Dec 16, 2010 12:25 PM
...And gettin' caught in the rain. In order to truly personalize your Personal Shopper experience, we thought we'd indulge in a parody of The Dating Game and do a little tit-for-tat. All of us Outblush editors have written up little bios, so that you can peruse our specialties and maybe ask one of us in particular to fulfill a Personal Shopper request.
Pick me! No, pick me! No, ME, dammit!
Janetor: I'm an expert in helping out fellow plus-sized curvy chicas, and also adore requests for formal wear and weddings (I scored my own wedding dress on clearance for $99), special events, beauty product quandaries, and what-can-I-wear-with-this-[fill in the blank]-I-just-bought requests!
Trajano: Conundrums about shoes and clothes are my tasty cup of tea. Dying for a pair of suede over the knee boots or the perfect pair of jeans? I'm your gal. I'm also an outfitter extraordinaire and can help create a perfect look for first date, interview, or special event.
One Ring To Rule Them All: I like long walks on the beach, Belgian beer, and - HELP WE'RE TRAPPED IN A FORTUNE COOKIE FACTORY - crap. She saw that. Man, I can't believe she's making us minions write her own damn bio! Puppies puppies puppies. Okay, fine, I'm One Ring To Rule Them All, and I'm the scariest pin-up girl you ever saw (by which I mean I'm up for any challenge related to vintage clothing).
Marian the Contrarian: I love love LOVE to help would-be gift-givers find just the thing for their hard-to-shop-for relative, sweetheart, friend, boss, or iguana. I'm also a perfume enthusiast, and whether your budget for scent is Barneys or Big Lots, I'll help you find something beautiful.
Mitchy: I'd be happy to never put on another pair of pants. What this means for you is that I love all kinds of dress shopping - especially cute patterned dresses and party dresses. I also love colorful apparel and jewelry as well as vintage-styled home decor.
Layla: At a strapping 5'2", I've got plenty of tricks up my sleeve for fellow petite girls who need to look fabulous (in sometimes hard to find styles and sizes). I also have a knack for men's apparel and gifts, especially geek guy gifts, thanks to the expertise of my own gadget-inclined guy!
Carlota: I'm a true girly-girl. I love strapless dresses, skinny jeans, basic ribbed tanks, lace intimates, patent peep-toes, jeweled sandals, buttery-soft leather satchels, sparkly pendants....you get the point! I also love to save cash when I can, so consider me your personal concierge when you're looking for luxury-for-less.
SheShells: I love to help people with requests for travel accessories, international shopping, handbags and accessories, and shopping for kids (toys, games, clothes, etc.).
Robin: During the week, I hang out in gym clothes and spend my nights knitting or reading on the couch. On the weekends, I love to glam it up and throw a party! Ask me about fitness, crafts, books, fashion, makeup, hostess gifts, good tunes or my ultimate shopping victory: size 12 rhinestone and spike studded pumps for Vegas.
Cashmere: I'm clutch in finding design smart home decor, artful oddities, and vintage miscellany. If you have a pet that you want to shower with gifts, call on me. Put your search for a statement piece to an end; from quirky hats to art jewelry--I'm your girl.
Found of You: I adore helping you decide what to wear with what and to what event, and I revel in helping fellow big footed ladies find shoesies. I lurrrrve shopping for kids (I've got the cutest one ever). I'm also a collector and purveyor of vintage knick knacks and items for the home, specializing in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. I read and eat voraciously.
Magzilla: When I'm not busy eating my way to the bottom of a ginger candy bag, I'm tweezing my eyebrows. I love, love, love the hard core body modification scene but can also appreciate a ruffle or bow when I see one. Beauty and maternity/barrels of kid crap are my specialties. When you need help finding the right shade of eyeliner to match that new lip tint, call on me. Or if you're looking for good maternity pieces to mix with the parts of your wardrobe that still fit, just yell. Loudly.
Holls of Dolls: Outblush's resident foodie, movie buff, and crafter. On any given night you'll find me testing a recipe, dominating at cards, or singing some blues (I took a two year break during college to sing in a blues band- best decision ever!). I've honed my interwebbin' skills to find you the crème de la crème of everything from quirky cards to entertaining baubles - so skip those endless websites full of Hello Kitty paraphernalia and turn to me for cool gifts and unique party planning doodads!
So.... Tell us. Do you like us? Want to request one of us personally? (Gah, this sounds like a 1-900 number ad, but there's no turning back now.) Click here to check out our requests for you, the Personal Shopper request-er, and to email us!