I am incredibly lucky to have spent my entire career in image, fashion and training, helping women of all age, sizes, budgets and life-styles feel great about how they look. We all deserve that, don’t we? You can see examples of my client work here.
In addition to curating optimal wardrobes for private client practice, I get to travel across the country presenting workshop on style and wardrobe development for conferences, trade shows and women’s special-interest groups.
In 25+ years of style consulting, I’ve authored 3 books on image and wardrobe development:
- LOOKING GOOD Every Day – Style Solutions for Real Women
- LOOKING GOOD – A Comprehensive Guide to Wardrobe
- The NEW Professional Image – Dress Your Best for Every Business Situation (with image consulting icon Susan Bixler)
LOOKING GOOD Every Day is used as the textbook for new image consultants at the prestigeous school Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York — a huge big deal since I spent much of my professional life feeling inadequate because I didn’t get to study there.
I’ve also produced a wardrobe development DVD – “LOOKING GOOD – Live!” and an e-class on the web site Craftsy.com. That one is directed to women who sew their wardrobes, but honestly the concepts are the same if you buy, inherit or “steal” your clothes.
My background in the home sewing industry provides nuts-and-bolts knowledge of fabric quality, construction standards, fit fine points and alterations options that is rare in the image field.
My career experience includes retail management, buying and personal shopping; teaching tailoring, fit and alterations in my own sewing school/fabric store; managing a corporate training department; working as Image Manager for a major hospitality company and teaching Dale Carnegie personal development courses.
I was among the first of only 150 consultants worldwide to earn CIP professional certification from the prestigious Association of Image Consultants International (AICI).