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get to know me

I dress people for life--I believe when you look good, you feel good; when you feel good, you do good. I can get your wardrobe into a great place while making the whole process feel like fun.

I love taking care of my clients and helping them to love getting dressed each day. I help people to build confidence and save time & money by cleaning out and editing their closets, taking them shopping in any store, building outfits head to toe, photographing these and creating LookBooks which are tools my clients use every day to make getting dressed easy and enjoyable.

Since 2007, I've served clients from Fortune 500 companies to start-up CEOs to local philanthropists to stay-at-home parents to teens who are just starting to define their personal style. My goal is to help my clients feel confident and authentic in their everyday lives through their wardrobe choices. No closet or price point is too big or too small.

Previously, I built a successful career as a Motion Picture and Television Costumer in Los Angeles, California.

I was one of the original Wardrobe Supervisors on the hit television series, Friends, and dressed all six main actors as well as guest stars and background cast on a weekly basis.

A sampling of other shows I supervised during my 10 year career:

-Jesse, starring Christina Applegate

-Jenny, Jenny McCarthy’s self-titled sitcom

-Pearl, with Rhea Perlman, Malcolm McDowell, Dash Mihok and Lucy Liu

In the year 2000, my husband and I moved from Los Angeles to Greenwich to raise our young family.

In 2007, my youngest child began pre-school and I began this new entrepreneurial venture. I developed my business to use all of my former experience and training, be flexible in terms of hours so I could spend time with my three children, and help other people—mostly women—to feel great about themselves through clothing.

I'd love to speak with you! You can reach me at 203.247.0717 or maria@mariaturkel.com

 

I feel like a princess during the entire time we are together! The whole experience is completely customized for my body size, my tastes, my styles. She understands my needs and has such a professional way of taking charge. I often recommend her to my closest friends. When they hire her it’s a totally separate and distinct experience from mine because they have different body shapes and tastes from mine. She’s trustworthy and delightful!
— Linda, writer/artist/teacher/mom
It is great working with Maria because we accomplish so much in a short time - Clean and organized closets, great outfits put together to wear to work and out in the evening, and even donations to the Rummage Room get done. She is upbeat and fun!
— Julie, founder Greenwich Alliance for Education
Maria was amazing! She helped me clean out a bunch of outdated items and organized my closet in a way that I could see everything. She also helped me put some outfits together for the holidays which was so helpful. She saved me money in the end because I could see all my clothes and wasn’t just going out and buying random pieces!
— Malia, journalist