Personal Stylist & Shopping FAQs
Who is your typical client?
I currently work with successful women who are making a difference in the world.
I’m no longer accepting male clients, (sorry guys).
My female clients are looking to make a great impact on the world with great careers, loving families, and robust social lives. Most have experienced some sort of change in their life to elicit a desire to work on their style and image. They want to feel more confident and seen for their authentic self. They realize they are not representing their best image to the world and how powerful style can affect change.
Where/how do you work?
I do have a private atelier on 5th avenue and 35th street in New York City for the initial consulting session. When there is shopping to be done we go directly to the store and private showrooms. The Year of Style clients get in home closet editing and refinement sessions.
Where are you located?
I’m located north of NOMAD and a block from the Empire state building at 372 5th avenue 10h New York, New York 10018.
What stores do you take me to?
Based on your coloring, shape, size, lifestyle, and style needs we will determine which designers, boutiques, and showrooms are the best fit for you. The focus is on clothing and accessories that are of good quality. Generally, big department stores tend to be a good fit in the first sessions. I don’t generally shop fast fashion merchandise because it doesn’t last.
What is the shopping experience like?
I do the heavy lifting before you arrive and you get to saunter into a full dressing room of options just for you. I also make sure to have your favorite beverages and snacks so you feel your best. I have relationships with the stores so we tend to get special treatment.
Do I get a discount at the stores?
Yes if possible, special discounts will be negotiated for you.
What tools will I come out of working with you?
During the process you will learn all what looks good on you and why.
You will shed your past style and clothing that is no longer serving you.
Get dressed easily everyday with confidence.
Wear closer to 80% of your closet and never say, “I have nothing to wear!”.
How much will I need to budget for clothing and accessories?
Most clothing budgets start around $2,000+ but each client is unique so we have a discussion about your budget.
What makes you an expert?
Style based in reality is my life and is what makes me excited to work with clients. I am certified in color and shape analysis training by Julie Cunningham color which means I understand the science of what looks good on you and why. I have had lots of experience dressing petites, plus sizes, and challenging body types.
What is it like to work with you?
I think you will find I’m down to earth and fun to work with. I know my stuff and will tell it to you straight.
Do you dress your clients to look like you?
I may be a chameleon and dress by what inspires me in the moment but I do not impose my personal style on my clients. I help my clients discover and explore their your own personal style to support their future self.
Do you only dress models?
No. While I do have extensive experience in the fashion world dressing models, many of my clients are ‘real people’ with real bodies. It is fairly common for my clients to have challenging size/fit issues often wearing different sizes on the top vs. bottom.
Can you make me a dress?
I do not sew personally. However, I do work with custom tailors to create one-of-a-kind creations for clients. See my post STYLIST VS DESIGNER about my approach.
Can you cut my hair?
I’m not a hair or makeup artist but I work with wonderful partners to complete your style makeover head to toe.
What if I don’t live in New York? Can you help?
Absolutely. I’ve also had clients fly in to dissect their wardrobes and shop with me in New York City.
I’m still trying to lose 5 pounds, Should I hire you now or later?
5-10 pounds is really not going to make a difference in our work together and we can certainly shop for items that are good for fluctuating sizes. Why would you wait to get the best possible style infusion?
How do you make money?
Unlike personal shoppers, I do not make money based on how much you spend. My packages are meant to transform your life and style. So you pay for the result of new look and wardrobe.
What is your cancellation policy?
I ask for 48 hour cancellation notice to avoid a fee of $250
What is your return policy or guarantee?
When someone fills out a questionnaire for a styling package with me, I’m always flattered ~ but I don’t always accept. I want to make sure our goals for you are aligned and that we are good fit. But when I say “yes, let’s style,” I am full speed ahead. Providing excellent customer service is crazy important to me.
I have no use for an unhappy client or bad business mojo so I’m going to pour my heart, soul, and style wisdom into our work together.
I’m going to give you my 150% care and attention so that’s why ~ with exception to massive natural disasters, major illness, or deaths ~ I don’t offer refunds for my private styling packages. On that note, no one has yet requested a refund (I’m that good).
Feel free to check out my testimonials of happy clients here.
What does it cost to work with you one on one privately?
Each client is unique and has their own set of challenges. Sort of like a doctor for style. So I must diagnose your problem before I present a solution and the investment to solve it.
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