Meet Our Stylists: Kristine BalingitBy Style Counsel / April 4, 2018 / Blog,Interviews / 0 Comments
Meet one of our Stylists on the app, Kristine Balingit. Krissy has a degree in Fashion Technology and has been working in the fashion industry for over 12 years. After growing up in New Zealand, she moved to London and has since worked with brands such as Hobbs, Asos, Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Yumi, Crew Clothing, Reiss and Ted Baker. Read our interview with her to find out what drove her to work as a personal stylist, who she follows on Instagram and why she loves being part of the Style Counsel community.
How did you get into Styling?
I had worked for numerous design companies, fitting garments on models, throughout London for many years and then one day I realized that I wanted to do this on people for their everyday life. I wanted and make people feel more confident in how they look and dresses, once I had realized that the rest just fell into place.
What is your favorite thing about being a stylist and why?
I love the interaction that is involved as well as knowing that after a style session you feel like you’ve changed the client somehow. I love walking away knowing that the client has everything they need and feel secure in the purchases that we have made together.
What is your career highlight?
When clients comes back and says that they need you to sort out a wardrobe dilemma for them. It’s really nice to hear that you are needed for something so important and that the client appreciates my work.
Who is your main fashion inspiration and why?
I really love the blogger/vlogger Suzie from Hello October. I love that she is herself and has evolved throughout her career. I love how down to earth she is as she mixes her wardrobe staples with high street, overseas brands, and luxury items.
What is your favorite thing about being a Style Counsel Stylist?
That you see can see all of the different looks people are pulling together and that there is such a strong sense of community as everyone can engage with each other. I also love helping the users with the finishing touches to their outfits.
Who are you loving on Instagram right now?
So many people!! Hello October, Emma Hill, Sinead Crowe, Ellen Brocky girl, The Silk Sneaker and Bubbly Aquarius.
When you aren’t blogging or styling our users… how do you spend your time?
I usually spend my time chilling with friends with some nice food, sometimes I go to the theatre or a gallery on my own to relax.
Where is your favorite place to shop?
I don’t believe in restricting myself to just one place. I love Zara, Topshop, and H&M. Also, I really love Revolve, Verge Girl, and Realization Par.
What was the last item of clothing you bought?
I bought a 100% Cotton swing rib jumper in navy from Me + Em – I believe that navy can be the new black. It’s a great transition piece that will last me many months and is a safe go-to item that you can team up with everything.
If you could only wear one outfit for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A great pair of jeans and a white tee. Such a classic combination and one that you could wear to almost any occasion when teamed with the right shoes and accessories.
Where can people find you online?
Thank you to Krissy for taking the time to chat with us! Download the Style Counsel App to receive personal style advice from her.