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Style Coaching & Personal Shopping Services

Style Coaching & Personal Shopping Services

Learn to individualize your style with vintage adornments

“I want women to feel extraordinary.”
–Barbara Schwartz

In addition to collecting and retailing vintage costume jewelry, Barbara offers personal shopping services and teaches the art of adornment in private, hour-long sessions – offered either in-person in Toronto or by Skype. She teaches women how to accessorize favorite outfits, mixing modern and vintage, to feel beautiful and artful, and even more themselves.

Each session includes:

  • A review of your current go-to pieces of jewelry to elucidate and illuminate your personal style;
  • An accessories plan for one outfit that can include jewelry you already own and key contemporary pieces, too, punctuated with vintage flair (most women choose a special occasion dress they want to accent, but Barbara can also style an everyday look instead);
  • Barbara’s just-for-you rules for choosing vintage jewelry; and
  • Specific recommendations for signature pieces to add to your collection, with styling tips for wearing them again and again.

What to expect:

Once you’ve filled out the appointment request form below, Barbara will contact you directly to schedule your session, invoice you, and send you your style homework – a fun questionnaire about the jewelry you already love, the clothing you want to accessorize, and where you’ll be wearing the finished ensemble.

If you’re available for a Toronto appointment, Barbara will invite you to her elegant meeting venue downtown. If you’ll complete your appointment together online, she’ll share her Skype handle when you set up your date.

Have your favorite pieces of jewelry with you for your session. Barbara will also bring a selection that will complement what you already wear and love. The TruFaux pieces she brings will be available for sale if you see something you admire, but there is no pressure to purchase – this session is about learning and inspiration. (The price of the jewelry isn’t included in the lesson price, of course. If you might like to shop, do bring your credit card.)

The session price is CAD$250.

You will play a grown-up game of dress-up and will leave your appointment with a new skill, a new sense of yourself, and maybe even some new sparkly things.

Schedule your personal art of adornment session