MIKI SPOTLIGHT :
Priya Virmani - Privée by Priya
I am excited to launch a new series called Miki Spotlight where I feature some of my photography clients and share more about their businesses. I work with so many interesting and dynamic women entrepreneurs that I wanted to spotlight their stories along with the images that were captured during their branding photo shoots. I hope this series inspires and introduces you to some new and interesting people.
Meet Priya Virmani, the style curator and personal stylist behind Privée by Priya. She helps women, men and young adults find the style that makes them feel good. This is done via a closet sort and assess, a shop session, and finally a style session that integrates the new pieces into the existing closet. She helps with special occasion styling, vacation and work wardrobes and seasonal updates as well.
When did you discover your passion for styling?
I discovered very early on in my life that I loved fashion. I have fond memories of saving all my pocket money for new clothes. When the money ran out I went shopping in my own closet and did a closet re-style session! My love for fashion stayed just a hobby as I went to college, got an MBA, got married and had 2 precious daughters. I spent over ten years at a large bank and then several more years at start ups in NYC. I was fortunate enough to spend 5 years in Paris. The mecca of all things trendy, chic and gorgeous! And boy! Did I learn a thing or two (or hundred!) about styling while I lived there.
Here I am now. A proud resident of New Jersey where I have finally turned this hobby and gift I have for fashion into a business. Style is a language that I speak fluently.
Why do you do it? What do you love about it?
Why not help others with something that comes so easily to me? I enjoy every minute of it. I love meeting new people, and uncovering their style concerns. I love seeing the joy on their faces when they find the perfect solution to their needs. I love making people look and feel confident.
How do you want your client to feel?
On top of the world! Not just on one occasion but everyday. I want them to know they will have consistency in their style. I want them to take out the stress and time it takes to dress on a daily basis.
How are you different?
I know how to add a little oomph and edge to most closets while respecting the client’s demographics. I am also a mean deal finder! Styling is an art but can also be a science. I have figured out best times of the year to shop at various retailers.
How can people reach you to learn more?
While my website is still under construction. I am on instagram under Privée by Priya. Or email: email@example.com.
Priya is one of the most fashionable people I know and a dear dear friend of mine. Her sense of style is effortless and distinctive. She has a talent for putting pieces together to create a signature look. I love that she is comfortable shopping at both Barney's and Zara, giving her clients options at all price points. Her business is already thriving with corporate executives, professionals, coaches and speakers. If you need some fashion help or are ready to up level your style, I highly recommend reaching out to Priya for a consultation - firstname.lastname@example.org.
I was thrilled to have her in front of my camera during our STAND OUT branding photography session. We took photos at her home office/amazing closet and around downtown Millburn to capture her story and style. Keep an eye out for her new website coming soon!
If you are interested in branding photos of your own, I am passionate about helping women entrepreneurs tap into their story and share their message with confidence.