I never imagined that I needed a personal fashion consultant until I met Blane Charles! And I am so delighted that I hired him. After a careful review of my entire wardrobe, we edited it down to a perfectly balanced wardrobe! I am so happy... from drab to fab! Blane is outstanding, sensitive and wonderful. Take the plunge, indulge yourself and feel free! Opening the closet is a joy! I have so much more to wear with less clothing, because it was carefully edited with Blane's professional eye.
Thank you so much. I gave all my unwanted clothing to Good Will! June 2015
Barbara it gives me immense Joy to receive your testimonial which is a tribute to our greatness!
You were ready to let go and that's very important to the success of my work. Thank you for letting me into your sanctuary/bedroom to turn "DRAB INTO FAB!" and bring out the new & improved Barbara! It's all in YOU and here for YOU always!
"I cannot recommend Blane Charles enough!
He is a joy to work with making what can sometimes feel daunting or a chore easy and Easeful.
I was introduced to Blane years ago and hired him to work on a large scale project. The project went so smoothly, Blane was such a delight to work with that and in the end we became friends. When a second project came up almost as large as the first and I needed a warrior to come and help me out, I called Blane immediately and without hesitation. Working with Blane on this new project proved even more Fun! I love Blanes ideas, organizational skills and sheer determination to get a job done in an efficient and timely manner and with flawless results. Blane has a great ability to decipher his clients vision and to align himself with that vision and mirror it back to the client often to a better result than even the client had anticipated.
Blane is a gem, a secret weapon and a lucky charm rolled into one. I feel fortunate to know him now as a friend and i am grateful for his skill and expertise in my business."
"Helena you have always believed in me from the beginning when I launched BEAU-T BY BLANE in 2009! And it's a sheer delight working with you, and your wonderful family! Looking forward to many golden and prosperous moments together!"
I have a closet absolutely stuffed with nice clothes yet I'd open it and think 'I have nothing to wear.' Combining a warmth and professionalism (not so easy to do), Blane helped me figure out what works and what doesn't. We found new ways to combine what I have already, and we have a very short shopping list of pieces that will complete the wardrobe. Most important, Blane made me feel stylish and chic again!
"Monica you have a fabulous sense of style and it was a pleasure helping you reconnect to your fabulosity! It's been truly and honor and pleasure helping you and your beautiful daughter! Here for you both filled with gratitude!"
Blane worked on geting my friend up and running while I was there. He is so professional and focused. They were able to decide what no longer worked, what to keep, what to alter and purchases to be made for filling in the gaps in her wardrobe. Wonderful day!
"Thank you Charlene for bringing us together to work on our first dining room, 'Madames Boudoir' for DIFFA! It's such a Joy working with and knowing you both!"
Blane Charles is an extremely talented interior designer. Before Blane came on board, PHE at 211 E 13th street was getting modest attention at best. Blane was able to transform the space using what I would consider to be a very limited budget. He was extremely positive the entire time going out and selecting the best furniture possible given the financial constraints. After the furniture arrived and was set up with Blane's direction the apartment was given new life. We had already been on the market 45 days and were looking at another 100+ days to get someone to offer an acceptable price to the owner. Blane even added accents out of his own personal collection to spice the place up even more! After staging we received offers within 30 days and had a signed contract within 45 days! It is with great pleasure that I recommend Blane Charles without reservation.
"Thank you Gil for giving me the opportunity to use my keen eye to enhance and help sell this complex space. It was a delight working with you for Douglas Elliman. And as you know, I'm always up for a good challenge!"
Blane came out to NJ, even during a snow storm to help me edit my closet, the time flew and before I knew it my closet was organized with only the clothes left that worked for me, he was an absolute pleasure and made the experience fun!! As we went through he had me make a list of things he thought I need to comete my wardrobe...which is a huge help!!!! Thank you Blane!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kristin as you can see, I'm very committed to my work and to fulfilling my mission to help my clients always look and feel their BEST! It was truly a pleasure working with you and please don't hesitate to call/text my Fashion Crisis Hotline whenever you need me, 917.640.1962
Gave my beau the gift of wardrobe consultation wrapped up in two sessions with Blane.
Blane patiently coached him through color coordinating and ultimately parting with three bins full of items that were donated to the United Veterans clothing drive. Blane's expertise has helped my beau to maintain his closet well organized (an ambitious project!)
The de-cluttering continues to bring lots of positive vibrations into our humble abode... Thanks, Blane!
"Thank you for the opportunity to do what I love and the bonus of helping your beau launch his new business! Looking forward to your update!"
Had the pleasure of working with Blane Charles, back in the fall of 2014, on two projects... Organizing clothing & assisting with a small start up business ( which included a business card design / website design). Mr. Charles was instrumental in my process. He is very organized, very immigative and open to suggestions.. My only mild issue was that Mr. Charles was tarde on two occasions. Otherwise , he was a joy
"It was a pleasure working with you Chris, and having the lucky pleasure of sampling your gourmet delights after each session was icing on my cake! Looking forward to your update!" Much Gratitude, BC
It was a pleasure to work with Blane as he organized my daughter's summer and winter wardrobe. He is knowledgeable and effective in the field of style and arrangement. He encouraged my daughter to use color and combinations in a way she never thought of. He is professional and full of points and hints for clothing style and furniture arrangement. We also managed to have a good time shopping for additives for her closets after the wardrobe edit.
"What a Blast we had! I'm still bragging about you! It's always a breeze working with someone who already has impeccable taste such as you! I look forward to working with you again at the stage in your life when you will require my services!" Much Gratitude, BC
Who knew that going through your closets, cupboards, and drawers could be so much fun and more importantly so beneficial to your quality of Life. I cannot say enough about his proficiency in organizing your living space and the enjoyable way he goes about it. Your living space will feel more spacious leaving more space for your Life!
"Sarita you're a design consultants dream client and I thank you for your loyalty and unending support! From packing your suitcase for China to our seasonal wardrobe edits and apartment updates you keep me in my element doing what I love to do, bring simplicity, ease and elegance to my client's lives!" Much Gratitude, BC
I met with Blane for a wardbrode review in my home. He arrived promptly at our meeting point and joined me on my commute home to New Jersey. We spent 2-3 hours going through my closet. Blane was fantastic! Going though my closet felt like an insurmountable task to me, but he made it fun. He was organized and energetic. He broke the clothes down into manageable sections. He made very useful suggestions on style, cut and color. Blane has a knack for explaining what items of clothing work or don't work in a very sensible and easy to understand way. His experience in the fashion industry really shines through when he makes an assessment. I now know what to stay away from so I won't repeat the same wardrobe mistakes. He reinforced what does work and made me feel great about it! He has an excellent vision and a gentle, but firm delivery of the facts that puts one immediately at ease. Blane organized the clothes we decided to keep in a very neat and easy to maintain system. He even packed up the clothes we decided not to keep and helped me carry them downstairs. His wardrobe services are full-service and top notch! We mad a "to buy" list and plan to go shopping soon. I recommend Blane to anyone who is looking for a wardrobe consultation. I am so glad I gave it a try. My closet is now less cluttered, but it feels like I have so much more to wear!
"Defining Your Style With Personality" was so much FUN with you Betty and you were so ready! It was such interesting to help update your wardrobe and to see the immediate difference in you as the amazing person that you are! It was like watching a Lotus Flower blossom! I'm thrilled that I can be of help with your wardrobe and you beautiful home!"
I had met Blane years ago when he worked at Barneys.
He had suggested several pieces of clothing that are still my "go to" classic looks.
Recently, I decided to try to contact Blane to help me get an outfit together for a gala I had to go to.
I "found" him through Thumbtack.
Blane came over to my apartment to look at what I had and what looked good on me and what I could give away.
On another day we went shopping and found the perfect dress for the gala.
Blane has a great eye and a terrific, fun personality!
My experience was excellent and quite productive!
I look forward to working with him again.
"I have so much appreciation for loyal clients such as yourself! Thank you for searching and thank you for the honor of enhancing the beauty you already possess. I look forward to continuing our work together and to your next event!" Much Gratitude, BC
I met Blane Charles over 20 years ago & ever since the first time I met him,I knew that he was somebody that had a warm heart.
He has a great caring personality and a heart of Gold too as there is not that many people like him around.
"Thank you so much Stevie for being more than just a client, but for being a true friend! It's always a pleasure working with you!" Much Gratitude, BC
Our experience was excellent. Blane was the perfect fit for what we needed. We just moved into a new house (he traveled up to Westchester) and needed to really go through our clothes (me and my wife). He helped sort through, organize and get rid of an overflow of clothing.
Initially he came to work with just my wife, but he was so helpful that I had him come back the following day to help me.
I can't say enough great things about Blane.
There are many closet organizers and many stylists, but he combines both and brought a calming, comforting and positive attitude...while not wasting any time.
I would highly recommend Blane to anyone looking for these services.
"Chris what a wonderful time I had meeting your lovely family and having the opportunity to use my skills to help organize your life! It was such a delight working in your lovely new home, and I look forward to hearing from you for whenever you need my expertise again!" Much Gratitude, BC
I'm a professional woman in my early 50s. After being unemployed for a little over a year, I recently landed a great opportunity in a top NYC Professional Services Firm. I opened my closet and realized quickly I had lots of business clothes yet not a thing to wear! A friend referred me to Blane and, after shopping around and doing a good deal of research on wardrobe consultants, I realized he had the right plan and personality to teach me how to dress for success.
Blane has been generous and full of great advice from our initial phone conversation to our most recent consultation. He has done a complete clothing edit of my closets (work, casual and dress clothes) explaining what shapes and colors flatter me, helped me put together great combinations I didn't know I had and saved me from spending lots of money on new clothes I didn't need. Rather than just saying yes or no to my current wardrobe, he took the time to teach me why the item looked good or bad and what to look out for in future purchases. We've developed lists of outfits and he also took pictures as he put together looks for me so I have an easy reference. I have done a little shopping after getting a list of colors and fabrics Blane advises I look good in and, when I wasn't sure of a purchase, I texted Blane a picture and he gave me immediate advice.
I wholeheartedly recommend Blane to those just starting out in their professional lives, those in mid-career and those reentering the workforce. He really understands the business world and how to dress his clients to succeed in it. He's a gentle and effective teacher and lots of fun to spend an afternoon with as well.
Thanks Blane! You're amazing!!!!
"Mimi this was a project I couldn't wait to sink my teeth into! And you were so ready for the task! Brava for being such an amazing client and wonderful new friend. Rest Assured that I'm just a phone call away whenever you need me in the future!" Much Gratitude, BC
Wow!! I was amazed at how much work we accomplished in just a few hours. I needed help picking out a suit and a new outfit and due to Blane's knowledge at Barney's (he knows everyone) almost a whole new wardrobe at a reasonable price.
Blane is very knowledgeable and very practical.
"Thomas I had so much fun working with my great team of professionals at BNY! And I'm thrilled that you are enjoying your new, snazzy wardrobe! Know that I'm here for you whenever you need me!" Much Gratitude, BC
“In the course of a single afternoon, Blane not only reorganized my closet space and put order in my wardrobe, he also gave me great advice about how to wear better what I have and motivated me to tackle other projects at home that needed some attention. Our time together turned out to be as much of a consultation on apparel as a session on organization, which was its original purpose. Blane immediately established a personal rapport with me that enabled me to be comfortable and readily accept the recommendations that he made. As a result, I feel like I have a whole new closet and wardrobe. I have also been more thoughtful when purchasing additional clothing, thinking of his comments and perspectives on what I have and what would further complement it.
Blane is very enthusiastic, and that spirit is very motivating not only to work on the job at hand, but to continue with further projects. As a result of his work with me, I have reorganized areas in my apartment, including my study. His impact goes beyond the project he worked on directly. As a result I am now asking his advice about another project for my apartment.
Blane is professional as well as engaging, knowledgeable as well as motivating, and generous as well as organized. You would do well to work with and get to know Blane.
Thank you so much Mike for once again believing in me and trusting me. It was truly an honor working with you. Your wealth of knowledge in so many areas was refreshing to tap into and benefit from! Because of your generous donation and choosing my services, you helped to make the completion of our DIFFA DINING BY DESIGN 2013 project a huge success!
My front room and dining room were so cluttered and unattractive that I seldom spent time in them. In two days Blane converted them into a glorious space. With tender compassion Blane helped me release many items collected over 80 years. He proved that less is more by selectively keeping only objects that enrich my soul. The astonishing results opened my heart allowing me to make new memories. After the magical transformation thru Blane's artistic genius. I'm filled with joy and serenity just being in my rooms. I'm anxious to share this peaceful environment by entertaining friends. I appreciate your time, talent and loving spirit. My life has been enriched- thanks to Beau-By Blane
Beverly Kelly Bellevue, Seattle
This was definitely a case of "I CAME! I SAW! I CONQUERED!" Always up for the challenge and I thoroughly enjoyed spending the quality time with YOU!
Working with Blane has been a very fun and exciting experience. Blane is considerate of my feelings when we edited my and Mike's closet. Mike (my husband) and I love what he has done, especially in our living room. Blane awakened me to dysfunctional attachments to things. He understood when I wanted to hold on to certain items and gently encouraged me to let go. As a result I found a new self when I did let go, I could have a better realization of who I am. I found that things cannot and do not fill spaces in my heart in places that counts. I love the new energy in my home. I can now be aware of what works in the maintenance in my home. Thank you Blane for all you do. I will always keep you in mind, and I will have you come back in the future. Love what you do.
Thank you Barbara for being such an inspirational client! It was as much of a learning experience for me as it was for you and Michael. I also appreciate all of your referrals.
Blane Charles is truly amazing! He transformed my bedroom into a tropical parisdise. His talent lies not only in his creativity but also with his patience and compassion. You can feel the passion he feels for his craft. Blane made the journey so exciting and fun. I love my new space and cherish the solitude I feel when I go to sleep. Thank you Blane!
It was truly a pleasure working with you Miki! Thank you for making my company now bi-coastal. It was pure joy staying in your amaxing home in Bellevue, Seattle!
Blane was referred by a friend to help with purging and redefining our space after two rooms were free in my house. Blane truly has both vision and is also hands on. We emptied shelves, moved tables, got rid of a rug to open up the space. In three visits Blane found innovative ways of arranging furniture and artwork. We found a desk in one room that was not being used and moved it up to my newly created office. We also emptied a shelf to put in a newly created tv room. Blane is very aware of feng shui so that in my office he suggested I find a mirror so that although my back is facing the door when sitting at my desk, it is all cool now. In the first floor that was cluttered we cleared a cabinet filled with mail and replaced it with a glass bowl and later put up curtains. A very visually unaware friend noticed noticed the change as well as the curtains. On our most recent meeting we shopped for pillows and curtains and came back to the house to hang the curtains up. Blane finds innovative and aesthetic ways of arranging a room and clearing space. He also makes suggestions so that I went to the Container Store on my own and cleaned my dresser tops and rearranged my jewelry in boxes and containers so that now I know what I have. Blane is friendly and easy to work with, teaching you "how to fish" so that going forward I can utilize some of his vision and expertise on my own. I will call him back to work on my closets, but am going to clear some more space before then. Blane is truly a find. I am so happy that he came into my life.
Thank you so much Kelly! I really enjoyed working with you and your lovely family. Looking forward to tackling your closets soon! Much Gratitude, Blane
Blane is just incredible at what he does! My session with him was a Birthday gift from my mom and I know she put a lot of time into finding someone she trusted who also understood what I was trying to acheive. Blane was amazing from the moment we met. We sorted through my closet and cleaned out the clothes that were no longer working for me. Then we spent the rest of our time together shopping. Through his connections, we had a great Sales person and were given the royal treatment. I am so happy with my new clothes and the great ideas he gave me for the clothes, shoes and accessories I already had in my closet.
"Whitney I was so honored that your mother choose me and thrilled that made you both so happy! I want you both to know that I'm here for you whenever you need my services and tell all of your friends!" Much Gratitude, BC
HOW DO I LOVE THEE...LET ME COUNT THE WAYS!!!
LOVED YOU IN THE SHOE DEPARTMENT @ BARNEYS, AND EVERY STORE WE WENT TO....ESPECIALLY THE SORTING OF MY CLOSET. TRULY NEEDED YOU TO LOOK AT MY THINGS WITH FRESH EYES AND HAD A GREAT TIME SHOPPING FOR THINGS I NEEDED. CAN'T WAIT TO DO IT AGAIN!
I was thrilled to arrive with Peonies, not my typical Orchid plant, to find out it was Shirley's favorite flower that she and her son where looking for the day before. I truly believe that the most important aspect of consulting for me is "making the connection." We actually spent the whole day together starting with a wardrobe edit adding more color and fitted silhouettes followed by lunch, a shopping spree, ending with dinner with her son at their favorite mexican restaurant. It doesn't get better than this! LOVIN IT!
Blane came to my house to help me go through my closet. I put everything on and he told me if he thought it worked for me and why(and if not why not) He talked about what lines flatter my shape, which ones don't and why. I found it much easier to let go of clothes that I suspected didn't look great on me with his help so I also was able to get rid of clothes I didn't really wear. Then he helped me to see what separates went together and why, something I've always had a hard time with. What is great about how Blane works is that he teaches you why things work and don't work and makes suggestions for the types of clothes you might want to add to your wardrobe. I felt completely comfortable with Blane and he's a lovely, lovely person. Well worth the time and money and now I'm not standing in front of my closet wondering what to wear(he also folded and hung all my clothes, made piles of things to give away mend etc. and organized my entire closet!) Oh, and we got so much done as Blane has a very good memory. he would see me in something once for 5 seconds, hang it in the closet and remember it later if he thought it would go well with something else. Thanks Blane.
Thank you so much Lesley for that wonderful review. It was such a pleasure working with you, and I hope you are enjoying the book!
At Your Service,
I had a really great experience. He brought me to a store which I had not known about before but which tured out to be just the kind of style I liked. He was very good at helping me pick things out, choosing between colors and finding accessories that worked with different pieces. He was of course wonderful and friendly the whole time.
Gylnis you were such a delight to work with! I loved the fact thar you definitely knew what you didn't like, yet kept yourself open to try new things. I look forward to working with you again!
Intuitive direction and functional flare, that is what Blane brought to my life. His assistance took my non-fashion sense to a level that made me comfortable pushing my own limits, while finding a new appreciation for my style. When it came to my home I felt quite at ease with his suggestions. I have a small space and was not certain how to make it represent me. Blane thoughtfully listened to my desires, helped me draft a plan and was key to the successful styling of my place. Now I truly feel at home and fabulous in it. Thank you Blane!!
Irradiance you are a Gem of a client! I adore your openness & pull up your sleeves and let's get to work attitude. Your excellent taste and amazing vision make working with sheer Bliss!!
What can I say about Blane. He was insightful and efficient. He saw what I wore and immediately knew what would fit my style as well as improve on it. Blane knew everyone at the stores and where the hidden gems that would fit me would be. On a personal note, Blane is an amazing guy and wonderful to spend time with. I can't recommend him enough.
Larry thank you so much! You totally ROCK! It was such a pleasure working with a True Gentleman! I look forward to working with you and your clients in May, 2013!
Having BEAU-T BY BLANE embark on a trip through my boyfriends closet was an overwhelming joy to all of us. Blane went through every single piece of clothing, old and new, and asked critical questions to determine whether a specific item should be part of a my boyfriends wardrobe. Blane was very respectful of our opinions and our emotional feelings pertaining to items that we wanted to let go for a long time, but never had the strength to do so. Blane was very professional in helping us making the best decision. In such way, we have said goodbye to many things, for what we are very grateful. After, being left with pieces that would make it back to the closed, Blane gave us suggestions on what would pair best, and in how many different ways a key piece of clothing could be used. That opened our eyes to new ideas and possibilities that we have never thought of. Afterwards, Blane helped to organize the closet in the most practical way. As a result, the closet now is a place of inspiration where everyday a new outfit can be assembled in an easy and most innovative way.
Blane not only transformed my boyfriends closet in the matter of hours, but also gave us great pointers on how to make our apartment be a place of delight, enlightened and surprised us on many different levels, and enriched us with beautiful personal gifts. Thank you Blane, this was the best way to end 2012!
"At BEAU-T BY BLANE it's all about forming nurturing relationships with our clients and empowering them with tools to live life to the fullest! I'm thrilled to have two new friends, but more importantly, two satisfied clients!" LIFE IS BEAUTY & BEAUTY IS LIFE! BEAU-T BY BLANE
Blane Charles over the course of several weekends performed a miracle. If you have ever dealt with or know a "hoarder" you know what he was up against. I myself have purged this good friends home and filled large carting dumpsters (yes, plural) with things piled up in every room in the house including the basement, his office, the bedroom, the property etc. Blane excavated two rooms plus the basement without need of renting a container which of course saved money but not stopping at that, he completely reorganized and recatagorized and found a place for everything and made logical order and a very pleasing esthetic for the eye where there was just wanten chaos.
Not only can I see the floors again but the rooms look great!
Thank you so much Blane!
Thank you! This was as rewarding of an experience for me as well!
Sounds wonderful. But you meant wanton?
Absolutely amazing experience. You not only know how to do your job with passion but you actually truly care about the person you are working with and respond directly to his/her needs and personality. You are a great stylist and advisor. I was very happy with the experience and your perspective on things gave me courage to express myself in the best possible way in the future. Great help with my closet and whole wardrobe....next time I go shopping I am taking YOU with me! warm hugs Blane!
"Barbara you are a radiant orchid and it was so effortless working with you and encouraging you to take a step out of the box! Always ready to shop and I look forward to shopping with you!" Much Gratitude, BC
Blane, a year later, your style influence continues on... it was a very helpful session! Thanks for the wonderful work you do!
"Anna you are a Radiant Orchid and it was an honor to help you blossom! Thank you for allowing me to give you the tools to express your individuality!" Much Gratitude, BC
Beau -T By Blane rocks!!!
I called Blane Charles on a Monday and he was up here in New Hampshire by Friday re-doing my bathroom, living room, kitchen, dining room, and two bedrooms.
He did all that while celebrating Mother's day, dining out with our friends, and hiking...all by Sunday!
My daughter was not happy about having to give up her bedroom to my new roommate but after Blane Charles was done, she said " This is awesome! I love it! She also loved, loved, her playspace which previously was a dark corner that was never occupied.
He completely made over my apt with things I had already so I didn't have to spend any money on anything!
"Monica thank you for first of all being a true friend, and second for giving me the opportunity to exercise my skills in your beautiful home!" Much Gratitude, BC
First letme say thank you for helping me to fully organise and clean my apartment. I discarded of stuff that I was holding on to too long and got really great tips on how to utilise my space. You never realised how much junk you hold on to. I have to say after I felt lighter and more energised like I have just opened a door. Oprah Winfrey always says your home should rise up to greet you and I feel as if that is what my home is doing now. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!
"Deborah it was such a delight getting to spend some Q time with you while constructively having to opportunity to help you with space management and adding to the beauty of your home! Letting go letting in!" Much Gratitude, BC
Editing my wardrobe was the best present I could have given to myself and Blane was exactly the right person to help me through this. Working with him was a truly wonderful experience. Besides being exceptionally talented, Blane has a really big heart and open spirit. There was no judgment. I had two closets full of clothes, most of which I no longer wore or liked. After working with Blane I was left with a bunch of outfits that really worked for me. Best of all I was able to do this with the clothes I already had. He helped me to mix and match in ways that I would never have considered – navy and chocolate brown! Who would have thought! In the end, it made getting dress a lot more fun and I feel really good about the way I look. Now when I go shopping instead of just getting random pieces that I like, I get pieces that compliment what I already have. If you have been putting off doing this don't wait any longer. It’s a great investment and you'll really love the new you.
"What a Joy it was exploring your deliciously colorful wardrobe and showing you creative new ways to express yourself! Peeling away the layers so that you can truly shine is what I do best!" Much Gratitude, BC
Blane Charles is an incredibly talented individual who has genuine expertise in any number of real-life situations. He has helped me recruit professional high caliber wait staff for a benefit event at my Museum which saved me several hundred dollars over using an agency. Blane is an excellent organizer, feng shui expert, and first-rate motivator. His enthusiasm is infectious and professionalism first-rate. Blane takes great personal pride in his work and uses each and every opportunity as a chance to learn new skills and make new contacts whenever possible. To paraphrase Albert Einstein, Blane is "passionately curious." I have gone back to Blane for assistance and problem-solving time and time again with great results every time.
"Thank you so much Laura for first being a great friend and for giving me the opportunity to exercise my diverse skills. It's so rewarding to not only know but to be able to fulfill mission!" Much Gratitude, BC