Here's what some of my clients are saying about their experience:
I really enjoyed my session with Mary Michele. She is warm,
caring and instantly put me at ease. Her great ideas and
information to support my next steps were clear and easy to
understand. I feel inspired, well-informed and excited
to move ahead into being able to really be more me.
I had the pleasure of going through the StyleFinder process with
Mary Michele Little of One Chic Mama. For me, I have never felt
confident in what I should wear. What I think looks good on me,
often doesn’t. On the flip side, stylists like Michele have
outfitted me in clothing that I would never have chosen myself
and then I end up loving it.
My StyleFinder iD helped me
understand my fashion personality. Michele walked me step by
step through the process and made it so much simpler than I had
imagined. I now feel like I can shop knowing what will work for
my body and my personal style. I highly recommend Michele for
her expertise, her compassion and her fabulous style.
Host of NBC-17's My Carolina Today
Michele's help and expertise will continue to be worth
every penny for years to come!!
been several months since Michele worked with me on editing &
coordinating my closet during a "Closet Clarity" session and I
have to give her a HUGE thanks. Although it does get messy at
times, I can honestly get my closet back "in shape" with ease!
I have stopped wasting money on buying more clothes that I THINK
I need, but don't wind up wearing, and have learned to think
more about wearing what I already have. Needing to be tight
with my money, this is a huge blessing, and Michele's help and
expertise will continue to be worth every penny for years to
If you’d like to feel more
recommend working with Michele.
Before working with Michele I was wearing a lot of the wrong
colors, including jewel tones and black, that did not complement
my personal coloring, which has changed as I have aged. These
colors looked harsh against my skin and did little to make me
look vibrant. I was not happy about my wardrobe and found that
it was difficult to coordinate outfits.
Michele analyzed my colors, my body and face shape, and my
closet. It was a big ‘a-ha’ to learn what my best colors really
are, and to see how wearing them, especially around my face, can
take years off and make me look great. We discussed how to put
outfits together that flatter my body type and make the most of
my assets. I was a little shocked with how many clothes she took
out of my closet, but it left room for new things that work much
better for me.
I loved going shopping with Michele because she
encouraged me to step outside the box and try things that I
never would have tried on my own. I was excited to see how
she was spot-on and many of them looked great on me. I found
some new favorites and I am excited to build a wardrobe that
makes me feel amazing. Michele was also was very clear about
what didn't work, so I didn't need to spend any time
considering whether to buy things that would just end up
hanging in my closet.
After working with Michele I am a much more confident
shopper. If something is not in my color range or a style
that flatters me, I am not even tempted to get it. I now
have clothes that coordinate well and it's easy to see what
I need new for each season to fill out my wardrobe. I have
the basics and can bring in color and accessories to change
the look and add flair. I learned that from Michele! Now I
like what I wear to business and personal events and enjoy
getting frequent on my outfits, accessories and appearance.
I feel more stylish and confident.
I love Michele’s sense of style and color and her
advocacy for wearing what makes you look and feel great. Her
confidence and encouragement rubbed off on me and made me
feel more attractive and able to look for what flatters me
when it comes to clothing. If you’d like to feel more
confident and take your image to a new level, I definitely
recommend working with Michele.
Mary Michele spoke about fashion in a different way
that I don’t think many women have thought about before
Mary Michele was our Cary Chamber of Commerce Business of
Women luncheon speaker in March 2012 and what a wonderful and
inspiring speaker she was. Fashion will always hold a special
place in my heart since it is a true passion of mine along with
many other women but Mary Michele spoke about it in a
different way that I don’t think many women have thought about
it before. She explained how fashion isn’t just
throwing something on and going to work, it’s about feeling
confident and feeling yourself in the clothes you’re wearing.
She also spoke about how to pick the right things that are right
for your body, your mind and how to keep true to your style.
Most importantly Mary Michele expressed the importance
of feeling beautiful and that every woman should feel that way.
It’s not just about the clothes you put on or how you wear them
it’s about you and how you feel about yourself. Mary Michele had
a very positive message that goes beyond just the lines of
fashion and I think every women, no matter if you are 15 or 95
could learn a little something from Michele.
Cary Chamber of Commerce
Life is just better when I feel like I am all of who
I am everyday.
I connected with Michele, just after I came home from
traveling overseas, where every woman looked
like she stepped out of a fashion magazine. I was on a
mission to look cute and add some style to my life. One Chic
Mama has been a part of it. Michele is truly such a
pleasure to work with. Working with her is more
like working with that girlfriend who always looks so great
and now she is sharing her secrets with you, the secrets to
exploring and expressing who you are.
Michele really knows her stuff and is so
passionate about it. Her sharing of her style sense comes
from the essence of who she is. When she sent me my
StyleFinderTM words she nailed it, which I must say kind
of surprised me. I had always felt that my style was all
over the map. When I read the explanation of my StyleFinderTM
iD, I knew that was exactly me!
Looking at what I put on every day, and asking myself if it
truly expresses my StyleFinderTM words and connects to
part of me is fun and life is just better when I feel like I
am all of who I am everyday.
I first met Michele at a talk at a local clothing store and
was impressed with her inner beauty and outer style. When I had
the opportunity to plan an event for my staff I knew that she
would be the perfect fit. Michele’s presentation was awesome!
I love that her focus is not only on how we look on the
outside but just as important how we feel on the inside.
She encouraged us to redefine how we thought of beauty and to
embrace who we are now. She brought a wonderful finale to our
work retreat with grace and style. I am happy to recommend
Michele Little for any event you may be planning that relates to
style, image and inner beauty.
Stephannie Renee’ Cooper Senegal
Wake County Human Services
Nurse-Family Partnership Nursing Supervisor
She gave me a better me.
As happy as I was to be a new mom and see how amazing my son
was turning out to be as his first birthday approached, I was
also more than a bit let down at how my personal image had
developed that first year. It became abundantly clear that I
could no longer choose my wardrobe based on ease of nursing and
the ability to cover kid stains. I felt frumpy, old and ugly.
I felt like a shell of a human being, but I didn't know what to
do to get out of that rut.
A quick Internet search led me to Michele, and after our
first phone chat, I was hooked. I could not wait to meet her
and start the road to a new me. Through analysis of my personal
attributes and shopping trips, I learned about myself. I
learned that it's okay to prioritize myself and that small
changes like purchasing a top in a good color for you can make a
huge difference. By helping me understand my body shape,
assets, best features, personality and what I can do to
complement them, Michele didn't give me a whole new me. She
gave me a better me.
Now when I shop, I am armed with knowledge that lets me go
past trends and styles that don't flatter me and straight to
what is made for me. It takes time to develop personal style,
and with the ongoing tools and knowledge that Michele provides,
the process is exciting and so worth it. It not only leads to a
more stylish you, but to a more confident, happier woman. And
don't we need more of those in the world?
Michele helped me to more fully express my authentic self.
I had such a great time working with Michele. She is so
warm and personable that you feel like you have known her
forever. After retiring 3 years ago I felt like I was in a
rut with my style. While I felt my style worked pretty well
it was Michele who helped me take it to the next level. She
helped me to more fully express my authentic self. I was
like a lot of women who look in their closet and can never
see how to put pieces together differently. I learned that
less is more and black is not my color. I now have a third
of the clothes I had in my closet before but many more
outfits to wear. One of the pearls I learned was do
something unexpected. When I'm looking for accessories to
put with an outfit I look for the unexpected item to use
while still being my authentic self.
The best reward for me
was when I attended an event and worked as a greeter at the
door. Every woman who walked in commented on how great I
looked. They did not comment on my earrings or my jacket
but on how great I looked. I owe it all to Michele and her
teaching me how to take an outfit from good to great.
Confidence is half the battle and she inspired that in me.
Michele has a gift to help women feel wonderful
about the way they look
Can you imagine shopping the sales rack at the store and
being able to bypass wonderful deals with confidence? Well
I can. Ever since I worked with Michele, I can now run my
fingers over the clothes on the rack and immediately pick
out only the ones that suit me. I no longer linger over a
clothing item and wonder if I should get it because it’s
such a great deal and of good quality. If it doesn’t work
for me or in my wardrobe, then it’s of no use to me. This
actually has saved me money by not making the wrong choice,
as well as clearing up confusion.
As a professional
organizer, I’ve learned several things: that everyone is
different and that there is no one right way to organize;
and that everyone has a gift and we can’t be great at
everything. Michele has a gift to help women feel wonderful
about the way they look - so don’t feel guilty about your
lack of knowledge for fashion, let Michele work her magic!
It’s what she does best.
Michele has presented multiple image empowerment trainings
for the Administrative Professionals development program in our
organization and each time the participants have received a
wealth of information to help them boost their self image and
look their best. We've enjoyed how she breaks this information
down into bite sized pieces so that we really get what she's
talking about. We would highly recommend Michele as a speaker
and trainer. She's knowledgeable and personable, and really
knows her stuff. You won't be disappointed.
Michelle Vanhoy and Kerri Rhue
Michele has taught me how to organize my wardrobe and pick
my colors and get dressed quickly.
Hi, I'm Laura Robinson and I just came in to attend one of
Michele's workshops at My Girlfriend's Closet in Apex, and I
was in the garden 30 minutes ago, but was here on time
because Michele has taught me how to organize my wardrobe
and pick my colors and get dressed quickly.
Another benefit of working with Michele and having my color
palette available is that when I shop I save time. I can go
directly to my colors on the rack and put them together and
I'm done. No more energy expended. And then thirdly, I'd
like to say the newsletters that Michele sends out give
wonderful tidbits and tips to keep you regenerated and
focused on continuing to improve your wardrobe and your
wardrobe strategies. I am most grateful for all these
things. They have changed my life.
Michele sees the beauty in every single woman, and that's truly at the core of who she is…She wants every woman to feel beautiful and comfortable in her own skin.
Hey, everyone, this is Julie Seibert with Healing Through
Organization. My website is
www.HealingOrganization.com. Go check it out once you've
had Michele get your closet fixed, I'll help get it
organized. I just finished shopping with Michele and I'd
rather get a root canal than go shopping. Now, I'm doing
okay today because I've done my colors with Michele, I've
done my Signature Style iD, so I've got the whimsical in
here, and I also know what looks good on me. But it really
hard for me to put together an outfit, so I was really
excited to go shopping with Michele today and to take
everything step-by-step and show me what looks good with the
dress, what looks good with the shorts, if the skirt is
flowy have a more narrow top.
So I'm really excited. I got 8 pieces for under $150 and I'm
ready to go out in the dating world again and I'm just super
excited. So if you haven't used Michele, you definitely need
to. One of those favorite things I recommend all my clients
to Michele, especially if I'm organizing a client. She sees
the beauty in every single woman, and that's truly at the
core of who she is. It isn't to get a paycheck. She wants
every woman to feel beautiful and comfortable in her own
Michele puts things together in ways that I would have never
thought have. She also picks things out for me that I would
have never picked out for myself but that look incredible
and that I always get compliments on.
Hi, my name is Anne Aylin. I'm a real estate agent with
Prudential Real Estate in
Durham, and this is my second shopping trip with
Michele, and she is wonderful. She's very patient and really
helped me understand my body type and my face shape and what
coloring works for me. The session that we had initially at
her studio where she measured and really talked to me about
those things and did some questionnaires was helpful for
both of us, and she did some closet clarity with me and got
rid of a bunch of all my stuff that I shouldn't have had in
the first place, which was great. And then, like I said,
we've had two shopping trips, which is just great. She puts
things together in ways that I would have never thought
have. She also picks things out for me that I would have
never picked out for myself but that look incredible and
that I always get compliments on, "Oh my gosh, where did you
get that? It's so great." So, she helped me pick out this
outfit for a rehearsal dinner or a wedding, or I can also
wear it to work, so it's very versatile. And she's just
great. I highly recommend her and I'm happy to talk to
anybody if they want more details.
I can look on their sales rack and I can pick
things that fit my frame, they fit my coloring, they fit the
details, and my personality…I am just really happy.
Hi, my name is Lana McMurray and my company is
Thrive Coaching. I'm here
to brag on Michele Little of One Chic Mama. Let me tell you,
from first glance of looking at Michele I knew she was
different. And then we were at a conference and when she
came up to the mic with
Fabienne Fredrickson she mentioned that she was an
image consultant, and I knew at the break I needed to track
her down and I needed to talk to her because I had some more
personal live events that I wanted to go and participate in.
I wanted to change my look for my website. I just had a lot
of things I needed to do with imaging and branding, and she
So, I'm happy to say I did work with Michele that day. She
took measurements. She was
able just to look at me and tell what my face shape was,
what my dimensions for my
clothes should be, and also what colors would look good on
me. Now, I know about color
me beautiful and I know about facial shapes, but she even
went further and discovered
I had a diamond shaped face. And when I went home I Google'd
it and I found out that
Julia Roberts and J-Lo do, too. So I can take a look now at
the way that they dress and
how they wear their hair and I know that will fit me as
So when I arrived at the event, I had nice clothes, but they
weren't my best clothes, and
through working with Michele I discovered what was my better
look. So now I can go
into stores, I can look on their sales rack and I can pick
things that fit my frame, they fit
my coloring, they fit the details, and my personality, and I
must say, I have gotten several
compliments. I am just really happy, and if you're thinking
about working with Michele, do. You will not be
Michele Little made all these new outfits out of
what I had in my closet already!
I had the most fun working with Michele on a Closet
Clarity session. We got SO much done in just 2 hours.
After discovering my best colors and how to dress for my
body type and face shape, it became clear what we needed to
keep and what we should let go of. I learned so much along
the way about what works for me and what doesn't when it
comes to clothing shapes and styles.
Michele asked about my goals upfront and she made sure
they were achieved by the time she left. Amazingly, they
were all met and Michele still had time to make
'new' outfits for me, snapping pictures for my LookBook that
I can't wait to see. I'm amazed that my closet has
much more room now that we've weeded out what wasn't working,
that I'm leaving the door open so I can appreciate it at all
Now I know that ALL my clothes work and how to wear them
to flatter me. It's funny, one of my friends said "You
always look great, where do you get your clothes?" And I
said, "My closet." Then I had to say, "No, really.
My closet-- Michele Little made all these new outfits out of
what I had in my closet already!" Thanks.
Discovering my Signature Style iD has been very helpful
in streamlining my closet. Now when I purchase clothes I
feel more confident that I am investing in something that is
truly my style. I have a closet full of clothes that I love
and never have the dreaded, 'I have nothing to wear'
conversation in my head any more. Now I think, "what do
I get to wear today?"
Thanks to Michele, I am completely transformed
and you can be too!
Do you hate shopping? Does it seem like clothes are made
for everyone else except you? Is your
closet The Land of What Was I Thinking Misfit Clothes? I
used to be like that too, but now, thanks to Michele, I am
completely transformed and you can be too! Trust me, there
is hope my fashion-challenged Sister!
It’s not that I didn’t look good before I worked with
Michele but that it was such a painful process to find
clothes. The last time I went shopping before I went out
with Michele I spent four hours, $27.00 and got only two
t-shirts. How much do you think those two t-shirts helped me
look better? I spent two hours with Michele and got about
$200.00 worth of clothes that were interchangeable. I spent
less than $50.00 getting the clothes tailored and all of a
sudden, looked better, felt more confident personally and
professionally and was empowered to repeat the process. So
much for my idea that if you went out with a style coach you
were going to spend thousands of dollars…
Before I worked with Michele I would go into a store and
it was a sea of confusion. Except for the men’s clothes,
everything looked equal. Sports clothes, dressy clothes,
junior clothes, women’s clothes, petite clothes… It was a
terrible process because there was no process! It was a
random adventure every time that ended in frustration.
After I worked Michele I understood that there were
several categories that I needed to consider right off the
bat…style, fabric and color. We started with the end goal in
mind of what I needed most. Then, I had to learn to be open
to new things. After all, if you do what you’ve always done,
you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.
Michele was so patient with me. There was one point when
I was slumped in the dressing room, feeling overwhelmed and
ready to cry because I still didn’t understand that I was
learning a process. And ladies, let me tell you…I am tough!
I have walked on 30 feet of hot coals but shopping, forget
about it…shopping was my Kryptonite!
I wish Michele could have seen me confidently walking
into a store the first time without her. I had my color
palette with me and was able to pull it out and think: right
color, wrong style, right style, wrong color, good style,
wrong fabric…hmmm…this is a maybe, I’ll try this on.
I pride myself on being organized and efficient and I
could never justify shopping because it took so much time
and was so inefficient. And ultimately, it was expensive
because I didn’t get things that complimented each other.
Now, it’s easier to get dressed and pack for trips. However,
the best thing is never feeling less confident because of
what I’m wearing. I know I look good and why!
If you’re on the fence about working with Michele get off
the fence and just do it! I know for a fact that Michele is
way better than a well-known Hollywood fashion coach (who
shall remain nameless) that charges thousands of dollars for
her services. Hurry, before Michele raises her prices which
she is entirely justified in doing! And of course, if you’d
like to know more or speak with me personally, I’d be happy
to tell you more about how great it is to work with Michele.
You can contact me via my website any time.
I’m just so excited about what Michele has taught me.
My wardrobe is very casual. Because I am a stay at home mom,
I don’t typically have that many events that I need to dress up
for. But at 41 I decided that I need to do something different.
And so, through working with Michele, she has really helped me
to determine what styles work for me and my body shape,
certainly what colors look better on me, and has inspired me to
dress a little nicer and add things that I typically wouldn’t
have worn or added. So she’s been a great help to me and I
thank her a lot.
I'm so glad I worked with Michele...and know that I
got tremendous value from it.
Michele describes developing your style as a process, and
that's exactly how it's been for me. I first worked with her
about a year ago, participating in a Group Color Analysis. It
was very informative and changed the way I think about color in
my wardrobe. One thing she told me is that black is not one of
my best colors, and I have slowly eased most of it out of my
wardrobe. She has given me great tips to make the few black
items I kept work for me and help me look my best.
After having a baby last summer I was ready to redefine my
style to go back to work. I am the mom of three now and have a
very busy life, so creating a wardrobe strategy that works for
me and helps me get dressed quickly and easily is essential. I
signed up for Michele's Beauty Bootcamp which was a great follow
up to having my color analysis done. I proceeded to clean out
my own closet and get rid of bags and bags of clothing that just
weren't working for me. It was great to feel confident in
getting rid of things that were just taking up space in my
closet and keeping me from seeing the clothes that I loved!
Most recently Michele came to my home for a Closet Clarity
session. After purging so many things on my own there wasn't a
whole lot left to get rid of, but this session was hugely
beneficial. Michele helped me to fine tune my wardrobe,
making suggestions for items that will take what I already have
and make new outfits. She showed me how to mix things in a fun,
new way to get maximum versatility from my clothes without
looking boring. She also helped me to understand how to
accessorize for my stature (I'm a Glamour Girl) without letting
things overpower me. I'm so glad I worked with Michele on this
and know that I got tremendous value from it.
What I've discovered is that creating a style that works for
me is an ongoing process rather that just a quick fix. Because
I've had multiple sessions with Michele, the information has
sunk in on different levels and I feel that I'm truly learning
what works for me and why. I feel more confident when
shopping and getting dressed because I know exactly
what to look for - the right colors, neckline and emphasis
points - and it saves me a lot of time and money. I can't wait
to work with Michele again in the future!
After your color and wardrobe coaching and our incredible
shopping spree, I feel like a new woman.
Thank you! Thank you! for your expert and patient eye! I
recently went on a business trip where I was co-facilitating an event for
3 days. I had the greatest packing experience getting ready for this event
and while I was there I not only felt wonderful but I received repeated
compliments on how great I looked! Normally, I would angst about what I
was going to wear in order to look professional and still be 'myself' as
well as be comfortable all day long in a freezing hotel. Packing has
always been a nightmare for me when it comes to events like this. I would
stress for two days trying to figure out my wardrobe (I'm not kidding),
then I would over pack because I couldn't decide what to take and then
when I'd get there I'd put things on and still feel like a fish out of
water. After your color and wardrobe coaching and our incredible
shopping spree, I feel like a new woman. My suitcase weighed half what it
used to and every piece of clothing I wore was an authentic representation
of ME! Every woman entrepreneur needs to invest in your personal style
of 'branding'! Thank you again!
I knew I needed help with my style when I stopped
coloring my hair a year ago. Very few items in my wardrobe
worked anymore so I began experimenting with different
colors. It proved to be a hit and miss exercise. Working
with Michele helped me learn the best colors and
styles that were right for me. She has such a
relaxed way about her and is totally committed to helping
her clients by educating them so they make informed choices
and feel totally good about themselves. Even though we
have shopped only one time together after getting my color
and style analysis, the selections we chose have lasted
through the fall and winter. Most every time
I'm out I receive compliments!
I was able to attend one of Michele’s group workshops which was very informative. She
discussed and showed great examples during the presentation. She
also reminded everyone, most importantly, that not all trends
are for everyone. Michele provided an excellent environment for
questions and was able to provide thorough answers to questions
posed. I would recommend Michele as an excellent
resource for promoting self image.
Glaxo Smith Kline
I recently attended a seminar that Michele conducted. She gave great information that went from
foundations (literally), to what colors to be on the look out
for this season, and how to incorporate them into a wardrobe.
Her advice was appropriate for all body types and ages. I walked away with
some great information and highly recommend her services
Michele was a pleasure to work with. She went through a process
to determine the best colors, styles, and other things for my
clothing, hair, and even the best shape of glasses for my face.
She also came to my house and helped me go through my closet
with a fresh perspective. I was happy with the results and still
use my color pallete when I shop for clothes. I only buy
what I absolutely love now and when I bought three
plain shirts in last week to wear under clothes, I took three
out that I don't wear anymore and donated them. Thanks, Michele!
I worked with Michele this past year and couldn't be more pleased with the results.
After giving birth to twins I felt the time was ripe to overhaul
my closet and update my clothing. Michele showed me why certain
styles worked with my body type, pre-shopped for me and helped me
to find some great new styles, and showed me how to put new
outfits together using clothing I already owned. In the long run,
I feel that Michele actually saved me money by
finding clothes that worked for me rather than just following the
latest trends. I can't recommend her enough.
I feel more invigorated and confident, and am
excited each day to dress that body that I have.
I am thrilled with my makeover experience! My body and coloring
had changed over time and the things that I had once learned to
make the most of were no longer working. It was frustrating to
know that things could be better, but not knowing what to do to
make things "right." Learning my new colors helped orient my
relationship with my closet, my make-up, and my hair color. How
wonderful to no longer feel washed out! I also gained a better
understanding of how to dress my current body, while staying
true to my own style sensibilities. Michele's information and
feedback was tactful and right on target.
Amanda Hardenbrook Raleigh NC
Working with Michele is a partnership. She notes styles
and colors that appeal to me – and provides candid feedback.
She has a good eye for color and the ability to select key
pieces that really punch up the style level in my wardrobe.
The end result is that I make decisions that result in
clothing I get much more wear out of individually and am
able to incorporate into a variety of looks. That translates
to superb value – in the clothing and in her services.
I love seeing our work manifested in my "look book" of outfits.
I'm already putting together alternatives and really enjoying
having a CLARIFIED and PURGED closet! WHY in the world did I
continue to hang on to those old clothes??? Thank you for
breathing new life into my closet and into me!!!
Meg Revelle Raleigh NC
I have attended a number of Michele's workshops and also
received a personal color and style analysis. Not only does
Michele make each experience fun, but I always learn
something that saves me time while helping me look my best.
I recently traveled to my company's international
convention, and was overwhelmed by the compliments I
received. Everyone raved about my "makeover". Packing was
simplified using my core best basic colors with a few bright
enhancers to complete the look. There was plenty of room
left in my bag for all those samples and marketing materials
I brought home. I'm looking forward to working with Michele
more in the future. Thanks, Michele!
What I enjoy most about working with Michele as my
stylist is her thoughtful approach to personal style and
personality. I have come to rely on Michele’s style wisdom
because she’s simply so spot on when it comes finding the
harmony with color, shape, scale and fit, whether it’s an
item of clothing or an accessory. I trust no one else with
my signature style.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the closet clarity
session. I really enjoyed working with you again. After your
visit I was thrilled with the options I now had that were
already hanging in my closet. I could not help but go and look
at my closet time after time. The "new looks" you put together
for me with my existing clothes are absolutely fabulous. I am so
excited with all the options I have now. I know your advice
makes such a difference in the way I look, the way I feel and
the way I carry myself. I can't thank you enough. You have a
special talent and I am so glad you share it with others.
I decided to do a Color Analysis with Michele because I
wanted to start wearing more color. It just made sense to
me to have an expert help decide which greens, blues, etc.
looked best for me and which colors I should stay away from.
Michele used my own personal coloring to determine my color
harmony and I now have a personalized color palette that makes
shopping in person or online a snap. I like knowing the
specific hues that work best for me, and I’ve noticed that
working with these colors has made packing for trips easier,
too. Michele is passionate about sharing little tips that
help women look great without a ton of effort. She’s very
stylish and has a great eye. Now I want her to come clean
out my closet!
I recently had a color analysis done with Michele and it was
an enlightening experience! While I had a basic idea of the
colors that worked well with my skin tone and hair colors, I was
really surprised by some of the results. I now realize that
some of the colors I was wearing aren’t the best for me, while
other colors I hadn’t considered should definitely be in my
wardrobe. It has been fun to go shopping with my color swatches
and find items that work perfectly for me in both my business
and personal life. I speak in front of large groups often in my
work as an autism specialist, and using Michele’s color analysis
process has given me a extra confidence that I look my best.
Michele is great to work with, and I highly recommend her
services to anyone looking to take their image to the next
Michele rocks! Working with Michele is a combination of
education, inspiration and fun. She is unique in that she starts
where you are. She wants to know the heart, then she can dress
the person. Michele is a remarkable teacher. I was surprised
months later at how much I remembered. Genuineness is a key
tenet of her work. She wants her clients to genuinely be who
they are and to gain self confidence by presenting their best
image. Michele truly sees the beauty in each person.
E. L. "Betsy" Smith, PhD
co-author Second Blooming for Women: Growing a Life that
Matters after Fifty
What an eye opening experience! Thank you so much for all your
guidance - I had a fantastic time. You helped me understand many
issues regarding color and how to best wear them. It was
also good to discover my face shape and understand how to wear the
right clothing, shoes and accessories for it, instead of
my V-necks that I have been told all my life to wear. I have
already gone through some of my closet and realize how many things
I no longer wear. I'm in the process of cleaning up!
This experience was one I had thought about having for a
while and I'm so glad I did it. Not only is Michele an expert on
style, she is also easy to talk with and really has a passion
for helping women look and feel their best. Taking time like
this for yourself to focus on how you look and feel is an
incredible feeling. The tips and techniques an image consultant
like Michele can teach you will last a lifetime. When you look
good, you feel great and Michele can be the one to help you get
I LOVED working with Michele! After living in LA for 10
years, I was a bit wary of what an image consultant would want to
do with me. I didn't want to be changed into someone I wasn't.
After my first conversation with Michele, I knew that wouldn't be
an issue. Michele is truly someone who sees the beauty in all
women (even when we don't see it in ourselves!) and thrives on
helping you find your individual style. I have never owned a lot
of clothes, but I want to feel confident and attractive with
everything I have.
I have always dreaded shopping because I never knew what to look
for. Now that I know what colors, shapes and styles to look
for I can easily eliminate what doesn't work. My color palette and
personal image booklet make it so much easier to go shopping and I
recently found a fun date dress that makes me feel sexy!
What also thrills me about Michele is she knows how important
being green is to me and has been able to make suggestions to
incorporate that into my style. Working with Michele is like
eco-organizing: in the long run she saves you time (no more
spending hours to look for what to wear) money (no more wasted on
sale items that you never wear) stress (waking up and feeling
fantastic about what is in your closet) and creating a peaceful
environment (no longer feeling overwhelmed when opening the
door!). I am thrilled to have her as a resource to recommend to
I read about Michele in the September/ October 2008 issue
of NC Signature magazine and was especially intrigued by the article,
"She's One Chic Mama". I contacted Michele because I was flying into RDU
and wanted some help with my image for my son’s upcoming wedding. I can't
tell you how beneficial my experience with her was! She has very special
talents for encouraging women and has been so helpful in directing me on a
path of taking better care of myself and dressing with more confidence.
Her suggestions and advice have made shopping a much more focused
experience for me, and I now zero in on the colors and options that best
I wanted to tell you that I learned a lot from you. I carry my color palette around with me everywhere and am constantly pulling it out…You really helped me see what doesn't work, how much stuff I was wearing & buying because I thought I SHOULD, and how to take a risk and mix things that I wouldn't normally have put together. I've actually made several successful outfits by shopping my own closet!
I realize this is the beginning of a long process, but you got me off to a great start. It was freeing to get rid of so much during my closet clarity session. And now I'm not scared to toss things. If I wear something all day & feel lousy in it or realize it's just not me, I toss it. :)
Honestly, I had heard about getting my colors done years
ago but it always seemed a bit hokey and silly to me. I couldn’t have been
more wrong. I know realize this is the starting point to building a great
“success” wardrobe. Michele took me through the process of finding my 40
best colors and then showed me how to integrate my colors into my wardrobe
and completely shifted my perspective. I understood why I gravitated
towards certain items in my wardrobe and realized I’d wasted money on
other pieces that just didn’t “feel right”. Had I only had this tool
years ago I would have saved loads of money and time by not wasting both
on searching for and buying pieces that just didn’t work for me. My
color palette and checklist of basics makes shopping a breeze and
amplifies my confidence on TV and the stage because I know what I have on
is totally working for me. Thanks Michele!
- JJ Virgin Celebrity Health and Nutrition Expert, Co-star of TLC’s
Freaky Eaters and author of “Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy”
Excellent service. I now have a clear
understanding about what works for me and why. It’s a pleasure
to look at myself in the mirror again. Pure magic!
Michele recently went through my entire wardrobe and was
consistently upbeat, informative, and so tuned into my preferences that I
really felt like I was developing my own style and not trying to emulate
someone else's. You will learn how to have a blast dressing yourself in
ways that bring you joy. It was a totally positive experience!
I just want to tell you that I'm getting
GREAT feedback on my clothes. Many people have told me I look really
good. I always tell them I had help. Last week my younger son
(age 17) told me that my investment in your services had been money well
spent. That's how he put it! Can you imagine?
I am so happy that I met with Michele! She really listened to my
needs and questions, and she gave me a lot of clear, helpful advice about
color, style, and clothing. I met with her to prepare for a college
reunion, and she helped me put a great outfit together. She also gave me
ideas for everyday casual and work outfits. I feel more confident about
putting looks together now. I highly recommend Michele...she is both
caring and professional.
I am happy to report your efforts were an
overwhelming success...the look is exactly what I was after. Thank
you for a very successful job in bringing a professional look to my
I had recently had the pleasure of meeting
Michele at Coffee & Contacts in Morrisville. I was immediately impressed
when she walked through the door. She had confidence, classy style and a
dynamic personality. I said to myself what a pretty lady ! She
definitely lives up to her name One Chic Mama !
I booked an appointment with Michele to have
a Color Analysis done. We had such a fun morning. It was relaxing,
informative, and a very uplifting experience. After spending those two
hours with her at her studio, I left with self-confidence and I felt as
if I just had a two hour message. I knew that when I received my color
palette that I would look at myself with a different perspective.
Michele generates a positive energy and has a wonderful aura when she
walks into a room.
Michele is knowledgeable and a sheer delight. She can make you feel
pretty inside and out!!! Every woman needs to consider treating herself
to an appointment with Michele! It's a positive, life-altering
experience and you will leave feeling like a new woman has emerged after
your two-hour session!!!
Little did I know before meeting with Michele for a
personalized color analysis how much I would enjoy shopping for clothes.
This used to feel like a chore to me. I would leave home with intentions
of buying clothes and quickly find myself shopping for shoes or home
accessories instead. My color palette is so easy to use and takes the
frustration and fear of failure out of the equation for me now. The
interesting thing is the shoe section of my closet has always looked
like a candy store and my clothing section was mostly black. I'm excited
to be working on turning it into a rainbow of color and now find myself
excited to shop for clothes. It's like a game to me now. Michele
is very professional and her communication style is as elegant and warm
as her image in her pictures. I'll be booking my personalized image
analysis soon. Michele has empowered me to have fun being a student
focused on improving myself!
I recently purchased a jacket in a color that I would've
NEVER chosen before! I was always drawn to black or brown....to
play it safe. I'm soooo excited to try new colors that are not
only fun, but that look great on me!
I've admired Michele's poise for years....I no longer have
to look in my closet and groan and I'm showing myself that I really can
care about my looks. I am feeling much better about my appearance. What I
really liked most about Michele's approach was how she educated me about
why something looked good on me ...Her approach was intellectual and non-judgemental.
I love her style!
I just want to say thank you so much for all the advice
you have given me. I really do love my color palette and have been using
it when I shop for clothes. It really does change the way I shop. I have
received many compliments ranging from my eyes, to putting colors together
that seem to work for me. When I really get it right and know I get it
right it is such a good feeling. I know then that I am the best I can be.
I do love the makeup also. I am interested in getting some more eye colors
and maybe one more lipstick in my palette. I think the blush is right on
with any color I would use on my eyes or lips. Thank you once again for
sharing your knowledge.
Thanks so much for taking the time to spend with my on my
Closet Clarity session. During the session, I found out that some pieces
of my wardrobe that I didn't feel completely comfortable in were because
they didn't really suit me! One thing that really hit home with me was
when we determined my face shape…and what colors work best on me…I knew my
aqua jacket coordinated well with my skirts but I just never felt
comfortable in it. It wasn't the fit or the feel of the fabric… the pastel
blue just didn't suit me. You brought clarity to my wardrobe! I was
impressed by your ability to create new outfits within my existing
wardrobe. Pieces that I would never have dared pair before, I now realize
work really well together. You added pop to my look by getting me to think
past just trying to match colors within my outfits. I now think more about
how different color combinations can complement each other more than
monochromatic choices, which is what I tended to do on my own. I feel like
my closet has new life, and no new pieces have been added! I am doing
more, with less...getting more mileage from fewer pieces. You did a
great job editing my closet, and I'm excited to be able to think outside
my box. Thanks again!
Michele combines great style savvy with a gentle touch. I
really enjoyed the process of realigning my wardrobe and learning what
suits me best. I also got some great surprises along the way, particularly
when she showed me my color palette. There were a few colors in there that
I used to overlook at the stores and now I realize those colors are my
most flattering ones. Meeting with Michele was one of the best things I've
done for myself in a long time!