Couture Zen
Couture Zen

Couture Zen

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Introduction: A fashion stylist & costume designer of 13+ years in fashion editorial, film, music videos, television, commercials, red carpet & personal styling. Melynda has worked with Bad Bunny, Rosario Dawson, Elijah Wood, Akon, Aisha Tyler, Bhad Bhabie, GM, Google, Youtube, Mazda, LabSeries, HauteLook & many more. Her personal styling clients range from busy moms to real estate agents, to entertainment executives (& everything in between). **NOTE** Small Businesses on Thumbtack get charged $5-$25 for each client inquiry; please be sure that a business's services are what you're looking for prior to contacting or send a general inquiry via that business's website. Thank you for supporting small business! For all custom design work, I have a minimum base price of $1200 (commensurate with project details). Please only contact if you're comfortable with that and ready to get your project going. Thank you!
Overview

Hired 16 times

Serves Los Angeles, CA

Background checked

1 employee

13 years in business

Payment methods

Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo, Zelle

Social media

Facebook, Instagram

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects

60 photos

  • Desnudo Italia Fashion Editorial Shoot

    Wardrobe Consulting

Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

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Sierra H.
May 7, 2021
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Had the best experience with Melynda!! She was so helpful every step of the way and then some! I learned so much from working with her from the way things fit to color combos! What I loved most is she took me thrifting on our first trip which I loved because it’s better for the environment and I just love shopping second hand in general. I feel like Melynda is my fashion fairy godmother and I am so grateful for the relationship we now have and so grateful for everything she’s done. I feel like I’m the best version of myself now when wearing clothes and have such a fun time picking out an outfit everyday. 10/10 would recommend her. She is a true Queen!!

Details: 26 - 30 years old • Wardrobe audit • Image assessment • Personal shopping • Weekend wear • Women's fashion • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Wardrobe Consulting
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Aleksandra A.
Apr 7, 2021
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My team and I were very pleased to work with Melynda. This was the first time that we have worked with a stylist professionally and she helped us navigate the process and was there for every step of the way. She provided clothing and accessories that matched our mood boards and even guided our model with posing.

Details: 31 - 40 years old • Image assessment • Cocktail/dinner party attire • Women's fashion • My home, venue, etc.

Wardrobe Consulting
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Ton C.
Apr 15, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Melynda is one of the best professionals I've hired on Thumbtack or any other service platform. Her keen insights and commitment to customer service are outstanding, and I look forward to working with her again.

Details: Suit • Other • My home, venue, etc.

Alterations, Tailoring, and Clothing Design
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Matt P.
Jun 11, 2020
Working w/ Melynda was excellent! I wasn't sure what to expect, as I've never worked with a "stylist", and assumed services like this cost a fortune, and were a luxury only reserved for high-profile celebs and public figures, but apparently not! I'm a working professional, and simply needed some good tips transitioning into a new position in my career. To be quite honest, "everyone" could use a stylist in their back pocket. After the entire process, I realized that finding a good stylist, is akin to having a good family doctor, therapist, or that reliable handyman that can fix anything; it's a valuable resource that shouldn't be overlooked. Melynda's services are basically broken up into several sessions that involve in-depth consultation, and action. Our initial meeting was entirely remote over Zoom, which was hugely convenient. And to be clear, all of her services were well before the pandemic, but I just wanted to highlight how flexible, convenient, and painless she made this, as it was clear it wasn't going to be easy for us to meet in person, at first. Anyways, we had a great 45-60 min talk over the kind of looks I was going for, and my overall style inspirations, etc, and similar to a therapist, she asked me questions and we explored avenues I never thought we'd go down. She made me realize a lot of things about myself, and the way I presented myself to the world, and to be honest, we could've stopped there and I would've been satisfied. Very valuable insights. However, the next session involved an entire audit of my closet, in-person of course, and lasted several hours. This was pretty amazing too, and long story, short -- Melynda made me realize that I had been buying the WRONG size clothes nearly my entire adult life! Ugh. The next session was the "shopping" session a week later, where as you could guess -- we basically visited multiple stores trying to find the pieces to complete my "look". In terms of budget, Melynda was great and very conscious of it. In my mind before all of this, I was begrudging going to high-end department stores and luxury retailers, and fearing I'd be spending a fortune, which I discussed up front with her. She made it very clear I was totally under the wrong assumption, and essentially said her job was to not only enhance the confidence of her clients, but to also save them money in ways that they wouldn't realize. Later, I realized what she meant. To my surprise, she took us to Target, and I couldn't believe the amazing clothes we found there! Don't get me wrong, we shopped at Bloomingdales and the Beverly Center shops also, but I just had no idea I could find such great clothes at Target for cheap. Simply amazing. Anyways -- sorry to go on and on, but in the end, her services were so valuable to me, and I just really wanted to do her justice in this review. I've already made it a point and discussed with Melynda that I'd like to do this at least 1-2x a year; again, look at this as a yearly 'physical' or doctor visit, folks, it's invaluable. Book Couture Zen with confidence, it seriously changed my life and the way I present myself to the world. I've already had colleagues and clients give me 2nd looks, and asking things like "have you lost weight?" or "that jacket is amazing, where did you find that?" LOL.
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Rynier G.
Oct 27, 2021
Melynda has an incredible eye for style. She’ll make you look great.
Credentials
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Melynda Frye

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I try to keep my pricing reasonable because I truly believe everyone deserves to afford a professional stylist.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I like to get to know the person I am working with so I can make workable recommendations for his/her personality that feel native to him/her as a person. I also make sure I start with a closet organization/seeing what is already there to work with to build a foundation upon.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I studied fashion design at Santa Monica College, and I also have a background in fashion wholesale, photo shoot production, and costume design. I've also been working with personal styling/image consulting clients for the past 12 years.

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