Wired Women: Taylor Greeley11:39 PM
Wired Women profiles successful women with ties to Boston who are pursuing their passions. These women serve as an inspiration not only to myself, but to women and girls everywhere who are eager to make waves in their field. These fab women will be sharing their stories twice a month while sharing their experiences. This week's Wired Woman is Taylor Greeley. Taylor and I met this past summer and embarked on a boatload of adventures from crazy nights at the Liberty to a weekend getaway in Connecticut and she also happens to be a super talented stylist. Taylor specializes in both fashion & interiors and has a keen eye for knick knacks and quality vintage pieces.
Style Wire: How would you best describe your personal style?
Taylor Greeley: I always tip-toe around this question because I feel like it’s hard to answer. So, in short: Comfortable, slightly boyish with tons of 80’s influence. I like to load up on classics, like Chucks and denim, and work magic around them with fun accessories or punk-rock style pieces.
SW: How did you decide you'd pursue a career in styling and decor?
TG: I knew from age 7 that I wanted to pursue a creative career. In high school I would spend my time in our Fashion design course creating collages and vision boards... and always getting in trouble for it. I had no interest in making clothing, or in anything else for that matter. After high school I immediately started working, I took a course in home staging and loved it. It’s been a constant pursue of my dream ever since. Lots of hard work and trial and error. I am happy with all the choices I’ve made thus far that have lead me to here.
SW: What has been the biggest milestone in your career so far?
TG: Having an editorial I styled and directed published in a world-wide publication! It’s in print, sold world wide and my copy is being shipped to me right now from Germany. The Magazine is called MC1R- The Magazine for Redheads. It’s an art based and design forward magazine featuring red hair culture and style. It’s super cool. I’m really proud of it.
SW: How do you incorporate your personal style into the projects you work on?
TG: It’s actually a really easy formula for me. I have a huge infatuation with 80’s fashion, style, culture and music. It almost comes natural to add certain elements of it in my styling. Whatever the project is, it almost always has a nod to the 80’s. Whether it’s location, in the way a garment is cut, or actual vintages pieces.. which I find all the time when I’m out thrifting.
SW: What shoot are you most proud of?
TG: I’m proud of any shoot that’s made someone feel something. Whether it’s the client, or the consumer, or the photographer, or a person on the street watching our shoot. I’m proud of all those moments. I can’t really narrow it down- each one has taught me something different or allowed me to express something different.
SW: Whats the best piece of advice you can offer an aspiring stylist?
TG: If you love styling, never stop doing it. Utilize all your resources, ask for help, constantly put yourself out there and never stop. I also think it’s important to be aware of the things you learn from every job you’ve had, that you can apply to being a stylist... Customer service, brand awareness, fashion retail. It’s all relevant.
SW: What do you love most about your job?
TG: I love that I can get paid to do the only thing I think I’m good at, honestly. And the people I meet. There is nothing like being around amazing people.
SW: How is styling interiors different from styling live models?
It’s very different, actually. I think styling interiors is a little more relaxed. YOU TG: are totally in control of how something looks and is portrayed. Whereas, styling models, it’s only partly styling, you also need to rely on them to convey an emotion. It takes some collaborative efforts and is very exciting. I love both! And I love when I get the opportunity to combine the two.
SW: Where do you find inspiration for your shoots?
TG: Inspiration is everywhere. I can get inspired by anything really... I guess for me personally, like I said 80’s culture inspires me a lot, certain movies and the ways they’ve made me feel, and lots of times...places. If I walk into a diner that’s a bit gritty, or a house with crazy wallpaper, I’m like “I want to do a shoot here!”.