The Professionals Behind The Course

Gain industry knowledge direct from the source

The College has recruited only the best from an extraordinary range of talent to contribute to this stylist course. During your course you are hand in hand with many of the world’s leading fashion makers and fashion leaders.

You’ll even find in-depth information and insider secrets from prominent visual merchandisers, food stylists and colour consultants.

Only the most respected British and international stylists, advertising directors, film and television producers, art directors, photographers, fashion designers and editors, image consultants and personal shoppers have contributed to this course.

Course creator : Katharine Morris

This stylist course has been developed by Katharine Morris. Katharine has worked in all areas of professional styling. Commencing in wardrobe with a major television network, Katharine later worked as an assistant fashion director and then in photo styling and personal styling. She has styled countless film and television shoots, television and print-media advertisements, fashion parades, live concerts and broadcasts. Katharine has also styled a host of celebrity talent for red-carpet events.

Katharine Morris’ academic qualifications include studies in: Object Arts & Design, Clothing Production, Special Effects & Props, Set & Costume Design, Art Direction, Film study at Tisch School of the Arts – Sight and Sound, and short courses at New York University and the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA).

Of The Professional Photo, Film, TV & Personal Stylist’s Course, Katharine Morris says: “Stylists are not born, they are taught. And, the simple truth is that it’s not that difficult.” “Given an interest in styling, a little flair and a willingness to learn, this course will equip you with the professional knowledge and skills required to succeed as a stylist.”



Course contributors

The British College of Styling has recruited many highly-regarded professional stylists, art directors and wardrobe stylists, who work in specialised areas of the fashion industry, to assist you throughout your course. Their skills and experience, covering all publishing genres, provide you with an intimate knowledge of how to work with just about any client.

These course contributors include:

  • Lesley Scott
    Lesley is a long-time fashion and lifestyle writer, who runs Based in NYC, Lesley has written columns on new trends in fashion, beauty and pop culture for publications such as Marie Claire in Asia, Jessica25 AnsGQ Taiwan, and Elle Girl Korea. Lesley has resently published book, The Future Of You, explores the deep trends & hot technologies shaping life today & tomorrow.
  • Rebecca Goldschmidt
    Rebecca is a freelance stylist and writer based in San Francisco. After growing up in Chicago, she studied German and Art at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Inspiration for her work comes from her travels, her grandmothers, and things she finds at the thrift store, flea market, or in the street.
  • Debora Pokallus
    Debora has worked in the fashion industry for over 20 years as a designer, consultant and now, as a full-service marketing, sales and PR company supporting international designers of ecological, fair trade, sustainable and responsible fashion. With a career mostly in small business, Debora understands the difficulties facing new and young fashion professionals and supports their efforts for success.
  • Melinda Hyett
    Melinda has worked as a stylist for the last 12 years. As a design graduate she worked as head of wardrobe for the Seven Network in Australia and styled many high profile celebrities for television, fashion magazines and red carpet events. Running her own style consultancy she most recently worked as in-house stylist at Lisa Ho.
  • Shonagh Walker
    Shana is a leading beauty and lifestyle writer, with over 15 years experience in women’s magazines, covering all areas of beauty, health, fashion, lifestyle, travel and entertainment. Her name has appeared in titles such as Woman’s Day, Dolly, SHE Magazine, ClubMag, House Magazine, Vogue, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and OK Magazine. Shana is also a published author, with her first book Cellulite My Arse! distributed in the UK, Australia and the US.
  • Pippa Jameson
    Pippa Jameson has worked as an interior stylist in London and abroad for the past 10 years working in all areas including advertising, editorial, commercials and TV and has been fortunate enough to have worked with some of the industry’s top photographers, magazines, advertising agencies and directors.
  • Meieli Sawyer Detoni:
    Meieli is an established author who has taught Fashion Business Writing in English and in English as a Second Language (ESL) for stylists on three continents. Considered a plus-size fashion and celebrity culture expert, she has been published in both print and online media internationally. Meieli lives in Miami Beach and summers in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • Prue Lewington
     Prue commenced her career in fashion at US Harper’s Bazaar, before returning to her native Australia for another three years with the Australian edition of the prestigious magazine. Prue has gone on to work as a fashion editor and writer for publications such as Nylon Magazine, the New York PostPage Six Magazine, and NY Daily News. Prue has also worked in TV, work alongside fashion icon, Patricia Field on the fifth season of the TV series Sex and the City in the wardrobe department, as well as styling TV commercials for high-profile brands.
  • Sarah Shirley
    Sarah is a New York based image consultant who can be seen on NBC’s The Today Show, CBS’s The Early Show and VH1 discussing the latest styles. Sarah has been quoted in publications from the Wall Street JournalInStyle to InTouch, New York’s Daily News and the New York Post. She is a graduate of Syracuse University School of Architecture and attended the Fashion Institute of Technology. Her styling work spans from costume design for movies and TV shows on MTV, advertising campaigns, personal shopping to fashion editorial. Sarah is an adjunct professor at LIM College in Manhattan, where she teaches Applied Fashion Styling.
  • Grant Cowan
    Grant is a professional fashion illustrator currently based in Sydney, Australia. Having gathered invaluable experience as an illustrator working for various publications in both Britain and Australia, Grant’s work has appeared in editions of Harpers Bazaar, Glamour and Red Magazine. Grant now also teaches illustration at ESMOD Australia in Sydney. One of Grant’s recent projects was a collaboration with HarperCollins Publishers, illustrating the fashion novel Dreaming of Dior.
  • Daniel Angel
    Daniel manages costumes at Angels The Costumiers and Angels Wardrobe Supplies, which provides a range of products to professional and amateur actors and actresses. Angels – founded in 1840 – is the largest and longest-established costume house in Europe, supplying costumes to the film, theatre and TV industries, as well as being a household name by being the UK’s largest supplier of fancy dress costumes. Since 1948, Angels has supplied costumes to 31 films that have won Oscars for Best Costume, including 2014’s The Great Gatsby and 2015’s The Grand Budapest Hotel..

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