Wednesday, 23 March 2022

Interview with Fashion Stylist Sahra Brandt

Hi There..... Are you ready to learn some more about the fashion industry? 

Ah yes, I have another interesting fashion stylist interview today. As I was writing, I was wondering what other bloggers would write on this topic. You can never guess what I found this way. Don't even bother to try, because it's so unbelievable. 😵

Still, it's true, pinky swear. I typed in on bing (similar to google) 'fashion stylist interview', and there it was. My blog post on Medium about the interview with fashion stylist Laurie Brucker Amerikaner. 😍

I sometimes forget, but usually a few days after I have written a blog post, I also publish it on Medium. Ah yes, as I told you before, I am a regular absent-minded professor. 😏

Nobody is perfect, and that is just perfect. How boring would life be otherwise, and how little would I have to tell you, if not about some of my mistakes? 😂

Enough about my flaws. Let’s see if 32-year-old Sahra Brandt has something more interesting to say. I bet she does. 😍

What is your name, function, and the company you work for?  

Sahra, owner of Shop the City.

What kind of work do you do or what are you studying to be? 

I’m a wardrobe consultant and personal stylist. 

What made you decide to become a Fashion Stylist?

My family always tried to push me another way, but I have always known I wanted to work in fashion. I put myself through fashion school in New York City and then worked as a buyer. When I met my now-husband, we moved to DC, which is not a very fashionable town. 

I took an entry-level job at a law firm because it felt like what I was supposed to do there. Except that it wasn’t fulfilling. In 2017, I went back to my passion and invested in myself, so I launched Shop The City!

Is fashion important to you? Why? 

Absolutely! It’s an amazing form of self-expression, especially for me. I can say who I am and what I’m about without opening my mouth. 

What are your successes and how did you achieve them?

I’ve had some amazing successes, but I think 2021 as a whole was a great success; I styled 14 photoshoots and 5 of which were covers, including one for Vogue India! 

Is the name of the Brand important to you when you buy clothing?

I don’t think so. It’s the quality of the fabrics and the design and silhouettes of the clothes. And, of course, the fit! 

Describe your personal style of clothing?

I like to describe myself as a style chameleon - I tend to vibe off of what my clients’ style is. Some days I’m a modern minimalist, some days I’m a full-on edgy punk, and other days I embrace my mom style. 

How did you find your personal style? Do you have a signature look? 

Finding your personal style is trial and error; trying on pieces and personas to find what feels most “you”, as well as following a range of people on socials to find what speaks to you most. 

In what way do you influence other people’s clothing style?

Can I speak for other people on this? I’m not sure I can but I can try! I find clients really taking what I have to say to heart; it can be something as innocuous as my personal preferences on contrast stitching in jeans or certain types of shoes. I understand, as a professional, I hold a lot of power with my words and try to be conscientious about that. 

What are in your eyes the best trends at the moment?

I’m LOVING kelly green, chunky lug sole loafers for an edgy-meets-darling trend, and crochet pieces for an effortless summer moment. 

What are in your eyes the worst trends at the moment?

The open front/sternum pieces - they only work for a specific body type. And neon; again, you need a very specific skin tone and probably a tan to pull this off, so it doesn’t work for everyone! 

What kind of fashion advice would you give us?

Invest in quality basics; update your whites often, find pieces that make you feel like the most confident person in the room, and wear those to the ground. Don’t only shop the sales racks. 

Who is your style icon and why?

Oh gosh, I feel like I have so many! Carrie Bradshaw definitely; a perfect mix of carefree and trend-forward, yet timeless. Bella Hadid always looks amazing and is at the forefront of trends, though I know we owe that to her stylist. And so many people on the street wearing their looks with confidence inspire me!

Is there something else you would like to share with us?

I work virtually and in person for clients in California! I also post style tips and tricks on my Instagram. If you’d like to follow me

Thanks, Sahra for filling in my interview questions, love the quilted bag you showed on your Instagram. 😍

Hope you like my blog.....Until next time.....Have a nice day 

Renata (Seadbeady)

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  1. I like her tip: invest in quality basics. While I am not into fashion, my T-shirt's colors are neutral tones, so I can mix-match them with my chinos or skinnies.

  2. A friend of mine worked with a stylist before, she said it was one of the best experiences in her life. Sahra seems awesome.

  3. Each piece is unique and sets the tone for the next. Great fashion

  4. Great interview! It sounds like it would be so neat to work with a stylist.


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