There is no better time than when the clock strikes midnight and heralds us into a new year, to assess the current state of our closet. Cleaning-out, organizing and adding to a wardrobe can be a daunting task. If you are in a bit of a closet conundrum there are professionals who know what to get rid of, what to add, where to buy it and how to organize it. These professionals tackle the problem with individual flair and help you achieve your best style.
Amy Stuart Gordon
Amy Stuart Gordon is a professional wardrobe and prop stylist who works on commercial shoots and films. She has been in the industry for over 15 years. When you go to her site you will see the beautiful work she has done styling models, homes and locations for shoots. Amy specializes in lifestyle, travel and resort and her work spans advertising, editorial and celebrity clientele. What you won’t discover on her site is that Amy is also a personal shopper. A sunny mid-Western girl relocated to Los Angeles, Amy has developed her own quintissential California style. Every time I see Amy she has on something fun, somewhat casual but chic. The perfect combination for California weather and lifestyle. She is always accessorized in affordable but hip jewelry, hats and scarves and is in the know on local designers, the best shops and the spots where the professionals go to get their goodies. Shopping with Amy is a joy because she makes it easy and fun, and teaches you the ropes. Not so much a wardrobe organizer as she is a stylist, Amy will take you shoppping or bring the goods to you. Amy will also help you find linens and accessories for your home. She has a terrific eye for freshening up any room.
Lesley Grosvenor and Katie Fenton
Clothes Up Style
These hip fashionistas met in an LA showroom and discovered a mutual passion for fashion. Lesley Grosvenor has more than ten years experience working for numerous high-end showrooms and lines including Whitley Kros, Twenty8Twelve and Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent. Lesley is also currently the Manager for Planet Blue. Katie Fenton spent seven years working in top showrooms and fashion lines such as Sass & Bide, Twenty8Twelve by Siena Miller, Wilt and Rory Becca. Together they bring their love of fashion to their clients with a variety of services that start with evaluating your current wardrobe, helping you organize, shopping and even…packing! They will help you pack and move your wardrobe! Or just pack you up for a trip. A complete menu of services can be found on their website. While these ladies are on par with the trends they also believe in the classics and in steering their clients towards wardrobe aquisitions that work for that client. Not every fashion trend works for every client. Its all about customization.
Rebecca Mandel, Alison Carreon and Amy Nicole Bernstein
Its the digital age where everything you want or need is online. Finding it, however, is another story. The ladies of Wardrobe Wear have taken their stylish know-how and expanded beyond their existing brick and mortar or should I say “shoes and suits” services to bring to us the ultimate source of where to look for fashion online. Sign-up now for WeartoClick.com, a collection of the most notable sites worth clicking, so that you will be the first to know once the site is live. In the meantime, Amy Nicole Bernstein and her fellow co-founders at Wardrobe Wear are delighted to shower you with more immediate assistance. Amy has extensive industry experience with dressing clients for the red carpet, tv appearances and photo shoots. She has worked for the luxury brand company, Richemont, doing PR for brands like Chloe, Cartier and Van Cleef and Arpel, and did styling for Swirl and for Hautelook, helping launch the menswear department she eventually headed-up. It is no surprise with Amy’s menswear background that many of Wardrobe Wear’s current clients are men. Like the other stylists in this piece, the ladies of Wardrobe Wear offer assessing, organizing and shopping packages. The differentiators are they they will digitally document your wardrobe or outfits, shop for storage pieces or organizational systems for your closet, offer styling specifically for men and mothers, and do style consulting for your brand or company.
High Heel in a Haystack
Gotta love a stylist with a sense of humor. Robin Saperstein definitely has the chops to dress you, she has worked with Joie and Splendid, styled celebrity Moms like Denise Richards and Ali Landry. And, if her blog is any proof of her comedic nature, she will do it while making you laugh. Her light hearted approach to fashion is, however, serious business. She will ask you some tough questions and force you to make some tough decisions but in the end you will be so happy that she did. Services include a Wardobe Overhaul, examining your wardrobe top to bottom, Personal Shopping and Monthly Maintenence. Makes sense right? You get your brows done monthly. Your nails done bi-weekly. Shouldn’t your wardrobe also be tweaked on a regular basis? If none of these packages work for you, Robin can also assist you with her A La Carte Services (dress you for an event, pack you up for a trip and more).
An LA staple, Laurie has been styling corporate executives and entertainment professionals for years. Featured in Redbook Magazine and other media, Laurie is known for her professional styling services, but loves to help outfit you for downtime as well. Folks get ready, after Laurie has assessed and organized your wardobe, and shopped for new pieces, she delves into your closet alone for hours to create and catalog outfits just for you. The end product is a professionally bound Photo Look Book of all of the suggested ensembles Laurie has created within your closet.
Laura Gerson loves to discover things about Los Angeles and share them with your family. She blogs about kids activities and resources for moms at MomAngeles.