A former client of mine introduced me to Hedy Gold, Personal Stylist and Shopper, of Styled by Hedy and I was so impressed! Hedy works with clients in the DC and NYC metro area and has an extensive background in the fashion industry. She works with her clients to ensure they feel comfortable and confident, and put together for special occasions (like a Bar or Bat Mitzvah) or simply their everyday life. Her method helps her to identify her clients best qualities and while creating a signature image style that makes them look great and feel great based on budget, body type and lifestyle. Here’s Hedy to tell you more!
How did you get started with Styled by Hedy?
I grew up obsessed with fashion and I loved reading and fashion magazines while dreaming of moving to NYC and becoming a fashion editor at a young age. Two weeks after I graduated from college, I moved to NYC and got a job interning at Mademoiselle magazine and luckily was recommended for an Assistant Position at another magazine two weeks after that. Two hours after my interview and after two weeks of living in NYC I was hired as the Accessories Assistant at Mirabella magazine. My journey began and I worked and moved up the ranks of the magazine world becoming a Fashion Director at Cosmo, Glamour and SELF magazines. I styled some of the biggest movie stars and super models on photo shoots and attended fashion shows around the world, and worked with the best photographers in the business. Once the climate changed and everyone was focused on technology for their fashion information I left the magazines and started my own blog. Styled by Hedy, my personal styling business, was formed shortly after once the word got out about the blog. My friends would ask me to help them pick outfits for them and then I began to work for myself!
What’s your favorite part of what you do?
I get to do things that I’m passionate about, I get to tell people my stories, and I get to make people happy. I change their lives dramatically! And it’s an empowering feeling. I also love the feedback I receive from my clients when they tell me “I walk into my closet, get ready in two minutes, and I have everything I need for my lifestyle!”
What’s your pop color–that something special that makes you, you?
I’m a “people person” and love engaging with my clients and getting to know them. The better I know them, the better I can serve their needs. My clients always tell me they have fun when we work together and that’s the best compliment!
What’s your favorite moment of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah?
Hands down when the DJ starts playing the beats, because I love music and I love to dance!!!
What questions should parents ask someone in your field?
First, they should ask what are your credentials? Next, they should ask who is your clientele? What services do you provide and what is the process? Where are your go-to places to shop? How much do you charge? And what is your style philosophy?