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Connect with Mikaela Kinding,

personal stylist for humans + homes

from vancouver, Canada

Connect with Mikaela Kinding,

personal stylist for humans + homes

from vancouver, Canada

Introduction

Headline:

personal stylist for humans + homes

I am a(n):

designer | jeweller | milliner | sewer | merchandiser | decorator | event planner | thrifter | collector | lipstick enthusiast | sucker for sunsets | mermaid without fins | European

What I do:

my passions revolve around story-telling, attention to detail and making everything personal. constantly reinventing wardrobes and redecorating spaces. discovering new thrift shops and local boutiques, as well as local designers. curating jewelry and clothing collections. working in costume and set design for film, photo shoots and music videos. playing with pieces and using them for unintended uses. making custom requests for personal purchases. experimenting with other crafts. always looking to collaborate with other creative individuals, and taking on internships to continue my growth both an artist and human being, as well as adding new skill sets to my repertoire.

Offer

My Offer:

firstly, I want to help women find + build their personal look, wardrobe and style. my goal is to implement a deeper understanding + connection to the clothes we choose to put on every day, that resonates + encourages us to show up the way we’d like to be seen in this world. I’d also like to transfer those findings into their homes, and homes away from home, by beautifying and personalizing spaces that that important in their lives. (ie. homes, offices, businesses)

secondly, as sustainability continues to become increasingly more and more important, I only resort to thrifting second-hand pieces, supporting local designers and shops, and even welcoming you into my own closet with a variety of rental options.

My ideal target audience:

WOMEN:
- all ages. all shapes. for all occasions.
- who want to add more layers to their look
- who want to develop a deeper sense of themselves and their personal and/or professional style
- who want permission to play with their wardrobe
- who want to nerd out about colour + print combinations
- who aren't afraid to accessorize
- who want help when it comes to curating a new look for a specific event (ie. job interview, vacation, date, wedding etc.)

Book a session if you want me to help you:

  • how do you want your clothes and/or space to make you feel? (comfortable, bold, creative, flirty, powerful, smart, trendy, mysterious, intriguing, etc.)
  • how does your lifestyle influence your closet breakdown? are you someone who lives at the office? do you work from home? are you a mom? do you have a busy night life? how much time do you spend getting ready on a daily basis? do you require multiple outfits in a day?
  • what are your favourite current clothing pieces?
  • do you value trends or longevity?
  • do you value comfort or aesthetics?
  • do you prefer tailored or baggier looks?
  • are you a minimalist or do you appreciate detail?
  • do you stick to neutrals or do you live in colour?
  • how important are material choices to you? natural vs. synthetic? organic? eco-friendly?
  • are labels important to you? name brand vs. no name brand
  • how much do you want to allocate to fashion and home decor?

Services

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PICK MY BRAIN CALL

Free


  • Over the phone
  • 30 minutes
  • 5 call(s) remaining this month

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COFFEE + STYLE CONSULTATION

$50


  • In person
  • Mount Pleasant, Vancouver, BC
  • 1 hour
  • 5 booking(s) remaining this month

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PERSONAL STYLIST STARTER PACKAGE

$250


  • In person
  • your home address
  • 3 hours
  • 3 booking(s) remaining this month

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PERSONAL STYLIST PREMIUM PACKAGE

$500


  • In person
  • 3 booking(s) remaining this month

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PERSONAL STYLIST CONCIERGE PACKAGE

$1,500


  • In person
  • Currently available

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PERSONAL SHOPPER SERVICE

$250


  • In person
  • Currently available

About

Why me:

I want to work with what you already have, always focusing on what can be recycled first. if we get to the point where we feel the need to add certain pieces to complete your wardrobe, I have a strict rule of only shopping at local boutiques and/or second-hand shops. I try not to support fast fashion by choosing to support local, independent designers instead, as well as proving that you can find super cool thrift pieces also.

we all get dressed every day. why not make it a fun process, and allow it to enhance how we feel about ourselves and present ourselves to the world? fashion can seem trendy and ever-evolving, but if you choose pieces that make you FEEL good, you will LOOK good. (and when you look and feel good, you DO good.)

A little bit about myself:

I studied fashion and costume in school. I've worked in retail, creating window displays and dressing mannequins. I've worked in film, curating wardrobe and set design. I've collected many valuable lessons in style and styling throughout my academic and professional endeavours. but most importantly, I know the joy that bringing together the perfect look, for the perfect occasion (or no occasion at all), can bring. I've deeply thought about what creates that magic and why it feels so good, and I want to spread that to other woman.

Professional experiences:

  • Owner and Designer, for Jewellery and Clothing at Hustle + Heart
  • One-woman show at Little Dream, Vancouuver
  • Visual Merchandiser and Seasonal Department Lead at Crate & Barrel, Vancouver and Edmonton
  • Creative Display Curator at Sylvia Salon & Co, Edmonton
  • Millinery Intern at Chapeaux de Madeleine, Ottawa
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Educational experiences:

  • Apparel Technology at Olds College, Calgary

Portfolio

Where else you can find and follow me online:

My portfolio:

Personal stylist + shopper for client, Vancouver, BC

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"5 revamped outfits" session with client, Edmonton, AB

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Event styling, Vancouver, BC

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Jewellery/accessory design + creation

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Store Display for Crate & Barrel, Edmonton, AB + Vancouver, BC

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Shop Mannequin and Window Display for Little Dream, Vancouver, BC

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Photoshoot collaboration, Edmonton, AB

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Salon Display for Sylvia & Co, Edmonton, AB

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Custom bridal accessory design + creation

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Millinery internship, Ottawa, ON

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Reviews

My Overall Rating:

(5 Reviews)

Written Reviews I've received:

Janice Leung
January 8, 2020 | PICK MY BRAIN CALL
Review:

I reached out to Mikaela because of her skills and experience in fashion styling. Right off the bat she was very open and willing to help me. Mikaela is very knowledgeable about the industry and gave me valuable advice. I ...

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Nicholette Bernier, Sexual Violence & Consent Law Public Educator
December 27, 2019 | 5 curated outfits, personalized and digitized for you
Review:

If you’ve ever stood in front of a full closet and felt bored, uninspired, and like you have nothing to wear, PLEASE take advantage of the incredible services that Mikaela has to offer!!

I initially booked Mikaela’s se...

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Chloe Hua, Illustration & Body Art Artist
September 16, 2019 | 5 curated outfits, personalized and digitized for you
Review:

I have previously never had any styling sessions with someone who is as knowledgable as Mikaela before! It was mindblowing how many undiscovered outfits that could be put together with the wardrobe I have had for years. Mi...

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Tiffany Bowie
July 20, 2019 | 5 curated outfits, personalized and digitized for you
Review:

Between mothering a 3 year old and navigating a separation I realized that I had lost myself and my sense of self confidence. My outward appearance didn't even make it into my priority list. When it came to my wardrobe I h...

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Alexis Nicole
April 9, 2019 | Pick My Brain Call
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If there could be more gold starts to give to Mikaela I would. Her knowledge is incredible. Her eye for fashion - you can’t teach that. Pure talent. She walked into a charity event - a room of women tearing apart racks of ...

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