I don’t lead much of a glamorous life. It seems ridiculous to actually hire someone. Aren’t stylists for celebrities and rich people?
While celebrities and rich people do hire personal stylists, it’s becoming more commonplace for all women to get wardrobe and style help. Since the inception of her business, Bridgette has chosen not to work with celebrities and has spent 18 years working with women just like you.
What can I expect from my experience working with a stylist?
We can’t tell you what type of experience you will have with all personal stylists; each one works differently. However, we can tell you that Bridgette brings her 18 years of experience and know-how packaged in a warm, compassionate, fun, and supportive manner. You can check out our testimonials page to hear what Bridgette’s clients have said about their experiences.
What happens during a closet edit?
Not only will Bridgette help you clarify your wardrobe and get rid of clothing that no longer suits you, but this time will also be used to help Bridgette assess your clothing and accessories needs going forward along with the holes that need to be filled. Bridgette will also give you tips on how to better manage your wardrobe, tips for storage, and more.
What happens when I shop with Bridgette?
Prepare for shopping to no longer be a drudgery! Bridgette will have already pulled your clothing and accessories options prior to your session. She selects clothing based on your lifestyle, personal style, goals, and, most importantly, budget. Basically, all you will have to do is show up, get undressed, and try things on.
When shopping virtually, Bridgette will house all shopping selections in an easy reference, shoppable space.
An outfit session sounds interesting. What can I expect?
This session usually happens after a shopping trip. Bridgette will visit your home and help you put outfits together by shopping with you in your closet. She will also photograph your outfits for your reference. This time will also be used to identify any specific wardrobe needs that might be missing. Take a look at some behind-the-scenes outfit sessions with clients of Bridgette’s.
Pricing & Billing
Will this be a budget buster? Can I really afford to hire Bridgette?
With 18 years of experience as a stylist, Bridgette certainly isn’t inexpensive. However, she has committed to working with all budgets. Nobody is turned away if they have a smaller budget to work with.
Many clients say the investment pays for itself and they actually wind up saving money because they have learned how to make better wardrobe decisions and to buy clothes they will actually wear. Don’t get intimidated by Bridgette’s experience or the cost. She will definitely work with you no matter your budget size.
How does Bridgette charge for her services?
Bridgette charges in two ways: by the hour or on retainer. Typically, clients booking several services and/or plan on working seasonally find the retainer rate to work best. The hourly option is best for clients who are on budgets or only plan on hiring Bridgette for one service. She would be happy to discuss the best option for your needs.
Does Bridgette make a store commission from any purchases I make when I shop with her?
Absolutely not! Some stylists may accept a commission from a store just like a salesperson would, but Bridgette feels it is a conflict of interest. She never wants there to be a question about who she is advocating for. Bridgette does not accept a dime in commissions from any retailer when shopping in-person.
When shopping virtually, Bridgette may receive an affiliate commission from a purchase made as her blog is monetized through several affiliate advertising programs. This means if you click and/or make a purchase through certain links on this site or any related social media platforms (including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest), Bridgette may make a commission from that click and/or purchase. All opinions are her own. This commission is what keeps this blog portion of Bridgette’s business running. If this practice is something you are uncomfortable with, Bridgette would be happy to discuss ensuring no affiliate commissions are by Bridgette through your online purchases.
Availability for styling
Does Bridgette work weekends?
Yes. Bridgette does see clients on Saturdays, not Sundays. She also is available for appointments Tuesdays thru Fridays.
Special requests can be made and will be considered.
Can I hire Bridgette for special events or for style services not listed?
Absolutely! Bridgette frequently works with women in the public eye and has helped clients prepare for speaking events, television appearances, and more. In addition, Bridgette has assisted clients in choosing their wedding gowns and special event looks. If you have a style problem, Bridgette would be happy to see if she can help you solve it.
Does Bridgette do red carpet styling or work with celebrities?
Yes and no. While she would be open to this type of work, the entertainment industry isn’t her area of focus or interest.
With a concentration and speciality in work with professional and C-Suite executives, she does work professional women who have a public image, bestselling authors, public speakers, entrepreneurs and women in government and politics.
If you aren’t an executive-level woman, Bridgette’s clients have included women age 14 to 84 from all walks of life.
Does Bridgette work with men?
At this time, no. She has made some special exceptions for husbands and partners of her female clients (and sometimes her husband), but in the spirit Bridgette’s original mission when starting this business, the empowerment of women, working with men is not currently on the agenda.
Does Bridgette travel to see clients?
Bridgette loves to travel and she would be happy to discuss coming to see you. Travel fees apply in addition to style services. You can also check out Bridgette’s virtual style services as an alternative.
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Bridgette will not be conducting in-person styling services.
my religion has certain dressing requirements. Will Bridgette respect this?
Absolutely! Bridgette has worked with clients of all different faiths where certain dress codes need to be observed, including Orthodox Jewish, Exclusive Brethren, Jehovah’s Witness, Evangelical Christian, Seikh, Muslim, and more.
Bridgette will respect your faith with openness and responsibility.
Does Bridgette work with Transgender clients?
Bridgette is an LGBTQIA+ ally and works with women and those who identify as such. Therefore, if you identify as a female, Bridgette will happily work with you. She doesn’t work with those who identify as male simply because she doesn’t work with male clients and this isn’t her area of expertise.
Will Bridgette be seeing clients during the COVID-19 Pandemic?
For the foreseeable future, all client appointments will be handled virtually.
Can Bridgette customize her message for our group(s)?
Yes. Bridgette will thoroughly research and discuss your specific needs prior to speaking with your group.
Does Bridgette only speak to women
While Bridgette’s consulting business is for women only, she understands that most companies have identified image needs for their male employees as well. She’d be happy to discuss speaking to your entire team or staff.
Can we request a customized speaking proposal?
Absolutely. Bridgette would be happy to discuss a customized pitch.
Is there a preferred audience size?
Bridgette has spoken with groups as small as 10 and as large as several hundred. She is available for all sizes.
Will there be slides available to the audience after the presentation?
Yes. Bridgette always makes these available.
Is Bridgette available to speak on panel discussions
Bridgette has participated on panels for a variety of audiences.