Q. Why should I hire a style and image consultant?
A. The question is, why not?! Victoria Hitchcock Style streamlines shopping and takes the guesswork out of picking the look that is perfect for you. We help you avoid making buying faux pas and habitual dressing lapses. We are familiar with your garment inventory and help you determine your style agenda. We also buffer you from sales pressure so you can make optimal choices. We identify the items that fit your goals and adhere to your budget.
Q. I need an image upgrade, but want to do more than a new wardrobe. Can you help me get to a better version of me?
A. Your self-confidence and zest for life are enhanced by your wardrobe, and the effects of image branding are definitely positive. We have our fingers on the pulse of image and where it intersects with fashion. VHS will help up your wardrobe game, and can introduce you to professionals in fitness, nutrition, beauty, dental aesthetics, skin care, and much more, to uncover the best version of you. We do more than fashion—we help clients realize Peak Performance Lifestyle Optimization©.
Q. Can you help me build out 5 – 6 day-to-night outfits and 1 – 2 super casual looks that I can use as a base to master the wardrobe rotation?
A. Absolutely. Style is not one-dimensional. We help you procure items that work together, signature or casual. With a few great pieces, you have the makings for a variety of options.
Q. Do you advise women executives in tech or other industries? How do you find a good look for them in the boys’ club of peer executives?
A. Yes! Victoria loves working with women leaders; it’s a big part of the vision of Victoria Hitchcock Style. We appreciate the different social standards women face. It’s fun bridging the gap between the old executive style of dressing and the new, lifting the veil on what’s possible and giving women execs the gravitas they need. We bring our global perspective, with influences from different countries for executives at all levels.
Q. How do you ensure I look like me and not like your last client (or everyone else on my beat)?
A. Every client is different. Not everyone prefers or looks good in the same things (thank goodness). We delve into your lifestyle, personality, body type, color type, and fashion goals. We arecreative in our approach, and focus on what works for you, not what’s trendy or what’s next door.
Q. If I’m trying to lose 15 pounds, should I wait to hire you later?
A. What better time to refresh and start feeling great than now? No time like the present. We can help you feel your best during the time of weight loss by keeping you positive and confident as you approach your goals. We can even help you get started on a fitness and nutrition plan. You can look your best, dressing comfortably and cost effectively while you’re shedding pounds. Five to ten pounds are easy to disguise with the proper haberdashers and alterations experts!
Q. After you’ve remastered someone’s wardrobe, how do you keep them looking good over time?
A. If we do our job well, clients have the confidence to make healthy wardrobe choices after they work with us. However, there is always the periodic “replace and update.” Our VV Club is one fabulous way for us to help you stay on top of what is out there and what you really need to have. There are plenty of other great benefits, as well—check them out here.
Q. Can you come to me for the shopping part?
A. We have style and will travel. We’re happy to meet you where you are (or where you’re going) after we’ve done our extensive individual assessment of you–it’s not as scary as it sounds—so that we know what we’re looking for when we get there.
Q. Once I find a good handful of brands that fit, can you select things for me and ‘automate’ the solution and procurement process?
A. Yes, once we have worked with you and you want to keep the love going, we catalogue your wardrobe and can find what you need for a new season, a new event, or just to replace what’s not so new anymore (and maybe just a tad too loved).
Q. What are your thoughts on frugality and budget efficiency? Aren’t stylists only for people with huge wallets?
A. We get that not everyone has a bottomless budget. And that style is not dictated by income. You tell us your budget and we stick to it—we’ll even remind you of your budget as we shop, to stay within your numbers!
Q. How do you make money?
A. It is not based on the amount you spend on pieces. Our fees are based on an hourly rate or yearly membership and will be furnished upon request. Unlike traditional personal stylists, we provide more than just clothing and shopping advice. It’s about lifestyle and fashion. Our focus is on you, the whole person—meeting your goals and needs, so you feel on top of your game.
Q. I don’t really like shopping, because I get flustered around sales people trying to push what they sell. Do you help with that?
A. We dislike pushy salespeople, too. One of the benefits of using our services with our exclusive, proven methodology is that we find looks that are right for you, and we don’t get distracted with what’s “in” this month or what the salesperson is “obsessed with.” With our years of relationships with amazing clothiers and boutiques, we also know where to shop to buffer you from unwanted salesperson pressure. Our work is not transactional—we are creating a dynamic partnership with you that might last for years, and so everything we do is to help you achieve your best wardrobe life and enjoy a streamlined, effortless style.
’Tis the gift to be simple. ‘Tis the gift to be free. ‘Tis the gift to come down to where we ought to be.Shaker Song