What It's Really Like to Style an Editorial Shoot

Great editorial spreads perfectly merge the worlds of art and commerce. Often, they transport you to a fantastical world while also highlighting new clothes and accessories in a manner that will (ideally) drive you to purchase them. They achieve this in a way that looks effortless—as if the perfect shot was merely stumbled upon, a gem waiting to be found.

Of course, that's not the case at all. In fact, planning and styling an editorial shoot is quite an ordeal, one that requires lots of time and plenty of hands on deck. Curious to know the specifics of this process, we reached out to acclaimed Marie Claire senior fashion editor and Target stylist Zanna Roberts Rassi to find out exactly what it entails!

Scroll down to find out what really goes into styling an editorial shoot!