Today we’d like to introduce you to Naz Meknat.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I always had a creative eye growing up which led me to attending & graduating from FIDM. When I graduated from FIDM I worked in different areas of fashion. I worked in visual merchandizing, interning and assisting designers. I was blessed to be able to see the industry from different angles. During that time, I was able to make an easy decision to become my own boss and start styling full time. I have always loved clothes and realized I could turn my dream into my daily life.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It hasn’t been a smooth ride, it didn’t happen overnight. I had another full-time job to support myself for a while. It took a good 4-5 years to become completely established and have my own clients. But it’s all been worth it.
So, let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Styled By Naz story. Tell us more about the business.
My company is solely based on styling and anything styling related. We do everything from red carpet to ad campaigns, photoshoots and personal styling. I’m extremely proud of how I grew this business from just having a few personal styling clients to now I’m working with worldwide companies being able to travel and take on so many different projects that need my services.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I would say luck has nothing to do with it. It’s all been hardwork, networking, surrounding yourself with people who inspire you that you can learn from. Luck has had nothing to do with it. All hardwork and dedication.