How We Work


Complimentary Consultation
To ensure that you are delighted with your Silent Partner experience, I am pleased to offer a free half-hour consultation. Let’s talk about your needs, your tastes, and your budget, so that I can tailor a plan just for you. (And if you’re not sure what you need or what you like, we can start by identifying your goals and ideal “look.”)

Closet Cleanse
I believe that less is more, and that a small well-edited wardrobe will serve you better than a closet crammed full of things you don’t absolutely love. In a Silent Partner “closet cleanse,” I will help you eliminate the clothes that don’t make you look or feel your best and put together exciting new outfits from clothes you already own. When we’re done, you’ll have dozens of flattering and fashionable new looks without even stepping foot in a store– and a free photo reference guide documenting what goes with what, so that you can dress without stress.
As a complimentary service to our customers and the community, Silent Partner will be happy to arrange charitable, tax deductible donations of any gently-used clothing you no longer love to wear. 

The “Must-Have” List
After a “Closet Cleanse” (or if you are building a wardrobe almost entirely from scratch after a major life transition or significant change in your body shape), I will help you draw up a list of basic, flexible pieces that will suit your lifestyle and your budget. We’ll talk about what you need for the life and body you REALLY have; what colors and silhouettes to look for, and how to maximize every piece in your wardrobe.  This list will be your essential time- and money-saving guide.

Personalized Shopping
During a one-on-one shopping trip to some of my favorite partnering sources, I will help you find clothes you love, assess the best styles for your body type, and help you arrange for any necessary alterations so that your clothes fit you like “custom-made” – without the “custom” price tag. 
If you are short on time or hate to shop, Silent Partner can pre-shop the stores for you, and meet you in the dressing room so that you can try on a well-edited selection of clothes chosen just for you.
Don’t want to step foot into the stores at all? I will be happy to bring my fabulous finds right to your home or office, make sure each garments fits and flatters – and return anything you don’t absolutely love.

Special-Event Shopping

Your son’s bar mitzvah…   Your daughter’s wedding… The most important presentation of your career… With everything else you have to do to prepare for the big day, do you REALLY want to spend time going from store to store to find the perfect outfit? My familiarity with a wide range of shops and their offerings makes it easy and efficient for me to find you the outfit in a fraction of the time it would take you to do it yourself. And because I know where to get those special-event outfits for the best insider prices, many of Silent Partner’s special-event clients end up spending LESS, including my fee, than they would if they were shopping on their own.

Teen Shopping

Are you tired of fighting your teenager over which skirts are too short, which necklines are too low, and the fact that “LEGGINGS ARE NOT PANTS”?  Are you unsure of how to give your teenaged daughter feedback on how things fit or flatter without making her feel insecure about her body and appearance?  Balancing your guidelines and budget with your teenager’s tastes and body type, I will shop with your daughter for cool yet tasteful clothes that she loves and you approve of.  (Meet us at the end, Mom, to see how confident AND appropriate your daughter can look – and for final approval.)

Corporate Services
No matter how skilled and dedicated your employees are, they are judged partly by their appearance. And even in non-client-oriented fields, your employees’ clothing affects office environment, morale and productivity. To ensure that everyone in your team looks their best so that they can perform their best (and to save you the awkwardness and legal pitfalls of having some of these conversations yourself) Silent Partner is available to work with individual staff members or your whole team.
Please contact us about additional corporate services and pricing.


Meet Deborah


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Testimonials

Deborah is exceptionally talented at seamlessly transforming your wardrobe and appearance to make you look stylish and still feel comfortable while working within any budget.
- JR, Corporate Client


Ever since Deborah spent a few hours in my closet with me, getting dressed for work has been much easier and, more importantly, I've felt better about myself throughout the day.  She transformed my over-stuffed closet into an organized resource and gave me the tools to put together outfits that work for me.  Her process is systematic but personal.  She listens to your needs and respects your taste, while at the same time helping you up your game.  Her follow-up can't be beat, as she picked up a few items to round out my wardrobe and supplied me with pictures of the outfits we put together.  The proof of her success is an outfit I wore the other day which garnered many compliments.  It wasn't one she helped me with, but after my time with Deborah, I opened my closet with a new eye and the confidence to make it work!  

- A.S., Wardrobe Edit


SilentPartner is about more than clothes. Yes, you will see your current wardrobe in a new light and be presented with countless new pieces of clothing that look great, but Deborah's gentle touch and coaching go beyond the fabric of the clothes. SilentPartner helps you to identify your natural beauty and accentuate it. You will look great, but more importantly, feel great!

- New Body Client


Deborah has an amazing ability to very quickly discern what your style could be and recommends just the tweaks that make the most impact. She manages to make new and interesting outfits from things you already own (and helps you unload the stuff you should have unloaded a long time ago!). I love that she keeps a vision of what might work for me in her mind and then hunts it down - having someone with such acute sense of my style shop for me is so so fantastic!   

- M.B., Professional Dress


Dear Deborah,
Thank you very much for all of your help today. It is amazing what we accomplished.  I feel a million times better about my look and my clothing options. What you were able to "save" from the clothing I already owned was remarkable.  I feared I would need an entirely new wardrobe and boy did you prove me wrong.  You are such fun to work with!  While I can't say I am actually looking forward to getting up early tomorrow (yawn), I can say I am looking forward to choosing something great from my closet that I know I will look and feel good in.
Thank you very much for all of your time and wonderful ideas.  I can't wait to see what the spring has in store!

- C.S., Wardrobe Edit