Shanahan Studio Session with Fashion Stylist Megan Smales

Welcome back to Shanahan Studio Session. This week we have another fashion stylist based here in the UK, Megan Smales. Megan has worked with high profile individuals and has been published in publications such as Vogue Italia and Civilian Magazine. Megan has also worked with brands including Parka London and assisted for large brands including Hello Fresh and Stylist. We talk about everything fashion, styling and career advice.

Describe growing up for you Megan, did you have an interest in fashion from an early age and what was your earliest fashion memory?

I have always loved Fashion. I used to get changed every hour throughout the day and I remember dressing my brother up and swapping clothes ha! I used to have felt dress up dolls and they were my pride and joy. Clothes have always been a very big part of my life

Do any of your family members work in fashion?

No just me, although they do not understand it everyone in my family is very supportive. I love showing my nan garments I’ve pulled for shoots. Her reaction is priceless.

Was it difficult for you starting off in the fashion industry?

I was incredibly lucky, I studied at The Fashion Retail Academy and they are very keen on getting their students industry experience. Because of the internships I achieved a Visual Merchandising role in New Look Oxford Circus Flagship store at 18. It was an overwhelming experience with lots of ups and downs but it has really helped me.

Describe your style in 5 words.

Classic with a boho twist

Who are your style icons?

Mary- Kate & Ashley Olson, Lauren Conrad & Lucy Meck

Trademark accessory?

Hats & sunglasses. I’m obsessed!

One piece you're buying for spring to update your look?

Anything sage green. I don’t really become obsessed with a particular piece but I go through phases of colours .

If you could only wear one designer the rest of your life who would it be?

Chloe… Chanel is a close second.