Pat Tonnema - Wardrobe Stylist | Personal Shopper



                           Wardrobe Stylist




ph. 425.223.5421
cell. 206.683.0047

In today’s very image-conscious world, a wardrobe makeover with the help of a wardrobe stylist or personal shopper can offer a decided advantage.  Dressing well not only communicates taste and style, but also gives us a powerful sense of belonging wherever we are.  For all your activities -- business, leisure, special events and travel -- I can save you time and energy.  Let a stress-free, confidently stylish new you step forward!

personal shopper  If you are...

  • Just too busy to shop for clothes
  • Dismayed by the chaos of your closet
  • Overwhelmed by the array of fashion choices
  • Somewhere on the style-scale between REI and Versace
  • In need of a semi - or total - wardrobe revamp

wardrobe stylist  Let a professional wardrobe stylist bring you...

  • Experience from over 20 years as a Hollywood costume designer on films - Wayne's World - and hundreds of TV commercials - Lexus, McDonald's, Jenny Craig, Budweiser, Playstation
  • Insight from wardrobe consulting and personal shopping for select private clients (men, women, even kids!)
  • Enthusiasm, organization, and a sense of fashion both timeless and contemporary
  • Respect for your image, comfort and budget

Pat Tonnema  Here's how it works...

  • We discuss your lifestyle, personal preferences and needs
  • We review your closet (organizing optional) to keep what works, store what’s worthy and get rid of what’s tired (expect ruthless editing)
  • We go shopping together, or I pre-select items in stores in the Seattle or Bellevue area before you arrive to try them on, and then you buy what you love
  • Or, I go shopping alone with your wish list, bring items to your home or office to try on, you reimburse me for keeps and then I return the rest

Pat Tonnema  Rave Reviews

  • Katrina:  ”you have a real gift! It's rare that I feel comfortable in the presence of a style expert, but you made it all a lot of fun.  I already feel more confident about choosing "real world" outfits. [Please feel free to use me as a reference if you need a "style-challenged average Jane" to sing your praises!]”
  • Jennifer: “We just wanted to send out another BIG thank you for your lovely presence at our program last week.  We really enjoyed your energy, enthusiasm, and all your creative ideas for wardrobe styling.  After you left, everyone was still talking about all the ways you showed us to wear a scarf. :)  It was a really fun, dynamic program, and we appreciate all the work you put into making it memorable.”
  • David:   “I'm happy to report that my experience this morning was great - you were fast, told me your opinions quickly, were extremely professional and explained concepts and tips in a manner I could understand.  I look forward to putting those tips to work in the future and build on what we started.  Feel free to pass this reference on to who you'd like, you deserve it!”
  • Sharon: “I appreciate your understanding my profession and helping me dress 'appropriate' to the occasion.  When I speak I need to look professional but my style and manner, because of the subject, has a hard edge which you have helped to soften with my clothes.  This is a winning combination!  All the jackets you've found have been absolutely perfect.  Thanks so much ... I recommend you to everybody.”
  • Jennifer: “You saved me time, money, & the headache of shopping with a picky male. ;) It is clear that you have a real eye for style and your eye is much appreciated!”

Pat Tonnema  Available for public speaking to women's groups

  • Stylish. Smart. Classic (Center For Women and Democracy "Food For Thought" program at the Women's University Club of Seattle, January '13; Bellevue Friends of the Library annual meeting, June '09) A demonstration of the classics: those basic wardrobe must-haves and ways to update them
  • Style Wise (originally presented for Fiscal Fitness, a King County Library System program January--March '09)   Think outside the mall! Tips for bargain shopping, how to re-mix and re-love your existing wardrobe, and the magic of accessories to liven things up
  • Costume Design for Film. The creative practical process, with anecdotes and examples

Pat Tonnema  Invite me to your "Girl's Night" party!

  • I'll help with a clothing swap
  • Give individualized style advice for 10 to 20 guests
  • Entertain with a brief talk on your choice of wardrobe and style topics

wardrobe consultant  Rate:  $80/hour

personal shopping  Upon request:  references, resumé, and recognizable names


Pat Tonnema
Wardrobe Stylist/Personal Shopper
cell. 206.683.0047


Pull together an interview look for less - "Flattering color near the face is extremely important...Pretty and pleasing to the human eye gives a subtle psychological advantage.”  - by Lora Shinn, Blog/The Seattle Times, January 25, 2013 [read online]

Shop (Smart) `Til You Drop - "As a Hollywood costume designer, now an Eastside Seattle personal shopper and wardrobe stylist, I have a few ideas to help you feel enthusiastic about getting dressed every day."  - by Pat Tonnema, Better U in 425Magazine, Nov/Dec 2008 issue.  [read online] [download PDF]

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