Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. I offer a variety of one-on-one image consulting services for men and women and use a fun and effective three-step approach to assess your personal needs and goals. Instead of transforming you into what I perceive as stylish, I factor in your desires, age, body type, work environment and lifestyle to help you establish an appropriate sense of style.
The Discovery Package
The Image Assessment plan for any budget. Learn your style profile and set goals!
- Fit and Style Analysis
- Lifestyle and Personality Wardrobe Assessment
- Wardrobe Building strategies
The Renewal Package
The Image Assessment and Closet Audit plans combined to suit your needs. Learn your style profile and make your existing closet work for you! Includes everything in The Discovery Package and the following:
- Weeding through your closet and removing items that no longer work
- Clearing out past mistakes or gifts from well-meaning friends
- Finding out where to alter existing pieces to make them fit better
- Creating great new outfits using your existing wardrobe
- Prioritizing items you need to fill in
- Create a shopping game plan
The Transformation Package
The complete package for a total style makeover. The complete three-step process includes the Image Assessment, Closet Audit and Personal Shopping to help you look great and create an image that is uniquely you! Includes everything in The Discovery package, The Renewal package and the following:
- Shopping for terrific new outfits
- Filling in missing pieces and integrating new with old
- Shopping for a specific event (weddings, Bar mitzvahs, holiday parties)
- Shopping for a new job, interview or business casual attire
- Shopping for lifestyle garments such as exercise and resort wear
- Shopping for great accessories
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. I suggest having an initial phone conversation to see if your potential image consultant is the right fit for you and she really listens to what you have to say. See if you can relate to her, if you like her approach to tackling your challenges and concerns, if her approach works with your expectations and if she can work within your budget. Since self-image is so personal and an image consultant works closely with you in the dressing room, feeling completely comfortable with and trusting your image consultant is essential. It helps if your personalities click as well and that your time together will be enjoyable.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I am a certified and highly trained Image and Wardrobe Consultant and an expert on strategic dressing for all body types. I love the changes I see in my clients’ self-esteem. I use my strong sense of balance and proportion, clothing design and fashion know-how to assist my clients in developing their unique personal styles and building their wardrobes to suit their needs.
Prior to becoming an image consultant, I practiced law, specializing in the areas of estate planning and probate and general tax law at major corporate law firms. I attended UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. After a successful 14-year career at one of California’s leading law firms, I decided to change careers and follow my passion. Many of my friends had been asking for help in sorting through their wardrobes and improving their style.
Although it would seem there is no overlap between practicing law and image consulting, I find otherwise. Practicing law in the areas of estate planning and trusts involved interacting with clients in highly sensitive areas, often with psychological issues. In image and wardrobe consulting, I use these psychological skills and experiences to help put my clients at ease. Issues concerning self-image and body type are often at the heart of all personal image work. As the only AICI certified image consultant in the Bay Area with an intensive law background, I truly fill a niche for professional men and women.
“My technique for image consulting goes above and beyond appearing trendy or stylish – it cuts to the core of who you are. My goal is to have clients feeling confident about the image they present in every situation. Figuring out who you are is a daunting task and I’m proud to have developed a program to make it an uplifting and positive experience.”
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. I wish customers knew that image and wardrobe consultants can save you money in many ways. Too many of my clients spend for items they never wear because they have nothing to go with them, or they bought them on sale, or their clothes don't fit properly, or their friends who have different personalities convinced them to buy the item. I make sure that everything in their closets work, and that their wardrobes are versatile and each item looks terrific on them. I also am extremely focused when we go shopping to stick with the shopping game plan and budget, and to not get sidetracked.