Name: Monique Martch
Nationality: South African
Occupation: Topshop Personal Shopper
1) What do you love about fashion ?
I love fashion, colours , fabrics and even accessories. I love how people express themselves through fashion! The creativity that comes from designers such as Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood.
2) What made you want to start styling?
When I arrived in London in 2005 I got completely blown away in fashion with styling, then I knew I wanted to be in this industry. I want to be styling as I am a creative person I like to show it through clothes.
3) Can you explain what a personal shopper is?
It is a great way to buy exactly what you are looking for without all the hassle. The appointment is catered to you needs, just tell me what to do and you sit back and I will do all the hard work. This is also a fun experience to do with family and friends. We offer nine different kinds of appointments, its for everyone and its free.
4) How does it feel being the first personal shopper for Topshop Dubai?
It feels great and amazing, shopping in Dubai is a big part of the lifestyle and we are making it special and exciting.
5) What is the best thing about shopping at Topshop?
Topshop is such an amazing brand! They are so inspiring to everyone and they cater to everyone. They are update with the current trends and alot of celebrities buy from Topshop as seen in magazines,
6) Who are the people who you have worked with?
I worked in London Topshop Oxford Street which was so inspiring. It also taught me a lot, I worked for an Australian brand “Forever New” and South African designers.
7) What advice do you have for those that shop?
I encourage most women to step out of their comfort zone. Each season brings new trends, wear as much accessories as you can. They completely alter an outfit and is a great way to inject your own look.
8) What advice do you have for those that want to become a stylist?
To be ahead of everyone in fashion from knowing all the designers, trends . It’s alot of hard work to be in this industry if you really want to make it. I also advise to be patient with clients. I love my job.
More to come as I decided to try out The Personal Shopping Experience at Topshop with Monique.