My FASHION RESUMÉ_
let us create your look
30 years of fashion experience. Garbarini has been my home since 1995. Being in the fashion industry can be a magical experience to help a woman see herself in a new light. Fashion can transform. It’s all about balance. An outfit that the person feels good in can be the best armor in the world to enable them to shine their true self.
WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY JOB_
All the incredible, talented, well versed women I have the honor of styling. I’m a rock star at what I do! Seriously, I have patience, honesty and mad skills at finding the right pieces for any wardrobe.
WHAT I HAVE LEARNED ABOUT THE BIZ_
I have learned what pieces are key and will stand the test of time. Sometimes it takes our “eye” a while to adjust to what looks right for the season or the seasons to come. I have a great eye. I stay updated. I am most successful when a client is open to suggestions. Invest in solid pieces, buy quality not quantity.
WHAT ABOUT THE CUSTOMER_
I have learned from my clients that the speed of change is dependent upon the person. Sometimes “baby steps” are the only way a woman can move out of the old into a new, updated look. That’s okay — as long as she starts taking those steps! My favorite clients are those who appreciate my frank candor.
Emphasize the positive, camouflage the negative.
PERSONAL STYLE CREDO_
I believe in updated classics. Balancing classic with rock ‘n’ roll.
Audrey Hepburn & David Bowie. Bowie would recreate himself over and over again not being stuck in any space and time. Art and music has a huge influence on fashion.
My favorite designer_
Depends on the season.
Start with pieces that work for your body type. Once you have the basics, branch out and find your fashion voice. Balance accessories.
COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT_
Art, Rock ‘n’ roll, and my jackets by Isabella de Pedro and Barbara Bui.