Karna Johnson Styling Associates, providing Effortless Style
Getting dressed involves so many factors: finding the right styles in the perfect fit for your lifestyle, integrating trends into your wardrobe, finding the perfect placement for everything in your closet, and finally, having completed looks accessorized and ready to go so that you actually wear the beautiful things you have. Karna is a lifestyle fashion stylist, so she believes that you can walk the Red Carpet every day. She knows that your demanding schedule doesn’t always allow for the many details it takes to achieve the essence of your own personal style. Consequently, Karna has made your “Effortless Style” her mission and will handle every fashion related detail specifically for you, taking away all the hassle, anxiety and minutia of getting dressed. When it comes to your perfected personal style, every detail is handled, period.
Karna has over 15 years of experience serving and styling clients who lead extraordinary lives. She possesses a unique ability to understand and interpret a client’s own personal style and their individual wardrobe challenges. Combining her extensive background in designer and couture fashion, visual merchandising and organization, and a unique comprehension of her clients’ needs and lifestyles, Karna is well prepared to make your wardrobe and personal style a cohesive and effortless experience.
Karna and her associates will refine and polish the look that’s right for you, a look that you can own. They will guide you through the trends each season, merchandise and organize your closet according to the way you get dressed, create a comprehensive wardrobe by editing and adding key pieces, and style “ready-to-go” outfits just for you. With this, you’ll realize that your life is transformed, every time you walk out the door knowing you look fantastic.
Whether you want to personalize and improve your unique style or completely transform yourself, Karna and her associates have the capability to “change the way you get dressed, and change your life.”
Styling and Image Consultation
Let’s begin a comprehensive process that will change the way you get dressed, start to finish. With an initial discussion at your home or office, we will embark on a transforming process that will truly change the way you think of fashion and how it relates to your style, your figure, the way you get dressed, and your life. I want to know what your day-to-day life looks like, and what you wish it looked like. I want to give you the ability and confidence to try new things while remaining true to yourself. Our initial meeting will be relaxed and open, I want to know you, your lifestyle and what you want to achieve together with short term and long term goals.
I’m not out to make you into a runway model or make changes so that you aren’t comfortable and don’t recognize yourself. (Unless that’s what you want) My purpose is to identify and refine your style in a way that makes you feel confident, defines who you are, and reveals the real you, fashionably.
Event Attire Styling and Dressing
“Confidence is the ultimate accessory.”
Let me take the anxiety of your next formal event, business meeting or special date. Together we will create a vision and make it come to life for your event. I can style an ensemble that makes you look like a million dollars while still feeling like yourself.
We’ll find the dress of your dreams along with the necessary underpinnings and have it altered to fit you perfectly, in the comfort of your home. The right jewelry, bag, shoes, make-up and hairstyle need to flow together and create a polished, effortless image. Let me take on the challenge and do all the work to present you with options for your affair.
The day of the event requires a great deal of energy as well. Let me choreograph your schedule for the day with hair and makeup, and insure it’s consistent with the finished look beyond your most glamorous dreams. I’ll be your lady in waiting, dressing, buttoning, zipping, I’ll even tie your bow and get you into the limo. Best of all, any last minute unexpected fashion emergencies will handled with style and grace.
This is also a service that clients enjoy for an upcoming presentation or major business event. (Or even a hot date!)
Over the course of my career, I’ve made strategic connections with Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Barney’s, the major boutiques of Michigan Avenue and well known designers. With the access I have to their extensive selections, I’m able to pull together a new wardrobe, find a specific shoe, or snag that “It Bag” of the season. Best of all, in most cases the merchandise is on loan and we’re able to work no one can get their hands on.
You can stick to your busy schedule and let me do the work, bring it to you, and work with you in your home or office. No searching the racks, harsh lighting, inattentive (or overly-attentive) sales associates; just you, your stylist and a world of possibilities. Clients who are chronic travelers, work-aholics, and those who don’t have the time but need a perfected look, find this process, to be invaluable.
On the other hand, you may choose to be actively involved in the process. I’ll do the prep work in advance, guide you through the racks, keep us focused on our goals, and facilitate exceptional service. With this approach, we’ll be situated in a private fitting room and shopping will be fun once again. Although on your own it seems impossible, a successful shopping spree with a professional provides the ultimate satisfaction.
Any of your gifts, whether corporate, holiday, personal or otherwise, can be taken care of with a quick phone call. When you have a Personal Shopper at the ready, you won’t have to worry about a thing. Whether it’s a last minute birthday or wedding gift, a company retreat, or even your entire holiday wish list, the selection of, shopping for, and presentation of, can be “wrapped up” conveniently.
Gift Certificates for fashion styling and the entire valuable services Karna Johnson Styling Associates offer are also an ideal gift for anyone on your list. Give the gift of style, your sister, husband, boyfriend or the friend who has everything will thank you for it.
Change is good. When life gets in the way of fashion and our style is neglected, it’s time to prioritize. If your wardrobe needs a major overhaul, we’ll find a place to start and dive in together. Refining and editing what you already have is the first step, from there we can add key pieces and fresh additions to help build the image you want to present.
Life happens. Ignoring your VOGUE subscription, having a baby, change in job or lifestyle, loss of weight fluctuation and other transitions one goes through create the need to update. Perhaps you need key pieces but can’t determine exactly what they are. Maybe you can’t decipher what the trends are or which silhouettes compliment your figure. Maybe you want to start from square one hand . Don’t fret and become overwhelmed, let me help.
Custom Closet Merchandising
Have you ever walked into a store where everything just “clicked”? Suddenly, what was on racks and shelves was transformed into outfits. The challenge of buying outfits rather than pieces turned into excitement about the ensembles you would create there. That was “merchandising” at its best. But what worked for you may not work for someone else.
When you got home with your purchases, you filed them into your closet. Perhaps a week later you couldn’t even remember the outfits that had easily fallen together in that store. Your purchases didn’t flow together and make sense the way they had in the store.
When it comes to shopping, the visual merchandising appeals differently to everyone. What I’ve realized is that when you enter your closet, you’re shopping for something to wear. It should be merchandised to compliment the way you get dressed. If you’re not inspired when you approach your closet, it’s time for a change. Like that shopping experience, making your clothes accessible to you for your lifestyle is vital to the way you get dressed.
Now imagine that walking into your closet and being inspired. Just like in the store, your clothes, shoes and accessories are presented in a way that flows with how you wear them. This makes Custom Closet Merchandising an ideal solution for someone who has plenty of clothes but nothing to wear.
Leave the work to us, your closet organization, management and upkeep is a science in which my associates and I have many years of experience. We can whip any mess into shape, or completely overhaul on a disaster zone.
Wish you had a Google search button in your closet for the question: “What should I wear today?”
Let me make getting dressed easy by making you a Personal Lookbook complete with photos of fully styled outfits from your closet and all you’ll have to do is page through to choose your look for the day.
I will work through your closet and pull great looks together, and in a way that makes sense to you. I will present a cohesive collection of outfits with your own clothes that you can’t wait to wear.
This is ideal for the client who loves fashion, but is puzzled each season trying to create outfits out of the pieces they already have? Maybe you’re overwhelmed when it comes to accessorizing or navigating the season’s trends into looks that will flatter you and work well with your existing wardrobe.
With photos of your new looks compiled in a hardcover, Personalized Lookbook, you’ll be able to instantly reference professionally styled solutions to the age old “what to wear” dilemma. Let me provide real life wardrobe solutions to suit your needs.
Closet Organization/ Upkeep
If you have a busy lifestyle and a lot of clothes, your closet might just be working against you. Fashion is a major investment and investments need cared for. Getting dressed each morning with everything in its place, clean, pressed, and easy to find is a major component in presenting your most polished and confident self, which is ultimately why you made that investment.
Dry cleaning piles up or comes back and gets put in the wrong place. Hangers get turned around and things fall to the floor, belts and sleeves tangle, shoes clutter the floor and bags are strewn across the shelves and what you’ve worn for the past week piles up on a chair. When finding an outfit becomes a gamble, your closet is poised for attack.
Everyone’s closet gets unruly. Don’t worry, I’ve seen it all.
Not only does organization get attention, but as I realize your furs are still in the coat closet and its April , I take them to storage for you. When I notice your shoes worn down, I take them for repair. If a sweater has a hole, it goes to the re-weaver for help. There are so many details won’t be overlooked, and everything lands perfectly in place when I’m finished.
Now imagine coming home in a rush to make a meeting or keep a reservations, and “poof” it was perfectly in order. With a periodic closet sweep, (I recommend monthly) your favorite looks will be immediately accessible, easy to find and ready to wear. What a relief!
Seasonal Wardrobe Rotation
If you’re overwhelmed each season with the task of exchanging your linens for wools, boots for sandals, fur collars for sundresses, let me take care of it for you.
Every season fashionistas are faced with the decisions of what to store and what to wear, what to get rid of and what to keep. Generally I see “seasonal wardrobe anxiety” around March, June, September, and December. Albeit arduous, it’s a task that must get done, so take the work away and assign it to a professional. My associates and I will breeze through create a rack of “edits” for you to approve, store and organize your seasonal things for next year, and spruce up some of your stand-bys from the new season with the freshest accessories.
Whether you’re home or away, we’ll handle everything and provide tips and advice to help you make fashion decisions you won’t regret.
Closet Design Consultation
Is a new/ updated closet in your future?
In a perfect world, builders and interior designers would know which components you need to truly make your closet work. In this world however, it requires an intimate knowledge of your clothing and habits of dressing; not just how many square feet of rod space was filled on the day your closet was measured. So many variables go into building the perfect closet so that everything fits in and your new space presents a cohesive and organized shopping experience every time you enter. This has to do with closet merchandising too, it must be built around the way you get dressed.
Someone familiar with your lifestyle and wardrobe, and with experience in visual merchandising, is an asset during the building process. Having someone you trust remove the complexity out of planning your ideally merchandised closet will provide you with years of easy dressing. I will consult with your builder or interior designer to make your new closet one that will not only work better, but will be flexible enough to evolve with your style and seasonal and long-term needs.
Consignment of Luxury Goods
In the process of editing your closet, you may find it hard to part with some things … unless you are turning those cast-offs into cash. Receiving a paycheck for your surplus clothing, shoes and bags can make parting very sweet sorrow!
The HAUTE Spot, a division of Karna Johnson Enterprises, is a high-end fashion consignment e-boutique. We provide a unique approach to the consignment experience. We select our merchandise from private clients and commercial accounts and are specialized and exclusive in high-end fashion. Our store is always open, so your items will be marketed professionally and confidentially in the international marketplace.
Our personalized consignment experience offers you the least amount of hassle. If it’s not me whisking your items away for you, you’ll meet with Jennifer, our Merchandise Coordinator, who will pick up your items, explain our process from beginning to end, and manage your account while your merchandise is being sold.
Travel Wardrobe Planning and Packing
If travel is on your agenda, be advised, there’s nothing like a well planned, beautifully packed wardrobe for your trip.
Whether you need to pack lightly or bring the trunks along, whether you’re flying privately or commercial, or traveling over water, on safari, down mountains, or escaping to warmer climates, we all agree, packing is a pain. You’ll need looks that work together, versatile enough for day-to-evening dressing, and come out of your luggage looking great without seeing an iron. I can do that. We’ll start by compiling everything you need, style and strategize the outfits and I’ll pack it up, making your trip (and the things that come out of your luggage) a smooth success.