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Best Personal Stylist And Shoppers In Chicago

July 16, 2013 7:00 AM

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Why do Kerry Washington and Katie Holmes look so absurdly perfect every time they’re out in public? They don’t rely on their own fashion sense (or lack thereof), but rather on that of someone who has a keen eye for what looks sensational on them. If you’re still relying on your mom or boyfriend to dress you, you might go into your next event resembling a middle schooler or a stripper. Instead, get some sage advice from these personal stylists and shoppers and step out looking smashing.

Alison Guglielmo
Personal Shopper/Wardrobe Stylist
(773) 217-0528
Email: alison@alisonguglielmo.com
www.alisonguglielmo.com

Alison Guglielmo takes the words of screen legend Sophia Loren to heart –  “Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.” A wardrobe stylist and personal shopper in Chicago since 2007, Guglielmo says, “It is fascinating to me how an outfit can change your perspective…how what you put on in the morning can create the energy of your entire day. More importantly, what amazes me the most is how I can change the perspective of someone else in how they look and feel, just by taking them shopping.” The multi-tasking stylist wears the hat of styling guru, time saver, confidence booster, fit expert, outfitting whiz and honest friend. Get an entire wardrobe overhaul, put together the perfect outfit for the day you attend your ex’s wedding or just get de-frumping advice all within your budget.

Katie Schuppler 
Personal Style Consulting
(262) 719-4650
Email: KatieSchuppler@gmail.com
www.fashionstylingchicago.com

Raised in an entrepreneurial family, it was only a matter of time before Katie Schuppler started KS Style Consulting armed with a degree in Fashion Merchandise Management and Business Administration and an eagle eye for fashion-forward and always affordable looks for her clients. Her style consulting biz includes Closet Clean-outs, Ebay Consignment, Outfit Pairings, Look Books, Personal Shopping and Rodan + Fields Skin Care for both men and women. “The greatest feeling is helping men and women achieve the look they are looking to achieve while maintaining their own personal style in the process,” she says. Schuppler gets positively giddy when a client blurts, “Wow, I would have never put that together or even thought of that!”

Suzanne Kopulos
Founder & Style Director
Email: suzannekopulos@gmail.com
www.garmental.com

If you ever watch daytime TV, you may have caught Suzanne Kopulos dishing fashion advice on local news shows about hot new trends in faux fur or how to put together a winning look for the night. Don’t know what to combine with those just-purchased leather shorts or lace top?  Take a gander at Garmental.com (she co-founded it) that features a Look of the Day styled from local brands and boutiques. She offers personal shopping and styling, seasonal style consultations, closet clean-outs, editorial styling and more. With a law and business degree, Kapulos can probably explain why your sizzling new looks might border on illegal.

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Ashley Zisook 
100 E. Walton St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 640-0878
Email: info@sofialivelovely.com
www.sofialivelovely.com

Ashley Zisook’s know-how of expertly mixing and matching one-of-a-kind vintage pieces with new designer lines has put her name on the lips of Leighton Meester, Nicole Richie, LeAnn Rimes and Maria Menounos. As an LA DJ, she honed her look by spending hours carefully selecting favorite pieces from LA’s renowned vintage shops and adding her penchant for music to create her signature look: rock-inspired vintage. If Stevie Nicks were an ingenue rock star today, she would be asking Zisook for her opinion. Zisook’s favorite decade in fashion is the 70s, from Studio 54 glam to bo-ho hippie. 

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Jacky Runice has been a columnist with the Daily Herald Chicago since grunge music and flannel was the new black. Her fingers and gray matter have been busy as travel editor of Reunions Magazine; penning a column that was syndicated around the nation via Tribune Media Services. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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