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Daily Inspiration: Meet Stephanie Hobbs

Today we’d like to introduce you to Stephanie Hobbs.

Stephanie, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
Hello, my name is Stephanie L. Hobbs. I developed a passion for fashion as a young girl. I was born and raised in the small town of Moro, Arkansas, and learned early on about the importance of looking appropriate for every moment. As a little girl, I would walk around in my mother’s high heels. I also inherited my mother’s style and sense of fashion, amongst my friends, I was known to be very stylish.

I’ve always had a passion for styling others for any event, big or small. While attending events, people would notice my unique style and ask who created such a look. Initially, I had no desire to develop my craft of styling others into a business, but I decided to go for it after prayer and careful consideration. On June 16, 2018, Style Me Stephanie was launched at The Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

During the launch, I hosted a fashion show that showcased my styling skills. The models’ looks were created using existing pieces from their wardrobe, and I simply added the Style Me Stephanie signature, which is a pop of color. As a result of the amazing job performed, I began to receive calls for other shows, speaking engagements, and personal styling sessions. Style Me Stephanie was on the move.

Style Me Stephanie has a range of services which includes personal/fashion styling and wardrobe, personal shopping, virtual styling, photoshoot consultations, closet revamps, fashion show coordination, and my own product line. Additionally, I’m a Brand Ambassador for Bag It Up Boutique in Arkansas, SBDNC Apparel in Georgia, Lead Wardrobe Stylist for Chrissy Bryant Photography, and an Independent Contractor with Q Clothier. I also began offering model training in 2019.

What makes it all worth it for me? It’s the positive feedback I receive from my clients after styling them. I also help to build their confidence and boost their self-esteem. I desire that my clients be the best version of themselves. I want to inspire, motivate, and educate others through fashion. My clientele includes county clerks, judges, social butterflies, and elite circles.

Because the Fashion Industry is forever changing, I understand the importance of staying relevant. I educate myself on the latest fashion trends and post daily style tips on the Style Me Stephanie Facebook page to keep my clients and followers in the know of the latest trends.

I’ve learned from Celebrity Stylist J. Bolin by participating in his Fashion Boot Camp. J Bolin is my biggest inspiration. I see so much of myself in him. He loves to color, and he started out styling his clients from their closets, just like me. I’m his biggest fan. In the future, I want to become more involved in my community by giving back financially and educating teenage girls in fashion and etiquette.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Has it been a smooth road? No, absolutely not! My biggest struggle was FEAR. I allowed fear to take over in the first stages of launching my business. I told myself that I wasn’t ready to start a business. I worried if I would have enough money to start my business.

There were so many thoughts running through my head. But, I had to stop and tell myself, ” God didn’t bring you this far, for you to give it up now.” Yes, you will have struggles along the way, but never let FEAR stop you from doing what God has called you to do!

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
The name of my business is Style Me, Stephanie. What is Style Me Stephanie? Style Me, Stephanie, is a professional fashion styling business that specializes in styling from your closet, personal shopping, virtual styling, speaking engagements, and putting together fashion shows for different organizations.

Style Me Stephanie has its own product brand of statement tees, pop of color hats, and handbags with customers across the country. I’m known for my signature style in every outfit, a pop of color. My proud moment is making the cover of Huami Magazine Arkansas for the January/February 2022 issue.

One thing that sets me apart from others, I take pride in educating myself daily on fashion. I can’t teach others if I don’t educate myself. I want my clients to have the knowledge of what they should wear and not wear.

Who else deserves credit in your story?
Angela “AJ” Braggs – coached me into starting Style Me Stephanie

Cliff Aaron – he provided the promo video, photoshoot, and venue for the launch of my business, and has been supporting Style Me Stephanie every since.

Tonia Grant- she’s my mentor. She made me her assistant and brand ambassador and has been right by my side through it ALL!

Rhonda Aaron – she’s #TEAM SMS all the way! The list would be too long for me to list all that she has done. LOL!!

I have a lot of friends and family that support me, and I appreciate them.

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Image Credits:

@legendaryartphotography, @chrissybryantstudio, and @contemporaryimaging

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