I don’t know about you but I feel like the first week back to work has absolutely flown! It has been a very busy week in the Circus office this week as I’m sure it has been for many of you catching up with work which has accumulated over the festive period! BUT there has also been a lot of excitement in the office as we are all looking forward to 2014 and what 2014 will bring! There are lots of plans in the pipe line which are going to make it a fab-u-lous year!
This week we have the ever so lovely Emma Thatcher on the show who talks to us about her background in fashion, her latest projects and lots more!
Thank you so much for joining me today Emma for Chit Chat Tuesday! It’s such a pleasure to see you as always! Let’s start off by you telling us a little bit about your background…
I started my career at Matches fashion and while working there assisted various stylist on fashion shoots. I then got offered a job as a buyer at Club a women’s wear store in Esher surrey. I helped to launch the store and I still work there as a buyer. By still working as a buyer at the store I am able to make great contacts for my styling shoots.
How did you first get in to styling?
I started doing bits of styling for Louise Redknapp and also worked on various commercials as a stylist. I worked on commercials such as Timotei, Rimmell London and BT infinity which was great fun!
What encouraged you start styling childrens clothing?
I made the transition into children’s styling as I have 3 kids of my own. My oldest daughter Libby has modelled in various shoots which is where I met lots of different photographers. Taking her to her styling appointments and meeting different photographers encouraged me to start doing test shots.
What has been your favourite shoot to date so far?
My favourite shoot to date is WOOD shot by Ross Bolger. The shoot has just been featured in MILK magazine which was so rewarding to see. We shot it last February on a very cold day but the team & kids were fab and we had a fantastic day. I think that the images reflect this!
Do you have any plans for 2014?
My plans for 2014 are to keep testing as this allows you to be able to be as creative as possible. I’d love to do look-books for brands that I love and also some children’s wear campaigns.
Do you have any favourite childrenswear brands?
My favourite brands for children are Sierra Julian for smarter wear and Scotch and Soda for something a bit more fun. I also love Mini Rodini!!
What do you think the childrenswear market is lacking at the moment?
I think the children’s wear market is lacking particularly for teenagers. I’ve got a 12 year old girl who is very tall. This means that she often wears adult clothes which are at times unsuitable for her age and shape. I’d love for there to be more choice for her!
What’s your ultimate styling tip?
My best styling tip would have to be stick to your personal style. The best dressed people are the ones who are comfortable in their style and stick to a sort of uniform. Once you find that it makes shopping and getting ready every morning so much easier!
Who would you love to style?
I’d love to style a hollywood star for the Oscars! I’d put them in a ridiculously expensive gown dripping with diamonds! That’d be so much fun!
Thank you so much for joining both myself and Emma today for CCT! Don’t forget to join me next week for some more chinwagging!! I hope you have a fab week <3 xoxo
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Post by Kate Hill from Circus London Pr.
Photographs courtesy of Emma Thatcher.