Marian studied Graduate Diploma Fashion Media Styling at LCF and now works for Yoox group and freelances as a stylist.
Could you introduce yourself and your current role?
At the moment I'm working as a fashion assistant intern for the EDIT magazine at Yoox Net-a-Porter group while I work as a freelance stylist, styling lookbooks and campaigns.
How did you find FMS at LCF?
My course was incredible. It was a challenge and an amazing journey at the same time. It introduced me to the world of styling and opened the doors to the industry for me.
Why did you choose to study at LCF?
LCF if the most respected college in the fashion industry and I knew from the beginning that I would have the best tutors and learning, which I did. From the seminars to the visiting lecturers, I was learning from the people inside the industry.
What skills did you learn and are using now?
I learned how to interpret fashion, how to explore my creativity and how theory and history of fashion is actually the base of any career in fashion. I learned how to stretch myself in order to achieve goals and how hard work only makes you better.
How did you find the teaching?
My tutor, Diana Donaldson is such an inspiring person. Always seeking for perfection and was there to teach us not only how but why, and show us new ways of challenging ourselves. I graduated feeling stronger, not only in skills but also in confidence.
What are you up to now?
I'm doing the job I love in an amazing magazine with a wonderful team. I look forward to more exciting challenges within them.
How did you get to where you are today?
By hard work. By assisting stylists and working weekdays and weekends in order to get the required portfolio and background that would help me enter a company like the one I'm now in.
What were your biggest challenges along the way?
I think the biggest challenge was to make a portfolio strong enough to help me get the jobs I was aiming for. Also making sure I'm confident, as competition is big and you need to be constantly pushing boundaries.
Tell us about an average day at your job?
I work on editorials for the magazine, so everyday I would call in samples for shoots and go through the trends along with the Fashion Editor in order to pick the right looks for the shoot. On my freelance jobs, I would meet with clients making presentations on how I imagine the shoot with trends, references , photography and model suggestions
How would you define your own style?
My style is a cocktail! I love mix n match, vintage and designer pieces that I would mix to create a different outfit that makes me feel great! It can be 70s inspired, 40s or 90s. I create a new style everyday.
What is your top tip for people who want to get into roles like yours?
My top tip would be work hard but always with a smile and assist as many stylists as possible. Take as many internships as possible and be truly a kind and loving person. People respect and appreciate that.