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My entire name is Mercedeez Porsche ElLexus Strong-Dowdell!
Mercedeez, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Fashion Stylist?
I am passionate about being me and doing what makes me look at myself in the mirror and say I'm very proud of you. I have always been a fashion stylist; I did not acknowledge it. But within the last two years, I have the drive to make a change in fashion. I want to change who and what deems fashion a trend and how people are viewing stylists and styling.
Who is your inspiration in life Mercedeez? How do you keep inspired?
I am my inspiration. Every day I wake up and say what outfit will show the outside world how I am feeling today and the weather of course!
We all make mistakes Mercedeez; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Fashion Stylist; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I live by positivity all day every day. And I always smile even through misunderstandings and miscalculations, so my emotions are never out to the point I regret my words.
Mercedeez, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Fashion Stylist, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
I always listen and write everything down!
Please tell us Mercedeez, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Fashion Stylist?
I had a pleasure of working with my great friend Gabby who runs the blog Blackgalabroad. She was due to an interview at a certain time but needed full hair and wardrobe. I simply asked what was her emotions and mood like and created outfits that fit her perfect and correlated with the message she wanted to send!
Mercedeez, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
Because I genuinely smile and ask people how they are doing most things go my way. Having the ability to be transparent and honest, I have no disagreements in the workplace
Mercedeez, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Fashion Stylist. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
My proudest professional accomplishment is launching my Etsy thrift store My GrVndnVs Closet! It's my biggest accomplishment because I love sharing and I love to make people happy and believe in themselves! I believe clothes are emotions and helping others express themselves is what I love for.
Mercedeez, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Making people see my creative and artistic style through my clothes every day is exciting because I get to open up and people see me for me!
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Fashion Stylist?
Just be yourself, and the world will come to you!
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes! I am looking for fashion stylist and blogger collaborations; I am looking for fashion designer and creativity to collaborate with and graphic artists.
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