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Becoming a stylist with RR Style Academy

Becoming a stylist with RR Style Academy

Fashion, Life itself

I’ve been working with fashion in one way or another for almost 15 years and when you put it in perspective that makes me feel old, so let’s just swipe that fact away somehow and move on. As some of you already know, I work as Fashion Editor for London based Candid Magazine and on top of that I of course style all my own photo shoots for the blog, but now I want to take it one step further by educating myself to become a certified stylist at RR Style Academy in Stockholm. They provide a completely new stylist education for people who want to work as stylists or personal shoppers, but also to those who already work in the business and want to gain a deeper knowledge and that is the section I’m in.

The education is held by a team of handpicked stylists with huge amounts of experience and they work in all kinds of media as well as for different fashion companies. I’m truly excited to get more in depth knowledge about what being a stylist actually is. I mean, I know how to style myself, but I don’t know much about for example other people’s body types.

During the course you get a thorough review of the subjects you need to master to work in the business. It’s both practical and theoretical and contain subjects such as style personalities, body types, materials, personal shopping, styling and fashion history. They also have external lecturers from the fashion world to get us through topics such as sustainability which is ever so important today. The education ends with both a practical and theoretical exam which need to be approved to get your diploma. I’m more than excited about this opportunity and I hope you’ll follow my journey here on the blog.

Pictures taken by Kyra Ross during New York Fashion Week Men’s. 


  1. Mariann yip
    Monday August 14th, 2017 at 05:09 PM

    This is so exciting and I’m looking forward to following your journey with this academy! Maybe you can style me when I come and visit 🙂 I am sure you will do fine and just slay because you have a great eye for clothing and you’ve been working in this industry for a while so it will come naturally to you!

  2. Anthony @oh_anthonio
    Monday August 14th, 2017 at 05:15 PM

    That’s so exciting and I agree. I know how to style myself but unsure about others. Best of luck!

  3. Lana
    Monday August 14th, 2017 at 05:18 PM

    I am the same, I know how to style myself, but have no idea how to style other people. I think this course will be very useful for you, of course you already have a great sense of style, but it is also nice to mix it with some theoretical knowledges. It is also exiting that you can learn from real stylists!

  4. Suzanne Spiegoski
    Monday August 14th, 2017 at 05:54 PM

    That’s amazing, Thomas! Looking forward to hearing all about your new style school adventures! xo, Suzanne

  5. Samjah
    Monday August 14th, 2017 at 06:00 PM

    This is great Thomas! I love that you’re furthering your fashion career. You are such an inspiration! I love that Mickey Mouse tee. It’s the cutest! Of course you styled it well. That’s why you need to be a stylist!!

  6. Sheree
    Monday August 14th, 2017 at 06:57 PM

    It is so amazing that you are further pursuing your love of fashion! RR Style Academy seems like the perfect place for you to explore this passion. I wish you the best of luck, and can’t wait to here more about your experiences!

    ~ xo Sheree

  7. Aleksandra Ladygin
    Monday August 14th, 2017 at 07:25 PM

    New oportunities – this is so exciting! Hope it will be helpful for your future! Waiting the details in your next posts!!!

  8. Coco
    Monday August 14th, 2017 at 07:39 PM

    That’s so exciting Thomas! I want to become a certified stylist too but it’s hard for me to find a serious course I would be able to attend besides my other two jobs as an employee and as a mom (the hardest one). I’m so thrilled for you and I hope you keep us posted because I want to know everything about it! With love, Valeria

  9. Kamen Kamenov
    Monday August 14th, 2017 at 07:39 PM

    Wow that sounds more than intriguing babe. Did it start already or is that new journey in near future? I know that u will Rock it like a champ and of course with an A. I am really curious to see how u grow and succeed in life. And maybe some day I will be as good of a blogger as you are Hehe 👍😘

  10. Jessie
    Monday August 14th, 2017 at 09:39 PM

    Congrats on becoming a certified stylish Thomas!!! You life has already been pretty packed and busy, with the new role of becoming a professional stylist, I can’t picture what your life will be in the next year or so (I guess super busy in a good). Great achievement and I hope you won’t forget to take a break for yourself from time to time!

    xx Jessie

  11. Gina Diaz
    Monday August 14th, 2017 at 09:48 PM

    Wow, that’s so exciting Thomas! you really have traveled so far and accomplished some great things since you started blogging almost a year ago. Big congratulation on becoming a certified stylish. Can’t wait to follow along on this new journey with you!

    sending much love, Gina

  12. Christine Kong
    Monday August 14th, 2017 at 10:53 PM

    That is so cool and I love that you are doing this! I know you have amazing style and you always have the best looks so it would be fabulous to see how you would style others. What a great opportunity to learn how to become a stylist and take your passion to see where it goes. I am excited for you and can’t wait to join you on this journey because secretly I would love to do this for myself too! xoxo, Christine

  13. Courtney Andrews
    Monday August 14th, 2017 at 11:16 PM

    This sounds awesome! I wish we had something like this in the US because I’d love to be a “certified stylist” rather than just giving my fashion advice to my friends 🙂 Good luck on your journey!

  14. Sharon
    Tuesday August 15th, 2017 at 01:09 AM

    That’s really so cool! Apart from blogging, I love fashion too! It’s so amazing you’ve been doing this for 15 years, love the shirt!

  15. Rachael Thomas
    Tuesday August 15th, 2017 at 02:15 AM

    This sounds like such an amazing opportunity, and I didn’t know there were programs to become a certified stylist. You have such a great eye for fashion, and no doubt you’re going to rock it. I can’t wait to hear more about your journey!

  16. Stephanie
    Tuesday August 15th, 2017 at 02:34 AM

    This is the perfect next step for you, friend! And I’m so excited to see what you’ll learn! You always style yourself like a boss, but once you’re able to come tell me and B what to wear, that will be the coolest 😉 Can’t wait to hear more about your fashion adventures in this new endeavor! You’re gonna rock it!

  17. amanda
    Tuesday August 15th, 2017 at 03:12 AM

    I actually didn’t know that you work as Fashion Editor for Candid Magazine. I’ve been involved for 12 years now….but that started as a teenage but still I feel you! I went more of the buying route at first and didn’t like that I couldn’t be my own boss in the end. I honestly had no idea that you could be certified as a stylist and that probably would have been a better route for me to take. How amazing that you can be educated by people already in the industry. It’s one thing to get good at styling yourself but another completely to style others! On to your look, PERFECT! Anything with those mouse ears and I’m in! Love that it’s stripped and the shorts you paired with it!

    Manda |

  18. Candace
    Tuesday August 15th, 2017 at 03:36 AM

    I thought all you did was blog full time. I had no idea you were also a Fashion Editor for a magazine. That explains why you’re so knowledgeable about things in the industry and why your looks are always on point. I definitely support you becoming a certified stylist and think you should always maximize your potential and reach for the stars. I can’t wait to follow your adventure!

  19. Samantha Mariko
    Tuesday August 15th, 2017 at 04:07 AM

    I totally know what you mean when you say it’s easy to style yourself but it’s harder to style someone else.. kind of like how I can do my own makeup but when it comes to someone else’s I don’t even know where to begin haha. I hope you learn lots of neat things at the Academy! Sounds exciting 🙂

  20. michenn
    Tuesday August 15th, 2017 at 01:45 PM

    Ooooooh I love that there’s a school for that! When I first got out of college, I wanted to take styling jobs but here, it’s really hard to get experience for that and I don’t think we had any schools really. That’s so cool that you’re going to one!

  21. Jennifer Quattrucci
    Tuesday August 15th, 2017 at 02:49 PM

    Dear (My) Tommy,
    I couldn’t wait to come to your blog and as always, when I see you have published something new I know I’m going to be inspired! Then I saw your post last night about being part of the RR Style Academy and I seriously was so intrigued. I checked out the Academy and I’m so jealous it’s so far away! This is such a remarkable choice for you , as you stated, you’ve spent 15 years working in fashion and with the utmost style and success so the fact that you are seeking to acquire even more knowledge truly inspires me! Can’t wait to hear and see more!
    ( Your) Jenny
    Ps. That MM shirt is styled so perfect!!

  22. Life of a Sister
    Tuesday August 15th, 2017 at 04:37 PM

    This sounds amazing! I look forward to following along your new journey!

  23. Sharon Wu
    Tuesday August 15th, 2017 at 04:38 PM

    Ahh! Growing up I’ve always dreamt of becoming a stylist of some sort but never knew where or how to begin. I wish I came across your lovely post then rather than now… but better late than never 🙂 hehe I’ve never heard about RR Style Academy but it sounds like they offer great courses for those wanting to get into the styling industry. I look forward to seeing more update posts from you as you take your journey with them. Then when I go visit you you can style me 😉 haha xo, sharon

  24. Open Kloset
    Tuesday August 15th, 2017 at 08:04 PM

    Hey Thomas,
    Congrats;) You are Amazing and you Achieved so much already:) I am very Proud of you:) RR Style Academy will be Such a Great experience for you and looking forward to see your journey:)
    This is sooo Exciting:)
    Wish you all the Best:)
    Love Kisses

  25. Keyma
    Wednesday August 16th, 2017 at 01:21 AM

    Congratulations on be a stylist. This program sounds amazing. I mean you get to learn from the best and top notch. It’s wonderful

  26. Stephanie Konkle
    Wednesday August 16th, 2017 at 12:10 PM

    That sounds so awesome. What a great opportunity!

    xo, Steph

  27. Luke Ross
    Wednesday August 16th, 2017 at 02:49 PM

    How exciting Thomas, I’m more than sure you will nail the courses and pass with flying colours! Can’t wait to see your graduation outfit.

  28. Jo
    Wednesday August 16th, 2017 at 04:06 PM

    That’s wonderful, Thomas! Sounds like an awesome program for stylists. Continuing education is so important in creative industries. I myself am looking for photography courses to take so I totally understand the excitement of learning something new. I wish you all the best! I’m sure you’ll excel because your blog is such an inspiration!

    xo, Jo

  29. owen
    Wednesday August 16th, 2017 at 07:34 PM

    That sounds amaizing,im also a young blogger and i cant style myself but of late i try to go behind the lens and style my friends for shoots,it can be difficult to get what they reallg like,but good to know there are schools for this.Good luck on your journey.

  30. Aimara
    Wednesday August 16th, 2017 at 11:03 PM

    Love this look and pics Tom! Need this t shirt! 🙂
    And congrats for your enrolling in this program! I’m sure you are going to be great!
    It’s so important to keep ourselves educated and up to date in this industry, so GO YOU!
    Good luck!

  31. Meg
    Thursday August 17th, 2017 at 02:40 AM

    I didn’t know they had stuff like this! This program sounds really cool. I’m sure there is a lot you have to learn to really be successful, so this sounds perfect for those into fashion!

  32. Bernice
    Thursday August 17th, 2017 at 06:18 AM

    That’s so cool Thomas! It never occurred to me that stylists would have an education element to their career. I bet the curriculum will be soaked in amazing lessons to be learnt from other fashion forward individuals like yourself. Best of luck with your studies!

    Bernice | IG @Bunnybernice
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  33. Jen
    Thursday August 17th, 2017 at 11:45 PM

    Please style me Thomas! Hahaha you would do such a great job knowing your sense of style. I’m pretty new to the fashion industry, but I’ve always wanted to learn how to style others. I know what I like and what looks good for people who have my body type but to style someone else is a whole new story. Please share your experience with us.

    Friday August 18th, 2017 at 08:55 AM

    That’s so exciting! I wish there was a course like that here in Scotland… Always believe that more education in our industry from various approaches is such a value adder! 😉 Love the look here!

    Tatyana x

  35. Sweet as fiction
    Saturday August 19th, 2017 at 01:02 AM

    I had no idea you were a fashion editor for a magazine and you’re also expanding your education. So incredible. Always learning something about you on every post, not to mention inspired. Best of luck on the next step and can’t wait to read more. 🙂

    Sweet as Fiction xx

  36. Gracie
    Saturday August 19th, 2017 at 01:52 AM

    Thomas that sounds amazing, Good luck. I have just moved in my dorm at USC and have been quite busy.
    Love your Mickey Mouse shirt!


  37. Dom
    Monday August 21st, 2017 at 12:56 AM

    My dear brother Tommy, I am so happy for you! This sounds amazing and I know your going to do amazing! I can’t wait to follow this new beautiful journey of yours. PS: I Love this shirt, you already knew I would, aha. Let’s share k haha.
    Love you!

  38. Kristin Leahy
    Monday August 21st, 2017 at 02:25 AM

    So exciting!! Huge congrats to you!

  39. Deddeh Howard
    Monday August 21st, 2017 at 07:22 AM

    This is such a great idea and so exciting!! You’re be the prefect stylist, you’re already killing it right now Thomas and I can’t wait to see more after your education. Good luck!🙏🏾

  40. Sami | The Classic Brunette
    Monday August 21st, 2017 at 05:52 PM

    Such exciting news! Congrats on becoming a stylist!

    The Classic Brunette

  41. samira
    Tuesday August 22nd, 2017 at 04:56 AM

    this is so exciting! you are going to kill it, I can totally see you as a huge stylist! congrats!! yay 🙂

    xo Samira

  42. marcy
    Wednesday September 6th, 2017 at 05:41 PM

    This is so fun Thomas!!! Its funny how we can tent to style ourselves perfectly but for some reason doing the same with other person is gets challenging sometimes. Many of my friends have ask me to help them with the style and to be honest it’s such fun thing to do and I have done it before and my friends always tent to be very happy with the results. But sometimes I’ve struggle. Maybe I should join an academy like this one too but don’t thinks theres one in Panama. Thanks for sharing your experience would love to know how everything goes once you get more deeper 🙂


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