My road to winning Westfield’s young stylist competition
After submitting my video in the first round, I received an exciting call telling me that I had made it to the final four. All of my dreams were fast-tracked into reality sooner than I could have imagined, and ten days later I was flown up to Auckland to go to Westfield St Lukes to complete my first styling challenge.
My first styling challenge
My mum and I caught a really early flight up to Auckland to complete the styling challenge, which included styling 4 models (3 female, 1 male) using the retailers in-centre. Then at the end of the day we had a runway show where people could vote for their favourite. This was the show that was also filmed for online voting.
It was honestly such a stressful day as I knew that so many people would be seeing the video and I didn't want to let anyone down. I wanted to show that I deserved to be on that stage, not just for the people who were watching, but to also prove to myself that I can do it. Besides the stress and pressure to do well, I had so much fun living the dream fashion stylist life and getting help from the very fabulous Luke Bettesworth.