Fashion Stylist in past few years has grown as an amazing career option for the Fashion Enthusiast around the globe. For Medhavi Mehta, working in fashion doesn’t seem like a career choice, but a fate that she could not resist. Growing up playing dress up with friends, she always knew she would end up being involved in fashion.
The Jaipur-based stylist is today chasing her dreams and is styling celebs for various projects every day. We got a chance to meet her recently and in a candid interview, she shared few things about her growing career. Here read about the vivacious, stylish and very beautiful Medhavi Mehta.
What inspired you to go into fashion styling?
Let me start by mentioning my parents. They are a superior reflection of my talent whether it’s my memorable Celebrity styling, movies, shows, music videos, personal clients or my dressing up for my own stunning public appearances( laughs ). They have always guided me supported me and influenced me each day. My dad being an exporter of high fashion brand garments like “Zara” and “Forevere21” has always been a great influence on me.
What is the biggest misconception people not working in your field have about your job?
People often think that all we do is shopping. The misconception that we are just swimming in free couture. We’ve got news for you, all of the fabulous dresses we put celebrities and models in go right back to the showroom after the event. So we aren’t always fortunate enough to get free clothes.
Also, we aren’t BFF’s of the celebrities. You can definitely grow a bond but most of the times it is pure business. I also get to hear a lot that we are also dressed in designer wear. It’s hard out there for a Stylist, especially in the beginning. You’ll be wearing Converse a lot more than you’ll be rocking Louboutins. Styling is hard work and you need to be dressed to work.
What has been the most memorable moment of your career, so far?
Lisa Haydon sharing her personal contact details and telling me that she would love to have me as her Stylist in near future. *tears of joy*
What challenges do you have as a stylist?
Being a stylist and aspiring to boost your clients’ confidence through your imaginative suggestions, is quite a stressful job. Though that the moment we start panicking, inspiration abandons you. It’s true that we are dealing with minute details, fragile psychologies and perfect style rules that have to be broken artfully, but amidst this daily chaos, have to stay serene and creative. Our Anxiety and lack of discipline will affect the clients’ mood in an unforeseeable way. From then on, a roller coaster of emotions might work at the expense of your professional profile. It’s essential to maintaining the good vibes.
What goals do you wish to achieve in the future?
I want to open my own Fashion Academy in Jaipur and start a label of my own. I want to inspire young talent.
How do you choose what looks work for each individual client?
Well, a stylist job is not as glamours and effortless as it looks like. We have to sit with the client for hours and hours. Listening to their interests, choices, learning about there body type, structure, skin tone and there a lot more things we have to study and observe before we start our work.
What’s the most fun part of your job?
Shopping, Shopping and more Shopping. Also meeting new people every day, meeting designers, studying labels closely. Oh, the list is again never ending. (Winks)
Well, we couldn’t let her go without knowing her personal style and choices a little better. Hence we ended up in a fun RAPID FIRE.
Describe your style in 3 words: Feminine, Edgy and Effortless Classic
Favourite item in your closet: Never underestimate the power of an LBD (little black dress) and you can say I always put my best foot forward, so a pair of good shoes
Favourite places to find budget buy: Forever21 and we talk about literal budget buys on the street then there is this one place no one should really miss out would be “Sarojini Nagar” in Delhi.
Trends you want to see disappear: Ahh! A lot of them. Plastic Trend of “Chanel Spring’18” & Fanny Pack Trend.
Who are your style icons? Charlize Theron (for looking stunning at every Red Carpet Appearance) and Rhea Kapoor.
Favourite Brands: YSL, Elie Saab, Forever New, Charles & Keith
Favourite Designer: Yulia Yanina, Prada, John Paul Gaultier, Anamika Khanna
One thing you would never wear: Plastic Trend- Chanel’18
Your Go-To Look: Pair of blue denim with a white t-shirt and a killer bag to complete the look.
What styling advice you would like to give to other women? Never underestimate the power of accessories and stay away from the herd mentality ” Have fun with the fusion”.