Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Stylist Reynaldo Diaz

Vividbraille is very excited to announce that Reynaldo Diaz will be styling Fashion show that is coming up on September 19th and 20th. He is a very talented stylist who people can find at Dolce Moda store in Royal Oak, MI. We had a chance to interview Rey and would like to share that with you...

1. What exactly do you do?

I am a stylist; I look at a person and try to find an outfit that will accentuate their body type. I help people to find the style they will be happy with. I just love to bring out personality through clothing. A great outfit in which you feel comfortable in will most definitely show through in the way you carry yourself. It will for sure help with your self esteem!

2. How long have you been a stylist?

Professionally for about three years, but to be honest, styling has always been in me. As long as I can remember, I have always had friends ask me for my opinion about how to dress for certain occasions, how to put outfits together. And I have always loved helping them out.

3. What do you love the most about being the stylist?

I love to see the excitement and happiness in people’s eyes, after they put on an outfit that I have chosen for them. That drives me! I also love the creativity in what I do; the fact that with at least one garment of clothing you can do so much and come up with so many different looks.

4. What is Dolce Moda and how long have you been working there for?

Dolce Moda is an exclusive clothing store in Royal Oak, Michigan. We carry very high end European fashions; clothing with very good quality and you can find nice tailored fits there for yourself. Our clothes is fashion forward, avant guarde, sometimes very conservative, but sophisticated.
I have been working at the store for about three and a half years. I am the manager of the store, I do everything from styling, dealing with vendors, checking if the merchandise is very good quality to washing dishes :o)

5. Do you meet a lot of interesting people?

Yes! I meet not only local people, but also some celebrities. I have worked on different very well known shows as a stylist.

6. What are your best tips for an average person?

The most important thing is to understand your body type and be comfortable with yourself. Also, remember that you can get the same result from lower end fashion as from high end fashion, as long as you understand what works for you. Everybody is more than welcome to come to Dolce Moda store and I will be more than happy to help them.

7. How do you stay motivated?

When you love what you do, it comes natural. Being able to wake up in the morning and being able to start being creative with my own outfit and looking forward to see who is going to show up for me to work with and how creative I can be is what keeps me going. I love it!

8. Is there anything you don’t like about being a stylist?

There isn’t really anything I don’t like about what I do. Sometimes it is challenging when people don’t want to step out of their box. But usually, I find out people’s background and what they like and go from there, because I don’t want to suggest something that is a total opposite of who they are.

9. What are you most proud of in your career?

I am very excited that I got to the point where I can work with very creative people.

10. Do you have an idol you look up to?

I don’t really have one particular idol. I appreciate everybody for who they are and that makes them an idol in my eyes.

11. Where can people find you?

At the Dolce Moda store, I am there all the time – 7 days a week. Also, you can look at our web site www.dolcemoda.com

-Katerina Pavelek


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