About Me

About Me

Stylist | Strategist | Speaker| Author

Hello and thanks for stopping by!  I want you to know that I’m completely dedicated to helping business women dress tactically to create an image that supports and represents her values and her executive presence for career growth.  Creating a personal brand that is clear, consistent, and easy-to-understand is the key.  Consistency equals trust.  My mission is to help YOU develop your best image to support your career aspirations. And I understand that one style does not fit all.  We can work with any lifestyle, body type, and budget.  It’s all out there, you’ve just never known where to look!

My fashion design training (home sewer to couture training in Paris), background on stage and in TV, and real-world corporate experience offers a unique perspective to my styling work.  I believe in having a strategy to your wardrobe – one that visually supports your career aspirations.  Dressing like you mean business is the answer.  When you show them your clear understanding of your role and your determination to grow your career, you will shorten the path to those aspirations.  I’m so convinced of this I even wrote my Amazon bestselling book Dress Like You Mean Business to emphasize this point!  Yes, it’s still available on Amazon!

My experience gives me a keen eye for detail, and I’m ready to offer a fresh approach to the business woman looking to transform her career.  After we work together you’ll never have to ask yourself, “What should I wear today?”  Stop wasting time on that and start spending time building your career!

Who is your typical client?

There’s no typical client.  Clients include executives, managers, bankers, brokers, sales representatives, lawyers, recruiters, politicians, actors, entrepreneurs, creative directors and young professionals entering the workforce.  Every one of my clients is unique but they all share a common value – the understanding that their image is critical to their career. 

What makes me different?

Hiring a personal stylist or image consultant is a big step, and one you should take with confidence.  This is a relationship – one that you will hopefully have for a long time.  It’s important to connect with your stylist and for them to truly understand your needs and lifestyle.  It is much, much more than just shopping.  I’m an experienced professional and I work with each client personally to ensure your wardrobe fits your needs, your body, and your lifestyle.  It is much, much, more than just shopping.  And I can certainly relate to the needs of busy women professionals – that transitioning from day-to-night, the endless meetings, last-minute change of plans.  Plus the special needs from the office to cocktail parties, galas, and events.  There’s options for all!

I will always go the extra mile to make sure you’re satisfied.  This is why I don’t believe in charging hourly.  I want you to know exactly what you are getting into, and no matter how long it takes us to find something, you will be paying the flat fee that was promised.


My Happy Clients

After being laid off, I realized I had a rare opportunity to evaluate my career and the direction I wanted it to take. When I first met with Marilynn, my eyes were opened to the importance of my personal image. Not just in how others perceived me, but how I perceived myself. Her thoughtful guidance and insight was invaluable in helping me to redirect myself into the next chapter of my professional career.

Anna Z.

Marilynn, thank you for sharing your insights with the Wells Fargo CRE (Commercial Real Estate) Women.  We’ve received a lot of positive feedback from your presentation.  The ladies in Houston have continued to discuss your styling recommendations in an effort to create our best professional wardrobes.  We really appreciate the difference you’re making in women’s careers.  Thank you again!

Sarah M.

After meeting with Marilynn, I was able to clarify my work week fashion sense. Thanks to her coaching, I’m now able to walk into a store with purpose: ignoring 95% of the merchandise and focusing on the small percentage that will contribute to the look I want to accomplish. She helped me identify the styles in my wardrobe that I should lean into as well as the looks I should discard  because they undermine the message I want to convey from 9 to 5. I’m now saving my party nails for the weekend!

Kelcie B.

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