Stylist Glen Proebstel
Interested in hiring a stylist to go shopping then to take them back to your place to help decorate with those gorgeous new found treasures? Oh yes! Lee Tran Lam is an editor over at Inside Out magazine and sent me a tip today about talented stylist Glen Proebstel, represented by Katrina Herschell Management. Have you heard of Proebstel? I hadn't but whoa... the moment that I entered his heavenly portfolio I purred like a kitten... so cozy, so gorgeous, what creative vision he has!
Once a style director for Inside Out, he has 15 years experience as a freelance stylist and store merchandiser which brought him into his most current role as a personal shopper. He works in Sydney where you can book him for a minimum of 2 hours in-store and then you can take him back to your place to discuss decorating and installation ideas. How fun!
I did quite a bit of personal shopping with clients in Boston and loved the work but on the flipside I like the idea of taking a stylist home with me to provide an alternate view of things, don't you? No matter how good our taste or ideas it can be quite eye-opening to gain the opinions of those whom we respect with an aesthetic that we're fond. You can be the best chef in the world but you don't only dine on your own meals... in fact all of the chefs that I follow often refer to the culinary experiences they've had in other restaurants or in the homes of their chef friends as being "defining moments" or "learning experiences". And why not? I think it expands the mind and builds upon experience giving a really solid presence and even helps to further define our own style.
Yet in the world of interiors how many times do you hear of one designer hiring another for tips or inspiration? I think it can be very beneficial if you are an experienced designer to gain the impressions of your colleagues, I find it a bit of a challenge even and though it invites criticism why not see what the other has to say? A stylist like Glen Proebstel could be a real gemstone to invite by for the afternoon whether you're a pro or not.
Who wouldn't want to take home one of their favorite stylists for the day? I'm not too proud to say... Sign me up.