Frequently Asked Questions

  • How will you help me develop my personal style? I will present you with well-researched options that resonate with your energy and expression. We will combine the best elements of fashion and style with an independent spirit to define your aesthetic. We can never have enough focus on what is gorgeous in each of us; I will highlight it with inventive flair.

  • Do you have a set formula?  Each and everyone woman is a unique entity unto herself. There is no set formula out of respect for different body types, personalities, needs, goals and desires.  Every element is honored to spark joy! My process is particular to each woman---even models with similar measurements do not fit into the same looks with the same energy.  I learned that thoroughly during my many years in training as a sittings editor on fashion shoots.

  • How can I literally become effortless in my approach to dressing?   Clients often struggle more with looking effortless on a daily basis than with finding drop-dead special occasion garb. In the evening, there is great lighting, there are heels, hair and makeup, and great props. Finding something that works and is more toned down is a bigger challenge.  Together, we will develop your inherent taste and style to the point that it becomes "effortless".   Finding your best cut, color, fabrication, and message, with only minor seasonal tweaks, is our very reachable goal.

  • How can I perfect my daily uniform to create a signature?  The holy grail!  We will visualize your future self and set intentions though conscious, thoughtful choices.  We will respect your strengths and gifts, while inviting flexibility and open-mindedness, so that your uniform evolves with you. You will recognize your divine spark!

  • What are my most important investment pieces?  Great investments impart freedom.  They streamline your habits as the cornerstones of your routine. Together we will focus on priorities, carefully checking them off while building closet equity with a plan. Tailoring, organization, a sophisticated approach that works for you, and artful mixing for your body type — these are priceless tricks of the trade that I will teach you.

  • How can I best work with what I have and be more sustainable? Tailoring your well-made acquisitions is a favorite tactic to reinvent what you already own, which is less expensive and more sustainable than buying everything new. Targeting missing links with vintage finds will make your investment pieces modern and more wearable throughout seasonal changes.

  • Why did you change from editorial stylist to personal stylist?  With magazines and retail, there is a subtle degree of manipulation. It may be well intentioned, but it’s there. The switch to a private client base happened by chance, when I offered my services for a charity silent auction. I have an altruistic motivation to work purely on behalf of women and men without hype, to promote expansion and well-being.   Personal styling is the perfect blend of high fashion meets healing arts.

  • Can you help with store discounts?  Discounts are a lovely benefit and do happen on a case by case basis, especially with advance orders.  Making smart, targeted purchases is the key to managing your clothing budget and I will get you on a wise plan that will be easy to execute.

Ask me a question! lisa@lisavonweise.com