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Moxie
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sherry F.
Verified review

Really enjoying my experience shopping with Brandon. Between the private shopping experience and the guidance on making my wardrobe last longer, I would recommend her without hesitation. It's important to book in advance, though: She's a hot commodity and is in high demand! No surprise as, when it comes time for my appointment, her attention is 100% on me!

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michael M.
Verified review

I have worked with Eric for the past eight years. I have worked with other custom clothiers in the past and I would rank him at the top of a very small fraternity of clothiers who are not dabblers but who really know what they are doing. A good clothier is not only concerned with showing you how he puts himself together, he shows you how to do it for yourself. That way when he is not around and you need to make a wardrobe decision you don't go out looking like you tried to copy a magazine advertisement and almost got it right. When it comes to teaching the 'How To' and the 'Whys' of men's wardrobing Eric is a master at his craft. I don't try to maintain my car, or attempt to repair my house myself. It's too risky. Why would I leave something as important as my public image to chance? When I need service I want a pro. Eric is that pro. Eric's services have been one of the best investments I have made in my career. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to take their image to the next level. Michael Moses Pawleys Island SC

  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Christine S.
Verified review

I absolutely hate shopping for clothes, but I love opening up my closet and having new things to wear. Needless to say, more often than not, I ended up wearing the same things over and over until they fell apart and I was forced to go shopping. When I saw Fozia's ad in the local paper, I was thrilled because I didn't know this type of service existed. Fozia really took the time to learn about me and my style. She looked through my closet to see what pieces I had, and made suggestions on what items would be beneficial for me to add. After that initial meeting, she went shopping for me and brought back beautiful items all within the budget I wanted to stay at. I highly recommend Ms. Murphy's. For busy professionals like me, it's a no-brainer.

Lumiére
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Alexa S.
Verified review

She was so great to work with, i have absolutely no sense of style and she was able to help me out. She was totally flexible in time and comfortability. She not only helped me figure out how to dress for my body type, but also helped with my self confidence. She was so patient with me she came to my house, scoped out my closet, took all of my calls and cleared up all of my concerns. When we went shopping together, she showed me what kind of things i should be looking out for and the types of clothes that would be easy to pair with things i already own. She just made sure i was comfortable at all times & now i actually can put decent outfits together and for that i am super grateful.

About

I'm here to do what you can't do, don't want to do, or do not have time to waste doing. I'm your personal image consultant/personal shopper/gift finder. You have that gradation coming up and don't know what to get or that summer wedding you need an outfit and a gift for; I'm here to help you with all your planning needs when it comes down to what to wear and what type of gift to bring. I can also help with any wardrobe needs. If you need to spruce up your style, I can help. Do you want to look trendy but still have your own personal style? I can help!

Joanne's Helping Hands

New To Thumbtack

  • 3 years in business
About

I care about the quality of my work. It is important to me to give 100% to my clients.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do I find a personal stylist?

To find a fashion consultant, start by browsing portfolios online. Styling is a visual art, so finding a fashion consultant who fits the style you desire is key. Great personal stylists aren’t confined to one style, but if you’re seeking a hipper, fashion-forward vibe, you’d do well to find someone with a modern portfolio, while a fashion consultant with a consistently refined style could be a better fit if you’d prefer a more conservative look. Reading reviews is also helpful for learning more about the fashion consultant. Research their training, background and years of experience. After reviewing websites and Instagram accounts, meet with the stylist in person to learn how well they fit your personality; some fashion consultants offer a free phone consultation prior to hiring. Before hiring, make sure you clearly understand their terms of service and payment.

What do image consultants do?

Image consultants help people look and feel their best by coaching them on their clothing and beauty choices. An image consultant can be hired for a one-time occasion, such as an awards ceremony, big birthday party or photo shoot. The consultant will recommend clothing, hair and makeup to suit the occasion either using either what the client owns or taking a targeted shopping trip. For a complete fashion consultation, the image consultant will assess your wardrobe, your lifestyle, and what you hope to present to the world, and will then determine the best colors, styles and cuts for you. You can get help streamlining your professional appearance, adjusting your style after a change in body size, solidifying a new look, or finding clothing to fit one area of your life like work or weekends. Image consultants also provide closet edits, going through your clothing and paring out what isn’t right for the look you’re trying to achieve. Personal shopping is another service that image consultants provide. After an image assessment, they can either shop with you or shop on your behalf to find you key pieces you need.

What is a fashion consultant?

A fashion consultant is a paid professional who will advise you on what to wear and how to wear it to fit your desired lifestyle or career goals. A fashion consultant can provide many services including personal shopping, closet audits, beauty consultations, style consultations and ongoing seasonal services. A fashion consultant often has a design or fashion background (although this is not required) and an innate sense of style. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with the colors, cuts and designs we think suit us. A fashion consultant comes in with fresh eyes and provides constructive feedback to guide your style choices.

During your initial meeting, your fashion consultant will take stock of your current clothing selection and learn what you hope to achieve. They’ll identify core wardrobe pieces you need, as well as advise you how to wear items together. Many consultants create style lookbooks for their clients explaining things like exactly which shoes to wear with what pants and how to accessorize each look. Fashion consultants are a great option for people who are updating their style due to age, career changes or body changes, or who are just ready for a new look and feel. Most fashion consultants charge by the hour, with some offering packages and others working from a retainer.

What is a personal shopper?

Personal shoppers take the pain out of having good fashion. Personal shoppers are paid professionals who work with women, men or children who need style assistance. If you are stuck in a fashion rut, are unsure how to dress in a way that flatters your body, need to revamp your image, or want a more professional career look, personal shoppers can help. Personal shoppers identify the look their client wants to achieve and purchase the necessary clothing and accessories to achieve it. The process often begins with an initial consultation with the client to understand their style goals. This consultation may include a closet “audit,” an assessment of the client’s current wardrobe to see what items can be eliminated and what must be purchased to achieve the desired style.

The client and the personal shopper can shop together, selecting items as a team. The personal shopper may also shop on behalf of the client, then bring all items to the client for a final decision. A third option is pre-shopping, where the personal shopper reaches the store(s) ahead of the client and sets aside clothing for the client to try on, expediting the whole process — a win for anyone who hates spending time in the mall. Personal shoppers can also be hired for one-time events such as weddings, vacations or birthdays. You can also enlist a personal shopper to do your gift shopping for you. Overall, a personal shopper is an investment in making good style choices.

What does an image consultant do?

Image consultants help people look and feel their best by coaching them on their clothing and beauty choices. Image consultants help clients in a number of ways. An image consultant can be hired for a one-time occasion such as an awards ceremony, big birthday party or photo shoot. The consultant will recommend clothing, hair and makeup to suit the occasion, using what the client already owns or making a targeted shopping trip. For a complete fashion consultation, the image consultant will assess your wardrobe, lifestyle and image you hope to present to the world, and determine the best colors, styles and cuts for you. You can get help streamlining your professional appearance, adjusting your style after a change in body size, solidifying a new look, or finding clothing to fit a specific area of your life like work or weekends. Image consultants also provide closet edits, going through your clothing and paring out what isn’t right for the look you’re trying to achieve. Personal shopping is another service that image consultants provide. After an image assessment, they can either shop with you or shop on your behalf to find you key pieces you need.

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