We had the good fortune of connecting with Christina Dior and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Christina, how did you come up with the idea for your business?
Interestingly enough, I didn’t. My friends and colleagues were instrumental in me starting my business as an image consultant and personal shopper. With their ideas and constant push, Currently InStyle was born. It was a natural transition given that I was a weekly shopper and was always giving out styling tips. The name came from my addiction to InStyle Magazine and my ability to create looks that fit current trends but are timeless as well.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am an image consultant and personal shopper. As an image consultant I am focused on one’s full appearance with an emphasis on wardrobe styling. I work with individuals and brands to ensure their appearance and style aligns with their branding voice and brand values. My goal is to create a fun, enjoyable, and stress-free experience. I enjoy being your fashion homegirl or stylish friend. As a personal shopper I spend countless hours in stores and online shopping looks for clients building wardrobes and ensuring clients have the latest, hottest items as well as for production following the costume designer’s direction and purchasing items to match the aesthetic and direction of the TV show or film. Over this last year, I’ve learned it is of the utmost important to stay ready so you don’t have to get ready and cultivating relationships are key. When you are called, be ready to execute. Allow your art to speak for you, and you will only be called if you have built solid relationships and demonstrated integrity and reliability.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
When I came to Atlanta, I became a nature girl. Piedmont Park is by far my favorite and most relaxing space from meeting with friends and doing activities, to relaxing and taking walks during all seasons. Stone Mountain is an amazing hike. The view from the top is unmatched. There are so many small parks and trails with waterfalls so you get your fitness in and explore nature. Vickery Creek trail and Toccoa Falls are two of my favs.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have two amazing mentors and costume designers that keep me booked and busy as I navigate this industry: Beeombi and GoDarrylGo! Our relationships have been so organic, fun, exciting, and encouraging. My village, they know who they are, help me stay afloat–making sure I maintain my balance. My mother, Daphne literally set the blueprint for me. I took what she started and made it my own. I am eternally grateful to everyone and the role they play in my life.
Instagram: @stinadior | @currentlyinstyle