My Story

Allow me to introduce myself…

I’m Elsa and I’m a professional fashion stylist based in NYC!

(you can check out my portfolio site here)

I’m originally from a tiny but beautiful country called Eritrea… located in east Africa. My family moved to Canada when I was 4 and that’s really where I spent most of my life… until moving to New York 4 years ago.

My love affair with clothes & fashion began at an early age… I’m sure playing dress up with Barbies played a small part :-) .
However it came to be, I knew early on that my love for fashion wasn’t just something to play with, it was a full-time passion I would spend the rest of my life honing!

After studying fashion marketing at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, I quickly jumped into the styling world and began dressing musicians for music videos. When I moved to New York, I began working on magazine & commercial shoots as well. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with companies like Essence, Redbook, Good Housekeeping Magazine and celebrities like Bill Cosby, Brooke Shields & Lenny Kravitz! I LOVE MY JOB!

If you’re wondering ‘what the heck does a stylist do anyway?’ here it is.
As a stylist, I help people determine the desired image they’re looking to convey with fashion and then find/shop for the precise clothing pieces & accessories that will achieve this image and have them looking their absolute best.

And that’s what I hope to do for you here on Style Sense… help you LOOK and FEEL your absolute best! Fashion & clothing don’t have to overwhelm you. Stick with me and I’ll teach you how to sift through all that fashion noise to determine your very OWN sense of style!

Stylishly Yours,

here are some fun backstage pictures from photo & video shoots I’ve done in the past.

cosby reunion shoot for essence magazine

ryan leslie & I @ his 'addicted' video shoot

swiss beats & I @ ryan leslie's 'addicted' video shoot

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