Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Scene
Today this lovely, talented, thoughtful young woman changed my life. Meet The Modern Type. She is my first, um, client.

A few weeks ago when I said I was thinking of becoming a personal shopper, she didn't miss a beat and contacted me. She told me how her own blog has helped her launch a photography business. She told me that she hates shopping and would like my help styling her upcoming engagement photo shoot. She told me she believes in me.


Today we met for the first time. Over Chinese Chicken salad and Wonton soup, we of course talked fashion but mostly we talked Life with a capital "L." We talked about love and marriage, careers and meaning, family and friendship, religion and blogging ;) We shared how nervous both our moms felt about us meeting through the Interwebs. We discussed how excited we both are to create something beautiful together. EEEEEEEEEE!

I left our first consultation, elated...and ready to shop. No better partner in crime than my OG styling client. She was coincidentally wearing the sweater I found for her and blogged about the day The Modern Type contacted me. Weird.

Pulled some options for The Modern Type in the afternoon. Found amazing pieces I hope she will love as much as I do. Will share more details/images as soon as we are further along in the process.

Had dinner and then watched The Wrestler. Meh. All I could think of the whole time is that some days my face feels as bloated and busted as Mickey's. Not sure he deserves an Oscar for evoking that feeling.

The Outfit
Banana Republic coat and top
Robert Rodriguez skirt

The Accessories
Fashion District bracelet and ring
Kate Spade slides
Forever 21 headband
Chanel earrings and purse

The Grade

The Commentary
A week ago, Mr. Diabolina admonished that I should really start planning my outfit for the big meeting. He didn't want to see a last minute fashion emergency i.e. me strewing clothes everywhere, proclaiming to have nothing to wear. Ha!

He said it was very important what message I convey to my first styling client. He said I shouldn't do anything too out there, but that I couldn't look too boring. Don't you just love when men tell you what you already know? F.

Decided this morning to keep things classic and professional. The color palette was inspired by last night's party. Added the nubby coat to matchy match the button detailing. Adore this coat. Got it resale for like less than $30.

Ditto with these Kate Spade shoes. Think they were $15. Not great at walking in them so don't wear them often. But today they made the outfit sing.

Felt deliciously girly and Blair.

My hair however was not behaving after last night's faux bob so I added a headband. A bow head band. $3 at Forever. Also got an Alice in Wonderland turquoise blue one.

My mom got it in black. Made her wear it today to match me. Mommy and me style. Yes, I'm 31. So???

Love the juxtaposition of the fierce clothing and the dainty hair bow on the Givenchy runway this spring.

Think the bows are actually made of metal. Guess that's what makes em edgy.

As I was getting ready to leave, Mr. D advised me not to wear the headband. Ugh. Made me self conscious. I know the bow is a bit big and creates quite a contrast against my dark hair. But I decided if Aretha can bring it so can I.

Very glad I ended up wearing it. The Modern Type was rocking a pretty feather headband in her TDF straight hair. Love.

As we parted, she was quick to point out her new boots. The boots she went right out and bought after I blogged about them back in November. Guess I've been styling her for a while already ;)


tam pham said...

ugh so freaking exciting!!!!!!!!!! i can't wait to hear more about it!

MissJordyPants said...

eeeeek for you and for The Modern Type! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

weezermonkey said...

So Blair!

I am jealous you met The Modern Type. She seems sweet.

And it is now established that we have radically different movie tastes. I loooooved The Wrestler and will be livid if Rourke doesn't win.

Jessica said...

Yay for first clients and for The Modern Type! She really is cool peeps. I have a confession: I too purchased those Steve Madden boots.

The Modern Type said...

You, my dear, are fabulous! Thrilled for your new venture AND to be your guinea pig! I hope I can rock all your options!

WendyB said...

I love the mommy and me picture. I know you're going to be steering all your clients towards the right jewelry pieces and by right I mean "WendyB." RIGHT?!?

Angel @ said...

ala!! glad you two connected. ;-) looking forward to seeing what you put together~

Fashion_Loving_Stylist said...

Absolutely FAB! So happy for you.

Milly said...

you look great....and many good wishes!

Anonymous said...

Your outfit...I adore!!!

Tiffany said...

yay! i heart you and The Modern Type! So excited for you.

I've been wearing lots of bows in my hair lately. It's my new favorite thing!

ShoeZQ said...

I looove those boots. I just got them for Christmas! Congrats on your first client. Can't wait to see pics from the styling session!

Mary B-hof said...

so excited to read more about your new venture.

very blair indeed!

amber said...

eeeee! your first client! and you looked FIERCE!

lookrichbitch said...

Will you fly up to Seattle and style me for my engagement pictures?? Hmmm.. Or maybe I should go to LA just for a shopping trip..

Lynn Tran said...

Simply mah-ve-lous, dah-lin' - both for the new client and the outfit.

Rachee said...

love it! I wish I had a event I needed stylng for ;) Hmm, just realized that I've made many a purchase after seeing something on your blog. these retailers need to cut you in. you have a gift!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the new gig! Very cool.

But I must say, I was expecting The Modern Type's outfit to be busted. Hello! She already looks fab.

KT said...

Congrats! Love love love the KS shoes and headband!

Jadelily said...

Very excited for you!

Anonymous said...

you should know that I went out and bought the Steve Maddens, too, and didn't stop shopping until I found them! :)


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