Do More With Less featuring Adorah Raylene
We’re featuring personal stylist Adorah Raylene, a member of The Well Community, to feature her unique personal styling services. Read below for how Adorah is making an impact!
What do you do?
As a personal stylist, I encourage women to step out of their comfort zone with their own personal style and guide them in the right direction to accepting their most beautiful and confident self. I help them create a wardrobe that suits their lifestyle and complements their features. I offer a range of services including closet clean outs, personal shopping, and wardrobe revamps where I curate outfits with pieces that my clients already have.
What led you to start your business?
My entire life I struggled with self confidence. I always wanted it, but never had it. When I found my confidence in Christ, my eyes were opened up to this amazing blessing and opportunity to help other women see all that they are capable of with a little bit of help in their wardrobe. My hopes for this business are that through my services, I can encourage women to do so much more, with less.
What is the heart behind what you do? What do you love about it?
Oh man, there are so many things I love about personal styling! I love all the incredible women I get to meet and work with. I love getting to know each client and hearing what makes them who they are. I love introducing my clients to ethical brands and sustainable style habits. I love seeing how confident my clients are when they feel beautiful in their bodies. The list could go on, but those are just a few.
How do you see God using you through your work?
Before I go into a session with my clients, I always pray that these women would feel loved and blessed and SEEN, and there is no way that I could do that without the help of God. I’ve prayed for a long time that I could be some sort of light to others, and I believe God is using these gifts He has given me to be that light.
What is your favourite client or project so far?
I can’t say I have a favourite client because they truly are all so special to me! However, I do have a super cool story about one of my clients. Back when I worked at Montrose + George, we had a regular customer who was deaf. She was always SO sweet and she became one of my favourite regulars. After meeting her, I really wanted to learn sign language so that I could be of better help to her and other customers that are deaf. I thought that one day, if I had my own client that was deaf, I could cater to them as well.
When covid hit and I was obviously left with a lot of free time on my hands, I started to slowly teach myself sign language. Several months later, after I wasn’t working at M+G anymore, I got a message from that same regular customer asking to hire me to help her with her wardrobe! It still to this day blows my mind that I wanted to learn sign language because of this woman and that she wanted to hire me. It was one of those full circle moments that I will never forget.
What are some common mistakes you’ve noticed people make with clothing or organizing our closets?
Hmmm… clothes hangers are a big one. It’s not necessarily a mistake, but I’ve noticed a lot of people have mismatched hangers or those thick plastic hangers, and the problem with that is that they take up SO MUCH room. Not everyone has a walk-in closet (I definitely don’t!) so it’s really important to utilize the space that you have, and buying the right hangers makes all the difference. Another thing is when people don’t tuck their tops in. It really depends on the top, but you can tuck in almost any top and it elevates your outfit SO much!
What are your top 3 tips to elevate a wardrobe?
1. French tuck ALWAYS.
2. Invest in quality jeans!
3. Accessorizing is so important!
Where can people reach you?
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