"Navigating the world of dressing professionally and stylishly is pretty straightforward for men but it can be a minefield for women.At work I need to look polished and professional, but I also don't want to look matronly or stuffy.Throw in the complicating factor of trying to find clothing that is not only appropriate but also flattering for my body type and the whole thing can be a nightmare.Over the years as I've shopped with Sophia she has done way more than simply help me build a wardrobe that is much more flattering, appropriate and exciting than my old one.She has helped me come to identify a stronger sense of my own personal style and more than anything she has made me feel so much more confident every morning when I get up and get dressed for work."
"I heard about Sophia on a morning radio show. The host was raving so much about her that I had to check her out for myself! I had recently earned my master's degree and was looking for a graduation gift. I decided that hiring Sophia would be a much better gift than something material; it would be an investment in my wardrobe! I've always loved style and I've always been more inclined to buy classic pieces but I definitely needed to do some updating and I wanted a fresh perspective on my wardrobe. As an analyst for a non-profit in Washington, D.C., I sometimes have difficulty dressing conservatively and professionally while simultaneously expressing my personal style. Sophia solved that problem! She was willing to travel to me and we spent a day going through my clothing, getting rid of outdated items, and creating new outfits with what was left over! Her eye and aesthetic is amazing! There were items I thought we would definitely be getting rid of, but Sophia paired them with things that brought them up to date. In addition to her styling abilities, Sophia's personality and demeanor are exactly what you would want from someone who is working with you on something as personal as your wardrobe. She is warm, fun, understanding, and personable, all while maintaining nothing but the utmost professionalism. I never felt pushed to dispose of or keep an item and I never felt judged on the items or brands in my closet. When it was time to let something go, Sophia would simply say "I think you can move on from this" and she was always right! She was able to quickly identify items that were missing from my wardrobe and provided suggestions on where to find the items at a few different price points. Her impact lasted beyond our time together as I have become more adventurous with my wardrobe (I even tried my hand at mixing prints based on her advice and I received numerous complements on the outfit)! Thanks to Sophia, I'm starting to enjoy my wardrobe again! My only regret is that I didn't get to spend more time working with Sophia, due only to the fact that I'm not in NYC. I cannot recommend her highly enough and I hope to visit NYC soon to work with her again! "
CHERRELLE YATES | ANALYST FOR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
“Sophia is a godsend. Working in finance with all men it's been a struggle to dress professional, maintaing a level of respect without loosing the fun of fashion. Sophia created the perfect outfits for me that keep me feeling empowered and looking fierce when on the trading floor. Due to a very busy schedule our initial visit was a shopping trip. Not knowing what to expect I was so happy to be greeted by such a friendly face and smile. Not only does she instantly make you feel comfortable, she is incredibly knowledgeable about her industry. She knew exactly how to make me feel and look good. After our shopping trip I couldn't wait for her to come to my apartment and do a closet edit. I had so many pieces that I didn't know how to wear but kept just in case one day I would magically figure it out. Sophia helped me identify which pieces were too young and too mature. I now have a closet full of clothes that work perfect for my body and personality.”
VP SALES AND TRADING AT NYC FINANCIAL SERVICE FIRM
"A friend and fellow attorney passed along Sophia’s information after having her own terrific styling experience. I could not be happier with my decision to work with Sophia and highly recommend her services. From the minute Sophia entered my home with her warm smile, terrific energy, and her collapsable garment rack, I knew I was in good hands. She spent SEVEN HOURS going through my closet piece-by-piece. She helped me understand how to inject my personal style into my professional looks, provided candid advice about pieces I could “move on” from, and showed me creative new ways to wear pieces that I love but hardly wear. Sophia also identified “gaps” in my wardrobe so that I could shop more intelligently in the future instead of wasting money on redundant or impulse purchases. I also did a personal shopping day and was impressed by her ability to pull fantastic pieces that I never would have tried on my own. Thanks to Sophia, I have a highly edited, cohesive, and stylish wardrobe that I can transition seamlessly from day to night. Thank you Sophia!"
LAUREN GARVEY | ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY AT RUSSO & TONER, LLP
"Sophia was the first one to dress me when I went back to work after my first baby. I basically needed a new wardrobe as I had not fully lost all my baby weight yet. She put me in pieces that made feel excited to get back to the office a great combination of professional and ontrend. With a few key pieces, I was able to mix and match into an array of options. We played with print and color that I would have never dreamed of wearing not being my ideal weight, but it worked. After that she dressed me for speaking engagements as well as press meetings and I always got compliments for the stylish ensembles.Now pregnant with my second, Sophia helped me look my best throughout my pregnancy and fashionforward. She can quickly scan your closet and create outfits that are flattering and fabulous! A true pleasure and dream to work with, she is one of the sweetest people I know."
"Every time I put on an outfit, I think of Sophia and how she changed my life. She swept me away with her fashion advice and talent during our first shopping voyage. I was in awe by her natural ability to select pieces and create outfits.Her closet edits are extremely helpful! She maximized my wardrobe by showing me the strength of the pieces I have, how to combine my pieces in new ways, the magic of accessories, while also helping to identify the items I needed to complete my wardrobe. She’s saved me countless hours of staring at my closet baffled about to wear and prevented me from wasted purchases. She’s also given me a new sense of confidence to continue to experiment and truly define my own style. I couldn’t be more grateful.To top it off, she couldn’t be sweeter. Sophia is an absolute joy to work with. I highly recommend working with Sophia.She’s the key accessory to my wardrobe."
LINDSEY EMANUEL | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MARKETING AT THE ATLANTIC
"I am now the ultimate fashionista and I have Sophia to thank for this. I
love working with her and admire her creativity and genuine personality. As
young woman advancing in the corporate world Sophia has helped me sharpen
my signature style. She has has shown me what works for my body, what
classic pieces to invest in and how to mix them with my existing wardrobe.
I trust her fashion judgment as she has encouraged me to step out of my
comfort zone and experiment with new styles and trends. I definitely
recommend Sophia to my friends she's fun to work with and I appreciate
how she took her time to get to know me."
KAT WILKOS | MANAGER OF SPECIAL EVENTS AND RECOGNITION AT dELiA*s
"I am a firm believer in Sophia’s services and as someone that works in the service industry this means a lot! I can not imagine getting dressed without her and am not sure how I did it before. Within the first five minutes of our initial meeting we just clicked! She understood what I liked and knew what suit me best. Her attention to style and detail is precise. I’ve also had Sophia organize my closet and as the world knows New York closets are a joke but with her editing skills and coordination it now all seems to work. I enjoy getting dressed wether it be for a night out with my friends or just to the office. I would recommend Sophia to anyone I know!"
SHEILA TUCKER | INDEPENDENT TRAVEL CONSULTANT AT ALTOUR
"Sophia Hyacinthe has a natural talent in blending silhouettes and brands such as Isabel Marant, Alexander Wang, Kenzo and Theory together to make personalized style unique to each client. As founder of NYC boutique Otte, I’ve worked with Sophia and have seen her work firsthand. I am impressed with her wide range and personalized styling to make each client feel elevated and comfortable at the same time."
KAY LEE | OTTE FOUNDER AND CHIEF BUYER
"I am a busy senior executive commuting from NYC to Stamford by day; super mom, school volunteer and occasional charming spouse by night. But here’s the thing. I wasn’t any of those things before I met Sophia Hyacinthe. The simple truth is Sophia transformed me. The way I shop, the way I dress and as a result the way I feel.My closet was a collection of guilt. Old items that had sentimental value, new clothes unworn with tags on that I couldn’t quite remember why I bought, clothes that still fit but frankly were out of style or were no longer flattering! I have always hated to shop. Step 1 We conquered my closet. I felt liberated by getting rid of so much emotional baggage. Step 2 Mix and match. New and old. Accessories, shoes, scarves, necklaces to finish the look . Step 3 Photos of me in each outfit! Now I simply flip the pages of my customized look book to get dressed for every occasion. Step 4 Augment with ease. Now it is fun to add new pieces. And Sophia brings the shopping to me. This is my favorite part. I can try on clothes from the trendiest boutiques with an open mind in the comfort of my home. Bolstered by Sophia’s “cheat sheet” advice about what to pair it with and the confidence that I will be stylish! She is warm, low key, efficient and an extraordinary listener.
And have I mentioned that I am now rocking black leather pants and kick ass boots, fun necklaces, jackets that I would never have chosen. Do it. You will feel like you finally graduated to the grown up table!"
ROBIN KRANICH | SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES, GARTNER
"Our band, The NowhereNauts, were working the “struggling artist” look, and it wasn’t in step with the new, multilayered, rich sound that we came out of the studio with for their second album. Sophia Hyacinthe worked with us and the band to take the next step, the right step, to showcase the band members while on stage performing, and in promotional photos. Sophia’s vision wasn’t outlandish and impractical. It was punchedup, edgy, and everything that we needed. Her expert care and vision empowered our lead singer, rakishly styled our drummer, and absolutely improved our exciting, stylish band."