I have this blog and others to thank for introducing me to MB, who I had the recent pleasure of styling as a guest at a wedding in London. When I was first approached by MB, I was naturally delighted and eagerly anticipated meeting for our pre-shopping consultation only to find one tiny challenge … MB lived in a totally different country to me and was only scheduled to fly into London on the weekend of the wedding (Cue panic button!)
Thanks to advanced notice and modern technology, prior to her arrival, I was able to ascertain MB’s likes/dislikes and feedback on my different outfit ideas for her before establishing a tailored scheduled shopping package aimed at meeting her goals to find:
- An Autumn friendly outfit for a traditional English wedding
- A traditional hat / fascinator suitable for the wedding
- Casual weekend outfits appropriate for Russian weather and suitable for her active lifestyle as a mum to a gorgeous baby girl,
- Dressy outfits for the office and nights out that were practical and comfortable and
- Accessories that MB could mix with high end and high street brands in her existing wardrobe.
Conscious of wasting limited time fighting London’s notorious shopping crowd, I utilised knowledge of current stock, trends and brands to make our shopping experience more efficient and targeted to MB’s needs. I had already selected outfits prior to her arrival for MB to try on and foster an enjoyable and relaxed shopping trip.
Meeting and styling MB was a truly enjoyable and rewarding experience for me given my passion to style others and the very reason why I started this blog. I’m glad to say our 3 hr (turned 4 hr) shopping session went successfully and MB left with a complete new outfit for the wedding as well as several casual outfits and pieces she could mix into her current wardrobe which she would not have previously considered. She even left with costume jewellery which I think is a sign that she had been “T-Styled Me.”
I brought my camera along on the day to take a few pics but I was so caught up in the excitement of styling that I kept forgetting to take proper photos. MB was kind enough to send me quick snap of the wedding outfit I put together for her.
- Zara Peplum Jacquard Dress
- Ted Baker Ruffia Double Button Jacket
- John Lewis Black Charlotte Veil Fascinator
- Juicy Couture Necklace (in stores)
- Christian Dior Clutch
Here’s what Marina had to say about her experience:
“… I had a very limited time for shopping and was concerned about choosing a dress and hat appropriate for the traditional English wedding. I’m not a fan of hats and wanted a professional to assist me in finding one that would suit my style and Tien was able to do this successfully. She worked with my style in choosing new outfits for Fall/Winter and the best thing about the service was that Tien had really great outfit ideas pre-selected for me that I would never have considered and she introduced me to brands and styles I can now practise at home. I felt the styling consultation and shopping session was worth it and I felt I actually saved money because she mixed many high street brands to my usual expensive taste and there wasn’t one item I bought while shopping with Tien that I have not worn. I have received many compliments on my casual outfits and I would recommend and use her services again.”
If you’re interested in a personal styling and shopping session or for more information on how I can help your current wardrobe or styling needs, feel free to contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), contact form or via PM on my Facebook page.
I continue to style MB on an ongoing basis now from London by selecting and compiling outfits, making in store purchases and sending them in the mail. By providing this online service, MB can access the brands and variety of clothes/accessories available in the UK and stay well assured that the styles selected fit, flatter and complement her lifestyle. If you’re not currently living in London and are also interested in a similar service, please feel free to contact me.
A big thank you to MB for such a fun time and kind words. I have all your new outfits ready to send to you this week! I know you’re going to love all the items