One could argue either that style comes naturally to me or that it has been just the opposite. Both would be true. My mother was always well-dressed, and made sure I had good clothing through my teen years. My godmother gave me a copy of Edith Head’s autobiography when I was still in junior high. I’ve known my colors since I started high school. My figure, however, has always been at odds with the long-stemmed beauties that stroll idly down catwalks, not to mention most ready-to-wear clothing.
Because of my early start with style books – I’ve always devoured any I could get my hands on – and my eye for color, I’ve been the go-to gal for style corrections, shopping expeditions, and wardrobe consultations since before I was old enough to drive. That’s pretty ironic, since I often put my own style goals dead last.
Why would anyone like me, who is madly in love with color and fabric, line and drape, ignore herself? Easy! I’m a very hard person to dress. I know, all too well, the frustration of walking into a dressing room with an arm full of clothing and walking out without so much as a shirt. I look amazing in my colors – and awful in most others. I know the shapes that look best on me – but boy are those shapes hard to find.
So, when you come to me with your figure problems, your color conundrums, your misplaced sense of self? I’ve got you.
Why would you choose me as an image consultant?
- I’m passionately interested in people, and I believe that the essence of style is marrying who you are on the inside with the structure you’re given on the outside. For me, the question is always, “what do you want to say?” I’m here to help you achieve your goals, not become a cookie-cutout or fashion victim.
- I get excited when I work with clients, it’s something like a sculptor releasing the angels from the block of marble. I can “see” the new you before we’ve gotten half through the first shopping session, and I bring that excitement and energy to my clients. Image consulting is my art, and I take joy in that – joy that I am happy to share.
- I am an encourager – yes, I might be blunt about the reason you might not want to wear those pants, but I’m more likely to jump up and down with glee because of how marvelous you look in that sweater. With someone like me around to cheer you on, you’re going to see how awesome you really are.
- I’ve been studying style for decades. I know the rules that everyone has forgotten, and I know why they’re there. I love to pass my knowledge on to my clients so much that I even wrote a book. Everything that I know, everything that I couldn’t shove onto a piece of paper, I bring all of that to bear when helping you find your style.
So, call me and let’s schedule an appointment!