"At first, I was little hesitant to work with a personal shopper. After all, it I would be admitting to some shortcomings on my part when it comes to fashion and style. Wow, what a difference! To say that working with Michelle has introduced me into a new approach of styling would be an understatement. A more accurate way to phrase it would be to say that she has actually opened my eyes into a whole new frame of mind as far as how a particular dressing style would project into my personal image in my every day interactions. I really like her systematic approach that started from analyzing my body type and using it as a foundation in choosing the attires that best emphasized some of my positive attributes which I completely ignored in the past. The only thing that I regret is that I didn't use her styling expertise a long time ago because I feel like I've missed out on all the possibilities that I personally would have benefited from. I should also say that Michelle possesses a special skill to place you at ease the first time you work with her and I really enjoyed our personal interaction which made the whole process a very pleasant one."
Orthodontist, Bakersfield, CA
Fashion VP Marketing and Sales, Los Angeles, CA
"Michelle is pretty awesome. She's incredibly friendly and did an amazing job of making something that could have been difficult into something really fun. I'm looking forward to going out again, and not just because we were successful in the shopping. So thanks for being an awesome person, a great conversationalist, and just being all-around cool. I had more fun than I had hoped, by about a million times!"
Business Owner & Entrepreneur, Pasadena, CA
"I used Google to start my search for a Los Angeles personal stylist, and I hit the jackpot when it led me to Michelle. She truly devotes personal attention and care to the process. We spent one afternoon entirely on jeans and nothing else. Modeling each new pair, I really appreciated the thought she put into why the jeans were right, or why they weren't. After just a few days, I ended up with a brand new wardrobe that will last me a long time, and one that makes me feel more confident and stylish. She's worth every penny!"
Composer, Director, Writer, Producer, Los Angeles, CA
"As a recent transplant from the legal world in Boston, I quickly realized that my East Coast fashion sensibilities did not really work in L.A. Michelle took an inventory of my business and casual clothes and together we came up with a list of shirts, pants and shoes that I needed to update my wardrobe. Michelle asked all the right questions about what kind of image I wanted to portray and made suggestions that were age appropriate. Based on my budget, Michelle suggested several places where we could shop. In the end, I found a bunch of great clothes for both business and pleasure. I never would have been able to check out so many clothes without Michelle's help as I really do not like to shop. In addition to selecting some very stylish clothes, Michelle made the whole shopping process a lot of fun! She is a dedicated professional who goes out her way to help her clients. I highly recommend Michelle services."
Lawyer, Los Angeles, CA
"Michelle completely helped me with my wardrobe. She has an incredible eye for looking at your body, finding out what is the most flattering shape, color, and style for your body type and a unique talent to grab items of clothing for you to try on that you would never choose for yourself and the outcome is amazing! It's like going shopping with your best friend because she makes it so fun (and I hate shopping). She's a miracle worker, I don't know how she makes it so enjoyable. Michelle has helped style me for two different film projects I was cast for and I will continue to use her as my stylist for every project I'm cast for. She is the best! Plus, her prices are very reasonable. In my opinion she's the top personal stylist in Los Angeles and judging from the press she's been getting, others agree."
Actress & Producer, Los Angeles, CA
"Michelle is truly one of a kind. She has exceptional style and an eye for fashion. One of her greatest assets is that she is able to customize the shopping experience to your needs and personal style to enhance your overall experience. I was really set in my own ways, limiting many styles and colors to my wardrobe. Michelle helped me break through my one dimensional way of thinking and showed me how to add color and style to my current wardrobe. I actually dreaded shopping before meeting Michelle. I found myself buying things just to get something, and repeatedly buying the same monochromatic things. Michelle has actually helped me build an eye for what works for my body, wearing pieces to build an outfit, and feeling good about what I buy and wear. Not only is she a great personal shopping companion, but a pleasure to be around. There is no awkwardness, its just like shopping with your friend who has great style and insight."
Nurse, Mother, Wife to a professional jockey, Los Angeles, CA
"I hired Michelle for my husband because he'd been promoted to an executive level position and we figured it'd be best to step up his wardrobe for his new position. I tagged along just to get see how this personal shopping thing worked and to see how she chose things for him. I was amazed. She streamlines through a store like nothing I've ever seen. Picking up items, holding things up, assessing things. She's great at explaining why things work and don't work. She did such a great job with my husband, I ended up becoming a client myself. Michelle is an essential fixture when I go shopping. "
Homemaker and wife of a VP of a film studio, Los Angeles, CA
"Michelle is an exceptional personal shopper and stylist. She has a clear vision of what works on her clients. She looked at me and knew exactly what type of clothing would accentuate my best features. She takes the time to listen and really understand what her client is trying to convey through fashion. Working with Michelle was fun and extremely productive. I was amazed at how quickly she created a distinct look for me. I would have never chosen the pieces she put together. When I came home, my husband was ecstatic. To this day, the outfits she produced are at the top of his list and mine. "
Producer, Actress, Model, New York, NY
"I love her! When we go shopping, Michelle constantly chooses items that make me raise my eyebrow at first, until I try it on. Wow. What an eye. It still amazes me that my favorite things in my closet now are pieces I would have never even picked up. She has a talent, that's for sure. Just by looking at my body, she can tell what will look good on me. What I love the most is that she explains WHY things look great on me or why they don't so I know how to choose items when I'm shopping without her. But why on earth would I ever shop without her?? She's fun, provides exceptional service, and truly feels likes a friend when we shop together."
Actress & Designer, New York, NY
"I had a style that I thought worked for me. As a businessman your look must command a certain kind of presence. My wife hired Michelle for herself and upon listening in on their conversations while they were cleaning out one of the closets, I started to hear some interesting suggestions from Michelle concerning some of my suits. I ended up hiring Michelle for help in the professional styling department only to have it become an entire overhaul of my wardrobe, professional and personal. I couldn't be happier with the results though. I've never received more compliments in my life, especially from my staff. Plus, she's taught me what's more attractive for my body type and I feel way more comfortable than I ever have in my clothes AND I look good. Who knew?"
Business Owner & Entrepreneur, Short Hills, NJ
Sports Medical Trainer, Santa Monica, CA
"I had been feeling bad about some weight I had gained and was only wearing sweatpants and loose t-shirts because of how unhappy I was with how I looked. I came to Michelle in the hopes that finding clothes that worked with my current shape would make me feel better about my appearance, and boy am I glad I did. Michelle helped me find clothes that hid the parts I was most self-conscious about, while flattering the parts that I was still okay with. She was really great about gently pushing me outside of my fashion comfort zone into clothes that I'd never have picked out for myself but that are now my favorite pieces. I never felt pressured to buy something, though: her rule is that you have to absolutely love the item or it's not worth buying because you won't ever pick it out of your closet. What I ended up with was a set of clothes I felt comfortable and attractive in, which really did make me feel better; and my fiance has noticed the difference in my outlook, too.”
Biomedical Engineering Student, Los Angeles, CA
Teacher, Marina del Rey, CA
"I've never really enjoyed shopping and grew up wearing what was comfortable and usually what was on sale. I guess that makes it perfect that I have to wear a uniform to work everyday. For some reason, when I turned 35, I decided to cut my long hair and become a brand new me. I found Michelle through a Google search and was thankful that she turned out to be so wonderful. Our first meeting, she drove over an hour to do a closet evaluation. I was so scared my closet would be empty when she was done, but she showed me how to use some of my existing pieces to make new outfits. Probably my favorite thing about shopping with Michelle is that she does all the shopping and I just had to try the clothes on. Yeah! We shopped for everything from casual to my wedding outfit. I learned two key things from Michelle: (1) Don't buy it unless you love it and it looks great on you; (2) Spend the money on good pieces . Two of my "go-to" pieces in my closet were expensive (by my old standards) and are a style I never would have picked. Thank you Michelle.”
US Marine, Red Bank, NJ
"Michelle is so thorough and professional. I don't have the time to shop, so when my wife and I found her, it was like a dream come true. We hired her to shop for my wife first, and then for me, and we love all our new clothes. Thanks again, Michelle, for a job well done."
Copywriter's Agent, Palmdale, CA
"I had always wanted to go shopping with a Stylist after watching numerous makeover shows on tv. Being from Australia and not knowing where to shop in LA, I decided to make this dream a reality. I started searching online and found The Shopping Friend. Right from my initial email through to my actual shopping trip,Michelle was incredibly friendly and professional. Michelle helped me find clothes that I was comfortable and happy in, as well as being conscious of my budget - the result is amazing new pieces that make me feel good. Shopping with Michelle really is just like shopping with your best friend."
Administrative Assistant for mining company, Brisbane, Australia
"Michelle is the first stylist I have worked with and I couldn't be happier with her work. She works hard to find the colors and fabrics that look great on you. She does a great job of working within your budget and won't pressure you to commit to a product if you are not comfortable. The other day a colleague told me that I was always "impeccably dressed". Those are two words I never heard before working with Michelle. Thank you !!”
Hotel Manager, Beverly Hills, CA