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Meet Kaylyn Jade Study

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kaylyn Jade Study.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Kaylyn Jade. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I’ve always been a bit “extra” and love to dress up and have a LOOK. I would hand stitch my clothes as a kid to create something new after I grew tired with its original purpose. Styling shows would always capture my attention and I was hooked on ‘What not to wear with Stacy & Clinton’ I loved how they were so sure of themselves and especially Stacy’s sharp wit and tailored style.

My start in the fashion industry began actually in the bridal industry I worked as a Bridal Consultant with David’s Bridal for two years until I experienced a break up with my partner and realized working in the business of love would be difficult. So I left and I worked for many years in the retail world as a stylist and then had an internship with a fashion designer and had my first peak at fashion week and I was obsessed. Shortly after, I got my first job working as a wardrobe stylist at an eCommerce fashion company.

While working as a wardrobe stylist, I really wanted to get out and learn more than just ecom and by fate, I was introduced to my mentor, Katie Collins. A week later, I got a call asking if I could assist for the Oscars and I nearly fell out. She continues to teach me so many things and has opened so many doors for me and I love her endlessly.

I’ve had the opportunity to work on sets of my favorite shows, magazines I only ever imagined reading and having a ball with artists I’ve grown up listening to. I have now worked on movies, tv, music videos, commercials, runway, and editorial. I produce food, product and wardrobe styling.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Having a career in fashion is not for the faint of hearts. It takes guts and strength (physical and emotional) you can’t be afraid to speak your mind. The hardest of all I think, is the first year you go freelance. I tell all my friends that “I’ve never cried so much as my first-year freelance”. You learn a lot of lessons about yourself, your work ethic, and your financials. I found that period very humbling and I work harder because I know better now.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I specialize in Wardrobe and Product Styling for all avenues and newly Food Styling. I love creating bold, dynamic looks in the most unique places. I like things to have depth, I want them to tell a story.

I also do personal styling & virtual styling if you’re just needing an outfit for date night. I’m just obsessed with creating powerful, versatile looks and having a ball while doing it. I provide a sliding scale option as well.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Organization is key! Second would be communication and lastly, the most important is patience! You have to have all these to not lose your mind and a positive outlook. Things may happen in this industry. You just have to let it not break your spirit and to remember a work-life balance so you don’t get burnt out. Had a 14 hour day but you’re off the next day? Maybe take a few hours to have an unplugged spa day. It keeps you sane!

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Jasmyne Clark, Stefanie Parkinson, Jesse DeYoung, Carlos Rios, Andy McCallie

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