It’s time to celebrate! Simplified client, Lawnette Lucille, is celebrating a massive milestone in launching new Personal Wardrobe Services! Given this occasion, I thought it would be fun to explore Lawnette’s creative mind and learn from her entrepreneurial journey in becoming a Wardrobe Stylist & Image Consultant. As a dear friend and fellow business owner, I am constantly in awe of her work ethic and how she combines her passions in such remarkable ways. Lawnette believes that fashion is one of the purest forms of self expression and it shows in not just her work, but her daily life as well. Now, this incredibly stylish CEO is eager to bring her sense of style to people’s everyday lives!
Tell me the story of Lawnette Lucille LLC and how it came to be!
In 2009, a very good friend of mine suggested that I start “styling”. At the time I had no idea what that meant; but after doing a bit of research and teaming up with other local creatives, I was well on my way to building a portfolio. Since then I’ve had over 40 editorials published in 22 fashion publications, including Vogue Italia. Although working primarily in the Fashion industry has been a blast, it’s been my dream to bring my sense of style to people’s everyday lives. 9 years later, Lawnette Lucille LLC is open for business and offering an array of wardrobe & image consultation services.
What surprised you most about starting your own business?
I literally woke up one morning and said to myself “it’s time.” There’s been no looking back since then! How quickly everything fell into place was quite surprising; one day you have an idea and the next you have a company.
What are you most curious about in life?
I consciously remind myself that there is more to life than the routines that we become slaves to. I’m always wondering about the “next step” and how I can break the cycle to experience my world in its entirety.
If you could go back five years, what advice would you give your younger self?
Thankfully, I would pat my younger self on the back and say “keep up the good work lady… you’re certainly on track.”
Pick one word that best describes the way you work.
What you surround yourself with is important, what’s your work space like?
My home is my work space & I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s colorful and eclectic, very organized yet welcoming.
How do you balance work and life?
Balance is something that I prioritize & pride myself on. As much as I love to dive into a challenging project, is as much as I love to plan my next excursion to the other side of the world! As cliche as it may be, I live by the words “work hard & play harder.”
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received (and from whom)?
When I was a little girl, my parents encouraged my sister & I to experience as many things as possible until we found something that we love. I’ve found my passion & I’m so grateful that they gave me free rein and unlimited support to do so.
What are you most excited about as an entrepreneur in the wardrobe styling industry?
I cannot wait to help people push their limits in regards to style. Oftentimes I hear “I can’t pull that off” or “I just don’t know how to put things together” and I want to change all of that!
If a genie granted you 3 wishes right now, what would you wish for?
– Peace on Earth
– Perfect health for my loves (family/friends) & myself
– All of the pieces on my “fashion” Pinterest board to magically appear in my closet
Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.