I had the pleasure to interview stylist Lydia Zimnoch about all things fashion and interior design related. She gave some great insight into her world within the industry. Lydia is a all round stylist and is available for bookings via id couture.
1. How would you describe your style?
I am truly a jeans girl, I always feel the most confident and true to myself in jeans even when slightly dressed up I often still wear a pair of high waisted skinny black jeans with heals or boots and a great top & accessories. On the weekends off duty you would often find me in a great tee and a pair of jeans varied from ripped boyfriend jeans, or feature flared ones, through to almost every colour available in skinny high waisted ones. I layer with accessories or jackets etc. My style is eye catching in mood rather than bling or fuss. I love toning things down with an element of cool or rock chick with certain accessories or mixing a basic great tee under a beautiful blazer or stunning detailed skirt etc. even for more formal occasions I am never the razzle dazzle pretty princess and I prefer the side of confidently understated but still wearing something that on a design aspect is clever.
2. What are your main style tips for clients?
Learn your body shape and what best suits it, find what personal underlying style speaks who you are & makes you feel the most like “you” and run with that. A person confident in them selves is the most beautiful and eye catching thing.
3. What are the key trends this season?
There has been plenty of gingham popping up through many labels, I’ve also been loving deconstructed shirting, so many great designers in clever button shirts constructed differently in stripes, gingham or plane cottons. For us in Australia heading into winter the mulberry colour is a key colour of trend this season.
4. What are your shopping tips?
5. What are your tips to style a room?
6. What do you love most about styling?
7. How do you stay updated with current trends?
This world has everything at your finger tips online. So easily now you can connect yourself on social media & sites to magazines, music, art, retail stores, individuals & creative people that inspire you. Getting out about and seeing what is out there is also incredibly important.
8. What age did you first become interested in styling?
For me it started as a child. I was 5 when I learned how to sew on a small child sewing machine and create items I had thought up of for me to wear or to put in my little bedroom. From there I kept evolving in my creativity. I moved into designing while studying at university and working as a sales assistant stylist within retail stores, then eventually went on to own my own fashion boutique which had me creating with many designers, local magazines and fashion events. As well as continually styling clients. After this I moved on to styling alone spreading my wings and expanding from not only fashion styling but now I also do interior design styling. It’s an amazing job and I love it.