I read an interesting article last night about the personal stylist who works with Kylie Jenner. Fewer than 10 clients, and she’s working 16 hours/day, deciding on every outfit they wear, every day.
Why? Because her clients need to look up-to-the minute, all the time. They’re followed by paparazzi. They have too many other facets of their lives to manage, they don’t need to figure out their clothes. Having a personal stylist is a lot like having a publicist. Someone else takes care of your public image.
All power to her.
An image consultant, on the other hand, is someone who teaches her clients to take control of their clothing communication for themselves. Of course there is a period of “try this outfit” as well as the (always necessary) closet purge, and even personal shopping. But once you have your client well-taught, they can fly on their own.
One of my passions is teaching people to understand themselves better, so that they can take correct action. That correct action extends to the clothing that they choose. I follow the dictum by Yves St. Laurent, “Fashions fade, style is eternal”. I’d rather teach you about the style lines that work on you, the colors that make you pop, and the ways to express your true self than tell you to wear this year’s latest trend.
There is room for both personal stylists and image consultants in this world. I appreciate the work that Dani Michelle does – social media has made celebrity the catwalk for the world, and she determines what the world envisions when they see the latest trends.
I have something else in mind. I’d like each woman to wear her own style with confidence, speak truth, and live in beauty. Knowledge is power – I want to empower you by giving you as much knowledge as I can.