Julie Swann • Department Head, ISE North Carolina State University
Claire Roberts Style has been amazing in helping me hone my image in ways that positively impact my professional life. I started a new job as a Department Head, which includes working with faculty, students, industry executives, government, etc. I had additional challenges including a busy schedule; a new city; very specific likes and dislikes on fabrics, style, or comfort; and a desire to integrate the university color of red into my wardrobe. Claire worked with me to ensure professional dress appropriate for my age and rank, while still maintaining the comfort that I desire in clothing. She has helped me display the strong, modern woman, yet feminine in a male-dominated field. For my needs, I appreciate the help she has given me in purging my wardrobe with humor and tact, identifying pieces that I would not have thought to have bought but now I cannot live without, recommending power colors and styles specific to me, and how to put together the whole outfit from shoes to ears. I regularly receive compliments on my style at work, and I have become a preacher for her services. I think everyone should have a Claire!
Roy Attride • Director of Project Management, Plexus Corp., Raleigh, NC
Claire is a fantastic, upbeat and knowledgeable consultant who is personable and professional and provides great customer service. The process has been one of the most fun and valuable experiences I have had in a long time I am very busy newly single executive with two great kids, and we are always on the go but I wanted help updating my personal and professional look. What I appreciated most was that Claire took the time to learn about me and what I wanted and then she tailored her process to meet my personality and needs. She always has a great attitude and is willing to constructively challenge her clients to get the best results for them in a fun way. Not ever having done anything like this I was not sure what to expect, she explained her process and worked with my constraints to come up with a unique plan and then was there to walk me through every step of the way from closet clean out to tailoring to shopping. I really appreciated the personalize attention. With as busy as I have become, I don't have much time to shop, so I was a little wary of our trip. All I can say is that when I turned the corner in the dressing room and saw everything she had pulled out for me to try I was blown away not only with the thoughtful selection, breadth of choices but also the respect for my limited time. I also really appreciated the collaboration to prioritize purchases and work within my budget and plan next steps. While I am at the beginning of the process, I feel like I have a partner to help get me where I want to go.