- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I most popularly get booked hourly, but I also offer packages and gift certificates on my website. My consultations are $30, but they include a full style/personality/goal assessment and a handy cheat sheet with tips and tricks before we even do our first closet audit. The rest of my services are $90/hr, except virtual closet uploads, $150/hr. I also offer second-hand shopping of my kit, clothing I've gathered from clients, and shoots to some clients for just the cost of the clothing kept.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
The first step is sending my clients a comprehensive assessment to complete before our remote consultation. This assessment covers your lifestyle, goals, personality, likes and dislikes, and even your emotional history with clothing and getting dressed. Then, I explain my conclusion to your analyses during our consultation, along with my process and styling history. I also answer any additional questions my clients may have. Most importantly, I make sure my clients are comfortable working with me, as some have described it as clothing therapy. If we both agree to move forward, the next step is a closet audit/closet discovery. If in-person, I have access to rapid covid testing and test the morning of my appointments, in addition to being vaxed, wearing masks, eating outdoors, windows open, etc. I require proof of vaccination for all in-person appointments as well. From the audit/discovery, we figure out a plan of action incorporating the cheat sheet from the consultation. Then, I highlight the best styling tips and tricks and create a list of lower and higher priority items for my clients. From there, we can decide to do online shopping lists, in-person shopping, or second-hand shop from my kit (see above). Lastly, for the clients who want lookbooks, I have them upload their closets (or come over and photograph for $150/hr). Clients who love this love the ease it provides when getting dressed and packing for trips. They also love my talent for pairing unexpected items together; some have even called it inspirational.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a B.A. in Psychology and over two decades of learning the psychology of clothing, color, shape, etc., through costume design, wardrobe, and fashion styling. I'm continually studying different aspects of fashion from psychological, cultural, societal, historical, and consumption standpoints. As a professional stylist working for ads, editorials, and e-commerce, I understand what works on various body types and hair/skin/eye colors and how clothing should fit on a client to look IMPECCABLE. Clients are often amazed at how a simple inch or two alterations can make a HUGE difference. Also, I'm constantly looking for inspiration/soaking up knowledge from websites, social media, books, movies, runways, and more.