Style Therapy Remodel Package Giveaway!

by Ashley on April 1, 2010

Spring is in the air, and I don’t know about you– but I’m looking forward to shedding the after effects of Winter and brightening up my life.  It’s a time when I want to push away the dark denim, heavy wool, and black black black for things more vibrant.

Michelle, the candy colored Austinite at Wicked Whimsy has the perfect solution for those seasonal transitions–times when, if you’re like me, you feel in a bit of a rut and aren’t quite sure how your style has changed in the past few months.  Her new business, Style Therapy, offers online style consultations, priced and packaged to suit your individual needs (or style crises).

What is Style Therapy?
It’s not a “what not to wear” or “oh you’re an hourglass, you should buy this” or “this is what’s in this season” sort of thing. At all. It’s about figuring out how to express your style, while working around any issues or constraints you might have. It’s about you and your style being one happy whole instead of two pissed off parties fighting with each other.

Michelle was kind enough to offer up a Remodel for on lucky Dramatis Personae reader!

The Remodel Package is:
I’ll send you the questionnaire to fill out along with any additional questions or difficulties you might have. Then we’ll set up a time to chat, which can be via Skype, instant messenger, or whatever works for you. We’ll chat for 30 minutes, I’ll record it and email it to you, and I’ll be available to help you via email for the next 3 days if you want any more help or follow-up. This would work best for someone who’s generally feeling uninspired, or who has a specific obstacle, but something a little larger in scope than the above examples – things that might take a bit longer to cover.

I also asked Michelle a few questions about Style Therapy, to get your style palettes wet…
Why Style Therapy?
Style Therapy, the service, came about because I was looking at other styling services and most of them were focused on helping people update their wardrobes to appear trendier or helping people to make their wardrobes more “flattering”, a la What Not to Wear. These are both good and well for people who’re looking for that sort of service, but the idea of either option doesn’t appeal to me at all. My philosophy of style and fashion is that what you wear is an expression of who you are and what you’re about, and sometimes people get a little stuck figuring out how to best express themselves with what they wear.  “Style Therapy” the name came because I thought it best summed up the image I was trying to convey – something that involves all of you and not just your looks!

How would you respond to someone who may be put off by your “alternative” appearance and think that you may be too wild for their very different style?
Well, I would personally tell them that just because I look one way doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate people who dress differently :) I can certainly appreciate that others’ tastes might be more toned down, so to speak, than mine, and I can work within those boundaries. After all, I’m helping clients express themselves, not myself.

What do you hope someone takes away from Style Therapy?
The end goal of Style Therapy is for the recipient to walk away with a clear head about their style and a direction to go in with it. I want to help you remove any obstacles in the path to you and your style being one happy whole instead of two warring halves!

Contest Information:

  • To officially enter the contest, leave a comment–that’s it!
  • Contest is open world-wide; international contestants, bear in mind that time zones may have an impact on Skype abilities, but email is another option/way to do it!
  • All ages, sexes, and sizes can enter!
  • Entries will be accepted until April 15th!

Michelle is also offering 15% off to all dramatis personae readers with the “mischiefmydear,” if you’re in need of some quick wardrobe fix-me-ups!

{ 20 comments }

trashtastika April 1, 2010 at 11:26 am

This is really interesting to me, as I have recently thought of becoming a (part-time) Style consultant – but am pretty alternative, and think people would worry that I’d make them over to have blue hair! I also think personal style is about expressing who you are through your clothing…not necessarily the way conventional styling wisdom would have you dress.

I’ll be keen to see how Michelle’s business goes…and I wish her the best of luck!!
.-= trashtastika´s last blog ..Serendipitous Singapore =-.

Inky April 1, 2010 at 11:56 am

this is right up my alley!! love her style!!

Abby April 1, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Can I say how amazing this sounds?

I am stuck in a style rut. Everything I buy has black. Everything. From sundresses to t-shirts to new heels. I just figure that black goes with everything and works in every season… But seriously, I need to break out of it.

Kristen April 2, 2010 at 11:15 am

What an exciting GIVEAWAY! I have been so curious about Michelle Style Therapy offering and sometimes we really need an outside opinion / advice because it can be really hard to step outside of ourselves and be subjective. My work often involved dressing other people, but sometimes it is so hard to apply the same shake up to myself. I would love to win, of course, or I would love to hear a post about the experience of whoever does win! Yeah – What FUN!
.-= Kristen´s last blog ..Infatuation List: I (HEART) Fashion Week! =-.

Melissa April 3, 2010 at 2:15 pm

This sounds great! Count me in. :)

Diana April 3, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Hi Michelle!
I’d absolutely love to enter this giveaway. Last summer, I began working at a clothing store that focuses on women’s body types and lifestyle to find the best possible pieces for them– It’s really encouraged me to try new things in my work wardrobe (high-waisted skirts, a turtleneck dress, motorcycle-inspired boots…), but as spring begins in blustery Chicago, I’m in need of an outside eye to help me streamline my current closet and figure out what pieces to add next. My typical day includes everything from movement classes (I’m a theatre major), to work, to late-night rehearsals, and I’d love new ideas on how to transition gracefully from one part of my day to the next. I’m game for anything style-wise, I just need a push in the right direction!

kimberley April 3, 2010 at 5:02 pm

i’m style stuck, would love to win this! sounds so fun and exciting!

Carolee April 4, 2010 at 12:51 pm

I’d love to take her up on this offer! So fantastic! I’m messing around in my life right now and some new clothes to go with the new career (a luckily casual career) would be fantastic!

Also, I think I’ve got some good luck on my side… my favorite “animal”, dinosaur, is my captcha!

BrooklynShoeBabe April 4, 2010 at 4:52 pm

This sounds like a great concept and something I need. I am stuck in a rut, but I know that in my heart someone fierce lurks. Most of my wardrobe is washable dark-colored (black and gray) bottoms and some very simply style top. I’m not a fashion victim, but I’m pretty boring.

cushycottage April 5, 2010 at 1:36 pm

interesting concept and would like to revamp my fashion style

Midnight Cowgirl April 5, 2010 at 3:22 pm

At the moment, I could definitely use some style therapy…
.-= Midnight Cowgirl´s last blog ..Prom, Wedding, Graduation Oh My! =-.

Kemi April 7, 2010 at 10:22 pm

Enter me please!! I would love to learn how to dress my apple shape in a nice dress.
.-= Kemi´s last blog ..If you want to read the healthcare bill in its entirety =-.

styleezta April 8, 2010 at 12:56 pm

what an awesome service! I bet a lot of people will benefit from this :D mainly people who don’t have much time to style themselves!

Melanie Yates April 9, 2010 at 9:46 am

This sounds amazing! I would love this.

DREADx April 9, 2010 at 4:34 pm

i need this

lihi April 10, 2010 at 9:08 am

great idea! this could be perfect for me!

monika April 10, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Oohlala

Jenna Nicole April 14, 2010 at 11:28 am

This sounds brilliant! Hope I’m not too late to the party!
.-= Jenna Nicole´s last blog ..jnajnajna: I still have one ticket left for a free screener of The Joneses at Keystone Art Cinema. Let me know if you wanna go! =-.

Mitzy April 14, 2010 at 3:26 pm

I love Michelle and would soooo pay her for a Style Session if I were working!! I would love this package and everyone go look at Wicked Whimsy, right now!!

Tressa April 15, 2010 at 7:49 pm

How fantastic! I could totally use this!!!

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