Hi! I’m Linda Sue Crews
And I go by Linda. I’m your southern style coach, personal stylist, image consultant … whatever you want to call me. I help women discover their best colors to wear and the design details that flatter their figure. Right now. Not two years from now or after losing 15 pounds.
There is beauty in every woman. Most of us can’t see our own beauty because we are so focused on our flaws that our perception is distorted, unable to appreciate our assets. Some of us compare ourselves with own youthful past self, celebrities, or other friends and family members, and we never win in that comparison game.
Learning to see our own beauty is important, whether it’s a sincere smile, that curve in your back that you never noticed before, your great shoulders, good posture, or perhaps it’s your color combination. I work with a lot of women with a wide variance of appearance. Therefore, I am able to help you see your flattering features that you may have never recognized, or you have taken for granted.
Imagine if you dressed with the goal to accentuate your best features and play up your personal coloring. Dressing and outfit creation becomes so much more positive and fun.
How did I get here? A serious bike accident put me in the hospital for a week, right at the height of puberty. I broke both of my jaws and lost my front teeth, my smile, and my confidence … all in one day.
It took years of dental procedures and a plastic surgery to repair the outside, and a few more decades to repair my shattered self-esteem on the inside.
A late bloomer, I was still wearing size 12 in the kids department while all of my friends with curves were shopping in juniors. I remember when the Gap first opened in our mall and I was too small to fit into their jeans. You weren’t a teenager if you couldn’t shop at the Gap!
It wasn’t until my senior year in high school that I started understanding how to dress my very petite frame, got out of braces, traded my glasses for contacts, and cut my long, stringy hair. I finally began to bloom.
Because of that difficult time in my own life, I know how painful it is when a woman’s self-esteem takes a hit. Sometimes transitions like breakups, weight gain, job loss, sickness, hormone changes, [fill in the blank] leave us feeling ‘less than.’ We often don’t feel attractive because of something that has happened to us or what we have transitioned through.
As women we are almost always going through, or coming out of some kind of transition. Many of my clients have come through a transition and end that journey with a personal style appointment.
Significant transitions of life often do culminate with some type of outward change like new eating habits, weight loss, new fitness or schedule routines, and even a new look to reflect the new you.
Living authentically means there is harmony with our inner and outer self. Of course we can dress up the outside and still be a mess on the inside and have disharmony. But likewise, we can attend to the inside, ignore the outside, and still have disharmony.
I use my role as a style coach to help women discover the colors and styles that make my clients look and feel fabulous and more confident.
My most rewarding style-overs are with women who are ready for their outward expression to reflect their inner transitions, and are willing to share their story to encourage other women. Some of those clients have come from grief to joy. Others from youthful insecurity to mature confidence. I’ve captured some of their journeys on my blog.
You don’t have to be hurting, or going through a difficult transition for a style-over. Sometimes it’s just time for a change, or your hair color has changed and you need a new color analysis.
Regardless of the why for a style-over, it energizes me to help women of all ages discover the joy of the Best Look For You. I would be delighted to work with you or your group. Find out more about my appointments here and my group events and workshops here and speaking events here.
I received my certification as an Image Consultant from Shari Braendel. She has been in this industry for over 3 decades. I value her perspective on color analysis because unlike many other programs, she takes into consideration the entire personal coloring: hair, skin, eyes and value contrast. Hair color change absolutely impacts your color analysis.
Meet my photographer Marissa.