Summary

For the last four years I have working as both a Wardrobe Stylist and a Creative Director. Working side by side with editors, publishers, designers, photographers, and many others to create beautiful and inspiring fashion images.

Objective

 To continue my work as a Creative Director buy bringing my skills, knowledge, and creative ability, to the table for the betterment of the company and its clients.

Skills

Skills

Fashion Writing

Maintaining a fashion blog (www.fashionsfrontline.blogspot.com) , with the ability to write several different types of fashion and lifestyle articles.

Management

Able to manage my time as well as the time of a team. Keeping everyone focused and on task creating outstanding work in a timely manner.

Budget Conscious

Working in areas with less resources than a larger markets has taught me how to produce projects on a tight budget. I believe this gives me an edge on more convential professionals and keeps me open to new ideas.

Concept Design

Creating a well rounded concept which allows everyone to be on the same page. Tasks involved in this include, choosing trends, locations, clothing resources, hair and make up schemes, and shot ideas.

Sourcing Clothing

Utilizing a variety of resources to locate and obtain clothing and props.

Recruiting Staff

Ability to locate and hire staff based on a variety of budgets. Including but not limited to, stylists,  make-up artists, hair stylists, photographers, and production assistants.      

Work History

Work History
Feb 2011 - Oct 2011

Creative Director

Toni Riales Photography

As the Creative Director for Toni Riales Photography I had a variety of tasks. I was in charge of conceptualizing and implementing all editorial fashion photo shoots, and procuring locations, clothes, the crew, and props. I worked side by side with all stylists to ensure that the looks and styles fit within the concept. Once the shoot was over I then would assist in the editing process to ensure high quality and a good flow in the story. In addition I  work with editors and publishers of fashion publications on both submission and commission projects.

May 2007 - Oct 2010

Freelance Wardrobe Stylist

Mansfield Styling & Productions

As a Freelance Wardrobe Stylist, I created general themes a looks for editorial, commercial, glamour, and lifestyle photo shoots.It was my job to locate and pull the appropriate clothing working within the concept and/ or copy. I was also responsible for making sure the fit and appearance of the garments met the high standards put in place by both the industry and directors.

Education

Education
Sep 2003 - Apr 2005

Masters of Science

Vanderbilt University
Sep 2000 - Apr 2003

Bachelors of Science

Vanderbilt University