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“BEING A STYLIST IS NOT WHAT YOU DO, ITS WHO YOU ARE”

 
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KIM APODACA

Founder – Recharge your Style
Co Founder – Our Career Lab

Originally from South Africa, Kim is an LA-based stylist with clients in Southern California, NYC, London, and dozens of other cities around the globe. Kim graduated Business School in South Africa but had the entertainment Industry in her sights and immigrated to USA over 22 years ago. Drawing form her experience, both in the world of fashion and in the entertainment industry, Kim specializes in defining a personal style for those that find themselves at a time of transition.  Kim helps her clients to redefine their style that embodies their personal brand and elevates their professional status beyond what they thought possible.

Today Kim has dedicated herself to her passion for helping people realize their full potential and gaining confidence through the power of great style. Whether Kim is styling her clients or coaching the next up and coming personal stylist, her focus is always about transformation and taking yourself to the next level.

Kim is currently a stylist for South Coast Plaza. She is a keynote speaker and has spoken at numerous corporations like World Federation of United Nation’s Associations, NYU, FIT (NYC), TealHQ, Hogan Lovells Law Firm & Bloomingdales. Kim is the Co-founder for Our Career Lab, Curator Couture andThe Global Style Academy.

 
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ISOBEL KERSHAW

Founder – The Stylist London
Founder – The London Finishing Academy

Isobel, having been in the fashion Industry for over 30 years, has certainly earned the title of Style Expert .What she doesn’t know about fashion, isn’t worth knowing. With a degree in Fashion and Textiles she carved her career, firstly, working with many notable designers such as Loewe, Alfredo Caral, Linka Cierac and Jacques Azagury. Her next career move was to be offered a place on the prestigious Harrods Executive training scheme, the finishing school for retail and fashion, where she worked for 9 years up to Acting Director. During this time, she worked with luxury brands such as Prada, Jill Sander, Roland Mouret to name but a few. Her final career move was to the position of Head of Buying for evening wear brand Frank Usher where she was then promoted to Product Director.

Whilst an exciting role, heading up the design team, her life took a turn to enable her to consider taking the plunge to setting up her own business. With styling being her passion, and very little competition at the time, she started her own styling business, which today is called The Stylist London. She partnered with a TV presenter of ‘ 10 years younger’, but recognised that it was better to build her own dream rather than help someone else build theirs. She has worked with 1000 of clients, where her ethos is to give them the confidence to look and feel their best in everyday life. From styling corporate clients, both male and female, to celebrities and mums, she styles absolutely everyone, from all walks of life, who are ambitious to up level their image, confidence and success through the art of successful dressing.

She is a public speaker, being booked for many inspirational presentations talking about all things style and non-verbal communication.  She wrote and launched the first Style Academy in 2008 for styling both men and women. Her biggest passion is coaching  the future’s next top stylist, sharing her secrets, knowledge, and experience with fashionistas all over the world.