Hello, my name is Kirstie and I am a Personal Fashion Stylist in Surrey, UK. I cover many areas including Guildford, Farnham, Haslemere, Cranleigh but often travel to London and further afield when requested. My passion is empowering women and men to feel good about themselves, whatever their age or lifestyle.
Let's chat to find out what you need to move forward and how I can work with you to achieve the best results.
During these unusual times, my styling sessions are totally flexible, whether that's working together online or personalising more than one option...we can make it work. Kirstie x
How I learnt to love fashion
Moving through my career I have learnt to believe in ‘style over trends’ – quality wins (most of the time) and not to take it all too seriously. A great jacket is always my motto, and I like to play with old and new, with a splash of vintage if appropriate.
I studied fashion design at the University of Creative Arts, Epsom, and was later lucky enough to get a job in fashion styling with Good Housekeeping Magazine. I have worked with Ideal Home magazine on homes and fashion styling, and also styling for brands including Disney, Simple, Peaugot and Liz Claiborne on their advertising images.
Back to fashion design, I opened a shop in Guildford, Vinegar & Brownpaper, creating seasonal collections and making one off designs for clients – mainly wedding dresses for those special few!
Married and starting a family. I moved back to styling with House of Fraser Personal Shopping – one to one, learning the ‘real’ side of women's shopping ... what works and what doesn’t. During this time I started writing for a local magazine on all things, fashion/image/crafts – and I continue creating content for the magazine and include in my fashion blog.
I devised a short course for The London College of Fashion where I lectured virtually and in the classroom on How to be a Personal Stylist, to their online and visiting students.
Now, I am working with an American styling company, BUStyle, to dress the presenters of the business channel, Bloomberg TV for their weekly on screen outfits.
I continue to work on personal styling with my lovely clients, my magazine articles, alongside a few stylish diversions. I have a very soft side for helping people, bringing out their best – I really want those who have lost their personal mojo to find it again and enjoy life (wearing great clothes).