PORTFOLIOâ€™16 PERSONAL STYLING CLIENT FILE
SHREYA JAIN (B)
ABOUT THE BOOK THIS BOOK AIMS AT APPLYING THE LEARNING OF THIS MODULE BY STYLING A CLIENT AND ANALYSING EVERY BIT ABOUT THEIR LIFE, STYLE PERSONALITY, ROLE IN LIFE, AIM IN LIFE, BODY SHAPE, FACE SHAPE, COLORS, BUDGET AND MANY MORE.
CLIENT NEED ANALYSIS
Can we have the following information about you:Name SIMRAN TOOR Gender FEMALE Occupation STUDENT
Can you describe yourself briefly, in a few sentences? I am in my 1st year of B.COM (HONS) pursuing it from VIPS. I love to go out with my friends and spend time with them. I never sacrifice my studies but at the same time just want to cease every moment of life.
Can you tell us, using a few sentences, how others perceive you (your image)? Others perceive me as reliable, fun loving, carefree, caring.
How happy are you with the way you look? Canâ€™t really decide
Can you briefly describe what your major concerns about your appearance are? Nothing as such
Do you think that by making changes in clothing choices, you can make positive changes in your appearance? Yes, if one is dressed properly then people take you more seriously.
What expectations do you have from getting image consulting/makeover/ personal style recommendations? I am looking forward for some great looks from my wardrobe which will solve my problem of thinking so much about what to wear.
BODY SHAPE ANALYSIS
What are the body measurements? Shoulder- 33.5” Waist- 26.5” Hips- 35”
High waist or low waist? Armpit to waist- 9” Waist to crotch- 11” Thus, she is high waist
Torso: Leg ratio? 23”:30”
Concluded body type? She is an hourglass.
General dos and don’ts for your body type DOS *define the waist. Wear a belt or show your belly area or wear clothes that cinch at the waist. *Always try to separate the waist area by wearing belt if it’s single garment or wearing separate garments for upper and lower. *wear fitted clothes, oversized clothes will hide the curves and makes one look larger. *simple jewelry so that they don’t over power you. *shirts that have side fastening. DON’TS *Avoid baggy/boyfriend jeans *avoid very extreme tight bottoms *avoid empire waist style and rather focus on your minimum waist point. *avoid stiff fabrics *avoid big belts
General views on the body (including height)? She has ideal body shape and is 5.25 feet tall. Even her leg: torso ratio is close to the ideal i.e. 1.5
List 5 favorite items from your wardrobe in terms of cut/shape/silhouette? Why? A LINE SKIRT, SHEATH DRESS, JEGGING, CROP TOP. I feel confident wearing them.
List least liked items from your wardrobe in terms of cut/shape/silhouette? Why? PENCIL SKIRT, JUMPSUIT, Palazzo. I am not comfortable wearing pencil skirt. I don’t like jumpsuits and palazzos, they make me look fat.
Mention the cuts/shapes/silhouettes you want to try but feel doubtful about? Why? I want to try halter neck, I never tried and will surely try the next time I go to shop.
What are your major concerns about your body shape? I feel my lower portion is heavy but others just deny that and this is the reason I don’t wear shorts much.
SINCE SHE IS HOURGLASS, IT WAS NECESSARY TO FOCUS ON HER BELLY AREA. I GAVE HER A CROP TOP WITH SIDE FASTENING, WHICH AGAIN FOCUSSED ON HER CURVES. I PAIRED IT WITH WHITE RUGGED JEANS AND BLACK BOOTS TO COMPLETE THE LOOK.
STYLE PERSONALITY (CLASSIC)
FORM AS A RESULT OF THE QUIZ, SHE IS CLASSIC BY HER CLOTHING STYLE. CLOTHING CHARACTERISTICS (MENTION BRIEFLY) - - - - -
COLORS- BLACK, WHITE, RED, PEACH PATTERNS- CHECKS, THIN STRIPES SILHOUETTES- A-LINE, FLOWY, SHEATH DRESS BRANDS- FOREVER 21, ONLY, ZARA ACCESSORIES- CHOKERS, BRACELETS, WATCH, LONG CHAINS
BLACK AND WHITE BEING HER FAVOURITE COLORS, I DECIDED TO DO A MONOCHROME COLOR SCHEME WHICH IS A ALL TIME CLASSIC LOOK. I GAVE HER A WHITE A-LINE DRESS WITH BLACK FOOTWEAR, EARRINGS AND CLUTCH. THIS LOOKED CLASSY AND ELEGANT.
What is your dominant skin color?
What is your dominant hair color?
What is your dominant eye color?
Is your dominant coloring WARM or COOL? WARM
Are you DEEP OR LIGHT? DEEP
WHAT IS YOUR SEASON? AUTUMN
Paste a clear picture of yours for reference.
8. Create a palette from the season including at least 10 neutrals and 10 accent colors that suit the client best.
THE COLOR RED MAKES HER LOOK BRIGHT AND CHEERFUL. SHE IS FULL OF JOY WEARING RED. I PAIRED A BRIGHT RED TOP WITH A SOBER GREY SHRUG IN ORDER TO TONE DOWN THE BRIGHTNESS OF RED AND BALANCE THE LOOK.
FACE SHAPE ANALYSIS
OBLONG I THINK SHE HAS OBLONG FACE SHAPE AS SHE HAS ALMOST EQUAL WIDTH ACROSS FOREHEAD, CHEEKS AND JAWS.
HAIRSTYLES SHOULD NEVER INCREASE LENGTH OF THE FACE RATHER SHOULD CREATE WIDTH.
HAIRSTYLES SHOULD BE SUCH THAT COVERS THE LONG FOREHEAD AND CREATES WIDTH ON FACE. OUTWARD CURLS, FRINGES CAN HELP A LOT IN THIS.
NECKLINES SHOULD NEVER INCREASE LENGTH BUT SHOULD BE WIDE AND MORE ANGULAR.
NECKLINES SHOULD BE MORE ANGULAR AND WIDE IN ORDER TO CREATE WIDTH AND ANGLES SUCH AS SQUARE NECKLINE, BOAT NECK, OFF SHOULDER.
EARRING SHOULDNâ€™T BE LONG AND SLEEK, RATHER SHOULD BE ROUND OR ANGULR AND WIDE.
NECKPIECES SHOULD BE CLOSE TO NECK AND ROUND RATHER THAN LONG.
FOR AN OBLONG FACE SHAPE, ONE SHOULD HIGHLIGHT CHEEKBONES AND ACCENTUATE THE MIDDLE HORIZONTAL PART OF THE FACE. CONTOURING SHOULD BE DONE ON FOREHEAD AS SHE HAS LONG FOREHEAD. LOWER PART OF CHIN SHOULD ALSO BE CONTOURED A BIT. APPLY BLUSH ON THE CHEEKBONES IN ORDER TO HIGHLIGHT THEM AND ADD MORE WEIGHT HORIZONTALLY. PLAY WELL WITH EYE MAKEUP IN ORDER TO MOVE ATTENTION FROM LONG FACE.
Where do you live? Large city (Delhi)
What is the climate like over there? Generally Hot
3. What are the mood or atmosphere and pace of life in your home? Relaxed 4. What are the mood or atmosphere and pace of life in your workplace? Casual 5. What are the specific roles, activities and occasions in your life? Professional activities Student Professional types Education 6.
What are your entertainment/leisure activities and occasions? Leisure time at home- Weekly Activities - watching movies and trying my hand at creativity Casual out/dining - Weekly Dressy dining/party - Monthly Formal dining/party - 1-4 times a year Active sports/Exercise - 1-4 times weekly (badminton) Travel - 1-4 times a year Destination(s) -i travel with my family. the destinations are generally like dubai, goa, or any hill station
Record briefly the percentage of time spent at the following activities in reference to the above chart College - 20 Casual at home - 10 Casual away - 10 Dressy day - 5 Dressy evening - 5 Exercise/sports - 10 Sleep - 40 8. List four lifestyle and/or wardrobe goals you want to achieve within the next one to three years. That I should have all the styles in my wardrobe and can wear according to my mood of the day 9. What is your approximate monthly clothing budget or allowance? 5-8k a month 10. Approximately, how frequently do you shop? Once a month 11. Where do you usually shop? Chain store/High street 12. Do you get your clothes altered or discard them due to lack of fit? I get them altered according to my need
AS SEEN, SHE SPENDS MAXIMUM TIME IN COLLEGE IGNORING THE SLEEPING TIME. SHE WANTED TO LOOK STYLISH AND TRENDY. I GAVE HER AN OFF SHOULDER CROP TOP WITH MILITARY JEANS. ITS TRENDY AND SHE REALLY LIKED THIS LOOK.
a. b. c.
After all the different evaluation sessions, you must be having a clear idea of what your client’s styling needs are, in terms of body shapes, style personality, color analysis, face shapes, and lifestyle evaluation. As a final step, analyze their wardrobe/ask them to analyze their wardrobe and make a note of the following Good, wearable stuff (in percentage roughly) - 70 Maybe, unsure stuff (in percentage roughly) - 10 To be discarded (in percentage roughly) - 20
Make a shopping list for them for the items they need to buy to complete the wardrobe. Check what items are missing from the clusters -
a. b. c.
Tops/shirts - PEPLUM TOP Bottoms - STRAIGHT SKIRTS Layers- SOLID COLOR SHORT JACKETS, HALTER NECKS, JACKETS WITH BELT AT WAIST Dresses (for ladies) - SHEATH DRESS Accessories- CHOKER NECKLACES
d. e. 3.
Recommend some suitable brands keeping the client’s lifestyle and budget in mind. ZARA, ONLY, FOREVER21, MANGO
4. Create as many clusters for them as possible (a cluster should have minimum 5 items)
SHE WAS TOO RELUCTANT TO TRY SHORTS IN ONE OF THE LOOKS AS SHE FEELS HER LOWER HALF IS COMPARITIVELY HEAVY. IN ORDER TO MAKE HER COMFORTABLE I GAVE HER A SHRUG AND THE RESULT WAS GREAT. SHE IS NOW CONFIDENT ABOUT SHORTS AND I HOPE SHE WILL CARRY THEM WITH MORE CONFIDENCE NEXT TIME.
ITWAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE STYLING A CLIENT. A GREAT LEARNING EXPERIENCE ON HOW TO UNDERSTAND THEIR NEEDS, COMFORT LEVEL, LIFESTYLE AND ADJUST WITH ALL THE CIRCUMSTANCES AND DO STYLING. KNOWING THE INNER WISH OF HOW THEY WANT TO LOOK, HOW THEY ACTUALLY ARE, MAKES IT AN EXPERIENCE OF LIFETIME. ADJUSTING WITH HER AVAILABILITY AND TIMINGS WAS A CHALLENGE BUT I SOME HOW MANAGED, IN OTHER WORDS I LEARNT TO BE PATIENT. CUSTOMER DEALING IS AN IMPORTANT ASPECT WHICH CANNOT BE TAUGHT AND THIS KIND OF EXPERIENCE IS VERY IMPORTANT TO LEARN IT BEFORE WE ENTER THE ACTUAL INDUSTRY.