By: StyleMode  04/03/2011
Keywords: personal shopping, Personal Shopper, image consultant

When I met Victoria, she made it clear that shopping was not an enjoyable experience for her which often ended in frustration and panic buys. She was unsure about what shapes and colours would suit her, and was generally quite nervous about the whole thing.

"I needed to buy some new stuff for work. I work in an office with a “business casual” dress code so there is quite a lot of freedom but also scope for getting it wrong. I’m pursuing promotion so need to adhere to “dress for the job you want not the job that you have”, and was getting a bit stuck. I was put in touch with Mercedes by Janice, previous user of her personal shopping services."

She was especially good at explaining what could go well together and visualising that a garment on a hanger would look good on and so selecting items that I definitely would not have picked myself from the shop floor. I ended up buying one skirt, two dresses, and a pair of trousers and have had loads of compliments when I’ve worn these".

The experience was added to by Mercedes being personable, running from changing room to shop floor to get different sizes and items to go with what I was trying on to see the full effect and options, helping me with the tricky engineering of one dress (it had tie round sashes and can be worn several ways) and her good rapport with the shop assistants. She listened, was conscious of my budget and made shopping fun".  Victoria Iles - Assistant Manager, London

I was particularly pleased when Victoria contacted me again to tell me she had actually been awarded the promotion. I find it very rewarding to help people feel more confident and empowered through their clothes.

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