My mission is to drown out the sartorial noise and give clients a highly-personalized bespoke process of helping them identify, not only what their must-haves are for any given season, but to dig much deeper to help them discover and hone what their own signature style truly is and how it fits into their life. Intent on putting the “personal” back into “personal styling” think of me as your chic friend who also happens to be a well-informed and connected fashion editor, giving clients a deeply customized wardrobe overhaul.
"I am larger, better than I thought. I did not know I held so much greatness." - Walt Whitman
Geraldine Stutz, the late Henri Bendel president who transformed the New York retail scene in the 1960s, famously quipped, “Fashion says, ‘Me too,’ and style says, ‘Only me.’” Whether you live and die for the latest shipment at Bergdorf’s or dread opening the closet door every morning, your personal style is your very foremost tool of communication—your visual calling card, and one you want to be unique.
Just as a personal trainer, nutritionist, or life coach can enrich your existence, having a dedicated stylist proves that the right clothes make the woman—and her well-being. Manhattan “Holistic personal stylist” Lisa von Weise knows this all too well and takes Stutz’s p.o.v. one step further. “Knowing yourself is the difference between fashion, what outside forces tell you to wear, and style, the way you express your unique self,” states von Weise, whose own mission is to drown out the sartorial noise and give her clients a highly-personalized bespoke process of helping them identify, not only what their must-haves are for any given season, but to dig much deeper to help them discover and hone what their own signature style truly is and how it fits into their life.
After a quarter decade honing her styling skills for Barneys, major women’s magazines like Elle, Vogue, Vanity Fair, and celebrities (Bruce Springsteen was her first client), von Weise is intent on putting the “personal” back into “personal styling.” Think of her as a chic friend who also happens to be a well-informed and connected fashion editor, giving her clients a deeply customized wardrobe overhaul. -- Andrew Bevan
Just as a personal trainer, nutritionist, or life coach can enrich one’s existence, learning from a dedicated stylist proves that the right clothes make the woman—and her well-being. “If you’re dressed appropriately and dressed well, you are calm and collected and confident and that is an immediate result. People respond to you in a great way. People dress to reflect where they’re at in their professional and personal life. I encourage my clients to be more creative, experimental, and often a little cooler.
In a nutshell, I show busy, high-profile professionals struggling with time and clarity around their wardrobe how to be efficient, feel confident, and live authentically. I am available to teach in a group setting, guiding participants through experimentation and discussion in an environment safe for exploration. Expect wisdom, honesty, well-researched insight, engaging visuals and open dialogue to actively support your goal of excellence. Results include an amplified feeling of elevation, a burst of energy, and a keen awareness of enlarged possibilities. Very few realize what power sincerity carries, and individuality is something to which everyone aspires. I gladly share my knowledge, and vast experience at the top end of the market, of how to create a unique expression that will open doors for you.
“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”- GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
"Here's the real dream come true! Who needs that prince (or princess) when what we really want is someone to say, here...wear this! Top stylist Lisa von Weise will take you gently by the hand and get you on the path to finding your personal best. What looks good on you, how to finally deal with the clothes you've been holding onto from another life and how to move forward with your style so that you're comfortable but looking great!"
Chris Wells, Secret City