Monday, September 2, 2013

QC Style Academy {1}

I'm always looking for new challenges and avenues of professional development so when I received an e-mail about QC Style Academy 's online fashion stylist program, I was intrigued. 

As much as I like to dress myself, I enjoy choosing outfits for others and being a part of their transformations even more so.  I've had the opportunity to style various photoshoots and have volunteered as a wardrobe consultant at Dress for Success Ottawa (where I now work).  What's next for me? I would love to work part-time as a stylist & personal shopper, showing others how to combine affordability, uniqueness, elegance and personality to create their own personal styles.

The great part about QC Style Academy is that the program is entirely online so you can study at your own pace from anywhere in the world.  I recently completed the first unit which focuses on the history of fashion, modern fashion icons and the stylist's role. Did you know that shift dresses are modeled after the flapper dresses of the 30s? Or that music strongly influenced fashion in the 1970s and common styles were folk, glam rock, jazz, punk rock and disco? I'm looking forward to learning and sharing more fashion tidbits but in the meantime, here's my introduction to my style mentor (shot in my clothes room!


  1. What a great course; sounds like the perfect fit for you! Can't wait to hear more!

    Kate xo

  2. Very cool Emily!!
    I bet the history of fashion was more interesting than learning about some dumb war for a regular history class!

  3. oh emily, i'm so excited for you, and the possibilities. :) your closet is awesome & that hat is fantastic! yes, i watched the whole video.


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