Her fashion stylist philosophy is simple…trend is fleeting, style is forever.  “I try to create looks that will stand the test of time.  I don’t want my clients to look back on an old photo and feel like they were victimized by the trend of the moment.”  She encourages her clients to prioritize quality over quantity.  “You don’t have to have a large wardrobe.  I’m all about keeping it simple.  Though, I think you should love and wear everything you have.  You deserve to look the best you can every day.  It’s not superficial; it can set the tone for how the world sees you and how you interact with the world.  Self-care sends the message that you value yourself and are worth the effort.”

As a fashion stylist, Jackie is known for her keen eye and impeccable instincts where her clients are concerned.  With each client, she weighs several factors, such as lifestyle, personality, body type, physical attributes, personal preferences and budget to come up with the customized program for each person.   Each client is unique, and therefore the process is different every time.  It generally starts with a closet consultation, which is the best place to do the major fact finding.   “You can tell a lot about a person from their closet.  It is like a diary of their life.  This step helps me identify my clients’ preferences, past hits and misses and assess what is needed to make their wardrobe more functional and stylish going forward.”

The next step is to set goals, prioritize and go to work.  Some people only need minor fine tuning while others might need a full on fashion style intervention.  “In my opinion, fashion stylists need to be able to identify and address their clients’ image and wardrobe needs to take this burden off their plate so they can devote more time to their own interests.  I meet a lot of people who say they hate to shop.  I really understand where they are coming from…you don’t know where to look; you can’t objectively see yourself so you don’t trust your instincts and you feel unduly pressured by sales people.  It can be overwhelming and unpleasant.  When I am working with a client, I strive to keep the whole process efficient, upbeat, manageable and fun.  Clients trust me and I don’t steer them wrong.  My clients’ best interests are my top priority.”

Jackie makes a personal investment in every client.  She feels greatly rewarded by the positive impact she has on their lives.   “I truly think this is what I was put here to do.  I am one of the lucky ones.  I get to make my living doing what I love!”