Hi there! My name is Jeni and this is my blog on my brand new website called Styled by Jeni! But I’m pretty sure you figured that out already considering the fact that you have working eyes, a brain thingy and a beautiful personality. I’m very excited to be taking my styling business to the next chapter with the birth of this site. I have been organizing homes as The Clutter Cowgirl since 2003 and within that time I’ve realized that closet editing is kind of my favorite thing ever (right after Diet Peach Snapple, my best friend and my sister — although technically those two ladies are not “things”).
My motto is “Review, Renew, Rejoice!” My client and I review what she already has, we renew her wardrobe with fresh pieces and then we rejoice over how fabulous she looks and feels. It’s a hell of a lot of fun.
Diving into someone’s wardrobe in the role of editor and stylist and figuring out what works and what doesn’t is a deeply intimate task and I’m honored to do it. People are confronted with ideas about their own bodies, their current life circumstances, their spending habits, their sexuality, their vitality and many other nuances that are projected through clothing. Women have babies and now their bodies are something new and unique. Men change careers and all of a sudden their clothing doesn’t represent who they are in the office anymore. Men and women are suddenly single after a divorce and have to make sense of their new life in the dating world. Clothing is a megaphone for what we want to say. Clothing shouts out to the world if we care about ourselves, if we have confidence, if we are even living in the current decade. Clothing tells others who we are every single day and it’s my job to help clients figure out what they want to say and how they want to say it.
For me, the best part about working with a client on her wardrobe is that I get to witness her reimagine herself in the course of one session. I’m not a therapist but things get real pretty fast. Most of the transformation I see comes after we’ve done the editing of a closet (which tells me her story) and now we’re knee deep in the shopping portion of our experience (creating a new story). I’ve already helped her say good-bye to clothing she’s been holding onto for years and the slate has been cleaned. As we shop in a store, I invite her to try on clothing she’d probably never even consider on her own. When she gives in and a fun piece scores, she lights up and feels energized. She feels more open, more in charge of her current self and she feels like she’s back in control of what she wants to say. What’s not to love about that?
I am truly excited by the work that I do and I can’t wait to share stories, ideas and inspirations with you and to hear about you in return!
Review, Renew, Rejoice! You deserve it…