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Visual Merchandising & Styling

New York, New York, 10031, United States
November 05, 2009

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• 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

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