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  • Writer's pictureMelissa

Style over Fashion

This past weekend, I attended the first ever stylist summit in LA with some of the most celebrated stylist pros in the business. I was intimidated at first going in as a newbie but as I was about to cross the street into the building, I met the nicest and most laid back wardrobe stylist, Nicole from San Francisco, whose serene nature instantly put my nerves at ease.

The panel was comprised of celebrity stylists, Influencers, PR and marketing gurus in the Entertainment business. The room was filled with a mix of experienced fashion stylists, fashion enthusiasts, interns and assistants all looking to hear that magic trick on how these people broke into the business and became successful. What resonated for me was that in the end being true to yourself, being consistent, confident and living and breathing your brand is what will determine your success. If you don't 100% believe in what you are selling or in yourself, then people will see through the bullshit and game over-you are done.

Fashion comes and goes but owning your style is timeless. Leaving the summit this weekend I felt good about my mission and vision for my styling business, to help people sparkle through their wardrobe while being authentic to themselves and their lifestyle.

I shop for quality not quantity when it comes to closet staples. I like to mix it up and shop from high end to main stream to vintage stores to create looks for myself and my clients. I believe in mixing it up so the result are pieces you will reach for again and again. If the fabric feels yummy against your skin, the color makes your complexion glow, the fit is flattering and tailored to your body and above all, you look good because you feel good.

Today, I may not have a huge social media presence with 20,000+ Instagram followers as many of these famed stylists have but, hearing about their journeys inspired me to keep pushing forward and just be me. I am grateful for the connections I made and will continue to build my community and help step up Seattle's style game one babe at a time.

Keep Shining,


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