"A fashion book that's deep? Yes, and it's called It's so You! Fitting Fashion to Your Life."
That's how how one reviewer spoke of my book.* The depth of the book comes from my passion to help each woman become the best she can be as a woman and not just as a consumer, and the reviewer's sentiments reflect what so many woman desire: Practical, non-commercialized fashion advice.
My job as a fashion consultant is to provide each client with healthy, reliable, and high quality goods and services all in the interest of improving her personal fashion. In addition, I promise each client:
- Complete confidentiality and total privacy
- Sincere opinions (particularly on individual ensembles)
- Professional conduct at all times
- Commitment to any clothing budget or limitations when shopping or planning to shop
- Fair prices for all goods and services
- Complete reimbursement for payment on any service for which you are not completely satisfied
I also promise that any session will be fun! After all, fashion really is an art form and NOT a chore. If a client doesn't feel that way already, she should relax and remember... I'll make it fun!
Fashion consultants are often asked to define what they mean by "good" fashion. The following is my answer:
Good fashion is fashion which is good for the person wearing it. It addresses both her tangible and intangible needs including, for example, her need to physically address her dignity as a human person, her need to be treated with respect, her need to feel attractive, her need for self confidence, and her need to dress appropriately for her various roles and vocation.
Read more about my philosophy on clothing, fashion, and style in my book It's So You! Fitting Fashion to Your Life, and ask me any question it may generate!
*The reviewer was posted at Wendy Shalit's (author, lecturer) site: www.modestlyyours.com.
If you really enjoy the artistic-historical side of fashion, purchase the Dictionary of Fashion and Fashion Designers from the Thames and Hudson World of Art. It has a way of taking the mystery out of some exotic names and icons.
Anne Hollander's Sex and Suits. It is a fascinating take on the history of modern fashion.
Delux: How Luxury Lost its Luster by Dana Thomas is a fascinating read that will give you the scoop on the fashion industry. Absolutely eye-opening!
A Return to Modesty by Wendy Shalit. Shalit has a sharp and witty style which makes the book hard to put down. A must-read for anyone who would like to articulate how fashion can help or harm women