Secrets to Style by Mollie

Charlotte, NC

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

While being trendy is something some of my clients desire, I want you to feel comfortable and like yourself in your new clothes. I encourage my clients to wear what makes them feel good about themselves and never steer away from letting their unique personality shine. I'm not here to force you to change or judge you for past poor style choices, I just want to help you highlight your best qualities through new pieces! I tailor my closet organization and personal shopping services to fit your individual needs and goals. I strive to give all of my customers the star treatment, even if they are on a budget.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love helping women (and men!) of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds discover their inner beauty through style.
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Location

Charlotte, NC 28270

Years in business

6

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

6

Reviews

8 Reviews
  • Heather P. Jun 17, 2015
    Wardrobe Consulting
    Verified Review
    Totally satisfied! Mollie has been very accommodating to my schedule and provided great customer service and results that meet my needs completely. I feel like a movie star. Cannot wait to see whats next!
  • Simon L. May 27, 2015
    I was reluctant to make some needed wardrobe updates, but Mollie took the time to understand what I was trying to accomplish. From there, she tailored her expert advice to create a new look that fit my style and personality.
  • Alex G. May 18, 2015
    As a young man, an accentuating wardrobe was not my chief concern. For my teenage years I used my own meager savings to buy clothing. This led to thrift store binges and a disdain for buying any clothing over $40. The transition from boyhood to manhood brought on a sense of self-respect that needed to be reflected in the way i presented myself to the world. A compelling ensemble creates an impression before anything else, so i realized the necessity of looking sharp at all times. Ms. Bradford helped me bridge the gap between my desire and reality with the wardrobe she recommended me. She was spot on about not only the quality of the clothing, but how it complimented my personality. Clothing should not only present an indication that one cares about their personal appearance, but it should also reflect who they are as a person. Mollie fully grasps this and was able to provide clothing that I felt like I should have been wearing years ago. Thanks again for all your help Mollie!
  • Bella S. May 17, 2015
    Mollie helped me to purge my closet and choose the pieces that could be put together to make complete outfits. WOW, I feel like I have a whole new wardrobe with just a few new purchases and accessories! This all took such a short time to accomplish with Mollie's help. I don't know why I put off doing this for so long. Hiring Mollie actually saved me money as I was ready to "toss it all", but Mollie showed me how to take my favorite pieces and pair them with pieces I hadn't thought I could use. I will definitely use her service again in the very near future.
  • Mela T. May 14, 2015
    Mollie Bradford styled me for a test shoot that I did with Zach Alston. The shoot was in an adorable house right on Lake Norman (which I came to find out was her grandparents, funny how she even picked out the location!). The job lasted about five hours or so, and it was so much fun the whole time! We had only planned on doing about six looks, give or take depending on time. Mollie brought soooo many outfits though! The options were endless. She had also laid out the well planned outfits as though she had dressed the imaginary mannequins right in front of me. As son as we were done shooting one look she was ready for the next, jewelry and all. She also accompanied us on location to fix things here and there while shooting. I don't see any way things could have been better on her part. She was on time, super creative, so genuinely sweet, and very open minded and communicative! It was all around, one of the best experiences Ive ever had working with a stylist!
  • Ashley S. May 13, 2015
    Mollie never styled me personally, but I am a huge admirer of her personal style and blog. The way she mixes pieces to complete an outfit is extraordinary. Whether it's for a casual outing or a editorial, Mollie definitely knows how to create the perfect ensemble.
  • Mckenzie W. May 13, 2015
    Molly is an amazing stylist! I have worked with her on muliple occasions for photo and video shoots! She not only has amazing person style and taste, but she also posseses the brand knowledge as well! I highly recommend working with Molly! She will have you looking fab :)
  • Sarah S. May 5, 2015
    Mollie has been wonderful to work with. Whether it was putting together an outfit from my own closet or going shopping for a certain event, she made it easy and enjoyable. I will definitely hire her again!!

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I like to start with a consultation to better get to know my new client and their goals. We can do this over the phone, in person or via Skype chat. From there we decide how services will be customized to meet their needs (will you be joining me for the shopping, prefer me to shop solo so you can try on at home, or would you like everything done virtually for you to buy online?).
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I went to school for Fashion, where I received my Bachelors degree and have been working in the industry for the last 8 years. I have also taken workshops and gotten hands on experience as an intern to a celebrity stylist. During my time in NYC I also worked for Bergdorf Goodman's personal shopping department, who is the leading luxury retailer in the world. I am constantly looking at trends, media, and culture to discover the latest fashion and beauty tips and tricks.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Travel expenses less than 20 miles each way from my 28270 zipcode are free of charge. Invoices are sent as well as receipts to you after services. I do not make commission for clothing bought, so my rate is earned hourly, which is determined upon inquiry of a new service.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I've always had a love for dressing up and making others feel good about themselves. When I put two and two together, fashion just made sense!
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with a variety of customers. Typically my clients are females between 30-60, ranging from a size 2 to 20. I have also worked with men as well as couples.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I once had a male client who hadn't worn a pair of jeans in 12 years. As silly as it sounds, one of my biggest accomplishments is getting him to love denim and see its versatility for his wardrobe. I watched as he completely stepped out of his comfort zone to try new color palettes and sleeker daily ensembles. It's been about 2 years since then and he still likes to show me he's rocking his new look. Bye bye cargos! Thanks to his new approach to style, he's been promoted several times since then and (I like to think) it's even helped land him his dream catch. Don't you just love happy endings?
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Hire someone you have good chemistry with. A wardrobe consultant/shopper or organizer has got to be able to listen to your needs and care about you as a person to achieve your best look and stay true to who you are.