So what happens when a travel blogger collaborates with a stylist? Hint: a lot.
There comes a time when I crave for a sense of identity, confidence, a look that speaks who I am as a person and brand. But mostly, everyday I stare blankly into my wardrobe trying to create an outfit out of the same old stuff to attend an event and be photographed in.
I met Adriana last year at Westfield Sydney, looking for the rest of my outfit I needed to buy to wear with my suit (it was was my birthday and I was celebrating at a fashion event). Adriana has a wealth of experience in bringing out the best in people, empowering both men and women to dress accordingly to their shape, budget and lifestyle.
So on the weekend I went down to her hometown of Wollongong to seek her help for an upcoming hotel shoot at the end of the week. Details will be posted and make sure you follow me on snapchat @travelwithraf for behind-the-scenes.
“Everyone deserves to not only look good, but feel great” says Adriana. This is completely true, we can be overwhelmed with what a stylist may say you should wear. But if you don’t feel positive about yourself, or give yourself the opportunity to be open-minded to new things. Then you might end up purchasing clothes you don’t like and never wear.
After a couple of stops along the way from Sydney to the Gong, I made it to Tramps the Store for an unique personal styling session.
This store is pretty amazing, not only the service I received… well Adri did most of the running around and kept everyone else on their toes. But the service and the collection of clothing and accessories is a men’s one stop boutique. There is a plethora of brands available for the discerning gentleman or casual streetwear look.
Brand name dropping is imminent. Accessories from Diesel, Ted Baker, Ben Sherman; Footwear from Brando Italy, Lacoste, Le Coqsportif; Streetwear from Armani Jeans, Silent Theory, G-Star Raw; and Suiting from Versace, Lagerfeld and Politix.
Now, having a stylist is not for everyone and I was lucky enough to work with Adriana. But the team at Tramps The Store, have experience in creating a look and will pull together a couple of outfits including accessories to suit your sense of style. How great is that for dedicated customer service. Looking for a killer suit or to dress the groom and party, they even got you covered in the custom made suit service section.
Prior to meeting up, I gave an idea of where the hotel is located and the type of shoot I will be doing on the day. So, we had a couple of outfits already in mind and Adriana went around the store to select a few items she wanted to get me to try.
Looking for the right size can be little difficult (ahem, salad for the rest of the week) but its finding the right cut that makes you look good – little tricks I learnt made me feel taller and slimmer.
Enjoy the candid photos as these are some of the looks I will be wearing for my “professional” hotel photoshoot. And always remember, a good stylist will respect you and make sure you feel confident in the clothes you wear.
Book your styling session with Adriana and let me know how she helped reinvent your wardrobe.