Being an image consultant and fashion stylist has been part of Shelley Golden’s life for the past 20+ years. Being 4th generation in the fashion and clothing business and that both of her parents were raised in the men’s clothing business, so it’s no surprise that she continues this legacy in San Francisco and Silicon valley.
Shelley has been in the fashion industry and visual arts, in one form or another, her entire life. Originally from Chicago, she started her career working in wholesale and retail, produced fashion shows both domestically and internationally then became a corporate mens’s and women’s fashion stylist and personal shopper in Chicago, Amsterdam and San Francisco. Shelley was one of the first stylists to organize and present “Dress For Success” seminars and presentations to corporations and educational institutions. She has designed costumes for theater as well as an is an accomplished seamstress and tailor. Because of this extensive background, Shelley understands how garments are constructed and has an eye to see exactly what is necessary for the perfect fit, giving you that “wow-you-look-amazing” look.
Shelley is a certified Color Consultant from The Image and Color Institute International and a Color Specialist Member CDI (Color Designers International).
One of Shelley’s biggest passions is that of being a costume historian. She taught “History of Costume” at The International Academy of Merchandise and Design in Chicago, lectured to various groups around the world and served as Assistant Costume Curator at the Wellesley Historical Society in Wellesley, MA.
Having lived in Europe and the Abu Dhabi for 15 years, Shelley’s perspective and to the variety of ways people around the world put themselves together with color, fabric and design. This influence is clearly evident in how she puts outfits together to bring out the individuality in her clients. Her array of international experiences has enhanced and enriched her understanding of international style, the nuances of “business casual” in the various parts of the world as well as the multi-cultural differences and importance of social and cultural etiquette.
To give back to my community, Shelley volunteered as a Personal Shopper and visual display stylist at Bloom (formerly: Image For Success) helping dress and style women and men, giving them fully coordinated complimentary wardrobes through donated clothing, so they can transition to a life of self-reliance.
B.S. in Textile and Business from Arizona State University.