As a men’s stylist, his passion is to enhance the style and personal presentation of Australian men, in order for confidence and self-esteem. The goal is ultimate to improve the way they feel about themselves, and in turn to help them to put their best foot forward in both their business and personal lives.
An industry insider for over twelve years, Marvin Osifo has an acute understanding of what it takes to ‘make it’ in the fast-paced world of fashion. Born and raised in Nigeria, among a family in fashion design, Marvin’s upbringing cultivated a great appreciation of pattern, color, and style. With an affinity for fashion deeply engrained, Marvin migrated to Australia in 1992 where he commenced a career in fashion retail, working for esteemed brands including BALLY, Emporio Armani, and David Jones.
After establishing himself in fashion retail, Marvin went on to study business management, marketing, and event management at university. Involved in the events and fashion spaces simultaneously, Marvin quickly observed a lack of opportunities for young designers. A fashion enthusiast and now events management professional, Marvin was inspired to bridge the gap, incepting his own event for emerging designers, Face Fashion
On the side of my styling business and events company, I also have brand partnerships with hotels, car companies such as Alfa Romeo and Porsche as well as clothing and accessory brands. I’m also an Australian lifestyle and style Influencer.
How do you avoid Stress And Burnout?
Family time, exercise, eating healthy and taking breaks. Upon awakening, I first spend some quality time with my family. I then juggle a healthy breakfast whilst I check my emails and social channels, before heading off around Sydney (or interstate and occasionally overseas) to see clients or to work with the companies I partner with. I also try to get to the gym 3-4 days a week. Getting to the gym regularly helps me a lot mentally. It feels good to burn off any pent-up stress and also take care of my body at the same time. I also try to eat a very balanced diet. I no longer drink coffee and I rarely touch alcohol. I believe that good health, mind, and body, will always reflect in your day-to-day efficiency.
How do you overcome Obstacles?
I have a few different methods when it comes to obstacles, my most favorite thing I use on a daily basis is to face the obstacle. I don’t like to beat around the bush. If I’m having an issue with something, I like to solve that issue or obstacle. I always keep in mind the end objective. Sometimes the bigger obstacle has smaller obstacles to overcome. When thinking about challenges, I break them down and tackle them in smaller pieces.
Words of Advice?
Learn everything you can, and then share that knowledge with as many people as possible. Think of it as a gift, and think of communication as a way to channel that gift to others. Knowledge is one of those presents that keeps giving.
Social Media Links
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/marvinosifo/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/marviniyareosifo
Twitter – https://twitter.com/marvinosifo