"Thank you Victoria for a wonderful Autumn/Winter make over. I'd thoroughly recommend Victoria, not only for the shopping but for styling. After you've shopped she helps you put it all together and I have so many more outfits than had she left me to my own devices after just shopping. And things I would have never thought to put together, and it all looks amazing. I feel good in my clothes again. Thank you.
Here is a blog I've written for anyone thinking about booking Victoria"
Nicky Duffell, Director, www.nickyforlife.com
'I first heard her name through a chance meeting with a friend who looked amazing ALL the time after having booked her and it isn't an overstatement to say that meeting Victoria changed my life. All my friends have commented on how much more relaxed and happy I am since she came around to do my wardrobe detox - I no longer have to worry about what to wear for social events, work lunches and even the school run. I had been trapped in a crappy cycle for years of ordering clothes online, then sending them back and constantly trying on outfits that I didn't feel comfortable in. Victoria has taken all the angst out of shopping and getting dressed and made me genuinely excited about clothes again - I haven't felt that way since being a little girl! Seeing her was better than seeing a therapist or counsellor as she just made me feel so much better in myself and so much happier with my life. That may sound too much, but for me if I feel good then I can get on with living my life without worrying what I look like.I work in the media and have met hundreds of stylists over the years but what I think makes Victoria so special is that - not only does she have an amazing eye for what will suit your body shape and colouring - more importantly she 'got' my busy lifestyle and also my contradictory boho/urban personality. The outfits she put together for me reflected that so well and I refer to the pictures she sent me everyday for inspiration. She also manages to be warm and gorgeously positive so I came out from our session feeling better about my wardrobe, but also my body and style and life in general. I rave about her to everyone I meet as I believe she is so talented and wonderful. Forget disastrous personal shoppers and their ilk - Victoria is the next Gok (but - whisper it - I think even better) as she understands exactly what women need. I would recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone and I have been.'
Yasmine Griffiths, OK! Health Editor
Victoria has the natural ability to know what looks good on you before you do, she takes you out of your comfort zone & makes you feel confident in the choices. I loved shopping with Victoria, no stress & so much fun especially when the focus is all on you!
Victoria always looks amazing no matter what she wears, which immediately installs confidence in that she knows what looks good & what suits you. I can't recommend Victoria enough!!
Naomi Ballard, Director Ballards Group
‘I contacted Victoria 5 years ago for her to restyle my wardrobe for
Spring Summer and then Autumn Winter. I had retired and wanted a more smart casual look
The experience taught me a great deal particularly about the style of clothes and this also included my shoes and accessories. A few trips to the shops having Victoria shopping with me was so nice. Victoria s so experienced having studied and graduated from the London College of fashion and having 14 years Personal Styling under her belt. She takes away your feeling of ‘what should I wear?’ to ‘you would look fabulous in this’.
The finished product provides you with a capsule wardrobe for the seasons ahead that simply work, you actually save money in the end as you don’t make ghastly mistakes as you are not buying clothes that you would only wear once or never wear - even worse!
It’s a treat no doubt about it, but it’s so worth it!
I will invite Victoria back Just to make sure I am still on the night track as I have bought the odd garment !!
I also know that for a very special occasion I would contact Victoria to come with me’.
I love clothes. I have plenty of them, but if you are anything like me, then you may stand in front of your wardrobe on a daily occasion and say to yourself “I have nothing to wear”.
Even whilst thinking this, I know this is a silly thing for me to say. My wardrobe is full of clothes. Some I like, a couple I love, some that don’t quite fit well and others that just don’t suit me anymore. The pile of Breton tops, endless grey jumpers and ongoing impulse purchases were taking over the closet, which was now bursting at the sides. We’ve all been there. It’s that this point, when you feel you are stuck in a rut and it is a good time to ask for the help of a professional.
In my case, many of good friends had advised me to instruct the help and guidance of Victoria Genevieve Styling. Something my friends had done already and were ‘raving’ about the results.
I was told she would come to my home, make me feel at ease whilst we go through my closet (together). I’ll be honest, I could hardly imagine someone else rummaging through my wardrobe, but I knew I needed to be brave and just do it! Why did I feel like this? Victoria explained to me how we become emotionally attached to certain clothes. It wasn’t something I had really thought of before. Using Victoria’s expert eye, she looks through everything in your wardrobe – from shoes through to clothes, coats, jewellery and other accessories.
Together, we could create 3 piles – what should stay, a charity pile and a ‘for sale’ pile. I had to try everything on, piece by piece and explain why I liked it and how it made me feel. It was fascinating how many items I put on and said to Victoria “I don’t feel that good in this dress”, so of course, why and when would I wear it? Surely, we want pieces in our closet that make us feel confident and happy. I love Victoria’s ethos on how she wants her clients to look like their “best self every day” not just on special occasions. How can we walk out the door feeling good every day?
Despite feeling a fraction nervous about Victoria rummaging through my wardrobe, she was so professional in helping me understand my clothes better and taking more consideration into how they make me feel. I was holding onto so many items that I haven’t worn for 18 months and for what purpose? Sometimes it can be for sentimental or emotional reasons and Victoria understands this and is delicate with what items we should keep, if they mean something to you.
After going through the clothes, we agreed on what we are keeping, what could be sold and what would go to charity. Together, we then started to plan my capsule wardrobe (I have never had one of those before) which we then complete with a personal shopping trip. I genuinely can’t wait for this part next!
What did I learn from this experience? Despite the initial emotional wobble, I found the whole experience completely liberating. In fact, I wish I had done it years ago. I wish I had used Victoria’s expertise after I had my second baby in 2012, when my body confidence took a nose drive.
Additionally, I learnt that some clothes didn’t fit me properly. Victoria still said they were still great pieces that I could take to a tailor to be adjusted. She said, “the better it fits, the better you look and the more you will wear it”. It was something I hadn’t thought of doing before, but she said that an alteration service can be easily done at a low cost.
Victoria recommended to me that I split my winter and summer wardrobes so I only see what I need during those seasons. She reminded me to be practical – did I really love those kitten heels. Were they comfy? Could I wear them every day? It’s about being honest with every purchase in the closet.
For Guilty Mother now, it’s about pulling together all my classic pieces. Finding the colours that bring out the best of me and finding outfits I want to wear every day. I am finally making my wardrobe work for me. Truly transformational. I wouldn’t have worn this red dress (below) without the confidence Victoria gave me that red IS a great colour on me. Who knew?
Would you do a wardrobe detox? You won’t regret it.
"Victoria instantly makes you feel at ease and excited the moment you meet her.
From wardrobe detox to shopping to outfit building, the worries you might have had about clothes fade away every minute you spend with her.
It was so exciting to rediscover my love of clothes, the excitement of wearing new items for the first time and the lasting feeling of always having something fabulous to wear is something I never want to be without and with Victoria by my side I know it never will.
I can’t recommend working with Victoria enough, you won’t regret it!