No need to worry about going to your closet to find just the right outfit for that big meeting, last-minute function or that next big event, only to find that you have nothing to wear. Get style advice or help finding your “look” by enlisting the services of one of these top Philadelphia-area personal stylists and shoppers. Whether you need help finding your inner fashionista or just want help updating your look, image and fashion consultants can help you dress for success in the boardroom, that next special occasion or a big job interview. If you’re too busy to keep up with the latest trends, don’t worry. From makeovers to wardrobe overhauls, you don’t have to be in the know when it comes to style and fashion if you know where to turn for help. Individual services include wardrobe audit and set-up, personal shopping services, style consultation and personalized make-up instruction.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
www.evoluerconsultants.comWith specialists in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Los Angeles, Evoluer Image Consultants provides individual and corporate clients with personal shopping, makeovers and wardrobe management services. Owner Cheryl Ann Wadlington, who has decades of experience working internationally with fashion and entertainment legends, opened the company in 2004 with the philosophy, “Everyone has a wealth of possibilities screaming to come out. We’re here to unleash that potential.” While the agency employs “a high-profile glam squad” to serve celebrities (including Beyonce and the former Destiny’s Child as well as corporate clients from VH1, MTV and HBO), Evoluer promises the A-list treatment to help everyone be his or her absolute best for that special occasion, wedding, job interview or photo shoot.
Kristel Closets, Inc.
Conshohocken, PA 19428
If you wish it were easy to find just the right outfit for your mood or the occasion, it can be, says Kristel Closets. Kristel Closets serves both individual and corporate clients, helping them to learn to make better shopping and dressing decisions and to “feel more comfortable in your own skin with a renewed sense of confidence,” says Kristel Closets founder, Megan Kristel. Kristel, whose fashion experience includes buying and developing products and programs for QVC and working as a media image expert, operates under the philosophy that, “Whether returning to the workforce, working towards a promotion or improving your personal life, how you present yourself is how you will be defined.” Kristel explained that she has learned what real women expect from their images by working with each client in a direct and intimate way, helping her learn how color and understanding her body type can help transform how she feels about herself. Kristel Closets serves both men and women with wardrobe edits, personal shopping and styling services.
Fiore Moda Italiano
104 E. Lancaster Ave.
Wayne, PA 19087
In addition to providing wardrobe and style consultations, personal stylist Stephanie Horoski shares her “passion for fashion” with the community in her Soho-inspired boutique on the Mainline, in Wayne. Fiore Moda Italiano has European flair that is evident in the shop’s Italian décor, where, in addition to finding hip, affordable clothing, shoppers will enjoy a distinctive shopping experience. Whether consulting in confidence over the contents of your closet or enjoying an expresso among the boutique’s collection of accessories, clothing and handbags, Fiore extends the invitation to “dress up and play.” Wedding planner and events manager Renee Patrone, a Philadelphia-area expert on stylish weddings and special occasions, says that Fiore Moda Italiano is her “go-to” for fashion and style advice. “Stephanie sorts through my closet and tells me what I need to replace,” Patrone says, adding that if Fiore doesn’t carry an item, she can tell you where to find it. Schedule your own personal, chic closet consultation or attend one of Fiore’s special events, including trunk shows, fashion forecast shopping nights, girls’ night out or “New Look” special group shopping events. Boutique hours vary by season; private consultations are available by appointment year-round.
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