On repeat @jesshart for @bibasalonsofficial with @frankapostolopoulos @andrewotoolestudios @sarahtammer #JessHartForBiba #StyledByMelissaNixon
May I take this opportunity to express how proud I am of my students attending my Styling and Creative Direction course and also my never ending appreciation for my fellow creatives.
I assigned one of my students Brynna, to construct, not source, but physically make, a belted piece that would compliment this beautiful @zimmermann look (pictured above).
Brynna had 3 days to complete this. She took on the project with ease (perhaps with a little trepidation)! She sourced the fabric, followed the brief and produced a notable result. We are not fashion designers by any means however, this is proof of the magic that can be produced from taking a little creep out of that comfort zone and giving it a crack. Give our proteges a chance to prove themselves. Let them feel the fear of risk. Take them to the edge of the cliff but don’t hold their hands - just hover. Watch them grow. It’s quite the rush!
We don’t have to use top dollar fashion to create top dollar results. Quite often the money shot is the one that consists of everything but, or, a mish-mash of anything your lucky enough to get your hands on! Use your resources, use your inspo, dig deep, don’t stop digging, dig a little more and be driven by the desire to produce something that carries your stamp. Work with good people. People that share your hunger.
I’ve been blessed to work with incredible teams over the span of my career of who I’m now fortunate enough to call my friends, both on this project and on many other jobs, who also resemble this ethos. @bibasalonsofficial thank you for having me over the years and never doubting my vision. @frankapostolopoulos & @andrewotoolestudios you are fucking geniuses and I adore you. Also, a huge thanks to my team, my people, my lifelines that assist me day in, day out. Proud. Xx