True story: no less than 5 years ago, I was one of the wasteful women helping to keep Forever21 in business. [I would say girls, but let's be honest, I see far too many 40+ women perusing the 50,000 racks in those stores.] My roommates and I would make day trips to the massive complex in Milwaukee, WI to spend far too much money on garments that would last -at the most- three wears. It was easy and I always left ‘happy.’ Until the clothes would fall apart in my hands, and I’d be left with a wardrobe of shitty apparel that had no longevity and made me disgusted with myself. I can’t pinpoint the exact turning point in my metamorphosis from fast fashion shopper to educated eco warrior, but it did happen fairly quickly. It began with frequenting the thrift stores in town for new [to me] furniture for my first solo apartment. What began as a cheap alternative turned into a full on obsession with finding unique pieces that no one else would have. Which then made me realize not only how much $$ I was saving, but how good it felt to be giving these cast offs the second life they richly deserved thanks to their superior craftsmanship. It was only a matter of time before I began hoarding vintage garments & accessories along with housewares and knick knacks.
Though I do sell [most] of the pieces I find these days, I feel it’s only right to help others make the transition from wasteful caterpillars to smart & savvy butterflies by teaching them not only how to look their best, but how to save money doing so. By sourcing items from second hand and vintage stores as well as garments that are locally produced, consisting of organically grown materials or fair trade clothing, you will look good AND feel good about the attire you’re sporting. With the business of ‘fast fashion’ literally killing our environment, shopping wisely and with an eco focus gets Mama N’s stamp of approval as well.
Since my main focus is helping educate everyday folks on the ins and outs on how to build an eco friendly working wardrobe, my prices are very reasonable and tailored to fit each individual. Besides one on one consultations, I’m also available for special event styling, compiling and styling a photoshoot utilizing a ‘green wardrobe’, ‘how to’ personal shopping consultations, and more! I do all that while supporting local businesses, independent artists and designers and companies working to make a difference with the environment. Green is good.
For more detailed information & prices, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Even if your need isn’t listed above, I’m always open to new ideas and tasks!