Sr. Stylist

  • 800 Commonwealth Dr, Warrendale, PA 15086, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Marketing
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Description

  • The Senior Stylist will be the principal stylist within rue21's in-house photography studio as well as on any campaign photography or videography project. The Senior Stylist will be responsible for all styling needs for product photography, on-figure and on-table. This individual will be part of a collaborative team responsible for creating style standards for the rue21 brand. The Senior Stylist will mentor and manage a studio stylist, set and implement styling improvements and studio workflow efficiencies.
  • Dress models for daily ecommerce product photography and seasonal photo shoots
  • Responsible for styling outfits for campaign and lifestyle shoots, obtaining final approval and preparing for shipment offsite as needed
  • Following creative and brand standards, provide direction and approve fashion styling, hair and makeup styling and set and flat-lay styling
  • Assist photographers in setting up and styling flat-lay shots for marketing, ecommerce and social media needs
  • Mentor, manage and train studio stylist
  • Work with studio team to create workflow efficiencies to ensure best use of internal and external resources
  • Work with merchant team and trend manager on product hand-overs to ensure timely delivery, sufficient quantity of items, category representation and product flow dates
  • Work with creative and social media teams to produce content for emails, website, marketing and social media needs. Manage request process and approve products and imagery
  • Work with Producer to plan weekly studio schedule including freelance bookings
  • Work with Creative Director, VP of Marketing and Merchant team to set style standards for the brand
  • Work with Studio Stylist to develop and execute brand style guide
  • Stay ahead of current fashion trends, colors, styling trends, beauty trends and photography trends. Build monthly trends boards and present to studio team
  • Work with merchant team to understand upcoming trends, buying inspiration and product flow
  • Manage and book freelance stylists when needed
  • Attend best seller meetings and floor sets, apply learnings in-studio





  • Associates Degree in Fashion, Merchandising, Marketing or related field preferred
  • 3+ years of experience styling in a commercial photography environment with a combination of apparel (lay downs and on figure) and tabletop styling
  • Strong online portfolio that demonstrates expertise in applied styling techniques for both still-life product photography and on-body photography
  • Knowledge of apparel on-body styling techniques across the industry and in various fashion categories, with attention to tailoring and fit
  • A superb eye for style, visual composition and attention to detail
  • Strong proven experience with on-set standards, traditions, and demands and attention to emerging trends/brands
  • Set design experience preferred
  • Ability to lift at least 30 lbs.
  • Flexibility to work some weekends and irregular hours
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, and presentation skills
  • Ability to operate independently while establishing strong working relationships with co-workers and cross-functional teams
  • Strong, professional and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to foster a positive and motivating work environment, encouraging feedback and innovation
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail and deadlines

Additional Information


  • 401k
  • Competitive Benefits Package
  • Flex Time
  • Over 3 Weeks PTO After 1 Year
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Merchandise Discount
  • Great Work Culture


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