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A local stylist launches a new golden opportunity retainer program. Read on to get all the dazzling details.


Ivy Costa launched a retainer program called IVY Gold.

After owning a boutique and then managing a local store of an internationally-known brand, Ivy Costa now runs her own styling business: Ivy Costa LLC.

Through this business, which launched five years ago, she provides a variety of services to help you improve your wardrobe. “[I love] the idea of working one on one with clients to achieve their fashion and image goals,” she explains. “I loved the idea of positively impacting my clients on a daily basis and helping them put their best fashion step forward. I love to see their confidence shine through!”

Her clients always come first. “I take myself out of the equation and make sure that I am focused on who they are and their needs,” Costa says. “I would never push my own style onto someone.”

And building on her focus to meet client needs, she recently launched a new service called IVY Gold. It’s essentially a retainer program where, for $200/month, she provides priority fashion needs for clients she works with regularly. This package includes priority access to Costa, preferential appointment setting, rapid response time for unexpected fashion advice and last minute personal consults. It also includes a reserved spot on her “‘fashion radar’ for your ongoing fashion needs [such as] shopping, trends, etc.,” Costa explains. “If you have recurring needs of me like routine emailing/texting questions, last minute personal shopping and wardrobe requests, Ivy Gold is the perfect program for you. I love nothing more than to research and shop for my clients.”

Costa’s other services include:

-Wardrobe Consulting: She meets with clients at their homes to freshen their closet and help them define their style. “It’s always about the body shape first, then I move onto personality and lifestyle needs,” Costa says. “I make a follow up plan for shopping to replace or fill in needs of their wardrobe.”

-Personal Shopping: Costa has a list of items that are important to filling a client’s wardrobe. “It’s about buying the right items, not shopping in excess,” she says. “Creating a well working wardrobe is like putting together a big puzzle. I love it!”

-Outfitting/Look Book: “This is where clients really get a bang with their buck with me,” says Costa. “I take what you own (either before or after personal shopping) and create looks that my clients would not have thought about styling together,” she says. “This is where I teach my clients about maximizing what you own and refresh in small ways.” Costa also teaches her clients about improving the wardrobe that they already own and makes look books for her clients. “They can wake up and reference a look I’ve put together and get dressed quickly with no stress,” she says.

Costa says that being a stylist has taught her how to stay relevant in a quickly changing field. “Change can be difficult but the challenges have made me grow as a business woman in ways that I never would have expected,” she says.

You can learn more about Costa and her business by checking out her website, following along on her blog or calling 513-470-2358. Or, you can “like” her on Facebook, Instagram, or follow along on Twitter.



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    From antique malls to her father’s workshop, Ivy Costa found her passion to create lasting relationships with her clients through her retail and personal styling services. Keep reading to learn more about how you can find your own passion for fashion with a wardrobe edit or overhaul from Costa.

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    Ivy Costa of Ivy Costa Style

    Ivy Costa recalls a “Kate Moss” moment that inspired her fashion career at the age of 18. The manager at one of her favorite stores “discovered” her and asked if she wanted a job. It’s what she now refers to as “reverse discovery.

    So, at the young age of 18 she learned the art of outfitting, and how to make people happy with clothes. Combine that passion for fashion with what she learned from her grandfather who worked as an antiques dealer and her father who taught her attention to detail, patience and a plethora of other traits and a blossoming business of personal styling was born.

    Costa credits her know-how and inspiration for running a business to her first retail job. She didn’t want to run someone else’s business, she wanted to run my own business, so she opened a store.

    When Costa decided to open her own retail store she found the freedom to express her fashion and style, and like her grandfather, she was able to develop real and lasting relationships with her clients. While running her retail store, Costa ventured into personal styling and that’s where she says she found her true calling.

    As a personal stylist, her philosophy is person first. She wants all of her clients to learn more about who they are, the potential they have inside and that they can express themselves through clothing and don’t have to stick to one particular style.

    Fast forward several years, she is no longer owning or running a retail store, as she’s solely focused on her thriving personal styling business, Ivy Costa.

    Costa offers a variety of services, including personal styling, weddings and personal shopping. When it comes to personal shopping, Costa will shop for and design a wardrobe tailored just for you and your lifestyle needs. Whether you shop alongside Costa or let her bring the wardrobe to your home or office, the goal is to always shop with a purpose and ensure that each item has a place in your closet.

    If you’re wanting to do a complete wardrobe overhaul or just give it a facelift, Costa helps you find pieces that work together to tell your own individual story or fill in the missing pieces.

    When you schedule a consultation with Costa for your personal styling shopping event, Costa will get to know more about you and your wardrobe. Whether you already have a great wardrobe and need a fresh outfitting or want to start over, Costa likes to start with the consultation.

    At your consultation, you can expect to complete a personal shape and style profile, a wardrobe edit and outfitting with your current wardrobe.

    Costa will provide you with a Look Book for complete head-to-toe outfitting from your closet. No more stress about what to wear or how to wear what you own, just flip open your Look Book and find your outfit that best suits your upcoming day.

    In addition to personal styling, Costa also does wedding styling. These packages are available to help you bring your dream wedding to life. Costa will help you find the perfect wedding dress and event style your entire wedding party from start to finish.

    These custom wedding packages can be created and tailored for your specific needs, so if you already have “the dress” but are having trouble finding something to suit your bridesmaids, Costa can help.

    You can learn more about Costa and her business by checking out her website, following along on her blog or calling 513-470-2358. Or, you can “like” her on Facebook, Instagram or follow along on Twitter.