I was both thrilled and nervous to work with Brook on image consulting. Asking someone to point out what you should and shouldnt wear based on coloring, body type and personality can be daunting, considering you have been looking a certain way (and in public!) for a long time. Then again, the whole point of doing this is to look and feel your best, while remaining true to yourself.
Prior to our in-person meetings, Brook asked me to fill out some basic paperwork on what I wanted to accomplish, but what I really loved was going through Pinterest boards and pointing out what inspired me, what looks I loved and what looks I hated. That gave both of us an idea of the direction I wanted to head in. Brook was the consummate professional and came to our meetings fully prepared with everything shed need, from fabric swatches to a camera, iPad, lighting, Pinterest boards, charts and questionnaires. Our meetings were all thorough, yet I didnt feel that they were drawn out at all and kept my time and schedule in mind, which I appreciated.
Cleaning out my closet and shopping was a little bit scary, but after working with Brook and going over what worked for me and why, I came away from both experiences with enough knowledge to know what I needed to avoid and gravitate toward in order to look my best. It was actually pretty wonderful to be able to go into a store and say, Nope, wouldnt work for me or steer clear of that and moving on to things that I now knew would be more flattering.
Everything was wrapped up well, with Brook going over makeup tips and summing up what we had learned in a final report that I can reference often. It was truly helpful to see everything written up as a reminder to myself.
While the experience is very personal, Brook was awesome to work with and a great cheerleader to have in your corner. Learning how to work with what you have while remaining true to yourself is so important. Her expertise, understanding and support made this experience a great one. I learned so much and look forward to using the tools for a long, long time.