Former PR consultant, Isabel Kelly, launched the Wardrobe Edit in Bedford earlier this year.
The concept is simple: Isabel offers style advice to busy clients, keen to streamline their existing clothes, while adding some carefully curated wardrobe essentials. “I’ve unofficially been a stylist for the last 15 – 20 years, helping friends with fashion advice and taking them shopping. Working in PR, I’ve arranged thousands of photo shoots and increasingly I would be responsible for styling, so I decided to offer those same services professionally. And the feedback sine I launched has been amazing!”
Isabel offers a range of services, from a two hour ‘style and shape’ consultation, to personal shopping and concierge packages. “All clients complete a questionnaire before we meet so that I have an understanding of their needs before I visit,” explained Isabel. “People pigeon-hole themselves, so part of my job is to build up clients’ confidence about choosing different shapes, styles and colours. It’s easy to fall into a default setting with clothes. Often, milestone birthdays, a new job or a special occasion can be difficult for women to ‘find their style’; there’s a worry about dressing age-appropriately. Following a Wardrobe Edit session, my clients have the tools to enable them to shop with confidence whatever their size, shape or age. It’s very empowering.”
A Wardrobe Edit session is not only a great Christmas present idea, but would also make the ideal new year treat to banish away the January/February/March blues [confession: I hate winter – Ed]. It’s easy to dismiss fashion as flippant and unimportant, but in these days of body-shaming, feeling confident in what you’re wearing and being made to feel good about your body are hugely important – so Team Clanger salutes you, Isabel!
To check out Isabel’s services, read her brilliant blog or book a session, head over to thewardrobeedit.uk
The Wardrobe Edit and Boutique Planet have got a great Christmas offer for their customers. When you spend £100 at Boutique Planet before 24th December, you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win a one hour in-store styling session with Isabel. See in-store for details. Let the Christmas shopping commence! Boutique Planet, 18 The Arcade, Bedford MK40 1NS tel: 01234 215336 boutiqueplanet.co.uk