Dani Valent Cooking
Louise has become an integral part of my team and support network, sourcing clothing for videos, events and media appearances. Working out what to wear used to be stressful and time-consuming. Now it's fun and easy! Louise took the time to understand my style, shape and brand and she's always presented me with outfits that are appropriate and flattering and give me confidence. Her eye for detail and why things work (or don't!) has been incredibly instructive for workwear and also for my personal fashion choices. I love the way her choices have allowed me to shine a light on great local designers too. Louise's calm, canny approach has helped boost my business, partly because outsourcing the fashion element saves me time but, more importantly, because she sees ways for me to express who I am in fashion in ways that never would have occurred to me. Photos of Dani Valent care of Kristoffer Paulsen.
I asked Louise to style me for a branded photo shoot. I chose Louise because of her thoughtful and considered approach and her deep knowledge of fabrics, colours and body shapes. Louise's suggested wardrobe choices and insights into preparing me and my outfits for this shoot enabled me to achieve the results I was after. The bonus is that I now also have a work wardrobe that better represents my personal brand.
Louise provided three outfits for a professional photoshoot I was having to represent who I was in my business. Not only did I love what Louise put together from my wardrobe for the first time in a professional photo shoot I felt totally comfortable and like I looked exactly like me. Louise had a way of helping me bring out my own personal style and enhance it further. She also highlighted my strong affinity with the boho look which has since give me the courage to expand and truly own my personal style. Photos of Penny Locaso care of Breeana Dunbar.
I simply can't recommend Louise highly enough. Her patience and considered approach to help me find the perfect outfit for an event I was hosting was incredibly helpful, and saved me so much time and stress. Louise took the time to really understand my style and introduced me to local, ethically produced brands which I hadn't considered before. So not only did I feel confident in the gorgeous outfit she curated for me, I felt great supporting local designers who care about the same things I do. If personal integrity and authenticity is something that matters to you and how you want to show up in the world, Louise is the savvy stylist with a rare and valuable depth of industry knowledge that you need to have on speed dial.
RACHELLE - MC KINNON
Media Relations - Federal Politics
I have had huge success with the pieces we bought together. I love them, and am far more comfortable in what I am wearing now than what I had previously been. My sessions with you were the best investment I have made in a long time. I have a much better idea as to what will or won't work and it’s amazing how you just know as soon as you put something on. I have had a great time doing this and am feeling more informed about what to look for and how to shop!
ANNA, ST KILDA
Marketing - Not For Profit Sector
I booked a session with Louise to get some fresh eyes and ideas on how to wear items I already have. Louise taught me my ‘go to’ looks, and had the language to explain why things did or didn’t work. We got rid of items, and made lists of what to look for and a basket of alterations. I was very impressed by Louise’s competence and quiet confidence - she knows how to dress people and can spot where an outfit needs TLC straight away. She is also gracious, good-willing and down to earth - and an absolute pleasure to spend time with. Many thanks again for a ‘5 star’ experience!
BRIGIT - BIDDY TAROT
After our session together, I went on a shopping trip on my own. I felt SO confident walking into those stores and heading straight to the clothes that I knew would work well for my body shape. I didn't even bother with the clothing styles that I knew would not complement me and instead, could focus on just looking amazing in my own body! I saved so much time and stress in the changing room, not having to worry about how I looked because I was choosing the clothes that actually fit me and my body type.
JOANNE, SOUTH CAULFIELD
Project Manager, Building Industry
Your comments around ‘non-negotiable’ fit and shape have been the most valuable and I realise I have often compromised with that. What feels good on and fits right allows you to be more confident and comfortable too, and not focus on your clothes. Thanks again. Your guidance and support throughout the experience was gracious, honest and so impressively knowledgeable. I’ll definitely be recommending you to my friends.
JENNIFER - NORTH FITZROY
Bequests Manager, University of Melbourne
Thanks so much for taking photos of outfits that WORKED. There is so much info on the day, with your hints on what works together, what to donate, and what is good, it's really helpful getting your instant feedback and capturing those moments in a photo. There were plenty of good hints about what items to buy, and what needed tailoring. Your earlier suggestion to start with my own pre-cull (and only get to it if we had time in the session) was good advice, as we spent so much quality time on the good clothes and making them into new outfit combinations. I'm glad we didn't put time into going through the duds. Overall, LOVED it, and have your advice in my ear when I shop, and would DEFINITELY recommend it to a friend!