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Student Stories: Michele Guzman and Fashion Styling for Beginners

Michele Guzman's stylist mood board.

Student Stories: Michele Guzman and Fashion Styling for Beginners

Written by Hamish Chohan
Published date 07 February 2020

Throwing back to an interview we carried out in 2018, we spoke with Michele Guzman who at the time was looking forward to studying further in fashion or interior design. From Guatemala, Michele attended the incredibly popular Fashion Styling for Beginners short course.

Michele Guzman

What short course did you study on and why did you choose it?

I picked Kristine Kilty’s Fashion Styling for Beginners short courses and I chose it mainly because of Central Saint Martins’ reputation. I have also admired CSM since I was a kid and it was a dream come true to be able to study there. Also, before I met Kristine I looked up her work on the internet and her styling work is amazing!

Michele Guzman's mood board

What did you enjoy most about your short course?

Kristine Kilty, my teacher. She is very nice, approachable, and she taught us a lot in just five days.

How has the course benefited your career and personal development?

It was a really encouraging experience and I now want to keep studying more courses for my own development and future career.

Michele Guzman

What would you say to someone who is thinking about taking a short course at Central Saint Martins?

It is the right choice to study at CSM as you will learn from professionals and it will absolutely be a great experience to improve yourself - thank you Central Saint Martins and UAL for this amazing experience!

What do you believe is integral to the work of an artist, in any discipline?

For me the most integral thing is be yourself, always be respectful with everybody and be thankful to have the opportunity of doing what you love.

What three words best describe your short course experience at CSM?

Inspirational. Encouraging. Practical.

Fashion Styling for Beginners class, student work

You can try Fashion Styling for Beginners for yourself this Easter School or Summer Term. The course returns for a four day intensive starting on 6 April or runs over eight weeks, every Wednesday, starting on 15 April.

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