always button left over right, as a woman is always right… over left.

 

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And now you know! Thank you so much Danielle! Be sure to check our her instagram, her tag #knowyourstylists and her blog. Oh and buy the book for more golden nuggets obvs.

 

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And seeing as you asked so nicely, here’s what I had for lunch. I give it a 6/10 of noodle soups. But i give noodles soups as a food group a 9/10.

 

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