Inside Marco's World - Meet Revolve's Senior Editorial Stylist4:46:00 PM
Let's be honest - every fashion lover has thought about styling before. A job where you get paid to dress people up and experiment with clothes and accessories sounds like a pretty great deal to me. However, if there's anything I've learned interviewing fashion industry insiders, is that there is always more to fashion than meets the eye. To learn more about what it takes to be a stylist, I interviewed Marco Rodriguez, senior editorial stylist at Revolve clothing.
Marco has been working as a stylist for 8 years with several brands prior to Revolve, and has plenty of experience collaborating with great brands and top models. All photos are courtesy of Marco's Instagram - @marcos.world - which you can check out to see more of his work.
Marco on Set with Nicole Richie and Frida Assen
How and when did you realize you wanted to be a stylist?
I didn't grow up known this was a job, let alone a career. When I was 19 I needed a second job so I started as a visual merchandiser at Forever 21. I realized that I really loved working with clothes and that I was good at it.
What is a typical workday for you like?
It varies day by day and depends on how many shoots or fittings I have that week. Normally, I will start my day around 9 or 10 and check all my emails. At that point, I will either start putting looks together or start searching for accessories to finalize looks. Sometimes my day will end at 6 or sometimes my day will end at 10.
It is amazing and very fast paced. I am very lucky to have this opportunity.
Where do you draw inspiration from when it comes to your styling?
Instagram! I'm not a very "techy" person, so for me, that's the easiest at fastest way. Other than that, I love magazines.
Do you have a favorite shoot you have styled?
I've been very lucky to have so many shoots under my belt, but my favorite will always be my first. It was for Forever 21 and it with with model Elyse Taylor. It was amazing and that's when I realized I loved being on set and being a part of a team that created such beautiful images.
Do you ever feel that people have misconceptions about careers in the fashion industry?
Yes, a lot of times people think it's glamorous and easy. They don't realize how much work goes into creating one image.
What is the most challenging part of your job, and what is your favorite part of your job?
Most challenging I would have to say is always having to make the next shoot better than the last and always trying to stay relevant and come up with new ideas; but that is also my favorite part. I've always liked a challenge.
What advice would you give to someone pursuing a career as a stylist, or in the fashion industry in general?
Get ready to work hard, be patient and have fun! If you love what you do it will never feel like a job.