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When it comes to signing new fashion clients, my biggest obstacle is neither the sartorial climate of our ‘worst dressed city’ nor the proliferation of new ‘stylists’*, flooding the industry with competition…. It’s this: ‘I have no place to wear anything stylish/dressy/fabulous’. I’ve addressed this matter here, but rather than convince you that being stylish… [Cont.]

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  1. Great Jeans–The Mile High Style aesthetic depends on jeans as the backbone to any great outfit. Invest in the holy trinity of denim: Cigarette, Skinny and Boyfriend.         2. Motorcycle Jacket–The motorcycle jacket epitomizes edgy style. Thanks to American minimalist designer Rick Owens, the silhouette has become increasingly form fitting and feminine, although the classic boxy… [Cont.]

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Despite numerous requests for this post, I’ve been hesitant. I don’t like to frame my advice in the negative; I’d much rather compose a piece on the 15 items every woman needs in her closet, or the 5 nonmaterial ways to improve your style. I think you always get with more with the carrot than… [Cont.]

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Time To Try

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What I’m about to say seems so obvious you’re probably going to roll your eyes: the more effort you put into your personal style, the better it’s going to be. If your eyes have returned to their normal position, let me explain- my clients are, overwhelmingly, women who work and have children. They’re busy. They’re also… [Cont.]

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1. Stylists are for celebrities– Stylists are for celebrities, and that’s because celebrities are usually too busy to do all the shopping and styling work themselves. They have demanding jobs that require a lot of travel, their lives busy with children, families, pets, friends, exercise, work and social events… Sound like anyone you know? Does it sound, perhaps, like… [Cont.]

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Mushrooms & Birkenstocks

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Working with clients in both fashion and interior design, I will often get pushback* when introducing something (a style of furniture, an accessory, a color) reminiscent of their history (something they didn’t like at the time**) or history overall (oversaturation of a trend***). Which is to say that our reactions to style are deeply personal. I’m just… [Cont.]

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What Is An Image Consultant?

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When I started Mile High Style 4 years ago, I wanted to do things differently. At the time, ‘Image Consultant’ was the de facto umbrella term encapsulating personal stylists and personal shoppers (and an entire list of appearance-related professions) as well as anyone who affiliates with the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI). Something about… [Cont.]

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You Get What You Pay For

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Without a doubt, the least enjoyable part of an otherwise totally kick-ass job, is telling clients that they need to be spending more money on their clothes, shoes, accessories. It seems to be part of the human experience to have hang ups about money; we all do. It also seems nearly universal to want to… [Cont.]

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Elements of Style II

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I graduated from Georgetown with a Sociology & Psychology degree, and thinking that I wanted to work for the FBI, wrote my thesis on women in law enforcement. Had I known the true path of my career, I would have begun tracking the psycho-social factors contributing to great style. Although I started my true studies… [Cont.]

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Elements of Style

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Over the last 3 years of working with 50+ clients, I’ve come to see and define the elements of style: creativity, budget, discipline & desire. Among these, only one separates a good wardrobe from a spectacular one, and it’s not what you’re expecting. Disciplined buying/conscious styling is the most important factor for creating and sustaining… [Cont.]

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