Tecarra Rene' King is a upcoming stylist in the Miami Florida area. She has recently earned her bachelors of science degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in Marketing and a certificate in Retail Management from Florida International University. Tecarra got her start in fashion at the tender age of ten by dressing up in her mothers vintage dresses, coordinating her mother and grandmothers outfits and putting on fashion shows in her own backyard! Tecarra keeps busy by writing her own fashion blog and styling local artists in Miami. I’m looking forward to snagging Tecarra so that she can apply her fashion and styling expertise to a few of my photo shoots!
How did you get your start in fashion styling?
I got my start by styling all of my friends. I was the fly girl in school and everyone would always ask me for fashion advice. I would put looks together for them; pick out jewelry and things like that. I also worked at a retail store in high school so I had easy access to the latest trends. I was in love with everything that fashion meant, and knew I wanted a career in it. I did internships and reached out to people that knew some people, so that I could shadow and work with them.
What do your services include?
TecarraRene Styling Co. was designed to make any Man or Woman feel amazing! I try my best to style all of my clients in things that look great and make them feel great. My services including personal shopping, (wardrobe and gift shopping as well), revamping and organizing closet spaces so that they are more accessible, removing items that are not figure friendly or out dated and replacing them with key pieces that will remain timeless I also do wardrobe styling for all age groups and income brackets.
What type of clients have you worked with in the past?
I have worked with local rappers, career women and men, single mothers and a few models and athletes.
What are your fashion must-haves?
My fashion must-haves are big cocktail rings, skyscraper heels, and anything black. I have so many fashion must-haves how can I choose?
What trends do you see becoming popular for the upcoming fall season?
I think leather will still be a HOT trend, leather dresses, skirts, bags. Another trend that is staying around is color blocking, which if done correctly looks amazing. We will see lots of texture in garments and lots of skirts all lengths this fall. Bold reds will be in this fall i.e. red pants, skirts, bags and prints; especially southwestern prints.
What is your favorite trend of all time?
My favorite trend of all time is the LBD (Little Black Dress). They are so easily dressed up or down, you can accessorize and just play with texture and color, you can never go wrong with a LBD.
How do you stay up to date with current trends in the fashion market?
I read several fashion books and magazines. I surf the web least an hour everyday and check in with some of my favorite fashion blogs. I actually just finished reading a book called "Secrets of Stylists: An Insiders’ Guide to Styling the Stars” by Sasha Charnin Morrison. This book is helpful to anyone who wants to break in the business; it’s a great help to me, since I'm working my way up.
Have you ever committed a fashion no-no?
I have always been a fashionista! But I'm sure I've picked some less than stellar choices!
Never give up and pursue your dreams. A well-known stylist by the name of Alisha Crutchfield recently told me to “keep at it and never give up, if this is something that [I] love and am passionate about, it will all work out, sometimes your start is slow."
What are you currently working on right now? What is the next step for you (career-wise)?
I'm currently working on my image consulting company TecarraRene Styling Co. and contributing writing for an online publication,The Pub Report . Look out for Peace.Love.Fashion coming in the near future, (its a surprise!) I don’t want to give away too many details.