I had the honor and pleasure of sitting down with Clinton Kelly recently to discuss the Grand Opening of his new tailoring shop The Perfect Fit By Clinton Kelly at the Mall of America. I also took this opportunity to do a new version of The Nanny Nine – a video interview with questions created just for Clinton.
First off…the Clinton you see on television is the same Clinton in person. He is charming, sincere, stylish and has a great sense of humor! I have been a fan of his for years, watching him as a Co-Host Style Consultant on TLC’s What Not To Wear and also now enjoying his new show The Chew on ABC daytime, where he is a Co-Host and Entertainment Expert. This was the perfect opportunity to meet him, and find out more about his latest business venture, and discuss his Social Networking habits.
Part 1: Perfect Fit By Clinton Kelly
We devoted the first portion of our interview to the Perfect Fit By Clinton Kelly. Perfect fit is a combination of style consultants and tailoring, all to fit your busy lifestyle. Tailoring can be done on new clothes or used, and ready to be picked up within 24 hours, often same day service. They are located at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN and Orland Square in Chicago, IL.
I was invited back to ‘Perfect Fit By Clinton Kelly’ to meet with Stylist Sasha Westin for a 15 minute Consultation. This was my first style consult so I was a bit nervous, but ended up loving it! First I filled out a brief information sheet, & answered a few questions including “Why was I there”, and “What do I want my clothes to say about me?”
Sasha then discussed what I was wearing, gave suggestions of clothing styles that are good for my body type. A couple of these I was aware of, but others were new ideas I will use. She also showed me an example alteration they would do on the jeans I was wearing. She said their goal is to help you “look and feel better.”
Consults are done by appointment, in 15 minute intervals, for just $15! In this time frame 2-3 items can be evaluated.
Sasha gave some great examples of why fashion consults are done:
- Interview outfit – helping you decide what looks/fits best
- Bridal parties – Bride & Bridesmaids make an event for fittings
- Special events – bring in 2-3 dresses to choose for event
To give you an example of the pricing…Jeans shortened (with a variety of hemming options available – samples shown to you) range from just $8.99 – $16.98! Trust me, if you ever tried to hem your own jeans, it is not easy…especially trying to get the seam and stitching to look like you didn’t hem them yourself 😉 I’ll be bringing my jeans back soon.
Part 2: The Nanny Nine
The Nanny Nine for this week is in a new format – video and Live! The questions were tweaked a little, but the overall message is the same. As you can tell from the video, Clinton really enjoys the community that has been created on his Facebook page!
Store: ‘Perfect Fit By Clinton Kelly’ @ Mall of America
1st floor by East entrance
Website: Clinton Kelly
Facebook: Clinton Kelly Official
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