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Mothers and the Art of Style

I happen to be blessed with a very glamorous mother, who comes from a long line of glamorous women. Many times while growing up, as I was getting ready to go out, my mom would say “what about lipstick, dear” or “aren’t you going to add an accessory with that dress?” Thanks to her tutelage I was trained in the ways of glamour. I watched her apply her make up and style her hair, gaining my own skills as she demonstrated. Though I had an unfortunate period in middle school of trying to look exactly like her, short layered hair and all… …eventually I grew into my own sense of style which is just that: my own.  I know my experience is not shared by many other women. Training in the art of style is not very common. More often, a mother will impose her own sense of style on her daughter. With the best of intentions […]


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So you think it fits? The WOW Factor Part 1

Average, ordinary, invisible. These are NOT words that describe how most people want to look…but many find themselves slipping into this territory and losing touch with what it takes to SHOW UP and be noticed on a daily basis. What’s missing? What we like to call the “WOW Factor.” That little pop to your outfit that makes you memorable. Have you ever walked into a room and had a friend say “Wow, you look great!” That’s the WOW Factor. There’s something extra special about your look, and how you have presented yourself…to the point where others take notice, say something and remember you. There is no one else like you in the world. When you walk into a room, your style, what you are wearing, begins to tell your story, before any words are shared. My passion is to help people tell their story with style and elicit that WOW! […]

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How early childhood shapes our self-image and style

When Scott* entered my studio for his first consultation, his personal presence was quiet and nearly invisible. In his mid thirties and single, he wore light gray, worn and baggy jeans, an oversized pale blue dress shirt, scuffed and mealy loafers…and had barely combed hair. He wore glasses that were conservative and more of a non-statement than anything else. This was nothing like the same man I had watched perform a song in front of a large audience with a vibrant and engaging presence. I wondered, where was the disconnect? He came to me for personal styling and identity work with the goal of improving his personal image and increasing dating prospects. Before I met with him, I had asked him to bring 5-7 favorite pictures from art, architecture and nature. I call this exercise the Favorites Effect. This simple exercise is remarkably telling. When you describe why you like […]

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The Top 7 Signs that you are ready for a Career in Personal Styling

So you love all things fashion & style, and the idea of getting paid for it makes you drool with excitement. Getting to do it all the time? Dreamy. You might even follow some Stylists online and envy their job, wondering if you might be cut out for it. Wonder no more. Read on for the top 7 signs that will tell you if this career is right for you. Oh, and stick around at the end for the FREE 7-step master checklist for launching a career as a Personal Stylist! 1. Fashionista is your nickname! Ok, maybe not literally, but admit it…you’ve been called that before. It’s obvious to others that this is a natural talent for you. You’ve clearly got a knack for it. 2. Helping others feel good about themselves gives you energy. It’s not just all about you. Helping others feel and look good actually fuels […]