Say hello to our dedicated stylists...
Carly started her styling journey in the classroom, teaching high school students about fashion and clothing construction. To supplement her love of fashion, she begin working as a personal shopper with a local boutique and a Boston-based styling firm as side jobs. After six years in Boston, Carly headed home to her beloved midwest in 2011 to pursue her wardrobe consulting dream and À La Mode was born. Making her clients feel stylish, in an effortless way, is Carly's favorite part of her job. Carly loves any great boho-chic outfit, helping women find their waist, and getting men out of black shoes!
Jessica has been in love with fashion ever since she saw the movie, "Clueless". Since then, fashion has been a huge part of her life. Whether it is dressing friends and family for events, or helping clients make big changes in their lives, Jessica loves every part of it. While working as a teacher for the last seven years, she has always found time to keep herself up to date with the latest fashion trends, taking styling seminars at FIT and costume design courses. When colleagues started seeking her styling advice, Jessica realized styling was her true calling and began working with clients in New Jersey through her own styling business. Jessica loves applying her teaching skills to help clients build a fabulous new wardrobe that expresses their individuality. She believes the perfect fit and look can transform anyone into a better version of themselves! Now a mom of a toddler and baby boy, Jessica understands how important it is to want to feel good about yourself and get back that before baby confidence. In 2013, Jessica moved to Minneapolis from New Jersey, living only ten minutes outside Manhattan, where the world of fashion was just outside her door. She is thrilled to bring her love of style to Minneapolis, her new home.
Kathy loves meeting new people and helping women grow more confident in whom they are in their everyday wardrobe or dressing for that special event. Kathy has always had a love for fashion, but her education of outfitting others started while working retail fitting rooms. Kathy often says, "Fit is to fit; it's not too big or too tight." Kathy is a blog author at Bridging the Gap ( www.mnbtg.org ) where she often writes about self esteem, new trends and stylists tips. One of her newest adventures is speaking for women's conferences and hosting style shows.
Kathy is a wife of 28 years and mom of three children, ranging in ages from 11 to 26. She understands the different hats moms wear and the need for versatile ward-robing, running from the office to the kids’ soccer game. Kathy wants you to be confident and comfortable in your clothing. She will help you know how to choose styles that fit your body type and lifestyle.
By the time Sydnie was old enough to be drawn to the aesthetics of fashion apparel, she knew the mall was her second home. Her earliest memories came from being pushed in her stroller through the array of window displays, fabrics and people. This environment intrigued her young mind. She even gave her best efforts in dressing herself fashion-forward; although this may have included mis-matched socks, crazy patterns, and vibrant colors, it was the start to a life-long journey. Since then, Sydnie has studied at South Dakota State University and obtained her degree in apparel merchandising and minors in dance and business in 2014. The most notable experience through her college journey was interning for Project Runway famed designer, Christopher Straub in the Minneapolis area the summer of 2013. She learned so many ins and outs of garment construction, that it made shopping even more of an analytical process. She, herself was also able to learn how to do further clothing construction, creating patterns, sketching designs, and all in all, growing in her confidence. Moving to the Minneapolis in 2015, she began styling for À la Mode, as well as becoming the brains (and writer) behind most all of À La Mode's social media and blog.
Gwenn recognized that style plays an important role at a young age as she watched her dad meticulously get ready for work. The lesson she took from his example is that style and wardrobe are silent communicators. Combined, they are our personal visual art that creates confidence and can motivate and influence others we interact with. Gwenn’s retail sales and styling career began over 30 years ago when she was a Personal Shopper with For Your Image at Dayton’s. She has since held numerous sales and management positions ranging from national retailers and custom closet design to a small men’s boutiques specializing in custom shirts and suiting. She has a true passion for making every person she works with look and feel their best. Her ultimate goal is to ensure all her clients see the value in the investment of consulting and that together you cultivate a wardrobe that on a daily basis allows you to pull together a timeless and effortless expression of who you are. She has a great sense for pairing items you already own with supplemental pieces and accessories to create a closet full of go to looks for work and play. In her spare time, Gwenn enjoys interior design, traveling and spending time with family, especially being “Nana” to her grandson and twin granddaughters.
Cara is our scheduling specialist and assistant. When you schedule an appointment online or over the phone, Cara will take great care to set you up with the stylist that best fits your needs and your schedule!