Dana Visse has a knack for great finds. She strongly abides by the fundamentals of being green and is all about the three R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – when it comes to shopping for clothes. She is incredibly conscientious when it comes to her style of consumerism, and as a designer of collateral materials for non-profits, Dana is very involved in her community. With an artist Mother and innate appreciation for beautiful things, you can imagine her wardrobe was full of unique, hand-made and artisan pieces including thrifted treasures scored at second-hand haunts like Rerun, Village Merchants, and Zanzibar.
It was clear Dana knew what kind of consumer she wanted to be. She asked for my help to learn about what silhouettes will flatter her figure now, what versatile pieces will work for her lifestyle, and where to make smart investments in the right *new* items to round out her look… The very reasons why such a stylish lady would call upon my services!
Working with Dana included a peek into her closet to sort through what to keep, alter, and pass on. Here’s Dana cheekily modeling one of the looks we styled using some of what we kept:Together Dana and I built a professional wardrobe of clothes that flatter her figure and function in her active life as a mama and dear friend to many. I showed her how to wear the beautiful and eclectic items in her collection in a more modern way while still fitting in with clients in the non-profit world. Focusing on less is more, we shopped consignment with a discerning eye and shopping list to keep us on track. We checked off almost every item on the list within budget, even sparing enough for an amazing pair of Imogene + Willie jeans (always a fan fave). Here’s what she had to say about the experience:
(You might recognize Dana as the winner of the drawing for $100 to a local boutique, from a few months back. We chose Seams To Fit and made out like bandits!)