What is a Stylist in Fashion Versus a Linens Stylist
Many different types of stylists offer their knowledge and expertise and two that are often confused are fashion stylists and linen stylists. While there are some similarities, linen stylists offer a highly specialized service that can make all the difference in creating a luxurious, comfortable home that reflects your unique style and aesthetics, while a fashion stylist helps find the right style, fabrics and materials for your wardrobe.
When considering hiring a professional stylist, it’s important to know how they can best serve your particular needs. Read on to learn more about the differences between these types of stylists and how a linen stylist can help you create the home you dream of.
What Does A Stylist Do?
What Is A Stylist In Fashion
A fashion stylist helps clients by choosing clothing and accessories that best fit their individual needs, aesthetics, and body type. Fashion stylists can work with a variety of different clients, from high-end, celebrity photoshoots, to offering online personal services. Nicole Pollard Bayne & Petra Flannery are two great examples of career fashion stylists.
Offer expertise in fashion and style, as well as an objective opinion about what will look best on the client
Wardrobe organization services to eliminate clutter and create a functional space for the client’s clothing
Offer shopping guidance or personal shopping assistant services to help find and select the ideal products and fabrics for the client’s preferences.
Run a personal color analysis to determine the appropriate shades to enhance the client’s outward appearance
Commercial awareness of new fashion trends, clothing styles, personal styles, colors, and make-up
Strong connections with top collections, high-end boutiques and stores
Strong attention to detail
Ability to work closely with clients to measure and evaluate the sizes needed for wardrobe. Knowledge of the construction of clothing is highly helpful.
An eye for visual proportions, composition, and colors to curate a style for the client
Experience working in the industry or a relative certification
Commitment to exceptional customer service
What is a Linen Stylist
A linens stylist evaluates the lifestyle and home of the client and designs and proposes linens and accessories that will enhance their life and comfort. A linen stylist focuses on table linens, bed linens, throws, bath towels, and bath accessories. In addition, their skills may expand into selected dishware, tabletop and silverware services.
Enhance the creative visions imagined by both clients and partners alike
Carefully select from a variety of styles and colors to create artful, functional and comfortable settings that reflect the personality of the client
Collaborate with interior design and architectural teams to ensure details of the project are accurate and completely thought through for the entire property.
Navigates the marketplace, designs, and curates an exceptional collection of made-to-measure textiles for the table, bed, and bath that collectively complement the design of each room
Strong attention to detail
Knowledge and expertise in design, fabrics, construction, and materials
Understanding of both form and function in lifestyle
Experience working in styling or hospitality
Visual composition to curate both a luxurious and functioning space
Innate ability to embody personality through design
Commitment to quality of living in every area of the home
How Do Stylists Work
How does a Fashion Stylist Work
Depending on the demographic area and experience level, a personal fashion stylist’s rates may vary. They will likely charge either a daily or hourly rate or a monthly retainer, and can charge per project or by retainer for their styling and shopping services. Lastly, fashion stylists may work with seamstresses or fashion designers to create custom pieces, which may come at an additional cost.
How does a Linen Stylist Work
Linens stylists often require an initial consultation fee upfront to discuss and determine the scope of the project and the needs and personal preferences of the client. This ensures that the specialist obtains enough details for them to create a highly-customized experience for the client. In some cases, there may be specially designed items for the home.
Following this, most reputable linen stylists charge an hourly, per-project fee, or a monthly retainer, plus an added percentage of goods sold to the client. On average and depending on the size of the project, you can expect to pay for their consulting and shopping services.
When to Hire a Stylist
When to Hire a Fashion Stylist
There are two main reasons why one would consider hiring a fashion stylist:
1. You are a high-profile individual and professional
High-profile individuals, who are often in the spotlight, will hire a fashion stylist to help them find the right attire for a special event, a photo shoot, and for everyday living. Aspiring professionals may consider investing in a fashion stylist if they are starting a new company or reinventing their career or are now simply in the spotlight due to continued success. Having a personalized wardrobe for work can positively impact one’s confidence and attitude while leaving a lasting impression
2. You are an individual who would like to improve your style for personal reasons
Finding the style that best compliments all of your features can feel empowering. This doesn’t always come easily, though, if:
You have trouble choosing outfits that best fit your style
You feel like you have nothing to wear
You get tired of wearing the same things over and over
Are a busy individual who needs help to organize and select their clothing
A fashion stylist can assist you in organizing your wardrobe, choosing pieces that are both comfortable and appealing so that you feel extraordinary in your own skin.
When to Hire a Linens Stylist
Designing the look and feel of your own home can be a rewarding experience, but it also requires a lot of time and energy to curate the most idyllic living spaces. You might consider hiring a linen stylist for the following reasons:
1. You are a luxury client or high-profile individual or professional building a new home
Whether you are working with an interior designer or designing the property on your own, you may want it to be picturesque and comfortable when moving in.
When you don’t know which direction to go, where to start, or what you need. Investing in a linens stylist will help you to create and customize the vision and comfort that you touch and feel every day. Important Items like bedding, towels, napkins, placemats, and throws.
2. You want to refresh your linens and everyday comforts
Finding the style that best compliments your living style can feel empowering and enhance your experience exponentially. This may not come easily for you if:
You have trouble choosing colors and fabrics that best fit your style or current surroundings
You feel like your house looks tired and worn but you don’t know which way to go
You get tired of using the same things over and over
Are a busy individual who needs help to organize and select their linens and household comfort items
A linen stylist can assist you in organizing your linen collection, and choosing pieces that are both comforting and appealing. Items with which to dine, sleep, bathe, and that feel extraordinary on your own skin.
3. You are planning a special event or party
Often the linens available from a rental company do not bespeak the quality or style that you want to present for your special occasion. Hiring a linen stylist will ensure that the tables and surrounding areas have the look and feel that you want to convey for your event.
4. You have a special family heirloom or you want to create heirlooms for your family
This may be a special tablecloth of your parents or grandparents or a favorite quilt passed down to you. An expert stylist will honor these pieces’ unique stories and heritage while uniting them with modern design to create a functional and beautiful experience in your home.
There’s a lifestyle consideration when selecting the right linens for your home. Leading linens stylist, Liz Barbatelli, elevates the day-to-day experiences in your own home through her unique vision and artistry for bed, bath, and table. Having worked alongside fashion and interior industry leaders for decades, Liz’s designs are built from a foundation of beauty, balance, and functionality.
Consultations are highly personalized, with an in-depth inquiry into the way you live to determine the ultimate outcome of a comfortable and stylish home. For Liz, this always begins with a conversation with a client to learn about their personal desires and needs for the particular space. Once she understands the comfort and functional preferences, this helps to inform the selection of fabrics and design for the best approach.
More Than A Stylist
Investing in a stylist – whether in fashion or linens – is an opportunity to transform each day into an extraordinary one. With the support of an expert, you will experience the luxury that comes with using fine, quality materials that are in line with your unique aesthetic and style.
For more information about Liz Barbatelli and to make an appointment to visit Liz at her flagship store, E. Braun & Co. in Beverly Hills, click here to request a consultation.
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