Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Why should I hire a style consultant?
A. We all lead busy lives. As your style consultant, I can help you streamline your shopping time and take the guesswork out of putting together a wardrobe that is perfect for you. I can help you avoid making buying faux pas or lapse into habitual dressing tendencies. Since I know your garment inventory and style agenda, I will buffer you from sales pressure so that you make optimal style choices. I find the items that fit your goals and respect your budget.
Q. Do you dress all your clients the same?
A. Every client is different. Not everyone prefers or looks good in the same thing. I meet with you and tune into your lifestyle, personality, your body type and fashion goals. I make recommendations and introduce you to professionals in fitness, nutrition, beauty and aesthetics, skin care and much more, all of which can help you on your current quest, whatever that may be. I am creative in my approach, and if the right shoe fits, wear it!
Q. How do you make money?
A. My income is not based on the amount you spend on your wares. My fees are based on an hourly rate and can be furnished for you upon request. Unlike a personal shopper, I provide more than just clothing and shopping advice. My focus is on you, the whole person, your goals and lifestyle needs and helping you to feel your best.
Q. If I’m trying to loose 15 pounds, should I wait to hire you later?
A. What better time to reboot and feel great than now? I can help you feel your best during your time of weight loss by keeping you positive and confident while you approach your goals. I can even help you get started on a fitness and nutrition plan. You can look your best, dress comfortably and cost effectively during your weight loss program. And by the way, five to ten pounds are easy to disguise with the proper haberdashers and alterations experts!
Q. How do I know Victoria’s style will be compatible with me?
A. Each person has different style preferences and lifestyle needs. By talking with you, I will be able to learn about you and incorporate this into our style sessions. At VHS, our focus is on what is most flattering for you, rather than focusing on the current craze. My style is a blend of classic and clean with a splash of chic. My special Style Reinvention package is the perfect solution for the person who is interested in the process but hesitant to take the leap. It is a customized strategy approach tailored for the individual. Please view the Services section for a more detailed description and feel free to contact us for more information.
As a single father in my 50's who travels extensively for work, Victoria has been a godsend to me. Her taste is impeccable, but not too "out there," as seems to be the norm for folks in this business. Victoria is also just one of those people you immediately trust to handle--with discretion, sensibility and a dash of uniqueness--whatever it is you need to get done.
L.C., International Executive and Father to 5
I can’t thank you enough Victoria for helping me “improve myself”. It’s so nice after 3 babies and 10 years of being either pregnant or nursing to try and look nice again. You have been like the big sister I never had. I’m so excited about my hair, my eyebrows, my altered clothes, my new makeup, and now my new skin! I really, really appreciate all you have done for me.
K.M., Ob Gyn
I am 50-something, and a lawyer, which is by nature a fairly conservative profession, and I have to admit that the range of my non-work outfits was pretty limited before you came along. So I am all the more pleased with all the items you helped me select, and they definitely were a welcome and overdue upgrade to my closet. Victoria, you are great to work with, and I would recommend your services, without hesitation, to anyone.
Victoria was so helpful for me when I started dating again. She helped me update my look, adjusting my hair color, refining my makeup and putting together some great outfits! Victoria made the process comfortable and fun. Now, when I go out in the evening I feel so confident and look great!
M.F., Newly Divorced and Comfortably Dating