Monday, 28 December 2015

Introducing Rebecca Rose - Stylist

You may or may not know that us gals from Dirty Fabulous hail originally from Monaghan. We've lived in Dublin for too long to mention but now we divide our time between both counties.

Dirty Fabulous has always loved collaborating with other businesses and individuals nationwide but when we meet someone new from our home town it's always lovely.

I came across Rebecca Rose on Instagram after I saw that she had attended some of the same fashion events as we had in Dublin but then I noticed she had also been at a fashion show in Monaghan the same night as I had... which was pretty surprising so I had to investigate!

Turns out that Rebecca has recently ventured into the world of styling and similar to myself she divides her time between Dublin and Monaghan! 

After arranging a coffee date with Rebecca I was so impressed with her enthusiasum and flair for style that I invited her to visit us in Dirty Fabulous to style up some vintage looks.

On the day, we were lucky enough to have our good friend and rockstar photographer, Aga, from White Tea shooting in store and she was able to take a few shots of Rebecca in the vintage outfits she'd styled.

So I'd like to introduce you to the lovely Rebecca...

These next few images were taken by camera phone:

I chose this dress for Rebecca as I thought it would be super cute on her!

To help you get to know Rebecca a little better I posed a few questions to her:
Take it away Rebecca....

 First, tell me a little about yourself and your background                                               
    I am a twenty something year old with what some would call an addiction to fashion and style!  For my day job, I teach health, fitness and SPHE to early school leavers, a million miles away from the glittering lifestyle of a fashion blogger and stylist. However as much as I enjoy my work I have a passion for something else – Fashion, I do look forward to getting home in the evenings to scan Twitter or Instagram for the latest fashion news and to work on and write my next blog!
    What has drawn you to styling?
    I love styling because it gives me the freedom to express who I really am. I enjoy giving advice and tips to people and help evoke refreshing ideas about building a new wardrobe.
    I feel I have a natural ability for styling and so decided to do a course with the Image Academy, where I realised I was making the right decisions and I gained the confidence to pursue my dream to start styling and blogging. Since then I haven’t looked back.
    Knowing that after a styling session with me, I may be able to help someone feel better, become more confident and be a happier person in themselves, is incredibly important for me.

     A person’s style is so much more than just the outfit that you pick. What you wear on the outside directly relates to how you feel on the inside. I truly believe that I can inspire you to grow in confidence, self-esteem and ultimately help clients to unleash their inner love for fashion!

      Where do you look for inspiration and who inspires you?

     As you may have seen, I met my ultimate fashion icon during the summer, Olivia Palermo when she came to Dublin to launch the CIATE makeup line and it was a pleasure to meet her and speak to her. She even gave me some advice.  
    In saying that, for me inspiration is all around, I enjoy choosing clothes according to my surroundings or environments. I also enjoy following Miroslava Duma, she is a successful Russian writer and entrepreneur, her style is feminine, flattering and classy. I want her wardrobe!

      How did you come across Dirty Fabulous?

     I have been a huge fan of vintage clothing from a young age, especially after I was fortunate enough to inherit some stunning vintages pieces from my Gran, all of which I still have and use for special occasions. 
    Since being introduced to vintage items from an early age, I then often took trips to Dublin specifically to go vintage shopping and coming across Dirty Fabulous., I have been following this amazing boutique for years on Facebook and Instagram.
    I have also visited many times on the lookout for the perfect vintage outfit, I just want everything!
More recently, I attended the launch of Hollyblue’s new collection and was also a judge at Monaghan Fashion Fix, where I got talking to Kathy from Dirty Fabulous, it was so great to finally meet the ladies who have inspired me for many years.

What are your thoughts on vintage fashion? Is it something you are familiar with?

Yes I absolutely love vintage clothing, the authenticity and the stories behind each item of clothing never fail to impress and draw me in.  I am also very lucky to have some amazing pieces picked up at Vintage shows or stalls, one particular amazing coat (which I'm saving for a “special day”), a fabulous fur coat all the way from Paris, along with some handbags and stunning brooches, all of which I adore  and wear on special occasions.

What can a customer expect who comes to you for advise?

A personal styling session is only successful if a thorough consultation is carried out, so that's the first thing.  I speak to my client making them feel as comfortable as possible, discussing what she/he wants to get out of the session, or what occasion they are attending. Then we would take a walk around the shops! I show the client some suitable items for their body type and try them on and I show how to style difficult items.  
Obviously each client's requirements are different, so each session can take many different routes. I also feel it’s important to introduce something new to my clients, helping them to experiment with something they may not have tried. Many clients suffer from confidence issues with regards to body type or shape and it is my role to help them overcome this and feel happier within themselves after our session is complete. I always make sure my client goes home after our hour session, with at least one full outfit on which they can build.

What services do you offer?

I offer a number of services from personal styling sessions, wardrobe detoxes, talks on creating a capsule wardrobe to body type assessment.  I am willing to travel and have worked in numerous locations including Blanchardstown shopping centre in Dublin and Belfast City.

       What does the future hold for Rebecca Rose Styling? How do you envisage your career developing?

      Wow that is a big question – I’ve been blogging and styling for about 6 months and am so grateful for all the opportunities that have already arisen.  I love what I do and plan to keep doing it as much as possible.  
      Styling is my passion and building my client base is my priority.  In time, I would love it to be my full time career and to be able to make a living from it.  I also hope to continue blogging and reach out to as many fashion enthusiasts as possible and to grow my blog to the best that it can be.
       I know it’s a "tough industry" as I have already been told but for all those standing in my way there is someone behind me pushing me to succeed and I am thankful to have those supporting me.  
    You can follow Rebecca on her blog, Facebook and Instagram.
    We can see this lady getting real busy real quick so get in there early!


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