Sophisticatedchic Brand LLC. is a personal styling and branding firm for influential business women who are in the transitional phase of their careers and are ready for a change.
We focus on helping women to determine their unique body shapes in order to build their confidence through style.
We've created our own list of body shapes that will make any woman feel her absolute best. When you have a better understanding of your shape; finding clothes that make you feel comfortable and powerful enough to speak to her professional drive, comes easy.
In 2013, SophisticatedChic Brand (previously known as, Fashion Sense) launched as a digital platform created to showcase our Founder’s love for fashion and style. But she soon realized her fashion expertise was bigger than just a blog. And this is how it all began:
Christen released the SophisticatedChic blog where she showcased her fashion finds, current fashion trends, outfits, fashion related events she attended and even gave tips on how to shop quality brands for less.
Christen was accepted into Teen Vogue Fashion University in New York City. This 2-day experience consisted of mini workshops where she connected with well-known designers and fashion influencers in the industry.
She soon landed a full-time position as a wardrobe stylist at Trunk Club in Washington, D.C. While there she learned about men’s custom suiting, a variety of luxury brands that were designed for specific body types and built her own book of business.
During her time there, the company expanded into servicing both men and women which allowed her to get the best of both worlds. Not only was she assisting men with their wardrobe needs, but also learning about women’s body shapes and what styles best fit them. This experience sparked a whole new love for styling in her.
Christen was continuing to grow her blog and business and decided to move in a different direction. She wanted to showcase all of the successful women entrepreneurs she knew who owned amazing businesses. She began interviewing them and curating personalized shoots where she showcased their personality and business through style. Christen then realized that she had a passion for styling women business owners who were constantly growing in their industries.
Christen styled her very first photo shoot. Her colleague, Toure was building his photography portfolio and wanted to collaborate on a photo shoot. Christen was given a theme and utilized some of her clothes to dress the model.
She began a 2 month internship with Nordstrom where she learned the ins and outs of managing a department, a team of people and working on commission. She was assigned to a designated department where she learned from some of the top sellers and shadowed the department managers. She also learned about merchandising and cross selling and even ranked as one of the top 3 sellers in her internship program.
SophisticatedChic Brand, LLC. became an official entity and re branded their entire website to showcase a variety of styling services. During this time, she was still determining who her ideal client was and continued to dabble in editorial styling. But soon realized, she wasn’t being fulfilled.
Christen has worked with countless women in helping them to stylishly grow their personal brands and businesses through a variety of offerings. While our main focus is to help women, serial entrepreneurs showcase themselves and their brands professionally, our goal is to educate other women in business on the importance of their appearance and how it can best represent them.