By Sonia Schnee | Posted Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Northern New Jersey wardrobe stylist Pamela Etzin is the owner of An Eye for Detail. Pam dedicates herself to helping women and men look and feel their best, through clothing choice and closet organization. To learn more about Pam's services, her personal journey, and words of advice, see our interview below.
What's your name, where are you from, where are you based now?
Pamela Etzin. I am from Buffalo, NY, and I live in Morristown, NJ.
Tell us about your business. Who do you serve? How would you describe your approach? How do you want people to feel when they've used your services?
I am a Wardrobe Stylist, and I offer closet edits. I dress and teach women and men how to feel more confident in their clothing by learning what styles suit them best, based on their lifestyle, body type, comfort level and budget. My approach is very simple and not fussy: we all want to feel the best we can when we put ourselves out there, and of course, 1st impressions matter a lot.
I also believe in having the right clothing in a well-organized stress-free closet, so I begin with editing closets to bring into vision what a client truly likes and feels good in, and we create from there. The things we never wear are negative messages to ourselves, so I believe in getting rid of and creating the new. There is no need to keep stuff that is never worn.
We live in a visual world and how we present ourselves speaks volumes in terms of strength, confidence, tidiness/details and self-esteem.
How did you get started? What's been your personal journey?
My story with clothing started as a child in a household that always dressed well and looked professional. Even as a little girl, I learned how to gain respect and admiration by always being neat and properly dressed (sometimes even too much. However, my father knew the "power of perception and the role clothing played.) I moved to NYC to work on 7th Avenue in the garment center at age 20 and knew how much I loved fashion and seeing what a role it played in people's lives. I worked in many showrooms with all different clothing types, but my favorite parts were the relationships I created with my clients and customers when I performed trunk shows throughout the country. My passion has always been style and empowerment, so doing this I was able to bring both passions together.
Are there any other businesses, artists, entrepreneurs, or style icons who you personally/professionally look up to?
I adored Natalie Wood and Audrey Hepburn for I think obvious reasons.
What words of advice or encouragement would you give to someone who wants to follow a similar passion, or is maybe facing obstacles similar to what you've faced?
My advice is to find your niche in your passion. I am very different from most stylists because I truly sense who someone is through my exceptional intuition, and I want them to really grasp what works, and how to build a wardrobe from the bones to the body and always try something new because most often the only thing that is stopping them is fear. You must be open and try things on.
What's next on the horizon for you? Do you have any events coming up?
I have speaking engagements coming up. Always looking for more!