What Can I Do For Your Personal Style and Your Professional Image?
There was absolutely nothing that suited the seriousness of the client meeting. Nothing. All the dresses had been worn, the pants were too tight in the hips and the shirts – well, how can a shirt bore me to tears, she wondered? So she wore the dress with the knit purple jacket for some color and coverage. Then she suffered through the meeting, thinking not of her brilliant chart but about her dress as it pulled up over her knees when she sat at the conference table. That’s it! I’m will not do this again. I won’t pretend anymore that it doesn’t matter. And she totally got it right when she called me for a new vision and my skilled expertise as her Professional Image Consultant. We found the labels that fit, bought the colors that made her look sophisticated and invested in fabulous shoes that added something special to her look.
Even on the weekends, she worked. And she worked like a machine all week long. And what do you know? That position opened up, she got her leader’s recommendation … and then it stalled. He said she needed a few suits, or something more senior looking before he put in a good word. Totally insulting but possibly true, she thought. But how am I going to pay for the new wardrobe before I get the raise? Instead, she called me in for my good taste and smart styling tips to Shop The Closet. We focused on the neutral and timeless pieces in the closet, added in a few tops for color and accessorized in a smart new way. Oh, yeah! She got the job!
There were thousands of dollars of clothes in her closet and she still wore the same pants, one blazer, a diamond necklace and six shirts. Suddenly, she realized she had been trying to look good for years and all the shopping in the world hadn’t fixed it. She needed clothes that fit perfectly, worked continuously and looked stylish but not overt. Oh, and she had no time to do it alone. Thank goodness, she called me instead! We talked about her preferences and her personal style, reviewed some pictures and I noted her dressing details. Then we met at a store for a Personal Shopping trip, with a dressing room filled with the right clothes for her shape, style and success. Calling on my expertise gave her back her time, a sense of elegance and most of all, the assurance of an expert.
I know that every single one of us has some physical aspect that is lovely, beautiful or graceful. And just like you can see the beauty of the skyline at sunset, I can see that part of you that’s gorgeous. After that, I show you techniques of image and dress that are based on principles of art and design, find out what you want out of your workable wardrobe and help you dress the way you want.
Everyone wants to look better and feel beautiful – both men and women. And I am an expert at crafting a lovely personal style that helps you be the leader and visionary you want to be. I know because I rely on my own ten years of styling to help me show up for you, convinced of my ability to help you and confident in my process.
And what about those certifications, you ask? I have a BA, an MA in English Lit, corporate sales experience and a whole ton of certifications in color, image, makeup and transformational styling. I attended FIT’s Image Consulting program and I’ve also led the New York Tri-State Chapter of my professional association, the AICI. I take continuing education classes every year to both maintain my certification and renew my vision as a style expert. I also speak and train for corporations such as GE, IBM, KPMG and BMW and I work backstage each season at NY Fashion Week. Wow! When I put it all out there like that, I have to say, you really should call me!