The Upcycle Stylist
The Upcycle Stylist

The Upcycle Stylist

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Introduction: Hello Im Medea! I dress people, not mannequins. I will help you find your personal style with new or existing clothing. Tired of nothing to wear? Do you want getting dressed in the morning to be easy? My clients have seen these results: Freedom from not knowing what to wear or what looks good Confidence that their outside appearance finally reflects who they are Support from someone who knew their struggle and how to fix it Comfort in their body because their clothes fit Actually loving everything in their closet and seeing it freshly Clarity about what is in their closet and ease finding it all Tackling barriers that held them back from getting that promotion, applying for that job, finding a significant other, going out at night, etc. Satisfaction of investing in themselves and making themselves feel good Overcame fears of colors, sizes, spending money on themselves Showing high levels of self worth, self confidence, and smiling more Getting noticed, getting compliments, getting jobs Telling me their friends and family want to do it too We will accomplish all of this by learning what your personal style is, evaluating what you already have and buying new items that make you feel good and look good... and in the process you will be evolving and transitioning into the new you! About me: I am an expert at custom fit. I have a degree in design and 20 years of experience of designing, coordinating, and dressing people. I have 25 years in tailoring experience and in clothing construction. I am trained in couture tailoring techniques. I know the difference between quality clothes and fast fashion. I know fabrics, fashion trends, and how to make you an individual and I can dress any budget. Let me know how I can support you?

Serves Santa Fe, NM

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6 years in business

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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

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  • Fall wardrobe consultation

    Wardrobe Consulting

  • Family photoshoot

    Wardrobe Consulting


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

Exceptional 5.0

7 reviews


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Sadie Z.
Nov 17, 2021
My experience working with Medea was absolutely amazing! She was able to help me figure out what my style is, how to style my wardrobe and give me confidence to wear what I want! Beyond that she was so understanding and knowledgeable about any questions or challenges I threw her way. Now I feel so much more at peace with myself and my style. Working with Medea was a game changer and I’m so thankful!
The Upcycle Stylist's reply
Thank you Sadie! You were also a joy to work with!❤️
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Matthew S.
Oct 2, 2021
She is very patient and cares about every detail small or large. Her design and sewing background elevates any project that is presented to her. I would love to work with her again because everything ends up being so beautiful in the end. She encourages everyone to do their best work. 100% recommend.
The Upcycle Stylist's reply
Thank you! 🥰
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Naomi M.
Sep 12, 2021
I wanted a special outfit for a birthday milestone, so hired Medea to create an original custom piece. I decided on an 80s theme, so I gave her my measurements and a deadline, and loved the final product: it was a black mini-skirt with two ruffles of mesh and a matching t-shirt with an off-the-shoulder cutout printed with red vinyl lips. The fit was perfect; no additional alterations were necessary and the look was super-fun; it was reminiscent of something my teenage self would have loved, but was super-flattering for my adult-self. Additionally, I could wear the pieces again with other outfits. She listened to what I liked and did not like, and I let her take control. I’d highly recommend Medea to others, especially if one needs a custom piece for a special occasion - formal or casual. She will not disappoint.
The Upcycle Stylist's reply
It was fun!! Thank you!
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Bobbie B.
Sep 11, 2021
Medea did a wonderful job helping me coordinate outfits and colors. She helped me utilize pieces to create a really cute look. And it was fun. Thanks Medea
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Sandra V.
Sep 9, 2021
Medea is amazing to work with ! She will Listen to your vision & create magic !! Photos to follow ~ Over the moon in love with my dress
The Upcycle Stylist's reply
Thank you! You look gorgeous in it!!
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Medea Maraia


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

    My pricing is based on my experience level and competitive rates for Personal Styling. I offer packages rather than hourly. You will know how much it will cost you up front and you will get a detailed list of what to expect and what I promise to deliver. We will have our initial meeting to make sure we are a fit Then customer will pay in full to begin. Once payment is received, client may schedule first appointment.

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

    Typically the process is all about you. I want to get to know what you like, what your day is like, what your goals are, what you love, what inspires you and lights you up. Then we will gather inspiration and explore what looks you want to achieve. Then when we get really clear about your personal style, we will look at what you have, what will you be keeping and what no longer serves you. We tackle either Fall/Winter or Spring/ Summer wardrobe per package. We will figure out what you need and you will determine your budget to shop for additions clothing items . When I have received a photo inventory of your current wardrobe, I will put 7- 10 outfits together in you online wardrobe. You will have lifetime access to your online wardrobe. You may also choose to purchase other packages with me for continual support for different seasons or events.

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

    BFA in Fine Art MFA in Design 10 years working in collaborative environments and making design decision 20 tailoring/custom fit garments 20 years of designing, shopping, coordinating outfits, tailoring outfits and sometimes sewing pieces for actors to look their best on stage 3 years as an instructor in a fashion department

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