I had a very mixed background… – Oluwaseun Olopade, our April Mustardels Media Focus
Seun Olopade, a Fashion Stylist in this interview with Folayemi Joshua, tells about his background, career and future goals.
Can we meet you??
My name is Oluwaseun Olopade , I’m a Fashion Stylist/Entrepreneur/Image Consultant , I run the brand “STYLEDBYSEUN”.
Tell us a little about your background.
I had a very mixed background ; challenging and exciting. Growing up in one of the hardcore parts of Lagos; Somolu, Ebute Metta And Egbeda was a whole lot of fun . I’m from a family of Four but grew up with multiple of extended families.
Would you say what you studied in school has helped in your career path?
Yeah it sure did , studying Mass Communication from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY ), Ogun State really helped me with my communication skills with prospective client and also starting out as a stylist I involved some of the things learnt in the classroom to start up conversations that finally lead to selling my brand and what I do to people.
To you, who is a Fashion Stylist and what are their roles in a team?
A Fashion Stylist is literally the backbone of every good image you see out there , Our roles in a team cannot be swept under the carpet I must say.
A fashion Stylist works is a few of the following and even transcends these ;
Advises clients on suitable styling for shoots and events .
Orders clothing, fabrics, accessories, makeup and more to facilitate a wardrobe.
Coordinates with photographers, makeup artists, hair stylists, and other industry professionals in order to develop comprehensive looks for clients.
Develops exclusive, creative, and unconventional designs.
How long have you been in the business?
3 years Professionally
What inspires you?
I am inspired by everything mostly inspired by every one I get to work with ; their aura and personality helps my work and know how to project their brand with the dynamics of my styling.
Where do you see your brand in the next five years?
More Global bound and standing out as one of the stylist with remarkable Style Journey.
Do you have role models? If yes, lets know them.
I admire a lot of people in same field of work one of which is Jane Michael Ekanem ; not just because I interned under her years ago but her tenacity and perseverance as woman doing exceptionally well for herself. I admire Jason Bolden (Taraji P Henson Stylist) And Law Roach ( Zendaya And Ariana Grande’s Stylist ).
However, My Mum inspires me the most !
What fashion brand do you look forward to working with?
I’m in total awe of Ralp and Russo’s Evening Dress as well as Valdrinsahiti Dresses too, Looking forward to working with their pieces soon.
How has the Digital Media helped your brand?
Digital Media is the new cool right now , the different approach to businesses with the help of the digital media has been quite helpful . 50% of my referral comes from Social Media based on how best I have used them.
Do you think Fashion styling in Nigeria has got to its peak?
It’s fast becoming a blooming industry but not at its peak yet, a lot of people still don’t understand what the job entails while others feel it’s some sort of Job but trust me it’s real work and just like your Doctors,Lawyers profession etc Fashion Styling is also tasking as a career. I’m optimistic with better structure put in place for the the entertainment industry as a whole Fashion styling would take its shape too.
Lets get a bit personal, are you in a relationship?
No I’m not
Describe your brand in three words.
Elegantly Stylish, Luxurious and Clean !
Whose closet would you love to raid?
Lolu Esq Shoes and Shirts , Harrison Diddy Entire Clothes And Shoes
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