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What I Wish I Had Known at the Start of My Career

Call this creepy or kismet, but the same week I had scheduled to write a blog about what I wish I had known about personal styling before starting my career and business, Lori Mihalich-Levin of one of our favorite blogs, Mindful Return, wrote in her newsletter that she was just interviewed by Sara Holtz on her podcast entitled “Advice to a Younger Me.” Of course I immediately wanted to steal that title, but instead maybe I will just pitch Sara to be on her podcast! I have already started listening to past episodes.. We are in our third year teaching …

Style Inspiration

Announcing the Next Stylist Studio Session!

. Do you have what it takes to be a personal stylist? Do you want to find out? Check out the recently expanded Stylist Studio section on the RLS website. You can learn more about the introductory training, meet the trainers, and register for the training. We are excited to announce a few exciting changes made since our last training. First, as you may have seen on our #StylistStudioSaturday series on Instagram, Kyle has taken over as co-trainer for the upcoming session. Kyle has been working for Real Life Style for over five years and attended both of the previous …

Style Inspiration

The Stylist Studio, Round 2

Last January, DC Style Factory founder Rosana Vollmerhausen and I launched The Stylist Studio, a two-day intensive, interactive training program that teaches up-and-coming personal stylists what they need to know to start their own professional personal styling business. Due to the program’s great success, we decided to offer it again over MLK weekend this year. (And we were lucky enough to have photographer-extraordinaire Emma McAlary there to document the occasion!) This professional development program equips aspiring personal stylists with the skills to work one-on-one with clients. The Stylist Studio’s Introductory Training consists of two modules to help you become a personal stylist: “Personal Styling and …

Style Inspiration

The Stylist Studio

The first ever session of The Stylist Studio, the only professional training for personal stylists in the DC area, is complete! There was absolutely no way my partner, Rosana of DC Style Factory, and I could have predicted what an amazing group of women we would bring together and how much fun we would all have. Kit & Ace Georgetown and Betsy Fisher were absolutely incredible hosts of our training, and it was such a pleasure to train our students using the stores’ fabulous clothing. I think everyone there would agree that the best part of the training was when trainees got to dress …

Style Inspiration

New Personal Stylist Training Announcement!

. Do you have what it takes to start your own personal styling business? I’m excited to announce that Real Life Style and DC Style Factory, two of DC’s premier styling agencies, have joined forces to create The Stylist Studio, a two-day intensive, interactive training program for up-and-coming personal stylists. This professional development program is designed to equip aspiring personal stylists with the skills to work one-on-one with clients. Real Life Style founder Lani Inlander and DC Style Factory founder Rosana Vollmerhausen have a combined 30 years in fashion and personal styling, helping hundreds of clients in DC, New York and across the country …