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About

As a personal and commercial stylist as well as a busy mom, I understand the versatility our closets need to keep us looking stylish while maintaining comfort. I start with what a client loves and move from there to capture the wardrobe goals that make sense for each client's lifestyle needs. We all deserve to feel in control of our closets, confident in what we wear and enjoy getting dressed.  I know a well-planned wardrobe can save you countless hours, stress, and money, and I love helping my clients master their style.

I believe style is for everyone. It can elevate our mood, tell the story of who we are, and help us achieve the goals with have for our life. Hiring a personal stylist is no longer just for the elite but is an investment in your own self-care. We all lead busy lives and in a world where first impressions and personal brands matter. Your style is often times the first thing someone notices about you; it is important to put your best foot forward.

 

Perhaps you are too busy to shop, don't enjoy it, or just need some guidance on how to put together looks to achieve your style goals. I am excited to help you step into your full style potential.

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"I believe everyone deserves to look polished and present their own personality through style. I am here to take the stress out of getting dressed and help you gain style confidence. Whether you're too busy to create the wardrobe you crave, are not sure how to dress for your body shape or certain events, or just uninspired with your current closet. I am here to make you feel confident and organized and help you enjoy getting dressed. Clothing is my passion and I truly love getting to know my clients while producing a personalized project."

- Kelly Hillegass

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BACKGROUND

I began my journey while styling, directing, and shooting as social media was gaining ground as a marketing tool. This included working with established photographers, business owners, and stylists.  Soon after, I began working in retail merchandising and buying while continuing to work for local fashion events. This is where I really fell in love with providing customers with a personalized shopping experience. 

 

In 2014 I moved to New York City to continue to grow my career in fashion. While living in New York I worked at major fashion public relations firm, PR Consulting.

With a love for the beach and being close to family, I moved back down south taking a job at a locally based wholesale brand Simply Noelle as the Lead Stylist. I worked at Simply Noelle for five years as a Lead Stylist and wore many hats, working in marketing, product development, creative direction, and model/talent management, including traveling overseas for production and design meetings. 

Having over 16 years of experience I offer commercial and editorial shoots for businesses providing on-brand styling and imagery. If you're interested in personalized style, styled fashion shoots, creative direction, or shoot management - I would love to speak with you.

I have been featured in Southern Living Magazine (July 2018) where I styled a featured family, Gifts and Dec Magazine (Fall 2018) for fall trends, Focus on the Coast (January 2020) about wedding fashion trends, WILMA Magazine (April 2021) in the "Find your Style" feature, and The Best of Wilmington Magazine (August 2022) for styling the cover and fall style story.

I made my styling services available for hire in June 2018 and provide personal, commercial, and editorial styling services. As an industry expert I work with well-known style mentors to constantly provide you with the highest level of service.

To learn more

For more information about services offered, styling packages, and rates, send an email to hello@kellyhillegass.com or visit the Contact page.

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