Frequently asked questions
Please feel free to contact us directly for any further questions you may have - scroll down to find that option.
The styling process
First, we have a quick chat in a Style Discovery Call to help you get some insights into your style situation. We chat through what you would like to achieve and we suggest ways to get there.
If it makes sense to work together, we recommend which of my packages would suit you best. Once you have decided, we either add you to the waiting list or begin to book in your session times. We send you a questionnaire to provide some background on your style before we start.
Depending on the package you choose, we meet first in the city or at your home. We work together through each element of your style package, to unlock gorgeous style you completely enjoy.
There is no pressure or obligation to say goodbye to any of the clothes that you enjoy wearing.
Together we work through a collaborative process where your likes and dislikes are respected. At the end of the day style is incredibly personal, which is what we love about it. Everything you leave in your wardrobe and edit out is your choice.
If you do want to give your clothes away, we can suggest where and how.
The styling advice you receive will make it a lot easier to make decisions.
You have the option to purchase a shopping package - this is a great way to see if styling is for you.
The process of styling is a lot of fun when you are keen to make a change to your look.
You may discover that your wardrobe does not contain any of your best colours. Would you be ok with that?
Your body shape strategy is key to dressing your figure in a way that is flattering. Would you be ok with us taking some simple measurements and discussing your body shape?
Tapping into personal differences is how you can take your style from average to amazing. Our styling packages give you the opportunity to create a powerful personal style that truly links with your unique personality. Would you be ok to respond to a few ideas that help you think about your personality and how you want to express that in your outfits?
If you aren't particularly interested in linking your style with your personality, you will be really comfortable with the shopping packages.
Style Gorgeous is tailored for women. This specialist approach means we can keep our knowledge of stores, stock and trends current for you, without being spread too thin. We love serving women and that's what we specialise in.
Most other stylists include male styling in their offering, even if it's not obvious on the front page, so it could be worth having a look around.
Yes! We offer a lovely gift voucher, which you can have tailored for your partner, daughter, colleague or whoever you have in mind.
Yes, absolutely. Together we'll create a list of the pieces you need and we'll help you find them. Your capsule might be for travel, work or life in general. Your Style Essentials will help identify the pieces you need and together we can take it from there.
Or if you have already done some thinking and exploring, we can work together to fill in the gaps.
Yes, absolutely. Whether you are looking for mother-of-the-bride, bridesmaids, graduation, formal events or ceremonies, we can style your complete outfit from head to toe. We usually do some research in the stores for you first to save you some time and ensure we get a great result.
We do offer shopping sessions in which we don't do your colour analysis or establish your body shape strategy or Style Keywords.
We recommend establishing your Style Essentials first, if you want to transform your look.
On the other hand, shopping packages can be brilliant for an injection of fresh looks and new pieces if that's what you're looking for.
Yes, we can certainly explore this possibility.
Most of our clients are virtual or within a 25-minute radius of Wellington CBD. Beyond that we include a travel fee to cover driving time.
Sometimes clients who live further afar may like to arrange their styling over one afternoon or a full day.
Absolutely! We keep a digital copy of your Style Passport so that we can always re-print it for you if needed. There is a cost to have the Style Passport re-printed and sent to you, which is $59 AUD or NZD. Most of this fee is the costs of printing and postage.
All clients who purchase a styling package receive a digital swatch of their ideal colours - this is a single image of the full range of colours in your palette. We don't include colour analysis with the shopping packages.
A physical swatch is a great asset, because screens can make colours cooler and brighter than they should be. Personal Stylists and Image Consultants work with specialist companies that create swatches in exactly the right tones and shades because standard printing is unreliable for colours.
We can arrange to have your colour swatch sent to your home, or give it to you if we meet together in person. We The cost is generally between $45 and $95 dollars depending on the speed of postage and the currency exchange rate.
Remote styling from Wellington
We work in New Zealand time, Monday to Saturday, 10am til 6pm with occasionl availability after hours.
Yes! Absolutely. We have served clients in the USA, UK and Australia and across the North Island with virtual styling. The process we use is specifically designed to work perfectly in virtual sessions. Everything can be done over video, email and using apps you are familiar with on your smartphone (we will check what you're familiar with and tailor accordingly) - and that includes colour analysis! Our remote-first colour analysis is more accurate than traditional methods.
We work from Wellington, New Zealand and we work across Saturdays so check for availability that may suit you.
We are quite deliberate about not having any discount or bonus arrangements with stores because we want to ensure that you get the best choices to suit you.
We discover your particular tastes, budget and anything else that is important to you in where you shop. We start with what you need and will go anywhere for you to find those pieces. If you have favourites, we can also include those shops.
The cost of clothes is not included in your investment.
Once we have talked about creating your Style Gorgeous experience, you will be invoiced through Xero or PayPal. If you are in New Zealand you'll be able to transfer your funds to a bank account.
If you are outside New Zealand, you'll be able to pay via PayPal.