Sunday, February 28, 2016

Haute Interview: Personal Shopper/ Fashion Stylist Kristie Jorfald Talks Trends, Best Brands, and Empowering Women!

Personal Shopper/ Fashion Stylist: Kristie Jorfald

Kristie Jorfald is a multifaceted personal shopper and fashion stylist whose work is notable across multiple media platforms. Some of Jorfald’s credits include: Assistant Wardrobe Stylist on the Style Network’s “How Do I Look?” (Season 12), Freelance Fashion Stylist for Paper Magazine and Edge Magazine, and Assistant Wardrobe Stylist on “Detention” – a Joseph Kahn film.

So, yes, it’s awesome to feature Jorfald in Good Girl Gone Shopping’s first Haute Interview of 2016! From describing her favorite personal shopping client to giving major shout-outs to designers and brands she can always count on for fabulous fashion items, Kristie Jorfald has a unique perspective on trends and style. Enjoy!

With 2016 currently in effect and fashion is providing us more and more options each season, what are some of the trends that are really catching your eye this year?

I’m so flipping excited to see metallic making its way back for fall! Bring on the fringe, 70s boho chic inspiration, pleated dresses/skirts, sequin floral prints, lightweight denim, halfmoon cross body bags, lingerie slip dresses, and blown-out plaid!

What about the fashion trends of 2015? Is there a look that you hope most women will finally let go? 

Yes! I’m so over the cut-out dresses and stacked rings. They all need to go!

You have an extensive background in personal shopping and styling, so I can imagine how many different personalities you’ve assisted. What type of client excites you the most when it comes to helping him or her find that perfect outfit?

My absolute favorite clients to work with are the women that don’t believe in shopping and don’t understand that personal style is connected to their personality. I love teaching my clients how to shop for their shape and how to build self-confidence skills through wardrobe styling. It’s an incredible feeling to see your clients come back to you after your shopping session to show you their new looks they’ve put together on their own, when they share compliments from their friends and coworkers on their new looks, or when they refer you to others. It’s really a combination of seeing their happiness and self-confidence shine in a different light. I feel so lucky to have met and worked with such incredible women!

Personal Shopper/ Fashion Stylist: Kristie Jorfald
Do you believe that there is a difference between “shopping cheap” and “shopping on a budget”…?

Yes – it’s all based on having a good eye and rich taste.

How would you describe your personal style?

Romantic, chic, and edgy. I love my super girly and flirty looks, however, you will most likely catch me wearing all black any given day…with lots of leather and lace.

What do you feel are the biggest misconceptions people have regarding the fashion industry?

I’ve heard too many people say “It’s so fabulous and easy, anyone could do it.”

What are some of the fashion designers or brands that you can always count on for fabulous pieces for your clients?

Oscar de la Renta will never let you down on the red carpet. DL1961 are the best jeans a woman can own. Everyone should have a black Theory blazer in their closet. A Burberry Kensington heritage trench coat is a must. Nicole Miller makes the perfect cocktail dress – she really understands a woman’s body shape. Stuart Weitzman makes comfortable and beautiful boots and pumps, which are also a personal favorite. More bang for your buck – Banana Republic always has some great jewelry finds, Zara for coats and shoes, Luxury Garage Sale for one-of-a-kind pieces, and Sandro and Maje for that everyday sophisticated look.

The 3 items that every women should own: 

A leather jacket, trench coat, black leather pants, patent nude pumps, black blazer – oops that’s more than 3!

To keep up with Kristie Jorfald and her fabulous fashion work, be sure to connect with her on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram!

Photo Credits: Courtesy of Kristie Jorfald 

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