Catherine Bachelier is a consummate stylemaker and fashion expert with nearly 20 years of experience in the wedding and event industry. She has planned weddings and events for San Diego and international elite, traveling from Mexico to Monaco for her clientele, bringing her unique taste and polish to each event.
As a fashion stylist Catherine teaches fashion empowerment workshops in the US and Europe and is an expert educator in her field. As a personal stylist for Nordstrom, she has mastered the delicate balance of understanding what the client is drawn to and what enhances their individual style.
Catherine is a self published author and style contributor for fashion and wedding publications and has been featured in top magazines such as Real Simple, Martha Stewart Weddings, Business Insider and Reader’s Digest.My Story
Just like clothing, when you layer it, you immediately add more visual interest. I often talk about the third piece: most people just wear a first piece, a top, and a second piece, a bottom. The third piece adds dimension, personality and lots of optical excitement. Add a third piece to your neck, ears or hands, too!
Having Catherine “in my closet” has been one of the most transformational aspects of my life. Though you believe you are hiring someone to help you get your clothes situation on track, what you are really getting is someone who is about to help you get your WHOLE self on the right track. Catherine not only cares how you LOOK in your clothes…she cares how you feel, think and ARE in them and in your life STYLE. We all have some hang up about how we look in our clothes and Catherine breaks down what your style is (everyone has one), how to make it really work for you, and how to find ways around our anxieties and look and feel our best. That’s a lot from a STYLIST!
— Jamie M.
When it comes to fashion experts, there are many but Catherine is the real deal. I have watched her conduct seminars in the U.S. and Europe where women and men listen intently and walk out saying “Catherine-isms.” In Amsterdam, her presentation to the American Women’s Club of Amsterdam has left a lasting impression. I have been with people who attended her workshop and have looked at themselves or at another and blurt out a Catherine mantra - “color, texture, shine.” Catherine knows her city and audience and in Amsterdam, she gave practical stylish tips for the expat community that juggles weather, biking everywhere, and fashion. She is able to transition seamlessly from city to city, audience to audience, with wit, charm, and creativity. The vision and advice she imparts is more than fashion and styling. Her advice enhances life and makes life beautiful, no matter how you look.
— Carol L.
Even though she has taught me all her tricks, I still have her look at my clothes twice a year and put together outfits for the season. She ALWAYS finds an outfit in my closet that I would have never thought to put together! The confidence I have garnered from her expertise has allowed me to better accept my aging and changing body, because when you feel good in your clothes the possibilities can be endless! Oh, and if you are smart, you will have her come over and select/pack outfits for your next vacation…you will save money on checking luggage because she will fit your weeks’ worth of outfits into a carry-on, and you don’t have to think about it!!
— Celeste T.