Tina was a teacher and behavioral coach for the past 6 years. She recently published a book and transitioned into giving speeches to her former peers. Her new role requires a more polished, powerful and expensive looking presence to match her speaking fees.
“The reason I felt I needed a personal stylist was because I was a key speaker at a National Convention, presenting myself in front of hundreds of people.
I was fully aware that appearance and style can boost confidence and help with “selling” yourself. My goal was to look and feel my best and be taken seriously as a professional. So, if I wanted to look professional, I figured I should get someone who IS a professional to help me achieve that. While I don’t think I have a “bad” sense of style, I know it’s not my area of expertise!
This is where Diana was SO helpful! I don’t tend to know what I want until I see something and even then I’m not 100% confident with it. When I told her about my presentation she asked me a lot of questions about the event and then she was able to get a vision and help me with what I needed. She had ideas for me that I would have never thought of and they were fantastic! That’s what I love about it.
I thought I only need to have a great outfit for the big presentation but she had me thinking about the other two days when I would be interacting with people throughout the day – even at a casual level. She helped me understand the importance of presenting myself as a professional at ALL times. And it paid off – BIG TIME! The event was a huge success for me and I can say that looking professional each day was an important part of that success.
After working with Diana I realized that her approach to shopping is very different from mine. I usually rush to a store, look at something on the mannequin or rack, and if I like it – find my size and try it on. I would buy outfits in ONE store on ONE day. Now, I have learned that putting looks together for an important event, or otherwise, requires planning. You need a vision, you have to think about what you want in advance and take the time to see different stores and try different choices until you find the ideal pieces. I also learned that it’s important to think about ALL aspects of the event.
Diana worked very well on my budget! She only encouraged me to spend money on something that I will make use of in the future instead of just buying a piece that I would wear only once, and I appreciate that since I have to work on a budget. She tried to find sales for me and she also cared about the quality of the clothing.
I would highly recommend using Diana as a personal stylist for whatever your need may be: transitioning into a new role, refresh your daily wardrobe, a makeover, or for a specific event – she will help you not only look your best, but FEEL your best in your outfits! “