Creating looks to impress
Style concierge service at mall is fun and free
Wdonate their time to the program, which provides women returning to the workforce with one business outfit — perfect for the job search and interviews.
Once clients are offered a job, they then receive an entire week’s wardrobe. Southcentre Mall accepts donations of new or nearly new items of professional attire for the program. Clothing is accepted at the Gap on the second level of the mall or at Dress for Success located on the lower level of the professional wing.
“Maybe you are updating your wardrobe, perhaps using our concierge program and at the same hether you are looking to expand on a closet full of Lulu, sass up your current fashion style, or source out the cool new colours for fall, a complementary visit to a style concierge at Southcentre Mall is a definite must.
“This is such an awesome service,” says stylist Kim Flanagan, adding that some people are still a little trepidatious about having somebody help them shop. “They always ask ‘Are you sure I don’t have to pay or sign something or commit to something?’ The answer is no. It’s all about having fun.”
The newly expanded program is completely free and includes a 90-minute session with one of three stylists, each of whom targets a specific demographic: men, young women and teens, and the over-30 set. “It’s a chance for people to come in, meet with one of our stylists and share whatever their style needs might be — they may have lost weight and are looking for a new look or maybe it is a special event and they want a specific outfit,” explains Krista Moroz, public and community relations manager for Southcentre Mall.
Over the course of the 90-minute session, the stylist will work with the client on an individual basis, find out what they like, what they are looking for and then take them around to the various retailers to try on individually selected clothes. “This is really easy and fun and you are not obligated to do or buy anything,” says Flanagan, who adds that just by wearing the correct size you can improve your look tremendously.
Moroz says the program is all about helping people create looks that will change everything. “We want them to look good without having to look.” time cleaning your closets. Those clothes might be great for the Dress for Success program,” says Moroz.
BR Pirri, left, Kim Flanagan, centre, and Jaimee Slifka-Butalia are stylists at Southcentre Mall in Calgary.