Here’s a quick Q&A of Connie’s process in styling True Love covers. Enjoy!!
How do you stay updated on the current trends?
Reading Fashion Blogs, Watching fashion TV and general social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
How important is communication between yourself and the photographer that you’ll be working with?
Having great Chemistry and being on the same page with the photographer is a critical factor to ensure a good shoot. I normally share pinterest boards of poses, cover ideas and styles to ensure that we are all on the same page.
What sorts of things do you do to prepare yourself for an upcoming shoot?
I always have to meet the cover personality before a shoot to understand their character, style and preferences for how they would like to be portrayed on the cover.
Name the top three things in your styling kit that are must-haves?
Clips to help reduce the size of clothes. Best trick in the world.
Steamer: Clothes must be presentable and well prepped
Clothes Spray: To ensure clothes stay fresh even after use.
Where are your go-to places to shop?
I go everywhere from shops at malls to smaller boutiques it really depends on the theme of what I am working with.
What happens if the model doesn’t agree with your styling options? Normally I get a large selection of clothes for the cover model to choose from and this is after me meeting with them to understand their style preferences.
For the cover models who are very particular I also encourage them to carry their own wardrobe so that we can pick from their wardrobe and my selection.