I want to recommend the Virtual Consulting services of Organization by Design at http://www.dressingwell.com.
Circa 2005 I bought the Mary Lou Andre book Ready-to-Wear about choosing and using your wardrobe.
For an initial $300, you can hire the services of an image consultant to talk with you via telephone. You e-mail her as an attachment up to 10 photos of yourself wearing outfits. She analyzes how you can improve and talks to you in a half-hour telephone consultation. Then she e-mails you hyperlinks to products you can buy online.
Going on, you can enlist the consultant for $75/per half-hour telephone talk.
I’m telling readers about this in here because it’s the perfect solution for anyone that wants to create a professional wardrobe for going on job interviews, or to assemble clothes you can wear on dates, or to discover the items that fit and flatter your body and your style, for whatever occasion you’d like help with.
I’ve used this service at least 3 times since I had the original first-time consultation.
It’s well worth the money. The way I see it: some people spend money on cigarettes or street drugs or alcohol. Instead of doing that (hardly advisable) you can splurge on the Virtual Consulting service.
The consultant can also tell you your body shape and your face shape to advise on the most flattering eyeglasses or hem lengths for jackets and pants and skirts.
If you love fashion, you might just get hooked on this service.
No kidding: it’s well worth trying out. The Virtual Consulting option is also available for men.
There you go.