COURTED! Fashion Story:
Growing up as a young girl in a southern family, the church was a staple part of life. I remember getting ready to attend church service with my grandparents and recall the meticulous care and pride taken by my grandmother in her appearance. For her and her generation, it was always important to properly show up for where you were going. This is a lesson I carry with me today.
QUALITY & BRAND LOYALTY
And my grandmother’s look could not be shopped for anywhere else except at her favorite retail store—Neiman Marcus. From business suits to pantyhose, it was not right unless it came from “Neimans!” Her example of brand loyalty has value for our clients because it teaches the importance of learning what it is that you like and what works for you.
My fashion story also includes early days of personal styling. As daddy’s little girl, I remember starting at around the age of ten-years-old, my father would come into my room daily as he would get dressed for work to ask for my opinion on which dress shirt and tie combination, that he should match with his suit.
Finally, as a girl becoming a young woman, my personal style and voice were first impressed by my mother. She was hard-set on me being nothing but a girly-girl but failed to recognize a few things—in grade school, I had aspirations of becoming a “Fly Girl” instead of being a ballerina and my responsibilities as a big sister on the playground to protect my younger brother.
And from there my style icons began to emerge. I left The Limited Too and developed my own style voice.
My closet started looking more like Cher’s from Clueless with sprinkles of Aaliyah! And in college Sex and the City was inspiration and reinforcement to be my fashionable self! These fashion moments sprinkled over life help to develop my aesthetic and style voice that later culminated into Courted!
IT’S MORE THAN FASHION!
As a professional, I have learned that often times in order to get the part, you must look the part.
And what you used to get you there will not keep you there or elevate you to the next level.
At Courted! “IT’S MORE THAN FASHION, IT’S A LIFESTYLE!”
Courted! an image consulting firm that provides personal styling services. Our services are packaged to include personal shopping, mobile styling, and wardrobe restoration.
Set up a consultation today and let’s talk about your fashion story and what style goals are!
Courtney Rae O’Neal for Courted!