Last Wednesday, after a busy day at work, I decided to treat myself and spend some quality time with one of my really good friends and professional stylist Sabrina Gonzalez—yes, I find it therapeutic to spend quality time with friends, after all sometimes they give some really good advice without the hefty price of a therapist.
Sabrina is the owner of AlterEgo Wardrobe Consulting, a style consulting studio that works hand in hand with their clients to help them discover a new aspect of themselves; as such I decided to pick at her brain for a little advice.
I’ve known Sabrina for about twelve years now and ever since I met her she’s had great sense of style. She is one of those strong, hard-working Latina women, the ones you meet for the first time and immediately gravitate towards.
As a professional, Sabrina has worked in the corporate world for many years and definitely knows firsthand if you want to get somewhere in any business you have to look the part.
So I had been sitting in this coffee shop for about fifteen minutes when this six foot tall-looking—even though she’s only like 5’2—woman waltzed in the door wearing some killer pumps, a lace black top and the confidence of a woman that knows she’s the.. well, you get my point.
After all the customary greetings we get into talking about how things are going for each other, and more specifically about her new business. AlterEgo is a venture that has been in the works for some time and myself, as well as other people who know Sabrina, had been pushing her to launch. What can I say, I know talent when I see it.
Sabrina’s take on style and fashion go beyond the on-going trends, her take and philosophy transcend time for not everyone has the luxury to spend as much money as possible on clothes that are only good for one season. Also, everyone deserves to look good and feel even better, no wonder her slogan is “dressing you for the time of your life.”
As far as what her favorite garments are, well, she has one approach; they have to be timeless, relevant and of good quality. She believes anyone is capable of looking good however not everyone has the eye for great style. What is the point of wearing designer duds if you don’t look good in them?
Some people just need a little help getting it together and getting it right. AlterEgo’s mission is to help everyone discover a new side of themselves and Sabrina plans to do it by working hand in hand with every client. The goal is to build on what they already like, as opposed to imposing a specific style that not everyone can pull-off.
By developing a person’s own style they’ll feel more comfortable about themselves and consequently will feel more secure and develop a confidence that will project everywhere they go. By teaching every client about shopping smart for clothes they’ll be able to save a lot more money by only buying those pieces that never go out of style, like the little black dress. Lastly, by wearing clothes that are relevant (on trend or similar to) the look will stay current and there won’t be a need to buy clothes that look just like the ones from three seasons ago.
Sabrina’s take on fashion is not only excellent but one that will benefit everyone not only in style but at a personal level— I know I will definitely be seeking her advice again soon. After all, we all need a little help once in a while.
For more information about AlterEgo or to schedule an appointment, please contact Sabrina Gonzalez at 408-835-5790 or send her an email at email@example.com
It’s that time of the year again, when young teenage girls start to get frazzled over what dress to wear to their senior prom. It’s like having a quinceañera all over again but without spending a boat load of money.
True, not everyone is so lucky to have a quinceañera but that is the main reason why girls should not skip prom; it is less expensive, all their friends will be there, and they will look like the princesses they truly are. Continue reading
Christian Louboutin Steps Out in the “Gareth” Shoe, Named After Rugby Player Gareth Thomas | Out Magazine
I wish I could afford these shoes but I can’t, I can still appreciate the beauty of them however.
Christian Louboutin Steps Out in the “Gareth” Shoe, Named After Rugby Player Gareth Thomas | Out Magazine.
Miami was certainly one of the best experiences and fun I’ve had in a very long time. I got to party Miami style and was able to take in all the city has to offer. Being in one of the top party cities in the world I got to see a lot of characters and styles—and the lack thereof. Continue reading
“Nino!!!” a little, sweet angelical voice sounds all throughout the house, “Lu-na” the little voice says, filling the house with joy. It seems like yesterday when this little angel came into this world to fill my family and me with happiness.
There is a saying that states that one man can change the world, or something like that, but nobody ever talks about how a 16 pound toddler can change a life and that is exactly what baby Luna did for me. Today I couldn’t picture my life without her.
What does this have to do with fashion? You might be asking. Well, everything. Continue reading