Friday, November 20, 2009

The "Doctor of Closetology" makes a call

Jackie Walker,  "Doctor of Closetology," held an event at the South Loop Wine Cellar at 1442 S. Michigan Ave. Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The event combined wine tasting along with practical advice on how to organize that "room of emotion," your closet.

Walker, a professional in the fashion industry, has lectured across the country on how to match your clothing choices to inner you. Most women have full outfits hanging in their closets that they've never worn, have not intention of wearing, yet can't seem to bid them farewell. Most of the time, the clothes you don't wear just don't fit your personality, or as Walker says, your fashion persona.

In Walker's best-selling book I Don't Have a Thing to Wear: The Psychology of Your Closet, she identifies five fashion personas: The Classic, The Romantic, The Natural, The Dramatic, The Mood Dresser. Most women don't fit one persona, but are usually a combination of two or more. The important thing is to discover what your fashion persona is, so you feel good about the clothes you purchase and wear.

As Jilly Brady, Founding Director and President of The Sackrider Museum of Handbags said, "I'm my authentic self. This seminar confirmed what I've always believed." Brady doesn't buy clothes based on the latest fashion, but rather on clothes that make her feel and look good. And that's the goal of the Closetology experience: helping you realize your fashion persona so you can discover what clothes work best for you. According to Walker, once you discover your fashion persona, you'll never say, "I don't have a thing to wear."

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