Inspiring Lives with " Kim Dillinger " From Bravo's Blood Sweat & Heels

Written BY : Samantha Cee

Interview By : EIC , Pilar Scratch

 

And we are back , today we are highlighting one of the most influential bloggers , celebrity wardrobe stylist in Manhattan .... who is now on Bravos Blood Sweet and heels highlighting her fashion creativity ... Immensely Humbled our Editor in Chief caught up with her fellow fashion guru Kim Dillinger

Fashion Gxd Magazine :What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?

Kim Dillinger :The ability to set my own working hours and Showcasing my gifts and God given talent to the world.

FGM: what was the single most important decision you made that contributed to your success?

KD: Taking a step out in faith. Most people say they want to something but are always afraid because the first thing they think about is money & failure. I took a chance and invested in myself.

FGM: What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful wardrobe stylist ? KD: Patience, drive and determination.

FGM: What have been some of your failures, and what have you learned from them?

KD: This questions stumps me. I don't believe in failure. Failure is when you give up. I never gave up. Even though times were hard I learned from each and every experience.

What ignited the spark in you to start a wardrobe stylist venture or to pursue your career?
Family members and friends. Especially my dare friend international recording artist bad gal Bambi and my personal hair stylist shannon Rowe. They always told me I should be in the fashion industry because of my obsession with clothes and shoes. I love putting different pieces together and expressing my personal
Style.
 Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful wardrobe stylist ? Absolutely not. Every has a different outlook on styling. For me personally it's the end goal. The satisfaction of the clients, various showrooms and Pr agencies. To know that I did such a great job styling numerous editorials and the client and or agencies are always willing to work with me.

To what do you most attribute your success?
Daisy Lewellyn & Weyni Elder. Both ladies gave me a chance of a life time not to only assist them in styling makeovers for day time talk shows and editorials but also giving me the opportunity to do it on my own. Also Daisy gave me a chance to become apart of one of bravos hit series Blood,Sweat,Heels.

What would you say are the five key elements for being a successful wardrobe stylist ?
1. Personal style
2. Knowledge of designers
3. Intuition
4. Gaining trust from the Pr Agencies
5. Knowing the difference between personal styling and editorial

What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
 Assisting Weyni with styling Adrienne Moore & Vicki Juedy of Orange is the new black. Both women gave me praises on my personal style and work ethic.

Fashion Gxd Magazine :If you could talk to one person from history, who would it be and why?


Kim Dillinger : Princess Diana. As a fellow cancerian and the fact we share the same birthday shows me that I can to be a princess but a princess in fashion.


 FGM: Who has been your greatest inspiration?

KIm Dillinger :June Ambrose


 FGM: What book has inspired you the most? (OR What is your favorite book?)

KD: Sophia Amuroso Owner of Nasty Gal & author of " Girl Boss"


  FGM: What motivates you?

KD: My children. They are the reason I will not lose.


FGM: What three pieces of advice would you give to individuals wishing to get into fashion industry ?

KD: 1. Internship
2. Researching
3. Style Blog

 FGM:What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?

KD: There is no such thing as fear. The only thing that is in your way is your thoughts.

 FGM: How do you define success?
KD: Reaching your highest potential  so in return you can help someone else
 achieve their goals.


FGM: What is the best way to achieve long-term success?

KD: Remain focus and all cause. There will be many obstacles but if you have faith in yourself and the things you want to achieve nothing can stop you.  Hi Oprah !!!!!

 FGM: If you could have given yourself a piece of knowledge or advice when you started what would that be? 

 KD: Always have your styling kit on hand. You never know when there will be a wardrobe malfunction.

FGM: Which opportunities should you have followed; what pitfalls would you have avoided?.
 KD:There are no opportunities that I did not follow nor would i say I had any pitfalls. However there are a few things that I could have done differently in terms of keeping my emotions to myself. I let my emotions get the best of me in the beginning but I learned how to have alligator skin.

FGM: What is a Inspiring Woman To You ?
KD: Myself. I worked for a very longtime without compensation but I still worked like I was getting an incentive.

FG: What are your hobbies?
KD:My world revolves around fashion. When I am not styling a shoot I am already planning and preparing for the next.


FGm: What do you do in your non-work time?

KD: Create mood and vision boards.