hey, TO has several show rooms.... you should get to know them. This way you can pull garments and accessories you will need. There are also many photographers.... pair up with a few of them that also need to build up a portfolio - help each other out. Also - find new models that need pics taken. As you get better and develop a look, start talking to stores and the showrooms about shooting promos for them. There are also several new designers that have no idea what they are doing - pair up with them and use their clothes as well. You will not get paid, but make sure your name is on every pic. I used to be in TO - head designer for Alfred Sung (your mother might remember him). As you get pics, make sure you have a web site and post them. One last thing, try to get a job at Holt Renfrew... almost any one who is anyone goes shopping when they are in town. You can meet people - and also pull (borrow) pieces for your shoots. You might have a Mass Exodus dress with Chanel shoes and a Dior Bag... BV glasses.
Thank you for the friend request! How I started wardrobe styling was friends, family, and even strangers would ask me about how I put my wardrobe together, they were inspired by my looks. They would ask me to put together some looks for them or dress them for certain events and occassions and to even shop with them. Thats how it all began. A friend told me that I could actually go into business with this, since it had become a very frequent thing and I did.