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Behind The Scenes With A Fashion Wardrobe Consultant

Industry: Fashion

Fashion wardrobe consultant Pam Friedlander takes us behind the scenes of a magazine photo shoot with a cover model.

New York, NY (PRUnderground) March 12th, 2013

Wardrobe consultant Pamela Friedlander makes her way through Tara Cook-Littman’s closet like a pro on a mission — which, in fact, she is.

She pulls out black trousers, then jackets, jeans, colorful tops and sweaters. “Tell me which pair of jeans is your favorite. Which one fits you the best?” Friedlander asks. So what’s her reason for being in Cook-Littman’s closet? She is there, along with HealthyLife, to put together outfits from the Fairfield resident’s own wardrobe for the magazine’s cover shoot.

And Friedlander makes quick work of the matter, with several outfits chosen and accessorized for our February cover model in less than two hours. And although she’s brought lots of great accessories from her own collection, pieces she offers to her clients to help them complete their look, we are able to find everything we need in Cook-Littman’s own closet.

“I never wear this,” Cook-Littman says when Friedlander pulls out a navy blue “boyfriend” jacket and puts it together with a bright pink ruffled top and her favorite pair of jeans. But Friedlander suggests rolling up the sleeves, which gives the jacket — and outfit — a completely different look.

Cook-Littman likes what she sees. “I’ll have to wear this more often,” she says, smiling.

Outfits chosen, we turn our prep to the day of the cover shoot, which begins a few days later, bright and early at Blow Dry Southport. There, Cook-Littman has her very curly locks professionally styled and her makeup expertly applied. Then it’s off to The Studio, an art space in Fairfield. HealthyLife chose The Studio fort its shoot location because of its open, industrial-type space. And lucky for us, owners (and teachers) Priscilla Igram and Christine Orlando were happy to welcome us.

When we arrived at The Studio, photographer Dru Nadler was hard at work unloading and setting up lights. Just a quick change by Cook-Littman into her first outfit and the shoot began. Take a look through our slide show and see the results!

Formerly The Young Artists Studio of Fairfield, The Studio offers art classes and programs for all ages and ability levels, from adult classes to an after-school guided art program to pottery, birthday parties, events and summer camps. Interested in painting? A class taught by noted painter Karl Soderlund begins on Feb. 19 and runs through the spring, with classes held from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesdays.

The Studio is at 85 Mill Plain Road in The Sportsplex. Call them at (203) 814-6873 or visit online at thestudiofairfield.com.

Friedlander is founder of Positive Reflections, a wardrobe and image consulting business based in Danbury and serving clients throughout the tri-state area. She specializes in helping clients create the best wardrobe for their shape, size, coloring and budget.

Learn more about her at posreflections.com or call her at (203) 798-1718.

This article originally appeared on http://www.healthylifect.com. credit goes to Rebecca Haynes.

About Positive Relections

Pam Friedlander encourages her customers to develop their own personal style. She believes that anyone can look fabulous at any size, any age, any time. By learning to select clothing and accessories that suit personality, body type and lifestyle, one can create a new, beautiful vision of themselves. After an initial consultation, she provides wardrobe analysis and recommendations. Often, by redefining their closets, she can show clients how to create new outfits from clothing they already own. Those who opt for personal shopping guidance learn that the experience can be stress free and enlightening.

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