Kimberly BrownFounder + CEO / Manifest Yourself
Working with Alissa was so easy - and yet so fun. She is clearly knows how to coordinate and make the best use of your closet. Not only did we clean out my closet and eliminate any items that were no longer in good shape or that I've avoided wearing, but she was able to quickly show me different outfit combinations throughout our time together. I was left with a clean closet and more outfit combinations. We also made a list of items that I could consider purchasing to create more options for work and for play. I'd definitely recommend Alissa for anyone in the NYC area looking for a stylist.
Alissa was kind enough to come to my home to see some of my key pieces after my laments about having a sparse wardrobe from pregnancy weight, etc. Unfortunately, I held on to a favorite maternity wrap dress which Alissa explained that while it still "fit" it was not very flattering on me. I modeled some of my other favorites and she gave me Pinterest ideas based on that. She's very good.
To get a better feel on how to round out a wardrobe, we focused on my go-to which is wrap dresses. We had a thrifting excursion in which we picked out at least 5-8 dressed and I tried on and ended up buying 3 of them to start. Alissa definitely helped put me on a road toward what I need.
Marguerite PieceLife Coach / Marguerite Pierce
Prior to my appointment with Alissa I completed a style questionnaire to give Alissa an idea of the things I love, hate or would be willingly to give a try. She came over on a Saturday afternoon and the first order of business was to take an inventory of my accessories which I felt needed some tremendous improvement.
I took out each pair of earrings, each necklace and bracelet and made a decision to either keep it, throw it away or sell it. We made three piles accordingly. Funny thing about it is I haven't looked at almost half the pieces in months. Alissa's suggestion was to purchase see through storage pockets for my items so I would always be aware of what I have. Alissa also provided me with several jewelry websites to browse to add to my meager collection.
Now it was on to what was the real fun part for me, my wardrobe. I pretty much only wear dresses all year long. In the winter I just wear thick stocking or leggings.
I pulled all my dresses and blazers out of my closet and laid them on the bed. Alissa immediately began separating them into work, party or casual. I highlighted this one black blazer with gold zippers that I haven't been able to match with any of my dresses, something was just off so I never wore it. Alissa had me try on the blazer with at least 6 of my dresses and about 4 of the 6 worked really well. These were combos that I probably wouldn't have put together for myself as I tend to dress on the safe side not really mixing patterns and colors etc. Alissa helped me step out of my style comfort zone!
“Alissa provided my closet and I with the tough love we both needed Her pragmatic wardrobe advice and great ideas tailored to my lifestyle have proven to be invaluable. In addition, Alissa made the process of getting rid of unwanted items super easy -- they were gone the same day! I highly recommend Alissa's honest, dependable and stylish services!