"I feel inspired! I'm excited to know that from my consultation, I have a good base
of items in my closet. I know what to put in my shopping
basket now to make the complete outfits that flatter me.
Your service is worth every dime -- not just for the
consultation, but also for the money I'll save by avoiding
future shopping mistakes. Now I know what to buy, and
what not to."
Jody DeRosier, Teacher by profession; Mom
"I feel like I have a map now for shopping -- a 3D map! Instead of just flopping around looking for clothes, (not knowing what's best), I know exactly what to look for."
M. Davis, Partner, Denenberg Tuffley, PLC
"What I notice is that people smile and say hello about
50% more often than before. Maybe I'm noticing more than
usual, but I feel more "put together" than I have in a
very long time.Your guidance helped give me the courage to
make significant changes. I just had to trust and believe
in your approach - only good things have come from the
experience - and I've learned a whole lot about myself in
Cheryl Schwartz, Healthcare Chief
"Thank you so very much for such an enlightening, painless
experience. Your enthusiasm, positive nature, kindness, compassion,
and encouragement made me feel at ease and (Finally!) capable.
Not only did I learn a ton (a TON!), but you also gave me the gift of
empowerment. I feel empowered to go out and find the pieces that
are right for me, that will flatter me and will make up a versatile
Jessica Beagle, Accountant
"Having a Refined Images' Ultimate Makeover was one of the
best decisions I have made this year! Before I met with
Patty, I had a closet full of nothing to wear –
accumulated over the years or acquired as gifts. I hated
shopping, had trouble finding clothes that would fit
right, and didn't even know where to begin to update my
wardrobe. Once my daughter turned one, I was ready for a
change . . . but between running a business and having
very young children I did not have the time or inclination
to "scour the malls".
When Patty came in to do a color analysis and closet
review, I was able to free up closet space and get rid of
clothes that were not optimal. The experience was easy and
comfortable. Plus, it was so easy to ask Patty all my
fashion questions. She cut through the magazine and media
hype to give me answers that would look best on me and
work with my busy life.
The Refined Images wardrobe plan has given me purpose and
direction when I go to the store, which saves me time and
aggravation. The assisted shopping has been a huge
Patty has also reviewed my own purchases and has saved me
money by pointing out quality or fit imperfections. She
really shines when it comes to combining existing items in
new and different ways. I end up with more combinations
and outfits out of a few key pieces than I could have ever
imagined. Refined Images services have been well worth the
Sharon White, Founder, Bedside Notes LLC
"At the conclusion of my MBA program, I was preparing for
a transition from academia towards a career in a science
based, corporate leadership position. I needed to turn my
field biologist wardrobe into something that was still
comfortably 'me', but which would also help provide a look
to back up my credentials. That's when Patty came into the
picture. She listened to my situation and immediately
understood what needed to happen. Patty engineered a game
plan to transform my ordinary, casual work image into one
of strength and impact. Her attention to detail and
pursuit of perfection in this regard was phenomenal. My
wardrobe now has both the flexibility and professionalism
to go from day-to-day operations in the laboratory, to
meetings with professors and Deans and to boardrooms.
We've worked together for two years now, and Patty
continues to add value with wardrobe planning and shopping
for the various activities in my life, both professional
and personal (and not only for me, but family members as
Russell Hepburn, M.Sc. MBA, Environmental
Genomics Facility, Windsor, Ontario
"I've shared with many others how you used your tools to
assist me in seeing what you were trained to see. Thereby,
not just me 'hearing' your opinion... but your training in
assisting me to see the results for myself. Thanks again
for empowering 'just a mom' to feel so much better and
more confident and self assured!!"
Lissa Bande, Flight Attendant
"Thank you SO MUCH for yesterday's adventure! You're
correct in your assessment that I will be able to
implement my newly-gained knowledge quickly. It all made
so much sense that I'm sure I'll never forget it! I'm
still in amazement that a good part of my wardrobe was
already appropriate for me. I doubt I'll get a chance to
do any clothes shopping before I go to Australia, but it's
wonderful to know that when I do, it will be with
conscious knowledge of what does and doesn't work for me,
so that eventually my whole wardrobe will work!"
Gina Piccirelli, NCBTMB, Certified
"I thought I should let you know that everywhere I go, I'm
getting compliments on how great I look -- not bad for a
woman in her third trimester! My sister-in-law even asked,
"Where are you getting all these great maternity clothes?"
Thank you so much for kitting me out in colors, styles and
fabrics that suit me so well -- who knew fashion could be
this easy and this comfortable!
I don't know if I told you how nervous I was before our
first consult, wondering if I would have to deal with a
fashionista who would want me in stilettos and tightly
fitted clothing and who would have no understanding of the
lifestyle I lead. Instead, you were funny, high energy and
full of enthusiasm. You also made me feel that it was
worth looking and feeling great whether I was in the
professional realm of a research scientist or staying at
home with our new baby-to-be.
You showed me that I was spending a maddening amount of
money on individual pieces of fashionable clothing but, as
you said, many of my clothes were wearing me, not the
other way 'round! Also, since the nicer pieces I owned
didn't make me feel great when I wore them, I more or less
lived in a few ratty t-shirts and pairs of jeans while
those expensive clothes sat in the closet! With your help,
I'm now investing my money in a coordinated wardrobe
composed of selections that suit my body and lifestyle and
that make me feel great when I wear them.
It's always a privilege to watch a craftswoman at work,
and that's what it was like watching you shop! In no time,
you threw together one of the most stylish, comfortable
maternity wardrobes I've ever seen. All I had to do was
show up and try things on for a final look! Painless,
quick, efficient and fruitful: everything my much-loathed
shopping experiences aren't! I'm hooked, Patty!"
Sara, Mom-to-Be, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
"Patty is an expert in how to help clients project a
professional image, refine their "look" and assess cut,
design, color of clothing to project an image the reflects
the person. She was very helpful in showing me how to
adapt my current wardrobe, skilled at gently telling me
how to enhance the impression I can leave with people, and
resourceful in giving me ideas to work with in the price
range that I required."
Judy Muhn, Area Manager, United Way of
"Ever since I morphed to "my colors", people can't say
enough about how good I look. They don't say...what a nice
outfit....they say, you look great and I love that color
I can't say enough about what a tremendous value your
services are. If people only knew!!"
Kathy Elston, Managing Partner, Elston &
"I can't express enough how great it feels to know and
understand a little more about the things I should be
looking for to better suit my personal style. Phew!! I was
getting so worried that I was destined to keep
Aly Darin, Ali Darin Photography
"I engaged Patty Buccellato for a full style assessment
and wardrobe consultation which was amazingly helpful. In
the midst of a job change, I needed to revamp my wardrobe
without starting from scratch. Patty helped both my
wardrobe and me get focused!"
Lisa Bell, Director of H.R., Owens
"The image consultation services Patty provides are
invaluable. It is powerful information you will utilize
every morning when you open your closet and select your
outfit. I now dress with intention, and my visual
impression speaks to who I am personally and
professionally. Patty is also a delight to work with. She
has a real passion for what she does and this passion will
help you project your perfect image!"
Kelly Miller, Ford Motor Company
"My wardrobe is completely different than it was when I
moved from Boston to Detroit 3 years ago, and I couldn't
Anne, Manager, Daimler Chrysler,
"There have been so many times since I first met Patty
that I have been told that "you look very pretty today"
instead of "nice outfit" or "great blouse" which stands as
a great testimonial to Patty's philosophy that you want
people to notice you, not your clothes. I could not be
more pleased. I always look forward to the next fitting
with great excitement."
Laura Corrigan, Working Mom/Neurologist
"As a partner with one of the nation's top accounting
firms, I have an appreciation for the role that personal
image plays in professional success. I want to say that
your work with two professionals in our firm has made a
notable difference, Patty. Specifically, as a result of
your coaching, I have noticed a higher level of executive
presence, style, and demeanor in these individual (staff
members) – all things that contribute to their success and
their professional representation of the firm to both
clients and the business community.
Not only will I recommend your programs and coaching
services to others in the future, but I have already
passed your name along to a colleague!"
T. Wheeler, Partner, Deloitte & Touche, LLP
"Who would have thought that Image Training would have
such an effect on attorneys? Patty certainly knows how to
present the facts and the science on how to support a
professional brand message to the world. The result for us
has been an immediate upgrade in how not only our
attorneys, but our staff are stepping up their game with
how they present themselves. Patty's discussion about
3-piece ensemble dressing and wardrobe building on
a budget really hit home. Great presentations well
worth the investment!"
Terri Spitzig, Administrator, Denenberg Tuffley, PLLC
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for
the Collegiate Employ-Net consortium program and for the
programs you conducted at Hillsdale College. The overall
responses from your presentations have been extremely
For college students, the job market is so competitive
that they need an "edge." Your seminar on "Body Language
and First Impressions," combined with "Dress for Success,"
gave them that competitive edge. I find your approach to
be very professional yet entertaining. Your high energy
level is contagious.
The career services directors from the Collegiate Employ-
Net consortium gained valuable strategies and methods to
deal with a difficult customer, and we have banned
together to support our new techniques gained from "Stress
and Mess in the Workplace." The tools gained form this
seminar will make us all more productive, I am sure.
We look forward to continuing our programs with you, and I
will contact you soon to establish a fall schedule. Thank
you so much."
Joanna Wiseley, Director, Career
Planning, Hillsdale College
"On behalf of Horizon Enterprises, Inc., I would like to
thank you for facilitating a superior training session in
June. Based on the participants' evaluations, your program
met the high level of expectations that we have at
As a training professional, I was impressed with your
presentation style. You were able to take a diverse
audience and draw them together with your style and
program content. This is very challenging and I commend
you. You took the time to customize this program based on
our needs at Horizon, and this was the key to the
.. I would highly recommend this program to other
companies looking to enhance their staff development
options. Horizon used this course as an optional, self-
enhancement program and received a positive response. Due
to this response, we will be able to move forward with our
program development process. Thank you for starting us off
on the right path."
Training Manager, Horizon Enterprises
"Thank you for helping make our Employees Conference such
as success! Your presentation on professional image not
only helped employees see the positive effects of
professionalism, but gave them some essential techniques
to make changes in the workplace.
The employees at the conference were very enthusiastic
about your program. This was evident in the high ratings
on their evaluation forms and by the numerous personal
comments made to me about the program. You made me look
I appreciate your enthusiasm and cooperation in putting
together a program that was exactly what I was looking
for. Your ability to work with my vision and bring it to
life was wonderful!"
Conference Planner, Washington Credit
"Thank you so much for visiting our offices to discuss
appropriate and professional apparel with our staff. We
were looking for a program that would address a number of
specific challenges, and you were able to hit them head on
Our staff especially enjoyed the segment which
demonstrated how six pieces can easily be interchanged to
create a number of different outfits. We stress the
importance of professionalism and this helps staff be able
to comply with our dress code without spending a lot of
Finally, your presentation style was refreshing and
certainly kept the attention of our audience. We were all
impressed with how well you were able to remember the
names of so many people!
Thanks again for a great job. I am confident that it will
make a lasting impression and impact on our organization."
Heather Bade, V.P. Marketing/Human
Resources, Central Macomb Community Credit Union
"Thank you for speaking at our two sessions of the Work
Wardrobe Workshop: Your Professional Image on Thursday.
The event was definitely considered a success by all. Your
presentation surpassed my expectations for the 90 minutes
allotted. I believe you are the most knowledgeable speaker
on this topic that our office has invited to UM-Dearborn."
Kathleen A. Adams, Senior Career
Counselor, University of Michigan - Dearborn