Total Image Consultants

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


It all depends…

Women choose to get help for many reasons, including:

  • They are about to start a new job and need to look and feel great.
  • They just lost weight and need new clothes to go with their new body.
  • They have gained some weight and feel terrible in their current wardrobe and know it’s important to feel (and look) good at whatever their weight is.
  • They have an important event coming up (e.g., reunion, wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, television appearance, travel plans) and want to feel great about how they look.
  • They just had a milestone birthday and want to do something nice for themselves.
  • They are just plain ready!

It is no secret that women are regularly pulled in a million different directions and often, as a result, their wardrobe (blissfully hidden behind closed closet doors) suffers. This makes getting dressed frustrating at best and nearly impossible at its worst. Oversized sweatshirts, yoga clothes, shapeless sweaters, & black pants with a non-descript sweater abound. Unfortunately, while these things are quick and easy, they do nothing to bring a sense of freshness and delight to your experience of getting dressed every day.

The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. My services range from a personalized color analysis (using over 2,000 colors to handpick a palette for you) to the 6-week class I teach online ‘Create Your Personal Style in 6 Weeks‘. This class covers the aspects of style that most confuse and frustrate women and we go in-depth to answer your questions. Or, perhaps you need help cleaning your closet with my virtual closet-cleaning class ‘Take Your Closet from Chaos to Calm and have fun doing it!‘ This is a 4-week class that has had amazing success for so many women giving them so much more ease and joy every time they open their closet! In any of the virtual classes, you also have the option to book a 1:1 consultation with me — this is a special benefit of being in the class.

Whatever you chose, with a dose of new awareness, expert, gentle guidance, a few tweaks, a resource of practical tips, you can look and feel great every time you get dressed. It’s all about what works for you to help you get where you want to go and boost your self-confidence every time you get dressed.

I will support you in trying new things on for size, so to speak. It is your willingness to experiment and play that will open your eyes to new possibilities. And, I promise I will keep you from making any choices that make you look or feel silly or inappropriate (this is a constant concern for many women, especially as they get older or their bodies change).

You will…

  • Identify what motivates you to make the fashion and image choices you currently do and how to re-inspire yourself in a truly positive and fulfilling way.
  • Explore who you are at a deep level and ultimately align your inner & outer beauty.
  • Learn why you don’t wear certain items of clothing or accessories so you can avoid wasting your money on those kinds of purchases in the future.
    Take the guesswork out of knowing what to wear by learning how to use color, style, design, accents, details, patterns, and fabrics as they relate to your personal uniqueness.
  • Learn how to make shopping more fun and rewarding by knowing how to focus your attention when you enter a store.
  • Feel growing confidence in choosing clothes that reflect your inner beauty/radiance/charisma as you put the tools you learn into practice.
    Never again feel bored when you get dressed by using the three key components that take any outfit from dull to dynamic.
  • Never again feel you have to settle for purchasing a functional piece of clothing unless it also speaks to who you are!


  • Going shopping and feeling empowered to make choices that suit your body type, support your personal preferences and allow you to express your unique personality.
  • How much money you can save by making clothing choices you love rather than spending $$ on so-so pieces that sit in your closet unworn.
  • The peace of mind that comes with opening your closet every day and having every choice be a fabulous choice (yes, it is possible!) of what to wear.
  • Going shopping and feeling comfortable maneuvering like a pro through the racks of clothes feeling empowered and supported in finding things you like (and even more important, leaving behind things that do not serve you!).
  • Going to a _____________ (family party, reunion, important business dinner, etc.) and feeling like (no, actually knowing that) you look fabulous.
  • Bumping into _____________ (old boyfriend, your boss, or just someone you’ve been wanting to meet) at the dry cleaners and feeling good about the way you look (instead of trying to hide behind the display of potato chips or berating yourself afterwards because of how you look).

That can be answered on a number of different levels. Each step you take along the way gives you results – some big, some small (that add up to big) as you go along. Remember, this is not a television makeover show. I am not going to bully you into making changes. Everyone moves at her own pace and that’s absolutely fine. And, to be honest, some changes might come easily and some might take a little more time and practice. The important part is that I am there to help you integrate the changes and celebrate the results. Our personal style is very…well…personal and it is important to allow yourself time to make these changes one step at a time – that is the way to long-lasting transformation!

I have walked in your shoes. I know what it feels like to long to create a style/look that feeds my soul and brings me joy. I searched for nearly 30 years to find a look that really made my heart sing—it was worth the wait. Now, for more than 30 years, I have chosen to share my experience, journey, and knowledge with others in a way that empowers them and builds their confidence and self-esteem.

I am also not driven by the fads and fashion trends (although I am always familiar with what they are). My clients are real women with real lives who want to look fabulous in a way that is authentic for them. I love helping them unwrap the beauty of who they are and begin to nurture that to create a personal style they love.

The most important thing when working with an image consultant is to feel comfortable with that person. To feel completely confident that they understand your needs, honor your choices, and help make it fun and exciting!

That depends. Some women pack it all into several weeks or months and others spread it out. Some regularly attend my workshops and small group shopping events because they enjoy working in a group setting. And, some clients have shopped with me privately two or three times a year for over the past 20+ years. It is all up to you and depends on what results you want, how quickly and intensively you want to get those results, and what your budget is. There is no right or wrong way—it is all about what works for you. We can talk and figure that out together.

If this all sounds intriguing and exciting to you but you don’t know where to start then first you want to Book a call. This is an opportunity (with no pressure) to assess where your needs are and how best to address them.

Here’s to helping you create a look you love with beauty, style & grace,

I really enjoy reading your Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered article. It’s so helpful to have an idea of what is in and out so I can pick from my closet and at least nod in the general direction of popular trends. Your tips for how to make it work are wonderful and thanks to your creation of my color palette, when the fall clothes came out this year I knew instantly that the deep reds, purples, olives, and browns were all mine! It was very encouraging.