StyleMare | Alexandra Stylist | Personal Wardrobe Stylist NYC


By | June 19th, 2014 | Confessions

style-mareLast night I had a stylemare.

A nightmare about my style.

I was in the hairdresser’s chair; she had cut bangs and dyed my hair blonde. I was so unhappy, I was crying. I kept saying I hated it, but everyone else in the shop would say, “oh, it looks so good on you!”

That’s not the point. I was crying because it wasn’t me.

I see this all the time with my private clients. Just last week, I was in the dressing room with a client in a SoHo department store. She had on a dress that looked fantastic on her, but her facial expression told me everything. It wasn’t her. So we moved on.

When I work with clients, I don’t get emotionally attached to anything I preselect, and I let my clients know that they don’t have to worry about hurting my feelings. Hearing their style perspective and reactions only helps me learn their style better. Knowing your style viewpoint is what helps you shape and hone in on your style.

It’s what makes future shopping excursions easier and easier. Knowing what you hate is just one step closer to finding what you love.

So I ask you: what looks good on you, but isn’t you?

Style is personal. So is perfume. What you like is often innate.

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Comment (2)

Kris Brownlee
June 19, 2014 at 2:03 PM
I have the opposite problem when shopping. I'm drawn to pale colors, light grey & cream. I love that ethereal sort of look. Although it *feels* like me in my head, it looks awful on me. Totally washes me out & I just disappear. I've been forcing myself to move out of my comfort zone toward brighter colors & it has made a huge difference!
June 24, 2014 at 12:52 PM
Hi Kris, Thanks for commenting on the blog. I can totally understand what you are going through. Everyone get's light colors but it depends on which type of light colors look good on your skin. At least you've identified the problem and can make changes. What you can do is do the whole ethereal thing with accessories. I'm actually writing a similar post to come out in August about a client of mine with the similar issue. thanks for reading! alexandra

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