Did you know that your style speaks? What is your style saying about you right now? What would you like it to say about you? The power of dressing well is transformational. It’s more than just clothing, it’s your way of telling the world who you are, that you are important, happy and confident.
One of the main reasons I started this company was not because I’m fashion obsessed and love to shop but because I’m passionate about helping women gain confidence and live life to their fullest potential. It’s not about being the most stylish person you know or wearing the latest fashions. It’s about discovering your personal style (and ultimately your true self) and dressing in a way that gives you confidence.
I want my clients to show the world, on the outside, who they are on the inside. I want them to feel lovely, beautiful, and fabulous so they can focus on the things that matter most to them. I want my clients to spend less time putting themselves down and more time building themselves up. I want to increase the amount of happiness in the world…and I’m going to start with your next outfit.
Cathy Starnes: Personal Fashion Consultant
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Cathy Starnes started her wardrobe consulting firm, Style Speaks (formerly known as Cathy Phillips Fashion), in 2008. In the years since, she has used her creativity, style and organizational skills to help over 130 women and men improve their lives by improving their wardrobes.
Cathy started her career in fashion as a personal shopper and manager at Nordstrom where she learned the ins and outs of styling individuals. A student of Nordstrom’s philosophy on customer service, Cathy makes it a priority to take care of each of her clients individually. Cathy’s educational background includes a BS in Business Finance from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and a MA in Psychology from American University in Washington, DC. Cathy has trained with Stacy London of What Not to Wear and is a certified Style for Hire Trained stylist. She has also completed the You Had Me at the First Appointment, Closet Magic and Shopping for Success training courses with Brenda Kinsel, one of the country’s premiere wardrobe consultants.
In addition to her work with individual clients, Cathy styles editorial photo shoots and her work can be seen in local publications including Washington Life Magazine, The Washington Post Express Paper and FW Magazine. A native Texan from Austin, Cathy lived in Arlington, Virginia for nine years, and recently moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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