..an occasion; whether a wedding, work seminar, a day out with friends or even just doing the school run, where we just don’t feel at our best because of the way we are dressed. Like most modern women, we juggle home, career and family commitments yet have an added pressure to always look our best too. With so little spare time to attend to our own needs, it is easy to either neglect the way we present ourselves.
If you do, then you are not alone so click here to find out how I can help
…is a tailored support service to rid you of those occasions where you weren’t completely at ease with your appearance by being on hand to get the most out your wardrobe today and ensure that new additions are also right for you. With over twenty years in the business of dressing women, I provide a discreet, honest but also fun experience; where the focus is on the female and not on fashion. Style advice isn’t only for celebs, you know. For less than the price of a ‘cut and colour’, I can remove this hassle for you and provide assistance that the majority of my clients describe as life-changing.
It would be my pleasure to help you, so please call me now for a no obligation chat on 07796305851
If you would like to find out a bit more about me and why I do what I do, click here to view my Q&A page.
“So worth spending time with you for a stress less getting ready, successful appearance and not a penny spent on something new. You are a huge asset in your ability to get me to consider items lost forever in my wardrobe and to fall in love again with old favourites. Thanks again.”
“Thanks for the fun day we had. It was hard to let go of certain items in my wardrobe. They are in the loft now☺. It was a laugh to see me in my old stuff and thanks to you i am happy now to let go. Your directness is refreshing and funny.”
“The shop we did together was straight forward, no hassle and only items purchased I needed and will wear. Thank you.”
“I received two compliments today what never happens to me…thanks to you”.
“I’m feeling empowered my being free of discarded wardrobe clutter. I’m also very pleased to have outfits sorted for lunch meetings, weddings and parties. You have a great eye and the clarity of vison, unreal enjoyed the detox session.”
“Thanks again for all your help. Not only was it fun but also very therapeutic. My head also feels a lot clearer.”
“Efficient and quick shopping afternoon completed. Claudia added some basics to my wardrobe and combinations where made. I loved it!”
“You have changed my life! Its was so much fun, I see myself with different eyes now. Shopping trip soon!!”
Claudia Marcellis is actually my maiden name, which I still use day-to-day. Although not a typically Dutch name (my family hails from the very south of Holland between Germany and Belgium) it suits my noticeable accent and confirms that I am not a Brit, despite living here for over 15 years and being very fond of this country and its people.
I think it all started for me with my Grandmother. Despite being a farmer’s daughter, she was always immaculately presented with nice jewellery and hand-made dresses from high-quality material. Later, when I was studying, I took my first job in a large department store. I worked in the women’s clothing section and became hooked on the thrill of receiving gratitude from customers that I helped to dress. This has followed me ever since, working in various retail positions including helping to establish the Laundry Industry brand when it came from the Netherlands to London with branches in Notting Hill and Selfridges. Even when I spent some time working in recruitment, it was finding a role that really suited my candidates that gave me satisfaction.
Despite having such a keen interest in style, it is working with people on such a personal level that I enjoy the most. Being able to make people feel good about themselves in such a fun and positive way is a great thing to do for a living. After moving to the Hertford eight years ago where I knew noone, I started working in the Women’s Society boutique and met (and dressed) so many wonderful people. I am pleased to now be continuing that with my own personal styling services.
Smile! Of course, that is easier said than done. On a purely clothing level, my advice is to only wear what makes you feel good. If it doesn’t feel right, take it off. Also, don’t try too hard and remember that “Less is more”. Oh, and only wear shoes that you can actually walk in.
Quirky arthouse cinema, fine food, power walks, heated discussion, beautiful design, my daughter’s hair. Did I mention good food already?