About 50% of my work involves “Makeovers,” clients who want to make head-to-toe changes. They tell me that they have been inspired by those Makeover TV shows and hope to have a chance to start over and start fresh. I tell them that they’ve come to the right place, but my clients get far more than they ever bargained for.
First, here’s the difference between my Makeovers and those “reality TV” Makeover shows. No famous fashion designers pop by offering free clothes. Also, I don’t always tear through a client’s closet tossing out their existing wardrobe. My approach has always been to identify and celebrate my clients’ strengths and to build their image and wardrobe around their authentic character.
I love that in order to successfully transition from where someone was into where someone wants to be requires actual work and time and that it can’t happen through quick editing or finger snapping.
Once we are well underway in our process, something amazing and consistent seems to happen with my clients.
A sense of excitement and anticipation builds once clients are well underway in their process. They consistently report that they are more excited every day, feel better about themselves, and have more energy. All of this leads to a greater sense of self that they have told me encourages them to work toward achieving goals they have set for themselves.
Oh, and all of this is happening before they even see a newly updated wardrobe.
A makeover, when you’re working on one with me, is a fresh start. It’s not just an opportunity to decorate the body, but to own the container that is your body and who is inside.
When you connect the dots between how your personality and goals direct your style, it is very empowering. Then, when you put clothes onto your body that supports your style, you dress in a way that intentionally supports who you are from the inside out. Putting on new clothes, in a new style that might have been less or unfamiliar to you isn’t actually so shocking after all.
One of my most important long term goals with clients is that their newly updated wardrobes, hairstyles, and skincare regimens all be designed so that the results are long lasting and transformative. So when a client tells me that she or he is feeling better about themselves early on, I feel reasonably confident that they are going to realize the full benefits of our working together.
Joseph Rosenfeld helps high-profile individuals revitalize, manage, and be secure in their personal visual brand. Visit JosephRosenfeld.com for details.