Although I have loved clothes and fashion for as long as I can remember, I did not grow up aspiring to be a model, a designer, or a stylist. My parents, while not discouraging my love of clothes and fashion, always prioritized education and encouraged me to find a profession where I could make a positive difference in the lives of others. With this goal in mind, after law school, I joined a legal services practice in New York City and worked in this field for the next 10 years.
After my first child was born, I left the practice of law, raised three children and volunteered in their schools and with various non-profits. Giving back to my community was and continues to be a personal priority for me. This is the reason why Style it Forward includes a significant philanthropic component.
Throughout all these years, my love of clothes and fashion was a constant. I experimented with a lot of different looks (and made some mistakes) until I finally found a style that works for me. And, while I love my personal style and know that it suits me well, I am comfortable occasionally stepping out of my comfort zone and experimenting with a new look. Over the years, my friends have witnessed the evolution of my style and often compliment me on it. They often ask me to shop with or for them and seek my purchasing and styling advice. They are the ones who, over and over, point out to me my skill in helping others find elegant, age-appropriate and stylish clothes while taking into account and being sensitive to their personality, their size and shape, their taste, their clothing needs, and their budget.
Style it Forward was born from my commitment to philanthropy and my love for fashion, two passions which I hope will come together now as a successful enterprise for me and my clients as well as for the clients of Dress for Success Boston and Tailored for Success.
“I don't do fashion. I am fashion." -Coco Chanel