French flair, West Coast style
Growing up, I couldn’t wait for the September issue of Vogue to land on my doorstep. I would tear pages from the magazine and create a homemade look book to share with my mum and sister before I would let them go fall shopping. I have created Stephanie Styled to share my passion and knowledge for fashion and ensure my clients feel confident and pulled together for any occasion, just like I do with my own family.
My name is Stephanie McDonald and I am a Vancouver-based personal stylist. I lived in Paris for many years and bring a French flair to dressing, be it a crisp, white shirt or effortlessly wrapped scarf. But make no mistake, I am a West Coast girl at heart and I understand that dressing should be relaxed, practical and fun.
I was so tired of living in my jeans and sweaters while working from home during COVID. I didn’t want to spend a ton of money on items I had no place to wear. Stephanie created an inspirational photo board with ideas on how to elevate my current wardrobe. She combined items I already had with a few key new pieces – denim skirt, vest, scarf – which gave both my Covid-wardrobe and myself a much needed lift!
– Haley M. –
Stephanie made my shopping experience stress free and enjoyable. I often feel overwhelmed walking into a clothing store. I am unsure which pieces will work and I have no idea how to mix and match. Stephanie listened to my needs and pulled pieces together that made me feel wonderful! She encouraged me to push my boundaries of expression and have some fun.
– Paula M. –
From basics to work clothes and coats, Stephanie has a natural eye. I trust Stephanie to pick pieces that are not only in fashion and on trend but that work for my body type. Like many, I am body conscious. Stephanie takes on the task without judgement and always manages to find pieces that make me look and feel good.
– Shannon V. –
I first called on Stephanie to help me put together several outfits when I won Western Living Designer of the Year in 2017. It was critical to get it right for the press events and magazine shoot. Stephanie knows what works on different body types and colourings. Her unbiased sales and client-based approach was appreciated. As an independent consultant she knows where to shop and just how to pull it all together from shops around the city and online. I still love and wear several of the pieces we purchased together.
– Denise A. –
I purchased The Style Search package from Stephanie to find a new pair of jeans. Stephanie elevated my look, made shopping painless and, most importantly, I still feel like me! I was a little hesitant to work with a personal stylist at first because I don’t consider myself fashion forward and I also wasn’t keen to go shopping. Not only did she find me the perfect pair of jeans but she put together several complete outfits and included links to purchase – all over email! She based her findings off items already in my wardrobe so everything coordinates. Stephanie gets bonus points for finding shoes for my difficult to fit feet.
– Amy M. –