Back in the day, I spent years understanding poise and presence as a fashion model. My favorite super model was Linda Evangelista., with her short hair and pointy nose. Though my look was quirky and different, I learned to embrace that what made me different, made me memorable. Through the experience I felt first-hand the transformative power clothing can have. And now I take that experience and show my clients how to embrace their beauty and embody their style through all the phases of life. From changes in one’s age, body, and career — so that they can continue to look and feel like the vibrant, valuable woman they are.
As a fashion designer for 18 years, I planned, designed, and curated collections for women’s wear brands, developing a keen eye for color, fit and fabric. Now I apply this knowledge and expertise to curating a woman’s individual collection — a wardrobe that suits her lifestyle so she can dress with grace and ease in materials, colors, and styles that flatter her figure and complement her lifestyle.
Dreaming of a future in fashion, I "flew the coop" from my humble beginnings in the Midwest to New York City, one of the fashion capitals of the world. After earning my degree in Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology back in the 90's, I took my career in the fashion industry to the next level. This included designing collections for leading women’s brands worn by prominent female industry leaders like Deborah Norville of Inside Edition, the Fox News Team, and TV shows like What Not to Wear. My designs have been featured in magazines from WWD and Marie Claire to Essence, allowing women to see how to showcase themselves with style.
“Tania made me feel comfortable stepping outside of the box to achieve a business look that exudes personality and confidence. With her guidance and great sense of style, she helped me feel my best, stand out, and be myself.”
When I’m not adding to my shoe collection or styling the lives of my clients, you can find me in Brooklyn with my brave firefighter husband and our sleek black cat, Cooper. I love to practice yoga, stroll museums, go for bike rides, find solace and wonder in nature, and bird-watch. I also enjoy water-color painting and poetry. You might say I’m incurably curious and creative.
I thrive on all the culture NYC has to offer. I love to travel and appreciate the diversity of different cultures and people. Oh, and I also speak French. I’ve been known to dress up like David Bowie (who’s a fashion and musical icon of mine!) and love to dance and host karaoke parties. Got a fun fact you’d like to share? I’d love to hear it.
Is it time to enhance your look and elevate your outlook? I invite you to connect over a DISCOVERY CALL to learn how my personal styling services work to achieve the look you desire.