We had the good fortune of connecting with Sean Kirk and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sean, alright, let’s jump in with a deep one – what’s you’re definition for success?
I define success as being able to live the life you want to live and being able to do it on your own terms. That was a major deciding factor for me going independent with my agency.
What should our readers know about your business?
The big thing that sets me apart from other stylists is my knowledge of fashion and ability to keep up with different trends going on around in the world in different countries and regions. I wouldn’t say it was easy, but rather it all happened organically. By starting out working in luxury stores like Barney’s and Saks I was able to use my natural people skills to partner with the brand ambassadors at the stores and find out what was next or what made certain collections and/or pieces so coveted or worth the price tag. The biggest thing I learned along the way is take personal feeling out the actual styling. Some brands or fashion prices that I may not particularly like myself still may have a place in fashion and may be liked by my clients so I learned how to remain objective when creating new looks or themes for projects. The one thing I’d want the world to know about my brand and story is that SKFC is all me. I did everything thru my own networking and made sure I stayed true to my authentic self. SKFC is a direct reflection of me as a person and what I represent out here in the fashion world. I was never scared to take a risk because at the very least if things didn’t work out I’d have a story to tell or lesson that I’d have learned. My brand reflects that in some of the projects that I have taken on.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If I had a friend coming to visit I’d def take them to Rodeo Drive first! That’s my playground and I spend so much time out there shopping and pulling looks for clients. Teddy’s red taco truck and Cactus tacos on Vine st is a must for the best tacos and burritos. Highlight room of course for the night life experience. Soho house for vibes and networking. We’d have to hit some of my hiking spots and take in the views, that’s where I go a lot of times to clear my mind and come up with some new inspo for my mood boards. Then along the way we would randomly pull up on some of my clients for their house parties or events they usually throw.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
It’s funny because the book The Alchemist is one of the things that kind of set everything in motion for me. It gave me the push to just jump out there and take a risk so I wouldn’t have to worry about what if.