BBW MEMBER INTERVIEW: Taylor Greeley, Wardrobe Stylist

BBW MEMBER INTERVIEW: Taylor Greeley, Wardrobe Stylist

What is your name and occupation?

Taylor Greeley, Wardrobe Stylist

How long have you been a Boston Business Women’s Member?

2+ years

What is your instagram handle?

@tayglo

What is your Linked in URL?

https://www.linkedin.com/in/taylor-greeley-b508b07b/

Were you born and raised in Boston? If not, what brought you here?

Born and raised in Lawrence, MA

Tell us more about your job or company and what led you to your career?

Back in high school I knew I wanted to pursue a creative career, and enrolled in my high school's Fashion/Interior design course. Upon graduating, I earned my home staging certificate from Northern Essex Community college. I began immediately working on creative projects, including opening a traveling boutique called The Greeley Girls, visual merchandising for local shops and then bigger stores like J.Crew at Copley Place. I loved styling and creating vibes for these businesses. With items I thrifted for The Greeley Girls, and collections of things I had acquired, I started styling photo shoots for high school seniors, newborns and maternity. This was when I really began thriving in creating visual sets. I started doing my own photo shoots and collaborating with other people in the industry. This led me to jobs in NYC as a production assistant on big advertising shoots, where I saw the in's and out's of set life. I kept building my portfolio with styled images, and signed with an agency in Boston, before signing with my current agency, Ennis Inc. For the past five years, I have styled campaigns for clients such as Converse, New Balance, TJX, Sally Beauty, Reebok and more. I also have styled celebrities and magazine spreads/covers. Styling is my passion, and my calling. It has been quite a journey, but I feel like it was divinely mapped out in the universe, because I absolutely love what I do!

What would your clients say about you and your company?

My clients tend to hire me for my integration of emerging trends into consumer campaigns, my keen attention to detail, and overall dedication to making beautiful images through my styling.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

Any advice I receive, I appreciate. Having begun my career at a young age, and figuring many things out on my own, or as I go along, hasn't always been easy. A simple little phrase that remains in my mind is ``Mean what you say, say what you mean, but don't say it mean``. I think my industry has a lot of opinions and different personalities swirling around, and it is important to have a rational approach when voicing your opinions. I try to be mindful that my way isn't always the correct way, and that everyone deserves respect and communication.

What is your favorite book?

The Power of Now- learning about mindfulness at such a pivotal time of my life was necessary and rewarding.

What is your secret weapon? An app, a tool, a organization method, anything?! (Can be a personal or professional life tool)

BALANCE. It is something you have to work at. But, shutting off the working mind to enjoy the simple pleasures of life, is essential to success.

What is your most recent WIN? How are you slaying in your career or business?

I celebrate all my wins, big or small, because I have worked so hard for them! A recent win for me was getting my own studio space in a favorite mill building where I house all of my vintage and contemporary wardrobe collections. It is a space to work, create, and collaborate.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Trust the process. Do not waste time comparing yourself to others. Not everyone is going to like you, and that is okay!

How do you enjoy your free time?

Thrifting, watching reruns of Unsolved Mysteries, playing with my dog, Marley, and trying new restaurants.

What is something that not many people know about you?

I've struggled with anxiety for over ten years. But I have sought the tools to help me and have still managed to be successful!

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