Oh my goodness Jill….I owe you the BIGGEST thank you!! You seriously went above and beyond and surpassed expectations! You said you were crazy about details….and that you are (which I LOVE!) You really created such a special ‘scene’ for Adam and I. You are super talented and I would totally recommend you in heart beat! I also know you were very generous with your time, so a sincere thank you again.
-Crystal Scott, bride and owner of Bespoke Style Studio, Seattle
*This engagement shoot will soon be featured on Style Me Pretty
Sweetest note ever:
Jill, thank you so very much for going on this journey with me. I appreciate it more than you know.
- Nicole Dufort, Random House Publishing, Maryland
Jill with Common Couture is an amazing stylist that did wonders with the items we brought. She is the master mind behind the gorgeous set up. Could NOT have done it without her! http://rachaelgracephotography.com/blog/denver-photography/camping-couples-session-hillary-and-john/
- Rachael Weaver of Rachael Grace Photography, Denver
Jill, thank you so much for everything today. You helped me find the confidence to wear the things I’ve always loved but never felt I could. I’m really excited to show them off and seriously can’t stop smiling! I truly appreciate you and your time spent with me. You’re the best!
-Rachel, Massage Therapist, Oklahoma
Jill, thanks again for a WONDERFUL time shopping yesterday! Thanks for making me feel beautiful and more confident. So amazing! You’re awesome. Thanks again!
- Becca, Mom, Honest Ninja Music, Louisville CO
Recently I decided that I wanted to do a trash the dress session but felt overwhelmed with the thought of what I wanted it to look like and most importantly what in the world I was going to look like. I spent probably a year toiling over this idea but always not following through. I have been married 8 years and when I pulled out the dress and put it on, it shockingly fit but didn’t “fit” what I felt like I had evolved into over the last eight years. So again I became nervous about what I would look/feel like in this dress. Over the next week I looked through every magazine available to put into words what I wanted to look like. All I came up with was “this dress felt like it was made for a very young girl and I felt more like a woman than I ever had before so please make me look like a woman in this princess dress”. I can say that I felt pretty on my wedding day with my poofy dress and long veil but nothing would amount to the overwhelming pride and joy I felt when I saw myself in the mirror the day of the shoot.
I had shown Jill a couple of photos of things I liked, but honestly I could not describe what I saw in my head. But I knew I could trust her, especially when she came over locked and loaded and ready to transform me. As I sat while she curled and poofed and worked her magic on me I thought “what if I don’t feel pretty enough to do this”. Not that I doubted her abilities but more my own confidence to show and be “the woman” I knew was inside of me. Then I stood in front of the mirror looking at myself and almost passed out!!! How did she do this! In that moment I felt she saw in me what I could never express and she transformed me into the strong and beautiful woman I had always wanted to be. No longer was it about the dress and its overpowering poofiness but it was about me standing here after 8 years of marriage and two kids and being able to feel the beauty and be the “Woman” I knew I was meant to be. That is what she does, she transforms you into the real you! She doesn’t ask you to be something you’re not but rather pulls out the things we don’t see or can only see in our quiet moments. You might say to me “geez this is a little deep for a trash the dress shoot” but for me it was the beginning of something new for me and a letting go of “the girl” and becoming “the woman” I am meant to be. I can honestly say without Jill’s work this would never have happened. I would still be sitting and wishing I had the confidence to step out and be “that woman”.”
-Jacki Kofahl, Stay at home mom, Director of Child Relief for Crossroads International, Lafayette CO
Today I’m wearing my new khaki capris, navy top from Anthropologie, and my coral necklace and earrings and am getting tons of compliments! Everyone LOVES the coral. You were right… Vintage is in!! I had a blast shopping with you on Saturday. Thank you so much for helping me with my style!
-Katie Roof, Human Resources Director for CROCS, Denver CO
“Common Couture is one of the best resources that a husband could find for his wife!
-Bill O’Hair, IBM, Longmont CO
“There is no doubt that Jill knows style; you can see that in your first glance at her. More importantly, she has an intuitive understanding of other people. She takes her knowledge of style and uses it to stretch, transform and enhance people to bring out their own unique personality and natural beauty. All this within a budget. Whether you are looking to clean out some of the old or radically transform your personal style, Jill is your stylist!”
-Keely Cormier, Operations Manager at Room 214, Boulder CO
“Jill Carter is beauty, class and style personified and because of this, she is able to identify and create it with a soft yet sophisticated touch. Jill has an intuitive and keen understanding of the needs of a woman and recognizes that every woman desires to know and feel that she is beautiful. Jill has an important gift of listening, so she takes quality time to understand and learn about the personal needs of her clients. As a result, she is able to unleash the beauty and style that we all naturally possess. By the time she’s finished, women are transformed, many for a lifetime. No one can leave Jill Carter without a renewed sense of confidence and swagger!”
-Carol Pettigrew, Mom, Speech Pathologist, Broomfield CO
“Deciding to use Jill as my stylist during a professional photo session was the best decision I could have made! Not only did she style my hair and clothing perfectly, she also made sure to take care of all the little details that I would have missed during the session. She made me feel confident that I was always at my best, and the photos came out beautifully. Every time I look at these pictures I will be thankful for not only the professional styling that she did, but also what an enjoyable and memorable experience she made the whole session.”
-Genae Lako, Doula, Lafayette CO
“My closet consult with Jill was completely amazing. I had grown tired of a lot of my clothes and really thought I had to choose between blowing the budget on all new clothes for work or to look and feel frumpy. We went through each item that I thought was done or I just didn’t know how to wear and gave my closet a whole new lease on life. Jill paired items that I didn’t know would look so perfect together, gave me some tips on how to piece together great outfits and how to update casual items into something fresh. She also helped me to identify what staple items would really make my wardrobe pop and helped me to part ways with items that had overstayed their welcome. It was so fun spending a few hours with Jill and “shopping” my closet. I woke up the next day and felt like I had bought new clothes. The closet consult is perfect for anyone transitioning their wardrobe, be it from student to office chic or pre-baby clothing to hot mama wear. Jill will get you feeling fresh and fabulous!”
-Julia Waneka, Assistant Acct Executive, Fresh Ideas Group, San Francisco, CA
“When I turned 30 and looked in the mirror, I saw a contradiction. I had grown up on the inside in so many ways, but still looked like a college girl on the outside. I could tell this was coming to the surface when watching “What Not To Wear” became a religious experience for me. I had a strong desire for my outside to match how I felt on the inside, but even after making Stacey and Clinton my gurus, I had no idea where to start. My closet was full of safe clothing, with few exceptions. How did I always end up spending my very small clothing budget on things that looked the same? Since when was it stylish to have long sleeved t-shirts in every color? Ugh! Nearly ready to throw my sad little wardrobe out the bedroom window, I enlisted the help of my dear friend, Jill Carter. I had always appreciated her sense of style and loved how with simple elements, she could look so incredibly beautiful. What I treasured the most, though was that the woman I knew her to be on the inside was completely congruent with how she looked on the outside. Her inner beauty was enhanced by her outer beauty. So, on December 12th last year we met at Flatirons Mall, and over lattes made our game plan for the day. I had taken pictures for her of what I liked in my closet before our shopping trip, so she had an idea of what I had and what I still needed. We talked budget and then we were off! By the time we were done I not only felt surprised (by what I could “pull off”), but completely thrilled by my new wardrobe choices. It was liberating and inspiring in the weeks after to slip into outfits that made me feel like a sassy adult woman. Everyone noticed the change, especially my husband, which was so incredible to feel. My day with Jill was one of the greatest experiences of my adult life! It was so empowering and confidence inspiring to see myself in clothes I never would have tried before and then hear Jill say, “Nat, you look hot!” I’m definitely taking her with me the next time I go!”
-Natalie Razavi, Mom, Women’s Pastor, Boulder Colorado
“Am I good enough? Am I pretty? Am I worth something? These questions profoundly affect how we approach life, love, friendships…just about everything. Jill has a passion and gift for helping women realize their beauty, worth and potential. A styling session with Jill isn’t just about being pretty on the outside. It’s about giving you the vision and courage to step out of your comfort zone (or rut!) and into who you really are. She has the ability to see what you don’t…and then, she helps you see it for yourself. Once that happens, everything changes…the light goes on and you start to feel like you can do anything…”
-Shannan Nemmer, Owner at Shannan Nemmer Hair, Portland OR
“I had met Jill a couple of times through a mutual friend. She is encouraging and sweet to everyone she meets, but I was also intimidated by how pretty she is. I asked her to curl my hair. I admired hers from our first meet and got the courage to ask her to “teach me” and do mine for my baby shower. It was amazing to go into her little bathroom and get the treatment and learn some tips to try to re-create it in my house. A couple months later, I was in the very ugly post pregnancy stage after my second baby and wanted to do a newborn photo shoot with my new baby girl. I wanted a matching family shot but of course, NOTHING in my closet was right. I posted a facebook plea to borrow a white top from someone for our shoot. Jill came to my rescue. She handed me about 10 tops from her own closet! I found one that worked perfectly! What would I do without this wonder stylist? I am proud to have her as a friend and hope it only grows from here!”
- Dena Smiley, Stay at home mom, Colorado Springs, CO