The Stylist and Food Stylist Short Course
A two day intensive for aspiring stylist to give you all the tips and insights you need to style beautiful shots for food, fashion and interior.
Take the First Step Into Your New Career
The Two Day Food Styling Short Course – January 14th and January 21st, 2017
The Two Day Stylist Short Course Overview – February 4th and February 11th, 2017
Melbourne Polytechnic, “The Art Room” Building B, Level 4, St John Street, Prahran
Spaces are limited at these intimate two day workshops
Posting on Instagram doesn’t make you a stylist
Nor does pinning stuff on Pinterest or taking photos of your daily outfits.
Being a stylist is hard work. It’s long hours. Crazy schedules.
But being a stylist is also incredibly rewarding. It’s a career that can literally take you anywhere. From being backstage at some of the biggest fashion shows around the world. To working with fabulous photographers. And playing with amazing clothes and gorgeous props.
The Stylist Short Course takes you behind the scenes with veteran stylist Bianca Christoff in an intimate weekend workshop where you’ll get practical advice and hands-on experience to make styling your career.
Where a career in styling could take you:
✚ Create and style editorial fashion shoots for luxe national and international magazines like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and more
✚ Be commissioned by top fashion and accessories brands to style their million-dollar advertising campaigns
✚ Create looks and style outfits for television and film characters
✚ Get paid to style celebrities and stars for their red carpet appearances at events such as the Oscars, the Logies and Cannes Film Festival
✚ Create editorial styled food looks for top magazines like Donna Hay, Gourmet Traveller or Delicious magazine
✚ Work alongside the world’s best chefs to create enticing styled food looks for books and television
✚ Style products and food for national advertising and marketing campaigns for some of Australia’s most exclusive food and beverage brands
✚ Style editorial shoots and help create beautiful photos for Australia’s most well-known interior design publications such as Life Instyle, Vogue Living and Home & Garden magazine
✚ Put together styled interior looks for million-dollar commercial real estate campaigns
✚ Work with well-known homewares brands to help style interior looks for catalogues, television advertising and marketing material
About the Stylist Short Course
The Stylist Short Course is designed to introduce you to the skills, knowledge and insight you’ll need to become a stylist. This workshop is essential if you’ve ever considered becoming a stylist. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at just what’s involved in preparing a product for the perfect shot.
Get an insight into the main industry areas, discover the important roles that you’ll encounter as a stylist, consider what pathway is right for you and, of course, find out those tips and learnings that most stylists only learn on the job.
You’ll also get to experience exactly what it’s like to work on a product shoot – from deciphering the brief, to sourcing props, right through to getting the styled look just right. You’ll leave the two-day weekend workshop with a deeper insight into the styling industry, and a photograph of your styled look that you can use to start your portfolio.
Ready to Join Us?
Over Two Days You’ll Learn
An introduction to styling as a career
- Learn the ins-and-outs of the industry and the different pathways you can take
- Freelancing versus agencies versus in-house stylists – the pros and cons of each
- Busting the stylist myths (it’s not all glitz and glamour)
- Who you may work with – photographers, art directors, designers, managers, fashion editors, brand directors and more
How a Stylist Works
- An overview of styling mood boards
- Working to a brief, how to break it down and figuring out your target audience
- Research and styling to trends
- Learn the step-by-step of styling a shoot (it doesn’t all happen on the day)
- Get the low-down on sourcing props for your shoot and how to get designers to lend you items
- Client budget is tiny? No problem. You’ll find out how and where to source props and items on any budget (and the tricks to make cheap items look super-expensive)
- Learn what’s involved in styling food and the tricks the pros use to make those inviting, eye-catching images out of ordinary ingredients
- Learn the essentials of styling a room for editorial and advertising, from putting together a mood board to sourcing items and putting it all together
Stylist Tweaks & Touches
- Find out the essentials you’ll need to have in your stylist kit (never go to a shoot without these!)
- Learn exactly what goes into making a product look just so good – it’s more than safety pins and gaffa tape
Create Your Own Styled Look
- Put everything you’ve learned so far into action. You’ll create your own styled look from start to finish. Decipher the brief, figure out what props you’ll need and put together the finish look for photographing.
- You’ll leave with an image that you can use to start your stylist portfolio
About Bianca Christoff
Bianca Christoff has over fifteen years experience in the styling industry, working as a stylist on projects ranging from fashion editorial, advertising and television through to look books.
With qualifications as a visual merchandiser and involvement in interior design, Bianca has a complete understanding of the styling industry.
Bianca has worked with clients including Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, Project Runway Australia, Australian Fashion Guide, Myer, Roger David, De Bortoli wine, Network Ten’s Masterchef, Interflora, Arcadia Tea, The Arts Centre, Fremantle Media and ANZ Bank. And her work has been featured in numerous publications both nationally and internationally.
Bianca has both designed and taught course content on styling to students at RMIT, the Holmes Institute and Melbourne Polytechnic.
Your honest feedback and direction accelerated my skills and confidence immensely. Having the opportunity to assist on a real shoot was a phenomenal experience. I am so grateful to have had such an amazing teacher!Emma Thulborn
Thank you for all the guidance, enthusiasm and laughs along the way – it’s been great!Wendy Scriven
It was so great having you as a teacher. I feel like my photography and creativity have really benefited from your styling class. Thank you for your encouragement and honest critiquing in every class and your fantastic wit, which just made it all the more enjoyable!Briannagh O'Loughlin
Reserve your spot now at this intimate, two-day event and get a head start on your new career as a stylist
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