"Personal Style is accepting who you are." - Diane von Furstenberg
I didn't set out to become a wardrobe stylist. My dream career as a teen was to become the PR director of a major fashion brand. The idea of being surrounded by beautiful clothes and being a BOSS sounded exciting and glamorous. After attending FIDM in Los Angeles, my career begin as a department manager for Nordstrom. I put my Marketing degree to use as I worked alongside the department's buyers in inventory planning and budgeting. I learned the difference between a customer and a client and established a solid book of business. A cross country move to New York City to attend LIM College for an additional degree solidified my interest in entrepreneurship. My high school dream career switched gears when I decided at age 23 to launch a direct-to-consumer handbag company.
I loved working 1 on 1 with my clients! Getting to know their style preferences and creating a bag that was to their exact preferences was a joyous experience. It was more than just a service. It was becoming a ministry.
While my handbag business grew, I jumped into the wholesale side of the fashion industry, eventually landing a boss gig as the Director of Merchandising for a luxury jewelry brand. It was a very stressful position that challenged all my knowledge in financial forecasting, product development, and business development. In 2007, I left that company and transformed my handbag business into a wardrobe consulting agency.
My desire to see women walk in their confidence, to provide solutions they didn't believe were possible is what confirms my identity as a personal stylist. It is my calling and my ministry. I hope to one day make you feel glamorous in beautiful clothes!
10 Facts About Me
1. I love long distance running! I've completed 6 marathons and have hopes to complete the Boston Marathon. 2. Hosiery is my signature wardrobe item. I wear them year around... except in 90 degree and above heat! 3. I'm a licensed Christian minister that affirms all orientations and identities. I'm also a Seminary student. 4. My favorite comfort food is french fries topped with sauteed mushrooms and A-1 Steak sauce. YUM! 5. I've maintained a vegan diet for 13 years and will occasionally "go on a diet" that includes eggs and fish. 6. Champagne makes me happy. I would drink it everyday if I could! 7. I created and hosted a TV Show for public access TV in Long Beach. I love sharing my style knowledge on camera. 8. All the cats in the world are my friends. 9. I studied classical ballet for 10 years and had hopes of becoming a professional dancer. 10. I collect vintage ephemera , fabrics, and accessories. My favorite piece was given to me by a client.
Now that you know all about me, I want to know all about you.