Model and stylist Shay Blaché doesn't follow any fashion rules but one: every look should be unique. A social worker by day, this stylist is a fashionista around the clock. "I change my look all the time," said Shay, dressed in a chic, patterned sheath dress and four inch black heels. "My co-workers are never sure who to expect on Monday! Maybe blond, maybe dark; maybe straight, maybe curly hair. I change up my own look a lot. I don't ever want to go anywhere and have another woman wear something I am wearing, and I don't want that for my clients, either. That's why I call my business the Hidden Closet."
Photos courtesy of The Lenzz Photography Model/stylist Shay Blaché of 'Hidden Closet'.
When it comes to styling clients, Shay's keyword is also change, and finds it her mission to push them out of their comfort zone--but not too far. "I don't want to dress clients the way I would dress--I want to bring out their personality in the clothes I choose for them," explained Shay, who sends clients a questionnaire before the first consultation. "I want to know if they have pierced ears, where they shop, and even clothing materials and colors--and I like to know why they like something, or why they don't; that way, I can introduce things to them in ways they [accept]."More »