KAREN XAVIER – PERSONAL STYLIST
A bit about me….
People describe me as approachable, friendly and stylish, with a sound knowledge of body shapes, colours and combinations. I am creative with a passion for stylish clothes, so working as a personal stylist is right up my street!
Nothing makes me happier than using my innate love and knowledge of styling to bring out my client’s true personality through practical, current and considerate tailoring of their wardrobes.
If you’re entering a new chapter in your life, or feeling down and looking for a boost in confidence or perhaps you simply don’t like shopping, I can help you. I will take you through your clothes shopping journey at your own pace, giving you a brand-new look that’s entirely suited to you and your personality.
We can put together an image that suits your lifestyle and shape, but one that also works seamlessly with every role in your life whether it’s the school run, a new job or jet-setting around the world for work or pleasure!
MY STYLING & COACHING JOURNEY
Having worked in the fashion industry for over 10 years, I have helped many men and women look and feel fabulous! My career started when I left the London College of Fashion, where I studied for a degree in Clothing Management. Following that I opened my own independent clothes boutiques and it was during that time and a chance meeting with a film crew that my career grew to new heights and I carved out a career as a fashion researcher and stylist for the BBC working on programmes such as Good Morning with Anne and Nick and The Clothes Show. I have also worked on ITV’s GMTV as a guest fashion presenter and styled many photo shoots both in the UK and abroad for magazines, brochures and TV, working with celebrities and well-known TV personalities.
My fashion career took me to Marbella, Spain, where I worked in the most luxurious surroundings on brochures, magazine shoots and later as Deputy Fashion Editor for a glossy English-speaking magazine. In 2008, I returned to the UK and trained to be a personal shopper and today I can be found in some of the best stores in and around London and the surrounding areas, helping my clients create their own personal style.
In 2012 my interest in helping people with their confidence and low self-esteem grew and I studied for a Foundation Degree in Education and later as a Life Coach. Studying to be a Life Coach helped me with my own personal growth and development; it showed me why I often lacked confidence and how I used style to make myself feel better, always questioning my abilities. Since studying life coaching I feel like the 8-year-old girl I once was, the girl full of confidence and energy, able to tackle anything life throws at her. Now I’m equipped with the skills to help others find the true them, through life coaching, the one who has self-belief and bags confidence!
Feel free to contact me to find out how I can bring you a new confidence through careful and considerate styling or life coaching. I’d love to hear from you!
I have trained at the London College of Fashion, London College of Style and have been a member of The Federation of Image Consultants.
“Karen is the consummate professional. As a stylist she’s knowledgeable, reliable and intuitive, and she knows how to match trends and styles to the right person. You’ll be in very good hands.” Laura Cully, Director Ion Magazine