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Visual Merchandising & Styling

New York, New York, 10031, United States
November 05, 2009
Contact Info:


• Knowledge of basic draping, pattern-making, and sewing techniques.
• Awareness of fashion history and industry including brands, houses, designers, stylists, photographers, editors, and icons.
• Experience in forecasting fashion through styling, trend-spotting and collective research.
• Proficient in writing and editing features, blogs, biographies, and other fashion and art related topics
• Excellent communication skills through the exchange of ideas and opinions.
• Proficient in Mac photoshop, illustrator, and image-maker as well as word, excel, outlook, and powerpoint programs


Davis College - Toledo, OH: May 2008 - AAS Fashion Merchandising

Parsons New School for Design - New York, NY - Anticipated Graduation: May 2010
Degree: AAS Fashion Design – September 2008 – December 2008
Degree: AAS Fashion Marketing – January 2009 – Currently enrolled in online classes

Work Experience

Macys’s Inc - Visual Assistant - Septempber 2009 - Currently
1441 Metropolitan Ave. Bronx. NY

• Creating and building concepts, sets, displays, and window treatments according to standard to merchandising guidelines .
• Styling of mannequins including women’s, men’s and kids.
• Building image of private label brands by sourcing trends and bringing in new merchandising concepts

Amber Stolec - Stylist Assistant - March 2009 - Currently Assisting
253 Powers St.. Brooklyn, NY -

• Organization and prep of shoot sets and presentation of wardrobe
• Assisting with photo-shoot reference research
• Communicating with PR agencies and showroom with pulls and returns
• Attended industry market appointments and press reviews
• Worked with photographers in producing editorial test to send to magazines
• Name is link to online portfolio

WGSN - Worth Global Style Network - Content Intern - May 2009 - August 2009
130 5th Ave. 7th Floor, New York, NY - Villisalva Petrova -

• Trend research on designers, artist, musicians, entertainers and retail developments as well as emerging trends in society “Creative Intelligence”
• Searched the street and internet for emerging social signs that could effect the fashion industry.
• Assisted in building in depth trend reports on retail visual merchandising and street style evolution.
• Produced written features on shops, designers, artists, and other fashion, retail, and design related industries.
• Attended industry events that have specific point of views relating to design and fashion industries.

Built NY, Inc. - Wardrobe Stylist - April 2009
520 Broadway 4th Fl. - Deanna Spence -

• Styled wardrobe for their fall 2009 look-book.
• Sorted and choose options for look-book.
• Prepped and dressed and mantained images of models on set.

Gilt Groupe - Styling Intern – October 2008 – March 2009
20th W. 40th St. 6th Fl New York, NY – Ruby Vizcarra –

• Unpacking and packing as well as steaming and prepping of garments and accessories used for photo shoots.
• Assisting various art directors, photographers and, stylists in building looks and concepts for commercial and editorial styling.for 45 looks a day, most days.
• Worked with buying team in ensuring photographs used were consistent to the collection sold
• Researching daily to enhance styling of collections.
• Soft styled accessories and clothing for email campaigns.
• Planned and attended inspirational outings to bring in new concepts and styling ideas.
• Upkeep of styling library.
• Check the days images for imperfections before uploading onto hard drives.
• Created shot list as well as maintained inventory during photo shoots.
• Produced written features, biographies, and blog post that represent different designers and ideas on website.
• Created excel spreadsheets to document styling characteristics of successful and unsuccessful sales.

Equinox Gym Apparel Shops - District Visual Merchandiser – September 2008
897 Broadway, New York, NY - Brooke Carpin -

• Monitored the formation of window and interior displays for ten apparel shops across Manhattan.
• Matched image of shop locale with the in-store merchandising concepts
• Insuring placement of product flowed with store traffic and trends of the season
• Providing feedback to Merchandise Manager pertaining to buying habits and seasonal stock
• Worked with sales staff in training of product knowledge and getting feedback on store atmosphere