Meet the wonderful Bridgette Kirk from The Style Agency
Bridal Style interview with The Style Agency – Part 1
We recently sat down with one of our favourite industry partners - Bridgette Kirk, Creative Director of The Style Agency – to find out more about what drives this tastemaker and leader in the field of Bridal Styling … and to get our hands on some of their Little Black Boxes to gift to our new clients).
FTSL: What is The Style Agency?
BK: We’re Australia's leading personal, bridal, editorial and celebrity styling agency. We have over 40 stylists on our books working in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Adelaide.
FTSL: What services do you offer Brides-to-be?
BK: Our Bridal Styling package pairs each bride-to-be with a professional Style Agency Bridal Stylist. They do all the hard work so that our clients can enjoy a personally tailored bridal styling session to meet their individual needs, no matter what their dress budget, size or requirements.
FTSL: What does the Bridal Styling Service entail?
BK: We start with a very thorough Client Form that really gets to the heart of the bride-to-be’s personal style. More than that though, we want to understand all the elements of the wedding to make sure the bride features in that setting.
We have a chat with her to make sure we’re on the same page and can match her with a stylist in her area who will best meet her needs. To ensure it’s a perfect match, we send our bride-to-be a full profile of their stylist including testimonials and images of their previous work.
The Stylist then does a pre-shop to see what’s out there (and pre-selection of gowns that may be fitting) and to make appointments on behalf of the client to try on gowns (and accessories if required) on the day of the Bridal shop (where their stylist will be accompanying them also).
On the day of the appointment, the Stylist spends 3.5 hours with the bride-to-be in back-to-back appointments. By the end of the day, our client will have a very clear understanding of what they’re looking for and hopefully have found their perfect gown. If not, they are welcome to book another shopping session. We do our best to accommodate our brides knowing that no two are the same and so have differing needs.
FTSL: What about Grooms-to-be?
BK: We’ve got them covered too with our Groomsmen Shop. We also offer Bridesmaid Shop as a separate day to your Bridal Shop. And our Mother of the Bride Shop is very popular as a gift (and obviously also available to Mother of the Groom as well!)
FTSL: Why should people consider a Bridal Styling Service?
BK: Every bride wants to look her best and be able to look back at her wedding photos without cringing. If you’re looking for that Bridal Magazine look, we’re your people as we are often the professionals who actually create those looks for the editorials and advertorials which you may be collecting as inspirational images. We represent only the highest level of creatives. In fact, many of our brides have gone on to feature in Bridal magazines with our help.