This is Mia, CEO of MiaCollinsDesign, a styling company for fashion and decor. OUT40 caught up with Mia about her life and career in fashion. Keep reading!
1. How long have you been in the fashion industry? Tell us about your experience.
I have been in the fashion industry for over 15 years. I got my start very early on in front of the camera, modeling. I was a child model and dancer. I always loved this industry – thanks to my mother. I think what really sealed the deal for me was living in New York for 10 years. I loved everything about it. There was something always inspiring to do, look at, etc. I’ve worked with some great brands like Nike, Under Armour, People Magazine, Vanity Fair and local populations.
2. What services do you offer?
Executive styling, wardrobe/prop styling, fashion show productions, producing and art direction. I will be adding a teaching element as well through my styling community called The Stylist Box.
3. What makes the best model? What do you look for?
My ideal client as a stylist is someone who is open and trusting. If you bring me on to reignite your brand, you have to trust that I will do a great job and take care of the brand. And be open to change.
4. What is your day to day like?
My days are never the same. I can be doing e-commerce one day, editorial another.
5. What have you found to be the most rewarding and most challenging in the local fashion industry?
My job is rewarding on all levels. I get inspired everyday doing my job. The most challenging is that, its a small world in the DMV. I often think of relocating so that I’m able to get involved with different projects.
Need a stylist? Contact Mia here!
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