Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
In my style consulting business, I advise on all matters of style. Although I specialize in pulling together a wardrobe, many times there is a natural progression which leads to home furnishings and the aesthetics of exterior spaces and landscapes because a person usually dresses the way they decorate.
I have a growing and diverse clientele of both sexes, all ages, backgrounds, lifestyles and professions. My job provides freedom and creativity. There's lots of flexibility. The only obstacle is geography and the general economy, as people may consider my work a luxury.
Here’s a bit of what we can cover in our PivotPlanet session(s):
• The importance of building a great taste level.
• The importance of forging relationships.
• Knowing the best resources for your work.
• Understanding what motivates people to dress as they do, and understanding the personalities of my clients.
• How to work with a client’s budget.
I have an evolved and sophisticated philosophy on style and understand how to meet and work with clients. My ability to observe, intuit and “listen” is well-established on projects that have included many celebrities, directors and producers. I work as a team with my clients.
I was accepted as a costume designer by United Scenic Artists, Local 829, at the age of 23. For my first feature, “Godspell”, I was awarded the Young New York Film Critics Award for Best Costume Designer. I continued to work in film, television, MTV, commercials, industrials and fashion print styling for 28 years while based in New York City. Over these years, I gained extraordinary experience and training and am thoroughly versed in fashion history and skilled in the design and execution of clothing.
I was well well-known as a television stylist and worked with the best directors (i.e. Ridley Scott). I costumed and styled Academy Award-winning actors like F. Murray Abraham and Gregory Peck; sports figures like Joe Namath and Mickey Mantle; comedians like Bill Cosby; rock stars, dancers and industry leaders liked Steve Jobs for the first Apple commercial.
Ultimately, I chose to leave the business on my terms. Now I have autonomy. I keep the clients I love. My time is way more flexible, and I love the personal relationships I've built. I have written two books, "Forever Cool" and "Steal This Style". I dedicate time to seminars on the subject of ageless, youthful and modern style for Boomers and the unique challenges they face. The publicity for both books has included national appearances on The View, The CBS Early Show, Weekend Today and on many local television stations, as well as doing numerous radio interviews.