My backroad is in fashion design and textiles, I feel in love with styling as I feel it was more of a creative outlet for me when I was working in industry developing commercial ranges. Im Now actively looking for a position I can fully use my talents in, My goal would be to work for a creative company with multiple brands and products.
Became a permanent member of the All Saints team within a month. Styled customers and had over £1,500 per sale. Had regular customers that would ask for me by name, each time they came back to the store. Formed relations with senior members of All Saints brand including CFO.
Assisting the buying Director due to ability to implement creative visual strategies for maximising brand sales and managing samples. Creation and direction of media photo shoots for lifestyle images and ‘shop the look’ for Anne Klein and Lauren Ralph Lauren. Establishing relationships with all Debenhams and F Hind store managers nationwide and assisting train store staff relating to product knowledge.
Built and developed strong working relationships with established and new customers. Accounts incuded Mr Price Sport, Otto Brothers, Traders, Choice Clothing, Clothing Junction and Jam Clothing. Moving over 4,000 units of dead stock for a great price. No late deliveries over our busiest summer season. Amortised fabric over different styles, was able to achieve a 37% GP
Managed the following accounts: Mr Price Sport ladies fashion. Edgar’s ladies active, Woolworths ladies active, Truworths ladies active, Woolworths kids swim, Pick and Pay ladies swim, Refinery ladies and men’s swimwear. The hub pre-girl’s swimwear. Shoprite girls and boys swimwear. Was promoted to the Lead Designer on all high-end niche customers, due to my ability to advise and recognise up and coming trends and translate to a commercial South African market. Created a print that was used for an entire active range by top retailer for there first active range.
I joined ICON for their last charter we were down to only 3 interior personnel , I hit the ground running and fitted in straight away. We then had a shipyard period in preparation for the Caribbean season. Where we were down to minimal crew. In the Caribbean we had a month of charter with one day turn arounds and lots of sailing in between. The charter guests were very different, from American down to earth families,to Russians that wanted sliver service which meant a full service team. The Last charter was a Arab honeymoon couple, which was such fun to create a magical romantic experiences . All the interior were on full rotation. Service Housekeeping and Laundry. The skills I was able to perfect were packing and un packing guest luggage, Caribbean influenced cocktails, table set ups, fun themed nights, beach set ups and updating inventories. I was relied on heavily to help with uniforms. My sewing knowledge was put to use, to alter some uniforms from a size 12 to a 8. I enjoyed my time on board ICON and loved the fast paced work environment, and enjoyed the responsibility that came with the lead stew position. I took delight in being able pass on to others some of my experience learnt from my previous charters.