JITKA MERTOVA - FASHION STYLIST


PROFILE


I’m experienced and in-depth knowledge in a variety of key fashion skills in design, merchandizing and leadership. I am confident, motivated and a fast learner. A forward thinking , charismatic individual seeking a position in the exciting , fast paced environment of the Fashion & Apparel Industry.


SKILLS:


• Editorial and Personal Fashion Styling

• Customer service

• Team leadership

• Trend forecasting

• Adobe photoshop / Word/ Excel / Adobe Illustrator

• Creative problem solver


KEY ACHIEVEMENTS


• STYLING SPRING FASHION ISSUE for CZECH COSMOPOLITAN (March 2019)

• WINNER BATTLE OF THE STYLIST 2018 CZECH REPUBLIC (Europian stylist competion)

• SHUBA MAGAZINE Shades of sunset, August 2018 (print and online)

• Fashion stylist for DREAMINGLESS MAGAZINE, MEADE magazine and UNFOLDED magazine 2016,2017,2018

• Fashion assistant for MUSIC VIDEO (Voss / Stuck in Fire) Oct 2015 • Stylist for fashion brand Hype (www.hypeclothinguk.bigcartel.com)


PROFESSIONAL HISTORY


FASHION ASSISTANT FOR STYLIST SUZANNE BERNIE (COATHANGER) 2017– present

Working for UK stylist Suzanne Bernie for more than 2 years. I’m Suzanne right hand. I’m helping Suzanne selects the clothing and accessories for published editorial features, print or television advertising campaigns, music videos, and any public appearances made by celebrities and models. I do pick ups and returns and lead stylist in daily tasks.


Joel and Son Fabrics APPOINTMENTED BY HER MAJESTY QUEEN II (2013-PRESENT)


I started working in a website office. I was responsible for styling fabrics, make website creative and attractive, taking photos and editing. I was a part of the fashion blog. Then I moved to personal shopper role. This is a client facing role where I am responsible for high level customer service with my own clients. These are ranging from members of the royal family to fashion designers. I run through the products ranges with clients and help them make the right decisions with the fabric to fit their design briefs. Managing complex overseas product orders with liaison form various third parties. Helping customers choose accessories for their design requirements and cutting fabrics to specific detailed measurements. Overseeing more junior staff and train them in a customer service.


FASHION STYLING TUTOR at London school of Styling (2016,2017)


Lead class of 15 girls. Teaching students about fashion, specialising in social media and helping them to build their portfolio. Completing styling documentation after each outfit phase, making mood boards. Working in studio with big team as photographers, makeup artist on students portfolio.


EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

LONDON SCHOOL OF STYLING 2015 April – 2017

Beginner Course in Fashion Styling – Distinction 3month part time Advanced Course in Fashion Styling, Art Direction & Production – Distinction 6 months part time. (CERTIFICATE)


LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION 2015 FASHION DEGREE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME


Pass 2013 High School of Art and Management June 2012 Basic: Dalton 9-year School, Chalabalova 2, Brno 1999–2009

Computers: MS Office, Adobe Photoshop, great with MAC computer, uploading images,..


ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS


I enjoy street dance dancing and exploring museums. In my view, travelling is a way to enhance your understanding of different cultures, values and principles and I try to visit a new country every year.