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Meet Trailblazer Roxanne Carne

Today we’d like to introduce you to Roxanne Carne.

Roxanne, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I was born and raised in the world’s fashion capital, New York City, where my love for fashion blossomed! During a fabulous 15-year career of recruitment consulting, I often worked with professionals who not only needed personal coaching in the formal interview process, but those that also needed an image makeover in terms of their overall presence and wardrobe style. I had the pleasure of helping great professional and executive talent land awesome job opportunities. It was such a great experience to help develop their personal style and brand and watch their careers progress as a result.

My passion for fashion flourished and I made the decision to build a personal styling practice to help everyone become more stylish no matter what drives their desire for a wardrobe/style makeover. Before launching my business, however, I purposely set out to gain hands-on experience with the best of the best. I was fortunate enough to land internships with key celebrity stylists in the Los Angeles entertainment realm. Through this experience, I got exposure to styling for magazine shoots & editorials, pulling limited samples from top designer PR firms, securing relationships with studio services, costume houses, and so much more!

My intent always was to take what I learned about styling in the celebrity space and deliver that experience to ‘everyday’ women through the signature services that I offer today. Creating this type of experience for women is truly a privilege! I get to partner with fantastic ladies that are ready for me to transform their wardrobe and transform their lives. And the best part is that it’s so much fun! My dedicated personal styling work & guidance have been recognized and featured in major media outlets and publications nationwide.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I’ve been fortunate to not have too many bumps along the way in building my personal styling business and I attribute that to planning, planning, and planning! Before I started my business, I wrote a business plan and kept it flexible for my first few years of business. This allowed me to shift my goals in line with what I was learning in the marketplace. I also leverage slower seasons to plan major projects (such as brand redevelopment, product/service launches, etc.). I also do lots of research before jumping into anything, whether it’s investing in a tool that will help me or my clients or building strategic partnerships. While nothing is 100% foolproof, planning ahead mitigates any potential mishaps. My advice is to plan and have one or two backup plans, too!

With that being said, one area that is a challenge is time! Time management is key and being able to prioritize and shift gears when needed will help you immensely. Using tools such as Trello (my personal favorite), Asana, or even simple to-do lists help keep you on point and helps minimize forgetting important tasks.

Please tell us more about your work, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
Let’s face it: style should be fun, but for most women, it’s a struggle. Getting dressed every day shouldn’t stress you out. And it definitely shouldn’t leave you despairing that you have nothing to wear. The fact that many women have a closet full of clothes, yet nothing to wear, isn’t uncommon. As a Personal Stylist, I shift that dynamic for my clients and ensure that they have a closet full of clothes they’ll love and look great on them!

I typically help women who:
– Feel like they have no style at all or that their current style is seriously stuck.
– Simply have no time to shop or they avoid it at all costs.
– Are overwhelmed and simply don’t know where to start when it comes to shopping.
– Are endlessly waiting for the day they lose 10, 20 or more pounds.

What sets me apart about my brand (and what I’m most proud of) is that I help clients realize that transforming their wardrobe can truly transform their lives and they don’t have to wait for ‘someday’ to develop their style.

Through my signature styling services (both in-person and virtually), I help my clients better understand who they are today, where they want to be, and what message they want to convey to the world through their unique style.

I realize that style is a life skill that most of us are never taught and my value is rooted in my belief that every woman deserves to learn this skill. I know that when it comes to style, the finer details can make or break your look. So, I help women discover not just what to shop for, but I help them understand their body type, uncover their personal style archetypes, and teach them how to pull everything together into a seriously stylish look.

We’re interested to hear your thoughts on female leadership – in particular, what do you feel are the biggest barriers or obstacles?
Interestingly enough, most of the top stylists in the fashion field are women so I feel the barrier for entry is low. I think any woman has the opportunity to be a successful leader as long as she is well-informed (especially in her field) and aligns herself with the right network (including women and men) to generate the right opportunities.

Pricing:

  • (In-Person) Closet Edit – $399 (for up to three hours)
  • (In-Person) A Day in Style -$999 (plus wardrobe budget)
  • (In-Person) The Luxe Styling Experience – Starts at $2499 (plus wardrobe budget)
  • (Virtual) The RC Style Guide®️ – $24.99/month – Monthly Style Membership Guide
  • (Virtual) Personal Style Discovery – $399

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