Connect to beauty and wake up your heart...
My mission is to bring you happiness, pleasure, and comfort through the process of self-realization and the refinement of ego. The same ego which begins by being our worst enemy, will in the end, if developed and cultivated and refined, become your best friend. After a thorough edit, you will channel confidence and the results will be almost immediate as the people around you sense a shift in your energy. You will inhabit the best and most updated version of "you" feeling happy with a closet you love, that makes you look beautiful, strong and natural. Combining what is familiar with what is brand-new, the goal is to harmonize mind with body, internal with external, past with present. You will move forward inspiring a new vision, embodying values and aspirations you can truly connect to.
"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.’” This sartorial proverb may seem apropos for a framed Pinterest print or an Audrey Hepburn calendar, perhaps because of the truth behind it: 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. It’s no surprise, then, that fashion can intimidate, induce anxiety and tears, and even alienate. Enter holistic personal stylist Lisa von Weise...A blend of empathy, intellect, and sharp curiosity, von Weise’s unflappable voice has the soothing effect of an NPR host—an antidote to the sometimes-grating and intimidating world of fashion. “There are all these fantasies that we see in movies, magazines, and red carpets. There is a huge gap between what you want to be and what you see yourself as and the reality of who you are on a daily basis. That can be devastating to people.
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. “What frustrated me the most about being an editorial and celebrity stylist was that there was a lot of noise between me and the woman that I wanted to communicate with,” she reveals, tucking her brown bob behind her ears, eyes still fixated on the computer screen full of frocks. “With magazines and retail, there is always a degree of manipulation. It may not be malicious, but it’s there. When you’re privy to too much of what is going on behind the scenes, it becomes a bummer. The minute I wasn’t working with magazines, advertisers, or celebrities, everything that was blocking me and this woman that I was trying to reach just collapsed.” -- Andrew Bevan
My personalized service is a bespoke experience that you will not find at a store. Chic, connected and well-informed, I provide a customized wardrobe overhaul to zone in on your inherent personal style. Including extensive online research, scouting of trunk shows, private showrooms, and boutiques, my vetted and organized styling/shopping experience is effective, skillful, precise...and luxurious.
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
"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
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