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Styling Assistant

Totokaelo is a luxury retail company. We bring together our unique approach and forward-thinking technology to create an unmatched client experience through the convenience of online shopping or through the personal relationship enabled by brick and mortar. Our mission is to introduce original and distinguished fashion, art and objects to the consumer by representing collections with limited global distribution and designers who possess a distinct sense of beauty.

We are currently seeking a full-time STYLING ASSISTANT who will support our Stylists and Creative team. The successful candidate should have a highly developed personal aesthetic and deep understanding of the fashion market, as well as fully grasping Totoakelo’s place within it. This role requires strong organizational skills, impeccable attention to detail and a creative aptitude. Our ideal candidate will also possess an attitude well suited for collaboration and team-work,and the career goal of becoming a stylist.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Organize product in studio and prepare featured pieces for shooting (steaming, lint rolling, removing tags, etc.)
  • Ensure studio prep area is kept clean and organized
  • Communicate regularly with Merchandising and ecommerce team regarding merchandise to photograph
  • Ensure all necessary product is in-studio prior to photo shoot and help to prioritize high priorities and re-shoots
  • Prep and style accessories for still life photo shoots working closely with photographer
  • Ensure all product is shot correctly and to Totokaelo standards, working alongside digital tech to ensure an appropriate handoff to our retoucher
  • Manage flow of product during photo shoots by maintaining order of merchandise shot
  • Work closely with Stylist by helping to prepare and execute on-figure photo shoots

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Superb eye for trends, style, and visual composition
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize appropriately, adapt well in a changing environment
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Intermediate command of MicroSoft Office Suite

IDEALLY

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Merchandising, Fashion Design, or related field
  • Previous apparel retail experience; preferably in a visual aspect
  • Minimum two years experience supporting a Stylist or Art Department

REQUIRED

Please submit a portfolio of looks; either work you’ve done as a Stylist, or a collection of fashion photos that have inspired you.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • A talented and dedicated team
  • Competitive compensation and incentives
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • A discount to one of the best stores in the world
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