When Rachel Dickerson walked into The Chop Shop restaurant one overcast afternoon last July, she immediately caught our group’s attention. We were attending a networking brunch, and Dickerson’s multi-strapped trapeze dress and killer stilettos quickly earned the ladies’ praise. Sis’ was FLY.
As we chatted it up, we learned that Dickerson was in the process of launching her style consulting business. And after the chorus of “We’d hire you” affirmations rang out, it was clear she just might be onto something.
But as any true fashion follower knows, it takes more than great personal style to become a successful stylist. Passion, talent and hard work are essential. And in Dickerson’s case- a good deal of moxie. She had recently quit the law profession to pursue her entrepreneurial endeavor full-time. (As it turns out, she had also declined job offers for styling from major retailers, including Neiman Marcus.)
Well, Dickerson was onto something. Within months, she launched Golden Style Consulting and is currently working with both local and out-of-state clients.
We recently chatted with the busy entrepreneur, who’s also studying at the famed Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.), about her long road to styling, lessons learned as an entrepreneur and her passion for inspiring confidence in her clientele.