Hey Fashionistas and Fashionistos,
Two weekends ago I had the privilege of attending celebrity stylist Jason Bolin’s Fashion Stylist Boot Camp. It was an amazing experience. I was a sponge the entire time, soaking in all the knowledge I was given. I was able to learn about my craft with other fellow fashion stylist; which was a great bonding experience. Being in a room full of people who are trying to pursue the same industry was an awesome feeling. We all were able to learn from each other.
The boot camp was from 8:30am to 6pm. Even though we were there for that long period, I was engaged the whole time and did not become bored once. I guess it’s true, when people say when you do what you love, it never feels like work. Throughout the session we did different activities individually and with a partner. These exercises were really fun to do and came with a twist. Also, we learned about the business side of being a stylist. This part was very informative. Being in this business can really be cut throat, but you have to stay professional and put the work in to be successful at what you do. We were given some words of wisdom from guest speaker Kimberly Jones Pothier. Her words really touched me, and they were definitely needed. One thing that caught my attention is when she said "be unapologetically you!" This quote was definitely meant for my ears.
Jason Bolin was really cool and a down to earth guy. He told us about his journey becoming a celebrity stylist and how you have to be confident. If you don’t believe you are needed in this industry, no one will. Overall, I had a great time learning from him. It gave me the confidence and motivation I needed to keep pursuing my career goals and not give up. If any of you get the opportunity to attend one of his boot camps, you should definitely go!