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Written Testimonials (Individuals)
We take pride in exceeding our clients' expectations. We are PASSIONATE about seeing each woman expressing herself as her highest, finest vision of herself. We are excited by the transformations of our clients. But don't just take our word for it. Here are a few examples of how our clients' feel after working with us!
"I reached out to Natalie because I needed to desperately update my look. I was feeling blah and my wardrobe matched -- browns, grays, blacks -- making me look the way I was feeling. When I met Natalie, she was warm and welcoming. Then the work began. She helped me to understand my body type then showed me the types of clothing that I should wear to best compliment my lines. Then we went through color matching to see which hues made my skin tone ‘pop’. After that exercise, I walked away with tons of color swatches to use when I shop. She also reminded me (time and again) of the importance of accessorizing. :-)
Following Natalie's consultation resulted in a wardrobe that makes me look fabulous! I now wear corals and light blues and bold patterns and textures! I constantly get compliments on my ensembles. Now, professional women will stop me on the street to compliment me on my look.”
“Thanks a million for this afternoon. I left thinking...wow...I am confident that my style and presence are in the hands of a professional. I will need some business cards when I see you next time in preparation for more clients coming your way!! Like you, I have an MBA, and one of the things that I learned was that in building a business, one can have customers, and then there are "customers for life". I believe you've earned one today.”
“Since Tuesday, I have had three different people compliment me on how I look. Today, a lady I scarcely know stopped me to say, "We can never hear this enough, but I just wanted to tell you I think you are beautiful, and I think that beauty is on the inside as well." So, I write to say thanks so much for clearly getting me going down an infinitely better road - the proof and impact has been fairly immediate!!”
“Oh, where do I begin? You are just awesome. I can’t even begin to explain to you how powerful my time with you was and what an incredible impact it has had on me already. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You are talented, amazing and inspiring. I feel that I have a solid foundation upon which to build my wardrobe and image moving forward.”
"My goal was to determine a new style for me in my wardrobe while going through a career transition. After engaging Natalie as my image consultant, I am able to make choices of style with a new set of eyes. I know what looks best and how to play and capture my true essence."
I learned the “style lingo”, how to determine body proportion, and to evaluate color with my skin. I had been wearing pastel colors forever and learned that I needed warmer colors. My wardrobe is now evolving to brighter colors.
The consultation session was well prepared, organized and professional. The format used was very beneficial in capturing all of the key focus areas. We had so much fun the time flew by, however; I still left with a plan and the wardrobe and style advice I need to begin working on my own. This process is very intuitive and beneficial in learning more about yourself and expressing it through your wardrobe. Using the workbook and swatches provided allows me to know exactly which colors and styles that I need to go shopping. I no longer have to ponder on what to buy. I have my plan and stick to it during shopping decisions.
I think everyone should take time to invest in this in-depth image consultation to live and be their best.
Interior Design Consultant/Life Coach
I highly recommend the services of Natalie Jobity, chief image consultant of Elan Image Management. I thought I was going to Ms. Jobity for help with the 'author photo' on my book's jacket. What I came away with was a transforming experience of allowing the world to see who I truly am... an experience of unveiling my true nature and my true intentions in this world.
For me working with Ms. Jobity felt like a spiritual experience of discovering knowledge that is profound. When you invest in the image, wardrobe and styling services of Elan Image Management - everyone in your world will thank you for it.
Dr. Clare Albright
Psychologist, Author of "Neurofeedack: Transforming Your Life with Brain Biofeedback"
Orange County, California
"I am very thankful for having found you. In a very short period of time, your way of explaining what and why combined with your compassion for when I was nervous about a new direction really helped me know that I COULD change the way I look for the better. And not just in one outfit, but throughout my entire wardrobe. Spending time with you taught me that I can easily dress in a way that reflects who I truly am (all facets of me – not just one or two) and look great! Also, that I can stop being overwhelmed when I go shopping and I can find clothes that look great on me (that aren’t just black and white). Lastly, your ability to “keep it simple” is helping me to remember what to do for myself and to try new combinations in my existing wardrobe - everyday. I even did it this morning and I feel great today."
I can’t tell you how grateful I am. You have truly helped me (quickly) through this part of integrating myself into a more whole, beautiful being – inside and out! Thank you very much.
"I was very pleased with my image consultation with Natalie. She was very knowledgeable and professional. As soon as I walked through her doors, I felt that she could almost read my persona. We talked extensively, discussing what my needs, wants and my way ahead would be. She was very detailed in discussing what works and what does not work."
Example: I'm encouraged to no longer wear running shoes, blue jeans and baggy t-shirts as an outing out fit...actually her words were, "...you're not allowed to wear running shoes unless you're going running". However, she didn't stop there...she continued to show me alternatives to a casual, comfortable look that had polish and style without much fuss. I've historically been a blue jean and T-shirt kind of gal. Additionally I'm an Army service member who wears a uniform everyday...and have been fashion challenged for some time. Natalie provided me tools, great professional advice and was sincere and honest in our discussions. I'm going to embark on my first shopping experience armed with my new tools this weekend and I feel empowered and confident that I can accomplish my goals.
Executive Officer, US Army
Pentagon, Washington DC
I'm a naturally conservative dresser and was worried that anyone who advised me on my wardrobe would try to steer me too far out of my "comfort zone." Like many people, I have fixed thinking about myself and clothes. For example, I automatically rule out certain pieces because I think they would never be right for me.
The most amazing thing about working with Natalie is that she helped me incorporate my own style into a new wardrobe -- completely in my comfort zone, but immensely more chic!
Natalie was able to help me see beyond my own blind spots about fashion and look at pieces that I would never have looked at - yet I now consider completely "me." I was just on vacation and received constant compliments on my wardrobe - all of which I attribute to Natalie's help. She is an incredible resource and I turn to her again and again for advice.
President of Research Consultancy
Thank YOU. You bring a wonderful spirit and enthusiasm to this – and as a result, I enjoyed every moment of it. Today I wore the long jacket we bought with the trimmest black pants I have, and got a million compliments. So, great success…I confess to taking one thing out of the throwaway pile –but everything else is gone!! And, your suggestions in this email are wonderful. I will try them all.
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Let's talk awesome colors and feeling fun, happy and confident in colors that say what you FEEL. Thank you Natalie for showing me how to use color to express myself in my clothing and create the attitude about my appearance that I want to project using complimentary colors. My session for personal color consultation was time and money well spent! Personal style takes form on many different levels -- but for me (thanks to expert Elan advice), my style has taken a quantum leap forward recently as a result of color consultation. LADIES, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS to everyone. I am a believer! So much so that I plan to have the service done for my daughter as a gift. Talk to Natalie...SERIOUSLY....do this.
Designer of Artsy Fartsy jewelry line
Natalie, I don't know how to thank you! Since we met, I've been going on a few mock shopping trips with the purpose of learning to pay attention to color and to pick out the clothes with the details you taught me. On a trip a couple of weeks ago, I noticed that I was able to walk away from clothes that wouldn't be flattering to my body type without even having to try them on. On that trip, I bought my first piece of jewelry, a very simple silver necklace.
Yesterday, I went back to Macy's and I couldn't believe the difference in me! It is now second nature (so quickly!) for me to look for my colors first instead of concentrating on the clothes on the mannequins. If I saw something that I liked I could gauge it on the hanger right away to see if it might be flattering and worth my time (not the right seams to enhance my waist, moving on!"). And then - and this is the part that makes me emotional - when I did try on clothes and they didn't fit, I was able to look at the garment and analyze what about the piece wasn't working. I didn't blame myself! I am feeling more confident about my own ability to pick out a garment because most of the things I took into the dressing room were close to right for me. I didn't walk out of the mall feeling like a failure or incompetent.
Today I did wear jeans to the office, but they are the Not Your Daughter's Jeans I got (OMG, these are so great!) and a fuchsia top with my new bling! My hair is done as is my make up. Finally, I just want to say to you that I never thought I would learn so much in one session. I cannot believe how much of what you taught me has so quickly become a part of me. I really feel that, in the session with you and with your book, Frumpy To Fabulous: Flaunting It to serve as a reminder of what we talked about, you have given me the key to unlock this world that had been such a mystery.
I am on a good road, Natalie, and I thank God that I found you!
Federal Government Liaison
Silver Spring, Maryland
I was and continue to be very happy with the image consulting and personal shopping services provided by Natalie. I met with her over a year+ ago and still have her in mind when I buy new clothes and when I put outfits together. I just called her the other day to ask her what would be appropriate for a day trip to New York to attend several art gallery events. Her advice was spot on and I KNOW I would have defaulted to black plants and something had it not been for her. She does a great job and cares a great deal. I found the exercise of the style finding VERY helpful. I still use it as I consider outfits that I like and why and then decide how much from other styles I can truly incorporate and still feel ME. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her as an image and fashion consultant. Especially at this time of year, it’s a great place to make a new beginning of sorts.
CEO, Interior Design firm
I’ve got to tell you that going through my wardrobe with your guidance has been QUITE the eye opener! It’s actually made me stand up and take notice---the idea of first establishing a vision for a new direction and then purging and moving aggressively that way. Going through this process with you has given me a whole new sense of assertiveness and creative control. Thank you!
Vice President, Sales
The image and fashion consultation covered a wide range of topics through pre-meeting exercises covering clothing needs, perceptions of self image and messages this communicates, personal style preferences etc. Most importantly, these topics forces the participant to consider what their personal style is, what style they are moving towards and what they value. The preparation forms the groundwork for an intensely informative session with Natalie (image consultant and fashion stylist).
Natalie equips her clients to make informative decisions about the garments they wear that fit their body shape best. I understand my body better, and can exercise discretion in terms of what garments/colors/accessories compliments my figure and lifestyle. In addition to helping me set important image priorities, the session exposed me to different ways of thinking and reasoning about my personal/professional style. I gained insight into how to dress more femininely yet professionally.
At the end, the image statement was outstanding as it encapsulated how I want to and will articulate myself. Most importantly I came away with a solid understanding of what steps to take to get to my goals and I just have more confidence to make wise decisions.
Thanks a lot for your splendid work! No doubt I will recommend you to the world as the best image consultant. My friends in London are very impressed by my transformation. You are splendid at what you do. Keep up the good work.
Founder of BSS Group & Author of My Business Is My Business.
(Natalie) is really something special, she seems motivated by making us all feel BETTER about how we look. I am so used to berating myself with that voice in my head which picks on things I don't like about my looks, shape, or wardrobe. Natalie drowns out that voice by empowering women to embrace who they are -- as they are -- and making every shape, size, age, etc. look and feel GREAT.
I considered myself someone who was savvy and hip. I knew what was relevant in pop culture and I kept up with most trends. But you'd never know it by looking at my wardrobe. I could see what other people were doing with their style, but somehow trying on these trendy styles never fit well with me and I couldn't quite put together my own style. In a sense, I was fashion-blind.
My in-depth image consultation session with Natalie gave me a new pair of fashion eyes as she pointed out clothes that would flatter my body shape and helped me to pick colors that enhanced my look, not detracted. As a man, I'm sure I'm not alone in needing help with my wardrobe and Natalie's sound advice definitely gave me the right tools to head out into this brave new world of style.
Silver Spring, Maryland
The image consultation exceeded my expectations. I wanted a complete makeover and to understand myself better, which I now do. I discovered lots of things about myself I never knew.
You covered absolutely everything I wanted to know: color, proportion, shape, clothing, etc. Then you gave me suggestions for improvement. I am a much more aware shopper now. You were very thorough, knowledgeable and comprehensive and the materials you gave me were very professionally prepared. I will be very likely to recommend Élan Image Management to others—I feel everyone needs their own image consultant.
Everything was informative! I do very much appreciate at the end the “image statement” that was put together at the end of the session. Those words pop up in my mind whenever I shop for clothes, or wherever I go. They reinforce my resolve and decisive action about conveying the image I want, and a sense of accomplishment for investing in my well being. This stuff is like therapy! This was an excellent experience. You’re given the tools you need to move forward intentionally and positively. My first time out shopping was completely different because of how I applied the knowledge I had gained, and boy did I get compliments!
Dr. V Oji
Ellicott City, Maryland
When I decided to reach out to a fashion consultant and personal shopper to help me improve my professional image, I truly got more than I bargained for with Elan Image Management. Not only did I find out what looks best on me from the outside, I also discovered that I had so much on the inside that I was able bring out through the process, which then made my outside (image) more effective, credible and authentic. People have definitely noticed the difference in me and I really do feel the difference too. I came away from the consultation feeling so good and prepared for anything.
Every person is different, and that is exactly how I was treated—like the unique individual I am with advice customized to me. The time was well spent on who I am and what I wanted to achieve and HOW to achieve them, with guidance and advice tailored to me and my professional and social goals.
So, if you are ready to do the work and listen to the experts, you are ready for Elan Image Management. It's a great experience. I will be returning for more!!
Corporate Communications & Media Relations
Thank you so much for Saturday. I learned a lot both about style and myself in a short time. You are very talented. I am inspired by you, the way you hold yourself and present yourself with style and confidence and energy. And smiles!
It was a really great experience working with you on defining the guidelines for the new "Me" and I thank you for your spontaneity, time, effort and patience put into it. I think the longest I have ever managed a session of clothes shopping was about 2-3 hours. So what we did was an absolute marathon for me, but good! So once again thank you ever so much for squeezing me in your full schedule and I will keep you informed on progress and back steps. Thank you sooo much!
I can't thank you enough. It's been an intense yet rewarding process so far and I'm looking forward to make some major progress. I have been reflecting on much of what we discussed and I'm already looking online for items now that reflect my new sense of style. In the mean time I will keep studying and applying what I can. I'm already looking at my calendar to see what events I have coming up to sport my new style :-)
Natalie just has a great personality and working with her was just a pleasure. She was a great listener and understood where I was coming from and through that she suggested items that complimented me. The charts and materials were very helpful. I can use the charts to find the right piece of clothing since I have a picture of it. I learned SO MUCH that I always knew but did not know how to address. I am recommending Elan’s services to all my good girlfriends who need help with their image. Continue doing what you are doing!
Ho Yan C
Department of Defense
Thank you so much for the wonderful workshop on Saturday. I was truly inspired afterwards, and even went to Nordstroms over the weekend -- I did not feel nearly as helpless and lost as I usually do while shopping :) I even got a couple pair of summer shoes that I actually love (!), and I got a pair of NYDJ that they are tailoring this week! Now at least I have 2 items from your list of must-haves...a big improvement for me! I am looking forward to working with you again in the future.
Stay at Home Mother
Ellicott City, Maryland
I was impressed with Natalie’s professionalism and obvious knowledge of her craft. I wanted to find a way to reduce my frustration when shopping for clothing. Natalie did a good job of explaining the reasons why some of the clothing choices I have been making were not the most flattering choices I could have made. She allowed me to pass by many pieces of clothing that I would have spent time trying on previously. I valued everything in our consultation.
I just wanted to tell you how much it meant to me that you were able to make it to the photo shoot AND bring me clothes and accessories that I could borrow! it would NOT have been the same without your presence and input! Wow! You are awesome! I appreciate it sooo much!
Tanya Dallas Lewis
Award winning Gospel singer
I got the new bra the same day I had the image consultation with you, and have purchased another since then. It does make a big difference. Shortly after that, my mother and I found this really great dress based on the pointers I now have, and I have gotten nothing but wonderful compliments whenever I wear it. It's a summer dress, so I'll have to look for some more for the different seasons. I also now only look for tops and jackets that meet the conditions of elongating my torso, and I've really noticed the difference. I pulled my heels out of the closet and no longer only reserve my "nice clothes", shoes, etc. for special occasions. Of course I'm paying attention to my colors, but that comes with more practice since I still carry the swatches in my purse so I always have them when I'm in the stores.
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
I was very impressed with Natalie in general. Natalie gave me a great descriptions of what to expect before the consultation and I received what she promised. She is very personable and enthusiastic. Natalie made excellent recommendations to assist me in improving my personal and professional image. I was impressed with the techniques that she used in assessing my personal style and diagnosing my challenges and the ease at which she was able to provide workable solutions.
Natalie is excellent. She knows her stuff and communicates it very well. I highly recommend her services and hope to use her as my image and fashion consultant again in the future.
Vice President, Financial Services
It has been amazing. Everyone on the job was very impressed. My current supervisor was speechless. Some people, who I had not seen for a while, walked by and then doubled back to give me a “thumbs up”. My former supervisor (vice-president on campus), is a tall, slender fashionista and former nun of 27 years, says she “absolutely loves it” and wanted to know “who did this?” I told her all about you and she wanted to know the whole story. Then she asked if I could stop by her office (2 blocks away) because she wanted to do a special reveal there and sent out this email to the ladies in her area “Be sure to see Alvette when she comes by at 1:00 today for her OEA 'reveal.' She has a great story of her makeover!” Several of the directors here have asked for your information as well.
I received “I love your look” comments from people I pass on the street and ride the elevator with. I tell them my image consultant showed me how and immediately they want to know more and say this is something they would definitely like to do for themselves.
Administrator, Univerisity of Maryland
Fashion Makeover winner from Remarkable Women Ministry Group, NPBC, Baltimore, Maryland
I just want to thank you so much for the outstanding styling/image consulting service you provided for my recent photo shoot. I must say that, initially, I did not think I needed input on pulling together outfits for my photo shoot since I, too, have a delicious passion for fashion. Then I thought --that I'm getting my hair, my nails and my makeup done for the shoot. Why not pay a professional fashion consultant who has knowledge and an eye for the correct color and style -- to assist me with presenting my best stylish self to the world by way of the Internet.
It was fantastic! In addition to having a great time with you sorting through my closet and drawers, I had so much fun at the photo shoot giving the different looks you suggested --- from professional to playful. The pictures look great! And guess what??? The red and black outfit that I was so resistant about turned out to be my favorite after all. Thank you again. I will tell the world about Élan Image Management!
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Hi Natalie, I hope your wrists are fully recovered! I just wanted to tell you what a positive impact you've had on my life. With your advice, I have revised my wardrobe, and have never received more compliments. I feel much more confident and I finally found my wrap dress!!!! I so enjoyed meeting you and learning so, so much from you! I went straight to Nordstrom and bought two new bras and 1 pair of jeans!! I look smashing. And, I bought two sleeveless blouses with ruffles for spring! I'm a new, ALLURING woman thanks to you!!! I had so much fun. My sister is trying to lose weight because I promised my gift to her would be a consultation with you. Hope you are having a wonderful summer!
I am so excited!! I got the color swatches you prepared for me and they are wonderful!! I used them last week while shopping and even the sales clerks were wowed! Thank you for all of your efforts in putting this together for me. I am thrilled with the color swatches and with all of your professional assistance and ideas. I have given several of your cards out already so don’t be surprised if you hear from one or more of my friends. Your biggest fan!
I cannot thank you enough. Your session has served as an eye opener and will help me make better choices later. For the past 4 days I’ve been wearing new clothes and new style of shawl. Every day I get compliments; people say I look slimmer and taller. I enjoy it. I feel so good and delighted with my changes. The last time I felt good about my look must have been many, many years ago. I’m so happy with these changes and the remarks that I get. Thanks a lot for your advice and motivation. I cannot describe to you how these new images make me feel. Now, I think I’m more confident to dress up. I feel I can go shopping and I have a clearer understanding of what accessories can do for my image.
Mother and Marketing Manager
I’ve known Natalie for the past 10 years and we immediately connected. She has a unique skill of being able to see the whole picture while also appreciating the details.
Personally, I have relied on Natalie because I respect her opinion and admire her insight. She takes an analytical, consultative approach in all that she does. She listens to her clients but also has the confidence to tell them when she sees a different approach. She is responsive, client-focused and is uncompromising in her standards. You can count on Natalie to give you the attention you deserve while providing her unique brand of guidance.
Sandra L. Bauman, Ph.D
Principal, Bauman Research and Consulting
I have known Natalie Jobity on a personal level for over 8 years and can attest to her appreciation for fashion and her capability to keep abreast of what is in vogue. Natalie has a keen sense of her own personal style. So, I decided to take a chance and see how her interpretation of style would work on me.
I was pleased with my fashion consultation and found that Natalie was equally capable of translating my own self-image into a style that was more fashionably conscious, but still maintained my sense of my own individuality. She inspired me to try outfits that I never before anticipated would look good on me and I still find myself exploring different styles as a result of Natalie's initial consultation over two years ago.
I have been a client of Élan Image Management for 9 years. Natalie has been successful in slowly molding a stylish personal image for me as I evolved from maternity, to stay at home mom, to a successful business owner. Natalie’s devotion to her clientele is unmatched, and her passion for the business and doing what she loves is genuine.
She is uniquely skilled at easing you out of your comfort zone into a new arena where you are just as comfortable but one hundred times more fabulous. She is firm but flexible and offers sound, well thought out advice on colour, fashion and the current trends that apply.
As a client of Élan Image Management, you don’t just get a makeover, you get a renewed sense of spirit and a confidence that comes from knowing that you look your best and can face any challenge.
Leisel Renée Jobity
MG Design & Architecture, Barbados
I highly recommend Natalie Jobity as an image consultant. She made me feel very comfortable during the consultation. She was very insightful, personable and professional. She is passionate and excited about letting people's best selves show through their appearance. She honed in on my personal style and image and made recommendations for accessories that complimented the shape of my face and that I felt comfortable wearing. Moreover, she broadened the range of blouses and shirts I am able to wear by showing me what styles compliment my figure.
I am very happy with the services she provided and I recommend her highly. I plan on working with Natalie again in the near future.
New York, New York
Natalie, at Élan Image Management, has been working with me since July of 2004. Since that time, I have seen many radical, positive, changes in my personal appearance and fashion sense. Because of the intrinsic dullness of my job, I had the tendency to not pay much attention to my personal style. As long as my clothes were properly laundered, my ties were looped correctly, and my shoes were polished; I was happy. My life was one continuous cycle of blue and white shirts and bland ties. This total lack of personality in my work dress, also manifested itself in unproductive ways in my personal, non-work attire. My personal sense of style was slowly been leached out of me, one outfit at a time. I had to make a change so I decided to seek the help of an image consultant.
After my initial consultation with Natalie and our subsequent shopping trips; my personal style and wardrobe options have improved remarkably. With Natalie’s help I am able to stretch beyond my comfort zone, and choose clothing that is now more representative of who I am, and the image that I want to show to the world (professionally and on also personal level). I am very pleased with the process and outcome and happy I invested the time and money to enhance my image using Élan Image Management’s services.
Financial Analyst, LMCO