We are touched and humbled...
by all our wonderful clients. The people who've allowed us into their lives and their closets and given us the honor of serving them. They entrusted us with improving a very personal part of their lives and we thank them.
Our clients come from all walks of life and span all the continents. Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, South Africa, and of course, North America.
- Business professionals from various industries
- Artists - from painters to actors to directors to graphic designers...etc.
- Corporations looking for polished branding through their staff
- Individuals who want help with their casual or social wardrobes
- People who've lost or gained weight
- Individuals seeking higher self-esteem and more confidence in their relationships, personal and professional
- People going through life changes
- Students who want to look good for school or are newly joining the work force
- And even children, who learn from us at an early age that image is an important tool of communication
What Our Clients Are Saying About Us...
I have woken up to an entirely new world...The results are already speaking volumes...every woman under the age of 40 in my office made some sort of positive comment when they saw me.
I'm probably not the type of person you'd typically imagine would seek out a personal stylist; a young software developer, nerd among nerds who had not done any serious clothes shopping in years. I did not really have any sense of style. Rare were the days I actually felt good about getting dressed. When I was introduced to the idea of a personal stylist and actually assessed my wardrobe, I realized I seriously needed one.
Confronted with the challenge of finding the right stylist, I took to Google for some in-depth research. There are plenty of stylists in Denver, but when Google connected me with The Shopping Friend I knew I had found the right place. After I filled out the style questionnaire on their website, Michelle got back to me with recommended stylists on her team based on my needs. I decided to purchase a style package that combined a closet consultation and personal shopping spree and worked directly with Michelle.
The Shopping Friend uses a discovery process to get to know you, and your goals before your appointment even begins. Despite the fact that I am generally bad with new people I felt super comfortable around Michelle from the get go. She is amazingly friendly, supportive, and just an awesome person in general. It almost felt like I had known her for years. The closet consultation confirmed my fears - I did not own a single piece of clothing that actually fit me well. My clothes were communicating a bad message every time I wore them. You might think that sounds pretty dire, but Michelle is a miracle worker - I'm convinced if styling was a chess match she'd destroy Bobby Fischer ten times out of ten.
Michelle knew what looked good on me and helped me understand why certain looks were good while others just did not work for me. The clothes she found for me emphasized strong features of my body type while minimizing the weaker ones...I feel like Neo right after he took the Red Pill in The Matrix - I have woken up to an entirely new world. By the end of the day we had built up a versatile set of basics (appropriate both personally and professionally) in a style that better communicated who I am - and we managed to get it done within the budget parameters I had set before the appointment!
The results are already speaking volumes. On a personal level, for the first time in my life I'm actually excited about getting dressed in the morning. I feel so much more confident about what I'm wearing, and that confidence is starting to rub off on my mentality in other areas of life too.
On the first day after our excursion I wore one of my new outfits to work and pretty much every woman under the age of 40 in my office made some sort of positive comment when they saw me, completely unsolicited. I got comments ranging from 'You look super snazzy today' to 'Did you lose weight?'. And those reactions were just from an outfit that is the most basic of my new normal. I had NEVER gotten any compliments on my style prior to working with Michelle, but it is a welcome change. Read entire review on Yelp >>
Software Developer, Denver, CO
Just today, I received three compliments at work on my look!
"I was thrilled with the services from The Shopping Friend -- prompt follow-up to my inquiry and timely scheduling for the closet assessment, shopping spree, and Look Book.
Tricia was excellent! She understood my style and helped me to enhance it with just a few additions to my wardrobe. She is a terrific shopper -- I don't know how she found those pieces as I would have left the store in ten minutes.
I am so pleased with the Look Book that she created - it is going to be my handbook for how to dress at home and how to pack for business travel. Just today, I received three compliments at work on my look!
Physician, Los Angeles, CA
I thought everything she picked out looked great on me!
"It was a long day but it was a fun one! Tricia made it so easy and I had a lot of fun trying new things on. The whole experience was great.
The closet consultation went well; we did end up donating most of what I had (especially my shoes), but it was really useful to see what pieces were still salvageable. I asked Tricia to be really honest and let me know if any of my closet items should never be worn in public. ;)
As for the shopping trip, it was a blast! Tricia definitely got me out of my comfort zone, and at the start of the day I kept thinking everything looked too tight on me, but by the end of the day I was the one asking "aren't these pants too baggy?" I thought everything she picked out looked great on me, and the day went by so fast; I definitely had an awesome time, and would love to do another shopping trip with her! I love the clothes I ended up with, I feel great in my new wardrobe and when I wore some of the new things out this weekend, I got lots of compliments from my friends.
Thanks again for everything!"
Works for Internet Company, Los Angeles, CA
It felt a bit like an indulgence but really is an investment in yourself.
"Michelle, I've already been raving about your services to my friends and family - it felt a bit like an indulgence but really is an investment in yourself. I can't believe I didn't do this earlier! Today went awesome. Melynda was super sweet and understood exactly what I needed. I'm super happy and feel like a totally different person with new confidence in the new clothes. I went way, way over budget because there were so many items I liked but it was totally worth it. I was a bit nervous going in and this really exceeded my expectations. Thank you to both of you!!
Lawyer, Los Angeles, CA
I love the clothes I bought and enjoyed every minute of the shopping experience!
It was honestly more than I could have hoped for; Tricia was amazing and we got along swimmingly. I love the clothes I bought and enjoyed every minute of the shopping experience. I was quick to try on clothes and she was great in managing me, the retail process, and she found beautiful items that I never would have purchased on my own. She's polite, proficient and really fun. Thanks for setting it up!
I'm so happy with the service and Tricia and thank you both!!!
Corporate HR Director, Orange County, CA
It really exceeded my expectations and put me on the right track...
I had a great experience with The Shopping Friend! It really exceeded my expectations, and put me on the right track to make my East Coast style feel a bit more Southern California.
Tricia was fantastic! She listened to my wants / needs and we came out with a great list of items that I need to fill out my wardrobe. She nicely told me which items in my closet were not so great, and we came away with a bag of donations, as well as a bag of alterations. She showed me some cute outfits I can make out of items I already own, which is huge help as I packed for a week long work trip to NYC the next day. She also helped me with day to night transitions so I didn't have to pack 3 suitcases!
I am looking forward to a shopping spree with her to find some items off my shopping list!
Marketing & Advertising, Costa Mesa, CA
How she was able to pull the right size in each cut was amazing to me...
Both [the closet consultation and the personal shopping sessions] were eye-opening and Tricia was so enjoyable. How she was able to pull the right size in each cut was amazing to me – I’ve always had to pull multiple sizes for each piece because I never knew how it would fit and this saved so much time. I learned a lot and felt like I was able to hone in better on what kind of style I want for myself going forward.
I love the pieces I got and Tricia was great. Great guidance. I felt that as I started to understand more about the style I wanted, Tricia adapted and pulled things more in line with that aesthetic as it developed.
Commercial Real Estate Broker, Irvine, CA
It was so awesome!!! I would never have found these items without Tricia's help.
It was so awesome!!!
Tricia was super helpful and I was 100+ % satisfied!! I would go with Tricia if I need a personal shopper again.
She was very professional, advised me in diverse ways, but respected my opinions at the same time~!! I found every item I needed - from suits to accessories. I got basic and lovely colors of pants, tops, blazers, and such a beautiful yellow bag, silver necklace and earrings. Fancy shoes, too. We didn't visit many shops, didn't purchase too many clothes either, but I got a variety of looks that I can wear at my luncheon.
I would never have found these items without Tricia's help. Thank you so much Michelle for this service~!!
Teacher, Glendale, CA
The experience broadened my perspective and gave me a great foundation to continue moving forward.
I'm a guy, I hate shopping. Well, hate might be too strong a word, but I strongly dislike it. Years ago I heard about personal shopper services and finally decided to give one a try after reading reviews on Yelp.
Michelle was very pleasant and accommodating via email and set up an appointment with Kristin, one of her stylists. Kristin was fantastic - full of energy and a great personality. We got along with ease. I never felt pressured to try anything I didn't like and she didn't hesitate to give her thoughts about any color or look she wasn't feeling. No pun intended but it really did feel like I was shopping with a friend.
I powered through an exhausting 5 hours (I don't have much shopping endurance) and left with an assortment of new shirts, pants, jeans, and accessories. The experience definitely broadened my perspective and gave me a great foundation to continue with moving forward. I'd recommend The Shopping Friend's services to any guy out there, whether starting from scratch or just fleshing out their wardrobe like myself.
Works in the Creative Field, Los Angeles, CA
Now he doesn't even have to think about what he is going to wear! It's been a wonderful experience...
Hiring this company was one of my best decisions. My husband is an executive who needed a wardrobe update. Our stylist was Melynda. She was awesome. We met her on 4 different occasions. The first was to clean out and organize his closet. The next three were to try on new clothes that Melynda had purchased for him and create a look book. Now he doesn't even have to think about what he is going to wear!
It's been a wonderful experience from beginning to end!
Wife of an Executive, Palos Verdes, CA
I felt more confident, more sure about my style and appearance.
"I enjoyed my day with Kristin. Shopping for clothes is something I am not crazy about, but Kristin made it so much fun! She is very friendly and professional and loves helping people improve their appearance. I felt very comfortable shopping with her. She is very good about choosing the right clothes and explained what works and what doesn't. You can tell that she has a passion for helping others find just the right look. After going shopping with her, I felt more confident, more sure about my style and appearance. Going shopping with her was a great experience! I highly recommend it."
Student, West Los Angeles, CA
I'm still thinking about all of your good advice!
"Michelle, you can always use me as reference. A very positive reference. Sunday was great and as a result I am much more focused on what remains to be done. It was fun and productive. I'm still thinking about all of your good advice! Keep reminding me that there is no such thing as going to the market clothes!"
Entrepreneur, Los Angeles, CA
I regret that I didn't use her styling expertise a long time ago...
"At first, I was a 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
I enjoy walking in my closet now.
"Why did I wait so long to ask for help!! Kristin saw my totally out-of-control closet, and did not faint or even look mildly surprised! After a short discussion as to what events I attended and what look I preferred, she very methodically organized my closet. Some clothing was donated, but amazingly, she kept much of my clothing, and showed me how to combine items I had never considered wearing together. I have lots more outfits now, and mix and match all the time. We also went shopping together which was the most fun ever! She flew through the store choosing items that would look good on my particular figure and coloring, and laid out shoes to go with the clothes. Never has shopping been easy or fun for me, but this day was GREAT! It was like shopping with your best friend, only one who could say no and had great style. I enjoy walking in my closet now, and enjoy keeping it organized. It's actually easy. I would do this again in a heartbeat. In fact, I plan to do multiple times a year, just to update my existing wardrobe and accessories. Kristin makes it all seem easy!"
Stay at Home Mom, Brentwood, CA
I knew that I had found the perfect stylist...
"I had been looking for a personal stylist for months that I felt comfortable with. When I was about to give up, I went online and searched for a top Los Angeles personal stylist. Michelle's name came up and I contacted her. I liked what she had to say in our meeting and felt comfortable. As soon as we were done shopping at the first store, I knew that I had found the perfect stylist I had been looking for in Michelle. What I liked most about Michelle was her dedication and knowledge of understanding my wants and needs. Her patience is a virtue and her eye for fashion is impeccable. Lastly, she is organized, efficient and has an excellent rapport with people. I would highly recommend her services without hesitation to anyone. She is an amazing and wonderful person."
Fashion VP Marketing and Sales, Los Angeles, CA
I had more fun than I had hoped, by about a million times!
"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. Much thanks to her 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 ended up with a brand new wardrobe...that makes me feel more confident and stylish.
"I used Google to start my search for a 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
I found a bunch of great clothes for both business and pleasure.
"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's services."
Lawyer, Los Angeles, CA
She's a miracle worker, I don't know how she makes it so enjoyable!
"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 one of the best stylists in L.A. and judging from the press she's been getting, others agree."
Actress & Producer, Los Angeles, CA
Michelle helped me break through my one dimensional way of thinking and showed me how to add color and style...
"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 in 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, it's just like shopping with your friend who has great style and insight."
Nurse, Mother, Wife to a professional jockey, Los Angeles, CA
She did such a great job with my husband, I ended up becoming a client myself.
"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 part of shopping for me now. "
Homemaker and wife of a VP of a film studio, Los Angeles, CA
The outfits she produced are at the top of my husband's list and mine.
"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
My favorite things in my closet now are pieces I would have never even picked up. She has a talent.
"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. 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 & Los Angeles, CA
I've never received more compliments in my life.
"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. Around the second or third time Michelle was at our house, I over heard a bit of their conversation while they were cleaning out one of the closets and I heard interesting suggestions from Michelle concerning some of my suits. I ended up hiring Michelle to help me with my professional wear only to have it become an entire overhaul of my wardrobe, professional and personal. I couldn't be happier with the results. 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 much more comfortable than I ever have in my clothes AND I look good. Who knew?"
Business Owner / Entrepreneur, Short Hills, NJ
I was shocked when my friend not only liked one outfit but loved a lot of them...she always gets compliments. :)
"When I first started researching personal shoppers I was immediately drawn to Michelle's website because it seemed warm and non-pretentious. This was important for me because I wanted to do this for a friend of mine and I didn't want her to feel uncomfortable or like she was being judged. My friend never really was much into fashion and I was worried that even with Michelle's help, we might not be able to find anything that would help her feel confident and that she really liked. When I talked to Michelle on the phone, I was told that the only problem we would encounter was trying to choose from all the clothes that my friend was bound to fall in love with. I just laughed and said that if she could find her just one outfit I would count the whole thing as a success. The day came around and Michelle set off to work pulling tons of clothes off racks and had them sent to our dressing room. When we had accumulated quite a stack we then went to try them on. I was shocked when my friend not only liked one outfit but loved a lot of them. Michelle was right. The three of us spent the next half hour trying to narrow down our selection to not one but five outfits. My friend was so happy and grateful with her new clothes, and when she wears them, not only does she feel good but she always gets compliments. :)”
Sports Medical Trainer, Santa Monica, CA
I ended up with a set of clothes I felt comfortable and attractive in.
"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
It was the easiest shopping experience I have ever had...Every time I go out, I have received compliments about what I am wearing.
"I am so happy I found Michelle! Shopping for clothes is one of my least favorite activities. Before Michelle I was wearing the same clothes over and over again because the thought of going to a store to get so many new items was overwhelming. Michelle was an expert at quickly knowing what styles would work for me. I followed her around the store as she picked clothes that I otherwise would not have picked for myself. By the end, we had racks of clothes and it was the easiest shopping experience I have ever had! When I got home, I had a big fashion show for my family and they absolutely loved every piece we found. They wanted me to call her immediately to go shopping again! And every time I go out, I have received compliments about what I am wearing. Michelle is well worth the money and I am excited to work with her in the future!
Education, Marina del Rey, CA & Denver, CO
I learned two key things...(1) Don't buy it unless you love it (2) Spend the money on good pieces.
"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
We love all our new clothes!
"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
The result is amazing new pieces that make me feel good.
"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
A colleague told me that I was always "impeccably dressed"...words I never heard before working with Michelle.
"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
A friend came and met me at the mall and was pleasantly shocked by my transformation.
"Michelle, thanks for the very educational shopping trips! I decided to hit the mall myself and see if I could apply my new found shopping sensibility on my own. Well I was really pretty surprised and quite proud of myself! Pulled a lot of stuff I normally would never have considered, and got a bunch of jeans, tops, belt, a dress(!) and a ton of accessories. I've also been using what you taught me to find similar clothes at a lower price point. If you have more petite gals as customers, I highly recommend the Express, where they have size XXS in tops and dresses and size 0-Short for jeans and pants. A friend came and met me at the mall and was pleasantly shocked by my transformation. You know what helped a lot was resetting my comfort zone price range. Bloomingdale's knocked that right out of me. Now quality things I normally wouldn't have bought seem really inexpensive! I'm looking forward to my next audition! Thanks for the shopping conversion, I can already tell it's going to be so helpful and make shopping so much more fun!"
Actress, Westwood, CA
She was really excited to look at clothes and shopping in a new way!!
"Michelle, I know Linda REALLY enjoyed her shopping time with you and she was even telling me how her eyes now work at a different, higher fashion level when she shops (she went out shopping a bit yesterday!!) She was really excited to look at clothes and shopping in a new way!! I have NEVER heard her get excited about shopping (I'm sure she told you how much she hates it) so you must've worked some amazing magic on her :-) Maybe when I turn 50 she can give me the same gift back and I can come down and shop with you!! Seriously!! What a great skill you have!"
Sister of above client who bought the service as a gift
She absolutely understood my needs...
"I definitely recommend The Shopping Friend. When I first talked with Michelle, I explained that I needed 3-4 looks for work and had little time to do that. She absolutely understood my needs and we scheduled a 5 hour shopping period.
I went out shopping with one of her team members, Kristin, who was really helpful. We went through Bloomingdales. She mentioned the brands she liked, we saw a lot of pieces in a reasonable amount of time (the best part for me was saving time, especially because the stores are so big and overwhelming.) She also helped me with tips on backpacks, sunglasses and watches, which was great."
Google Analyst, Brazil
Melynda helped me avoid a meltdown by finding choices that worked for me, even with limited options.
"The personal shopping session with Melynda was very helpful. Topanga didn't have many options - we should have gone to Century City as Michelle suggested. But Melynda helped me avoid a meltdown by finding choices that worked for me, even with limited options. She was flexible with me and worked with my (panicked last-minute) style. So glad I decided to have your help!"
Los Angeles, CA
Her feedback on why certain things were not good enough was extremely helpful and exactly what I needed.
Melynda was great!! It was a lot of work we did, we removed 4 large bags of clothes from my closet. I was exhausted at the end, but feel like a huge weight has been lifted. The few things she left me with I, at least, know they are decent and wearable. Her feedback on why certain things were not good enough was extremely helpful, and exactly what I needed. A friend and I could never have done this. I completely lost the whole concept of coordinating an outfit, and pulling a look together.
The one time was not enough but it helped a lot. I'll be contacting you for another appointment very soon. I told her I would like to do a shopping trip. I need more help for sure, and I don't want the first appointment to go out the window. I think a second session can get me back to a pretty decent track : ) Thank you again for everything!
Marina Del Rey, CA
She was spot-on in her selections and I KNOW I would have taken forever finding things to try on.
It went very well. Melynda was super-helpful, and although I was privately a bit concerned when she did the pre-shopping, she was spot-on in her selections and I KNOW I would have taken forever finding things to try on (we all agree I have a tendency to over-analyze my options). We got there for a pre-sale at Bloomingdales, magically, and I saved soooooo much money (so they tell me).
Darby (daughter) even had a great time, and actually thanked me for taking her, so a big "whoop, whoop" to that!
That all said, once the high wore off, I think that I now have more clothing than closet space;). Which is a good problem to have.
So all said and done, Melynda was top-notch, and very helpful and understanding, but not too coddling toward my image issues. She illustrated that we all only see the worst in ourselves, and after a few try-ons, I got past it. And, for the ultimate critique, on the way home, Darby told me that, yes, indeed my previous clothes WERE baggy and she appreciated seeing me in clothing that fit, that it made me actually look thinner. Go figure?
So, considerably poorer and immensely happier, I want to say thanks to both you and Melynda. And the fact that you can care all the way from London is a miracle as well.
VP of Environmental Consulting Firm, Long Beach, CA
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