Commercial/Costume Stylist - Lookbook | Runway | Film | TV

I Converted My Wardrobe Into A Portfolio of Reworked Creations
Laid Out (Styled) Looks
Reworked Fashion
Reworked Jewelry
Reworked Bags

About/Contact Me


I’m Yolanda Keil. I am a dreamer/former blogger and commercial/costume stylist ... 
 
                                                                             ... I am Fringed Jewels.

Some Facts About Me:

    • I am not the norm. I don’t follow traditional methodology. I prefer to learn the “rules”, and then boldly carve out my own unique niche (I have been called a rebel before.). I look for the unusual … the loopholes and gaps; seeking new opportunities. 
    • I spent a semester studying abroad in France (initially a month in Cannes, then Paris). It helped me see beyond “my little bubble”.
    • I love working with other creatives ... It is very energizing.
    • I have an image consulting background (trained via an accredited course approved by the Association of Image Consultants Int’l (AICI)). I often volunteered to host style seminars for the local “Dress for Success” chapter.
    • My marketing and web content experience is quite diverse ... Job titles have included Consultant, Online Communications Editor, SEO Analytics Lead, Associate Marketing Manager, etc. You get it ... I have had a variety of roles ... The common thread is that I innately bring a fresh “eye”. I think outside of the box and see new possibilities. It’s bringing in that rebel ...  questioning the norm to say “What if...?” 
    • I like to learn ... I taught myself html (to better control what my former blog looked like) and customized this site. I also taught myself how to use a sewing machine (with the help of an ebook and a Youtube video on threading a bobbin), although I prefer to hand-stitch (I use a machine for work projects.). I'm now learning Xcode. I am in the process of building my app.

 The Background Story:

I started experimenting with alterations ... I found my passion in channeling my unique style into my deconstructed & reworked clothes. I converted 90% of my packed closet (focusing on those rarely/never worn pieces) into a sustainable collection of funky creations that I couldn’t wait to wear.
I then applied that same deconstructed & reworked aesthetic to each crafted accessory. Each creation is truly a unique original with its own story ... an artistic celebration of creativity. The idea of a story behind each piece makes it more personal. This was the start of a wearable portfolio to showcase my stylist “eye”.



Commercial/Costume Styling Services:
Lookbook  |  Runway  |  Film  |  TV



Interested in my styling services or have questions? 

Email: styling@fringedjewels.com




Adding My Style to Decor 

Old border stones reworked into stepping stones
I hand-painted, the faux marble trim on this mirror. 
My first DIY dreamcatcher