MISSION STATEMENT – As an image, style and brand consultant, my mission is explore, focus and enhance my clients image, style and brand in order to free them to pursue their passions.
EXECUTIVE PROFILE – I grew up in my family's women's specialty shop , observing the art of customer service, learning what's appropriate for different events and body types, exploring garment construction while peering over the shoulders' of our seamstresses and feeling the excitement and artistry of fashion shows in NYC.
Always in motion,, I studied dance as a way to wrap myself around movement, grace and line. As an American Civilization major at University of Pennsylvania, I developed a point of view and methodology of observation and appreciation for our diverse cultures.
Soon after graduating, I quickly moved through Bloomingdale's Executive Training Program landing in Fashion Accessories at their flagship store. Lina Lee, the high fashion boutique on Rodeo Drive and Trump Tower, recruited me to style celebrities, professionals and moguls wives. By the age of 26 I was asked to lead a team to re-merchandise and re-envision FAO Schwarz on Fifth Avenue. When the lead venture capitalist left the project, it was time to move on. And so my journey as an entrepreneur began.
With my name sake company, Claster and Company, Inc. (originally Exceptional Events) I spent 20 years creating corporate events and gifts for marketing and entertaining in NYC. Clients ranged from MTV to NCR to Citicorp Industrial Credit to Debevoise and Plimpton to Bon Appetit. I won an audition to become the national media spokesperson for the American Floral Marketing Council where I wrote my book, Modern Living and Modern Giving: Gift Giving for the 90's. I traveled across the states and sharing style advice, gift etiquette and personal stories directly and indirectly in print, radio and television including Oprah, CNN, TODAY and CNBC. I attracted over 45 other spokesperson assignments from Fortune 500 companies, keeping me active in media for many years as a segment designer and guest for live and taped tv.
For 10 years I designed, licensed, manufactured and marketed proprietary designs of woven ribbon home and fashion accessories licensed with over 85 colleges and Major League Baseball.
As an empty nester, I evaluated my own strengths, weaknesses and passions and determined it was time to share my knowledge, personal and professional experiences to inspire, educate and elevate my clients to their own success. Let's get started!!!