New York Image Consultant

FAQs

Image Consulting and Personal Shopping Services

How do we get started?
Working with new clients, we provide a complimentary phone consultation to match you with the image consultant in your city that best fits your needs and personality.  We require all new clients to submit two current photos that will help us develop your personalized profile and style guide.  The process starts once we receive these photos and schedule an appointment for services.How long does it take to create a new image for clients?
There is no set time in creating a customized image. Some clients may only need one service while others may choose several. Everyone’s needs are different. The average client may require anywhere from 3-10 hours. This can be done in as little as one session or over multiple sessions. We can tailor the solution to meet your needs and hectic lifestyle.

Do you shop with your clients?
Yes. Our personal shopping service is designed to be informative and interactive. Clients learn valuable information regarding their body structure, styling, color matching, and fashion tips to fit their new image. Clients also learn what stores and brands to target in order to meet their needs.

What is a good budget for shopping with a personal shopper?
Every client has different needs and resources. A shopping budget should accommodate those two things. When shopping, our personal shoppers work within that budget to maximize your investment. 

How will I remember to style and wear my new outfits after shopping together?
Your image consultant brings a digital camera that is used to photograph the outfits as they are styled and put together during the personal shopping service. These photos can later be put into a style guide that your image consultant can provide for you. It is a great way to have a catalogue of all the different outfit combinations. You can keep it in your closet and use it to manage your wardrobe. You’ll never be left wondering what goes with what. 

How many hours does a wardrobe analysis take?
The time it takes to do a wardrobe analysis at your home depends on the amount of clothing in your closet.  Naturally people with a smaller wardrobe will require less time then someone with a walk in closet. We ask that each client goes through their closet before to do a clean sweep of things they know they need to get rid of.  If you have not worn the garment in over a year then you should get rid of it. We find this to be a great rule of thumb to follow.

Do you work with people in various Cities?
Yes. My Image Expert has consultants in several U.S cities and we are rapidly expanding to accommodate requests in other areas.  We work with people from all over the world! Whether you are on vacation or just want to check out the shopping experience in another city, we have an expert ready to show you the best in fashion, beauty, and style!

Can you help my girlfriend? She does not live in one of your listed cities?
Yes, we offer a service called, “What to Wear,” that helps individuals in various cities and abroad.  This service provides you with answers and solutions regarding your body structure that you have never had before.  The “What to Wear” style guide is a comprehensive analysis package that includes what type of clothing, styles and colors are best suited for your shape with recommendations on exactly what to wear. This service is done remotely by phone and email.

Most stores don’t carry my size, can you accommodate me?
Yes. My Image Expert believes everyone can be beautiful regardless of shape or size. We know the tendencies of construction and fit of clothing brands and can save you precious time by immediately directing you to the style and brands that will most flatter your body type.  If for some odd reason the retail industry does not supply your sizing, we simply make the clothing for you. We sponsor an exclusive clothing collection called E. C. Stitch that is custom made to meet the style and fit of any size!

What’s  your personal style?
All of our image consultants have their own individual style.  We don’t use our personal style to indicate the type of styles we create for our clients. Our image consultants put together a personal profile based on your lifestyle.  We build a custom image to suit your needs.

What kind of looks do you create?
Every client is different in respect to personality, lifestyle, career, and social activities. The looks we create are custom tailored to each individual and what works for one person does not necessarily work for another. Our image consultants are the fashion experts and know when to push you out of your comfort box.  Sometimes bad habits are hard to break. Once you have the right tools, it will be easy to maintain your new image.

What type of clients do you work with?
There is no such thing as a typical client. Every one of our clients are unique and different.  Because we have consultants in various cities and offer a custom clothing line along with other unique services, we appeal to a wide range of people from all over the world. We have previously worked with men and women ranging from age 7- 80. We accommodate different personalities, lifestyles and careers including:  television personalities, entertainers, artists, musicians, CEO’s, doctors, lawyers, mothers, students, advertising agencies, and many more!

Do you offer internships or information on how to become an image consultant?
Yes.  My Image Expert participates in several internship programs available with college job boards.  You can e-mail your inquiries or drop us an e-mail for more information.

Can you advise a small group at our University?
Yes. Our image consultants will come to your University and prepare a seminar based on your goals.  Every Seminar is customized and a package will be developed to accommodate your budget and group.

I live abroad, is there anyway you can help create my image?
Yes. Our image consultants offer a remote package called, “What to Wear” that is a comprehensive style guide formulated to match your body structure, weight placement, facial features and skin tones. It includes what type of clothing to wear, what styles to look for and how to accessorize your outfits.  This guide is designed to help ease the frustration of shopping and take the guess work out of styling a great outfit.