As an Enneagram Type 4, it is my life's mission to express individuality and to help others do the same! Also, I will never turn down a latte.
the journey begins
Both of my parents are small business owners and mental health professionals. Through watching them cultivate communities of people in Austin, Texas, where I grew up, who resonated with their missions, I knew early on that I wanted to do the same; Something that would leave a lasting impact.
The cosmos aligned when I was 12 years old and my parents finally got cable tv. I discovered What Not to Wear, and my heart literally exploded in that moment. I realized that personal styling was an incredible tool for helping others break down destructive barriers they have built around themselves. Everything clicked into place and I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
The field of personal styling hasn't always been easy to navigate. Originally, if you wanted to break into the industry you basically had to work with celebrities or photographers. But I felt that styling services should be accessible to a much wider audience.
I had the opportunity to intern at the Fashion Institute of Technology, located in NYC in November of 2011, and it was like my world cracked wide open. Being immersed in academic fashion studies and connecting with my peers heightened my commitment to figuring out how to forge my own path. At that point I had already immersed myself in the world of retail, working for corporate brands and small businesses, from menswear to lingerie. No stone left unturned, as they say!
Originally known as Audrey Styles, my business has grown over the last 9+ years from being classic image consulting services to really becoming a safe place of self-discovery and lasting relationships. It is even better than I had imagined it could be.
My style archetype is Romantic + Cosmopolitan!
MY REALLY OFFICIAL BIO, the TL:DR VERSION
I am the founder of Flourish Styling Collective, operating in Pittsburgh, PA and Austin, TX. I'm a pioneer in the field of fashion therapy, bringing personal styling to a whole new level. With both academic and practical experience under my belt, my expertise is out of this world.
NOW FOR THE IMPORTANT STUFF
I am originally from Austin, Texas, and continue to serve clients there and beyond!
This may come as a shock, but I grew up as a vegetarian, straight-edge punk kid.
I have 3 dogs, 1 cat, and 4 guinea pigs. I am an animal lover through and through.
Traveling and experiencing new cultures and ideas is very important to me!
Your at-a-glance guide to where I stand what truly matters
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups from Trader Joes
Stacy London or Iris Apfel
Thrifting and estate sales
President of the World
Morocco, hands down
A French 75, of course!
Black Honey lipstick by Clinique
Travel and new adventures
Neither! I'm a city gal
Law & Order SVU