"It seems that people see me more now. More people make eye contact, open doors and make conversation."
I wanted to look more professional and credible in my career.
I was not excited about my clothes. Some of the styles were old and some were not fitting well.
Shopping with Patti was super easy! She has an excellent eye for what fits me and what looks good on me which reduced the time exponentially to find good clothes.
I'm much more confident now in what I'm wearing and I look so much better.
I'm going to spend less money on clothes in the future and this investment will help my career.
Becke G - Project Management Consultant
"I like my new look! I feel current and confident."
The company where I had worked for many years had downsized and the transitioning company I went to said I needed an updated look to be competitive in the job market. Admitting I needed to change my look and then proceeding with the makeover was scary but the results were worth it.
I know the money I have spent on my new look is a good investment in my future. After my makeover I got two job offers!
Patti, you were so very encouraging and supportive and just at a time when I so vitally needed that extra boost.
Robyn G - Accountant
"I dreaded getting dressed in the morning. I had a closet full of clothes I no longer wore or felt good in."
I was celebrating a milestone birthday and wanted a fashion refresh but I didn't know how to do it on my own. I wanted a stylish look and I also wanted to invest in quality rather than quantity - those 'great deals' from the outlet mall tended not to work as well as I had hoped. We spent a couple of hours cleaning out my closet and Patti combined pieces I hadn't put together before.
The shopping trip exceeded my expectations. It was fun and stress-free. We met a few days later to update my makeup which is now fresh, quick and easy. I also invested in some new glasses and was pleased with the great price and the excellent service at the store.
I would recommend Patti's services to anyone who is interested in getting their wardrobe in order; has limited time; or is reluctant to shop for fear of buying the "wrong" pieces. Patti is knowledgeable, great to work with and has excellent relationships with the shops and service providers.
Susan S - Management
"I enjoyed going through the whole makeover process. I've learned a lot about what to wear, how and when to wear certain clothes and a whole lot just about 'me'!"
"I had thought about having a makeover for quite awhile, but I was always waiting until I lost weight. I simply decided it was time.
I knew I didn't have the right clothes for the right occasions so I tended to wear the same clothes for all functions. Since I dislike shopping, I was quite happy to park myself in a change room and Patti brought clothes for me to try on. The nice thing about shopping with Patti is that she made suggestions but the final decisions always rested with me.
I have had lots of compliments. Most of my peers are men. Some say, "Did you do something with yourself?" Others have said, "You look great, awesome!" and others "I don't know what you've done but you look great." While it's nice to continue to receive compliments, I've found out that the most important thing is that I feel happy and confident."
Brenda V - Senior Management
"My new look fit not only my personality but also my work in music and inspirational speaking."
Patti was a pleasure to work with and a wonderful guide to create my new look. I will happily work with Patti again and recommend her to anyone looking to improve their outward appearance and inner confidence.
Mark F - Musician and Inspirational Speaker
"My new look brings out the enhanced 'me' that's always been there but was hidden."
I didn't have very many items to choose from so I was often wearing the same thing. The clothes I had didn't fit properly due to weight fluctuations. I didn't feel comfortable or put together and I didn't feel dressed for the occasion.
Patti took me shopping to places I never would have gone on my own. It was great to have a second opinion on what looks good on me. Patti was incredibly supportive and kind throughout the whole experience which is important when trying on things you aren't necessarily comfortable in.
This has been a great investment and the package was not very much money for what I got in return. I present a lot better and I feel better about myself. I would recommend Patti's services to anyone who wants a boost or who feels that they could be more efficient in buying and wearing clothes.
Ellen K - Assistant
"The most important thing for me was to look credible for my Get Inspired Talk and I felt that was the case simply by changing my look."
Shopping with Patti was a fun experience. I mentioned to her my budget and she went with it. I was glad she enabled me to explore different looks that were still true to me.
My confidence was definitely impacted. I would recommend Patti's services to anyone who is a public speaker. She's not only invested in you looking your best but she genuinely cares for your success as a speaker. Thanks for ensuring I look my best on stage and thanks a million for your passion and love throughout the journey!
Sabrina S - Get Inspired Talks Speaker
"I know from the obvious “looks” I get from strangers, I have improved my image greatly."
My makeover was a surprise, but a welcome gift from my husband. I just turned 50 and realized this was the perfect time for a re-evaluation of my image!
I wanted to look trendy, comfortable and natural in my style and my objectives were met. I also like having a smaller wardrobe with better quality clothes.
The comments I have received have all been very positive. Many say I look younger and everyone loves my new hair! I now feel confident and beautiful!
Marie R - Administrator
"I had no idea what I should wear as a speaker"
"I was excited to have the opportunity to do a TedX Talk but days before the presentation I realized I had no idea what I should wear as a speaker. I wanted to look credible and polished but approachable and youthful at the same time. Patti helped me put together my outfit and her hair stylist, Cheryl gave me a current hairstyle. I felt so confident knowing I was presenting myself well and only had to focus on my talk."
Mohammed A - TedX Speaker
"I've always had a good sense of style but I found my wardrobe wasn't working"
"There were pieces in my closet I didn't like, some were sale items and gifts, and others I was just hesitant to put on. I had a lot of clothes but my wardrobe felt boring. Going through my closet with Patti helped me to let go of pieces that no longer worked and to see combinations that I hadn't thought of. From there I was able to add new pieces to refresh my wardrobe and complete my look with a new hairstyle and updated makeup."
Flavia Z - Notary Public
"I was at that time of life where I was looking in the mirror at this older woman that lacked any sort of style."
Patti came to my house and we got rid of all the items I didn't wear anymore or that really didn't suit me. I am a bit of an impulse buyer and would buy items that I liked at the moment. whether they went with anything else I owned or not.
When we went shopping, Patti was amazing, showing me clothes that brought me up to date and that coordinated with what I already had. The makeup update was not over the top and has made quite a pleasing difference. The hair stylist gave me a totally new look that is easy to care for, a short wash and wear style!
My husband loves the new look and our friends have all complimented me on my new style. I would definitely recommend Patti to anyone that wants to update their look or their wardrobe. She is very professional, lots of fun and knows what look is best for the client.
Val S - Retired
"It's that old saying, 'when you look good you feel good'. It actually made me feel better"
"Patti helped me clean up my image and look more professional. I needed to do more than I planned. Her guidance definitely improved my confidence on stage and helped me smile more.
The shopping was quick and straight to the point. She did her homework and had everything ready to try on before we even met.
I highly recommend Patti's services if you plan on doing any sort of live presentation. She helps you from start to finish. Image assessment, wardrobe assessment, shopping, stage presentation, hair/grooming recommendations etc."
Kal D - TedX Performer
“It felt therapeutic putting clothes out that I think I knew didn't work anymore.”
"I had too many clothes that did not fit together and it was hard to make sense of them all. I knew I had some good staple clothes but needed someone's expert eyes over what I had, to see what worked and what didn't.
Going through each and every item, seeing what worked and looked good on me, and having a second expert opinion made all the difference - it was lots of fun! I found it easy to let go of the things that I had probably been hanging onto for too long.
I needed to add a few extra things to my closet and after decluttering it, the list was easy to figure out. Getting dressed in the morning is now easy and refreshing.
Patti also helped me purchase an outfit for my TedX talk. I felt confident knowing I was looking my best."
Claire S – TedX Speaker
“The hardest part of the makeover was trying to convince myself I needed it"
"I’m really thankful to my friends, my family, my colleagues and Patti for convincing me to refresh my wardrobe, get a bit of a new look and really modernize myself. It didn’t take up a lot of time and it was really a fun and pleasant experience.”
Ajay P - President
"I am really happy with my new look"
"I contacted Patti because I was going into a new season in my life, both personally and professionally. I needed to look professional in my career and I needed to know how to dress for my social life. I am really happy with my new look, and the skills and tips I learned."
Shailene C - Researcher
"I realized the importance of eyewear for men as an accessory. My new glasses really did help make my look."
I was prepping for a talk I was giving at the Get Inspired Vancouver Event. I did not really know what to wear. I loved having input from a stylist as Patti has a great eye and could see things that I was not able to see on my own. The personalized experience of shopping together was fun and helped me put together an awesome ensemble so that I could look my best for this and future speaking events.
We all need to play to our strengths so having someone that can help you with your image while you focus on what you do best is invaluable. My new look helped me feel more confident when I was on stage and I have no doubt this will help me secure future bookings as a speaker.
Cal M - Motivational Speaker
"I was in a conservative rut with my wardrobe and wanted help updating it."
"Often I would go shopping without a real solid plan. I felt like I was wasting time. Shopping with Patti was fun, it was focused and it was productive. Getting my makeup done was probably one of the best parts of this makeover. Whether you're thinking of doing this personally or professionally, I highly recommend it. This is a way to show yourself to the world, when they don't know who you are yet."
Kim S - VP Retail
"I felt pampered and it was a beautiful experience."
"In my new position I was going to be infront of people and I didn't want to look frumpy. I knew Patti was an Image Consultant and I initially went to her for some tips.
The biggest problem in my wardrobe was that a lot of my clothes were given to me. They weren't bought especially for me.
I didn't like to go shopping because I didn't have the money to buy really nice clothes and the clothes I did buy didn't really fit or the color wasn't right. Shopping with Patti was amazing. She would say, "this would look really good on you". Now I've learned the tricks to make getting dressed in the morning enjoyable. I know my clothes are going to fit and they are the right colors for me and it doesn't take too much time so it doesn't feel onerous.
The best part of the makeover was all the pampering. Every person that Patti introduced me to loved what they did and that instilled confidence in me."
Michele W - Pastor
"I wanted to be sure that how I looked enhanced my talk"
"My TedX talk was an incredible opportunity to share my message with the world and I wanted to be sure that how I looked enhanced my talk. Patti helped me purchase an outfit that looked good and I felt fabulous in as well as making sure my hair and makeup completed my look. "
Camille M - Ted X Talk Speaker
"I feel great in my new look. I think it's going to make a big difference."
"I feel great in my new look. I think I'm still growing into it but I already feel more professional. I've been informal for most of my career and looking a little more grown up and professional gives me confidence. I think it's going to make a big difference."
Barry W - Pastor
"I wasn't feeling great about my wardrobe"
"Things were serviceable but outdated. A few friends tastefully told me, Margaret, you need to update.
The makeover was worth it because now, after the initial investment, I can carry on, having been instructed as to how to move on, so it was definitely worth it."
Margaret D - Retired Educator
"I needed to make space for new things and new memories and I just wanted be able to start fresh"
“I was in a place to start new. I was rebranding myself and needed help with what was current, what was me and what would help me launch into this new phase of my life. The closet cleaning experience was amazing. I had a lot of old things that had to go but I didn’t know what was still good and what was not so good. Shopping was the best part. It was organized. Being able to just go into the stores and have things handed to you. I just had to say “yes or no”, “I do or don’t like it”, “it fit or it didn’t fit” and all the rest was done for me. It was just a great day!”
Chenine - Entrepreneur
"I had lots of clothes but I felt like I had nothing to wear"
“I was going into a new season in my life and I knew my wardrobe was holding me back. I wore the same clothes for work and for going out. I would try many things on in the morning before deciding on something to wear. Patti helped me with a new hairstyle, new makeup, a closet cleanout and new clothes. I now feel I look like the fun, spontaneous and organized person I am.“
Sandy L - Accountant
“I am launching a new business and needed to update my look to match my branding. The makeup, the hair, the clothes, everything worked together to create a well balanced professional business look. I also learned how to have fun putting together a basic wardrobe and then how to add to it. Patti worked with me to bring out the best in myself."
Punam B - Entrepreneur
“I actually loved the closet cleaning. It was good to see that I had several really good, usable pieces already in my closet. I learned how to combine things so they looked better and how to dress things up and down.
The shopping was really fun and I came away with some amazing pieces.
I no longer feel like a schlub every day and I now have choices about different ways I can look.
The most challenging part was probably putting all those charges on my credit card, lol! But I do love what I bought and I see this process as a wonderful investment I’ve made in myself.“
Candace P - Therapist
"I wasn't convinced that I was looking as good as I could. I was concerned that I was looking my age."
I hate shopping. It can be frustrating and demoralizing and overwhelming.
I wanted an updated look that had some energy to it and reflected who I am. My new wardrobe is now aligned to how I see myself and how I want to present to others.
I no longer feel too old. Instead, I feel I'm just the right age; i.e. the age that I am.
I recommend Patti’s services to anyone who is just tired of their look and can't seem to get started on the process. It's too easy to slip into old patterns when shopping on your own. "
Carol S - Business Owner
“I am going into a new chapter in my life that is both personal and business."
"I wanted a makeover - hair, clothes, makeup - the works! Patti came over and we did a thorough closet cleaning and wardrobe review. It felt great to get rid of those things I definitely don’t need now.
It was so fun to shop with Patti. No messing around and decisive answers to things that would take me time to figure out. I enjoyed getting a new hairstyle and makeup refresh to match my new look.
The photoshoot with Patti and Anita was great and the photos have updated my look especially on Zoom where I spend most of my time now. It was a great investment of time and money."
Carollynne C - Business Entrepreneur
“I learned how to dress for impact and learned ways to mix and match so my outfits would go further with fewer clothes.”
“Patti comes into your house and has a closet session with you so you look awesome when you go out in the morning and you are able to be the impact you want to be in the world. I was a person who had really long hair. Patti was asking me for awhile to meet one her really fabulous hair stylists. He found all the curl in my hair and a lot of funky pizazz that had been lost so I highly recommend Patti.”
Catherine S – English Pronunciation
"It was often difficult knowing how to dress for work in the new casual Vancouver culture and still look professional and creative."
"I decided it was time for an image makeover. I was down to one or two outfits I felt good in. I felt plain and dowdy, overdressed or underdressed. I'd often try on several outfits before I'd feel like what I had on was even remotely acceptable. I had also recently gained some weight and was waiting to buy clothes until I lost weight.
It was enormously helpful having Patti come to my home to look at what I had. After the closet clean out and wardrobe review, I had more to wear, even though there were about 1/3 of the number of pieces in my closet.
Shopping with Patti was enjoyable. I definitely tried on things I wouldn't have tried on my own. Shopping for jewelry and learning how to accessorize was especially helpful. I am now confident the details of my look work together and look stylish.
I recommend Patti’s services to anyone who doesn't want to or has the time to worry about fashion but needs to look stylish, professional and credible."
Stella N - Architect
"The processes exceeded my expectations."
Patti came to my house and helped me go through my wardrobe to throw out clothes that didn’t suit my style. She then pre-shopped for me and, when we met up, the shopping experience was very efficient. I now have clothes for every occasion that I am proud to wear.
I got some high-quality clothes for reasonable prices and now know where to shop. In the end I got exactly what I wanted and now know who to turn to to help me with my next big shopping trip.
I really enjoyed working with Patti. She was easy-going, listened to my needs and helped me look my best."
Will F - Test Manager
"A girlfriend commented that it had taken years off how I looked; and I feel more current"
"Having had my hair styled, a new makeup routine that is simple and easy to replicate and outfits that are simple, yet fashionable, I now feel current and confident. I was a little out of my comfort zone at first but by the end of it all I was having fun and felt like a million bucks.
I feel amazing and so motivated to continue moving forward on my journey of new discovery."
"I spent more money shopping on my own, buying the wrong things and not wearing them. "
"Shopping with Patti, I bought the right clothes and actually wear them and I have lots of options."
Limor F - Vancouver In The Box
"I struggled in the morning, wondering if things were the right fit and if they looked good."
"It got to the point where I just didn't care and decided to get help. The closet cleaning experience was fantastic! I enjoyed being able to see myself and my clothes in a new light. I found shopping with Patti was really fun and I felt good in everything I tried on. Now getting dressed in the morning is easy, everything goes together and I have a good idea of what looks good on me. I feel confident and I feel like the best version of me everyday."
Sonja V - Manager Health Care