be the stylist

anonymous asked:

Hey, I was just wondering what you think of dressing to suit your coloring (particularly that seasons stuff with Cool Winter and Soft Summer etc). I'm struggling to find shades that don't completely wash me out, but I don't know a) if you buy into that fashion philosophy and b) if recommending good colors would be something you want to charge for

I definitely think that different people look better in different colors! That doesn’t mean you can NEVER WEAR A COLOR, but there are some that will make your skin and hair and eyes sing more than others. People put a lot of stock in “warm” and “cool” tones, which is a good starting point, but I do think experimentation is the best way to figure out which colors work on you. It’s not always pretty (I bought a sand-colored dress one time that I realized–half a day into wearing it–made me look like a giant condom), and it takes a little time; still, I think it’s a good way to learn your own coloring, which makes selecting clothes more intuitive. 

As for whether I’d charge for that, it depends on how in-depth you’d want to go. Briefly describing yourself over an ask and me replying is one thing, and I’d be happy to just do it, but if you were interested in taking pictures in natural light and me making detailed recommendations based on that, I’m sure we could work something out! 

fashion consults!

as most of you know, I was in the hospital this month. why? my heart. again. always. two cardiac arrests within a fifteen minute span as I was getting ready for work; an ambulance came and got me and everything. after that, it was two weeks of tests and surgery and new medications and short-term disability and ultimately, no answers. my heart condition remains a rare and mysterious jewel. so good news: I’m alive. bad news: I’m an american who just spent two weeks in the best electrocardiology ward in new york city. which means medical bills. so many fucking medical bills. 

now, I have insurance, but before it kicks in I have a significant deductible to meet. every scrap of every paycheck is going towards those bills for the foreseeable future. which isn’t great, considering I took two-thirds of my closet off to a consignment store about a month before this happened. You guys know me, I’d like to be able to fill it out again. so I’m proposing a trade: I’ll dress you if you dress me. 

style consulting - rates and services

  1. $15 option - one time occasion styling! if you have a wedding or a graduation or a big date coming up, I’ll hop on skype with you for a half-hour and see what we can do with the clothes you already have.
  2. $20 option - fashion guidance. I’ll ask you to send me five to seven pictures of outfits, styles, or fashion icons that you like. from there, I’ll write up my impressions of your fashion goals, advise you towards certain trends, and help you solidify your sense of personal style. (here is an example)
  3. $40 option - fashion guidance + personal shopper. You’ll receive all the services of #1, plus I’ll discuss your budget and then go shopping for you. I’ll put together ten items within your price range that will help you meet your style aspirations. 
  4. $65 option - fashion guidance + personal shopper + skype consult. You’ll receive all the services of #1 and #2, plus I will set up a 45 minute in-person skype consult with you. We’ll go through your closet (or whatever items you choose) together, and I’ll help you pinpoint which garments will work with your new look, and which ones won’t. 

**request via an ask - include your email address, your name, and which service you want - I’ll send you an email and we can begin the conversation there.** 

(note: all these prices are suggested. obviously if you’re willing to donate more, I’d appreciate it, each option takes about an hour and a half more to do than the option preceding it. if you want something different than what I’m offering, send me a message and we’ll talk details.)

(second note: I’ll be doing these requests in the order I get them. When I get your inquiry, I’ll let you know where you are in the queue.)

I’ll still be giving out style advice all the time on this blog, don’t worry! But in-depth, individually tailored stuff takes me a lot of time, and I’d like to be able to turn that into something I can use to buy shoes that won’t fall apart with nyc wear.

hope to dress you soon! ♥