how I got started | My husband left me after almost 30 years of
marriage and travelling all over the world to acheive his career goals, I
was left to fend for myself. ( what else is new?) Unlike most women
waiting for the divorce to finalize, I asked my attorney if I could
work. He said yes, but don't make any money. What else is new for women
after the age of 50, re-entering the workplace. I couldn't teach because
I could not stand the pressure and the emotional issues so I went to
work for Nordstrom. It was easy. close to my home and I was hired.
Shortly after starting they asked me to be a personal shopper because of
my educational background. Not only did I do this, but I also did
numerous benefits and fashion presentations for them. I love it and my
customers loved me. I also was called upon to speak on their behalf for
our local newspaper. I did a feature on dressing a woman who had lsot
everything in her home and including her home. It was wonderful bacause I
believe in the concept of 10 Easy Pieces to Wear. Suddenly my clients
were asking me to their homes to look at their wardrobes. I then
invented my Closet Companion which is patent pending and will be a
registerd trademark this march.
I rose from ashes. Currently, I am attempting to Launch this Business,
pay for my attorneys, patent pending, webdesigning, and the trials and
tribulations are endless. Funny and sad, and will make a great story I
why this job?| Survival. I am an educated woman who should have
gone back to teaching, but my divorce was very public and messy. My ex
was quite the celebrity in the community. I did not feel that I had the
patience to teach, so I looked for work with endless hours allowing me
to go home exhausted at the end of the day. This job was God Sent to
me. I was empowering women to be and look their best regardless of
size. I became extremely passionate about this, because each day all I
was hearing was how they "hated how they looked". I wanted to
re-educate woman to look and feel beautiful and to have dignity. By
helping others, I was helping myself!
why I love this job!| Everything. Each woman is like an individual canvas ready to be recreated and redirected. My moto?
Fashion is imaginatin not imitation.
my typical day| While at Nortdstrom, the days vary depending upon
each person's needs. When I go to their home I start with a closet
inventory and personal assessment. We tackle the closet next and I
"tag" their best garments with my closet companions. We talk about
their invididual "assets" and "liabililities" as far as their figure
goes. I can do color analysis ( I really prefer to do that another
time) and then I go home and send them a detailed analysis of their
what they are | Maintainin your integrity, even if it means losing the sale.
all about growth | I believe the sky is the limit for my tags.
They are perfect for personal use, nursing homes, for the handicapped
and colorblind. Ideal for men, women and children