Areas Served:Â San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles
Services Offered: Personal + Professional Style Consultations, Closet Sweep, Personal Shopping, Personal Color Analysis, Personal Styling + Outfits, Travel Planning, Style Workshops
Certification:Â Wardrobe 911
Fees:Â Hourly Rate
Yvonne brings over 15 successful years in the fashion industry as a personal shopper, merchandiser and fashion designer. She is the former head designer and co-founder of Kiyonna, a contemporary clothing company for plus-size women.
Her unique skills in the design of contemporary dresses, sportswear, bridal, cocktail and evening gowns, brings an amazing insight to her client consultations and personal shopping services.
Yvonne received her education at FIDM and has a strong working knowledge of fabrics + textiles, color theory, clothing design and development, garment construction and wardrobe styling. She has been trained through Wardrobe 911’s Training Institute in image, personal color analysis and wardrobe planning.
Yvonne has been featured in various media outlets including CBS News, the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Oregonian Chronicle, Apparel News and publications such as InStyle, Glamour, Family Circle and Mode. She designed the wardrobe for the entire 12-member cast of the theatrical production Room Service and was also the featured story in a PBS television documentary, Introduction to Entrepreneurship: Building the Dream.
Yvonne believes with a little help, every individual no matter your size or body type, has the ability to look and feel confident and beautiful. The key is finding pieces that camouflage your faults and accentuate your positives. She finds inspiration in everything from textiles, vintage clothing, estate jewelry and sales, fine art and through her travels to Europe.