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JESS PECORARO | STYLIST

With a penchant for classics and a love of quality, for Sydney based stylist, Jess Pecoraro, fashion was always in the genes. From a wide eyed intern to fully fledged freelancer, read on for Jess’ insider tips.

THE SOLANDRI SHIRT

HOW DID YOUR CAREER START AS A STYLIST?

It was definitely something I fell into. I took a year off once finishing high school and spent the first few months overseas, after returning I helped a friend on a shoot for a new label she had started, her best friend who was at the shoot was the Fashion Editor of Cosmopolitan magazine at the time. We were introduced and a week later a started interning in their fashion department. I interned for about 1 year before landing a full time job as a fashion assistant in another magazine. I then worked my way up throughout the years working on a few different titles before leaving to go freelance a little over 3 years ago.

 

DID YOU ALWAYS WANT A CAREER IN FASHION?

My mum was a designer so I grew up in her studio playing with samples and pretending I was a designer yet it wasn’t until I actually walked into the office of Cosmopolitan magazine that I realised that this is what I wanted to do. I can’t imagine doing anything else!

THE SOLANDRI SHIRT

THE SOLANDRI SHIRT

THE SOLANDRI SHIRT

WHAT IS THE BEST PART ABOUT BEING A STYLIST?

No day is the same which is the greatest part. As much as it can be stressful it’s so rewarding seeing a look or shoot you visualised come to life.

 

WHO ARE COME OF YOUR CLIENTS THAT YOU ADORE DRESSING?

I’m very lucky to work with some amazing people such as Jesinta Franklin, Georgia Fowler, Carissa Walford, Bambi Northwood, Montana Cox – who trust my vision and allow me to be creative and try new and innovative styles.

 

WHAT ARE THE BEST EVENTS TO STYLE FOR?

Styling for the red carpets are always fun as you get to go a little more glam and loan some amazing pieces yet I also really enjoy dressing the girls for Fashion Weeks as you can experiment a little more then usual.

AJE STITCH LOGO TEE

AJE STITCH LOGO TEE

THE AMATAE DRESS

THE EPACRIS DENIM JACKET

WHAT ARE THE TOP 5 STYLING TIPS THAT YOU LIVE BY? ANY TRICKS OF THE TRADE YOU WANT TO SHARE?

-Dress for your shape
-Stick to the classics
-Invest in good quality pieces – these make a huge difference when worn and will last for longer
-Dry clean your delicate items
-Under garments are just as important so invest in pieces that are a good fit and good quality.

 

WHAT ARE THE TOP 5 PIECES EVERY WOMAN NEEDS IN THEIR WARDROBE?

-A classic black blazer
-A good pair of jeans
-White shirt
-Good quality handbag and heels
-Lots of basic white tees

THE EPACRIS DENIM JACKET

THE EPACRIS DENIM JACKET

WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS?

-Professionally in 10 years time I see my business expanding. I hope to have a team working with me and hopefully launching new international clients.

 

WHAT ARE YOUR TOP TIPS FOR ANYONE STARTING OUT IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY?

– Be a yes person
-Never show that something is too hard
-Think outside the box
-Listen, don’t gossip
-Be nice to everyone. Even the most junior person you may encounter may one day be your boss
-Be genuine
-Stay focus
-Organisation is a must
-But most of all – Enjoy it!

THE ACACIA TOP

THE ACACIA TOP

THE PLUME FEATHER DRESS


The Aje Girl: Jess Pecoraro (@jess_pecoraro)

Photographer: Brigette Clark (@brigetteclark_)

Stylist: Hannah Busby (@hanbusby)

Beauty: Isabella Schimid (@isabellaschimidmakeup)

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HOW DID YOUR CAREER START AS A STYLIST?

It was definitely something I fell into. I took a year off once finishing high school and spent the first few months overseas, after returning I helped a friend on a shoot for a new label she had started, her best friend who was at the shoot was the Fashion Editor of Cosmopolitan magazine at the time. We were introduced and a week later a started interning in their fashion department. I interned for about 1 year before landing a full time job as a fashion assistant in another magazine. I then worked my way up throughout the years working on a few different titles before leaving to go freelance a little over 3 years ago.

 

DID YOU ALWAYS WANT A CAREER IN FASHION?

My mum was a designer so I grew up in her studio playing with samples and pretending I was a designer yet it wasn’t until I actually walked into the office of Cosmopolitan magazine that I realised that this is what I wanted to do. I can’t imagine doing anything else!

WHAT IS THE BEST PART ABOUT BEING A STYLIST?

No day is the same which is the greatest part. As much as it can be stressful it’s so rewarding seeing a look or shoot you visualised come to life.

 

WHO ARE COME OF YOUR CLIENTS THAT YOU ADORE DRESSING?

I’m very lucky to work with some amazing people such as Jesinta Franklin, Georgia Fowler, Carissa Walford, Bambi Northwood, Montana Cox – who trust my vision and allow me to be creative and try new and innovative styles.

 

WHAT ARE THE BEST EVENTS TO STYLE FOR?

Styling for the red carpets are always fun as you get to go a little more glam and loan some amazing pieces yet I also really enjoy dressing the girls for Fashion Weeks as you can experiment a little more then usual.

WHAT ARE THE TOP 5 STYLING TIPS THAT YOU LIVE BY? ANY TRICKS OF THE TRADE YOU WANT TO SHARE?

-Dress for your shape
-Stick to the classics
-Invest in good quality pieces – these make a huge difference when worn and will last for longer
-Dry clean your delicate items
-Under garments are just as important so invest in pieces that are a good fit and good quality.

 

WHAT ARE THE TOP 5 PIECES EVERY WOMAN NEEDS IN THEIR WARDROBE?

-A classic black blazer
-A good pair of jeans
-White shirt
-Good quality handbag and heels
-Lots of basic white tees

WHAT ARE THE TOP 5 STYLING TIPS THAT YOU LIVE BY? ANY TRICKS OF THE TRADE YOU WANT TO SHARE?

-Dress for your shape
-Stick to the classics
-Invest in good quality pieces – these make a huge difference when worn and will last for longer
-Dry clean your delicate items
-Under garments are just as important so invest in pieces that are a good fit and good quality.

 

WHAT ARE THE TOP 5 PIECES EVERY WOMAN NEEDS IN THEIR WARDROBE?

-A classic black blazer
-A good pair of jeans
-White shirt
-Good quality handbag and heels
-Lots of basic white tee’s


The Aje Girl: Jess Pecoraro (@jess_pecoraro)

Photographer: Brigette Clark (@brigetteclark_)

Stylist: Hannah Busby (@hanbusby)

Beauty: Isabella Schimid (@isabellaschimidmakeup)

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