Lisa Powers has spent her entire life in Houston and the surrounding area, but that doesn’t mean that she thinks small. In fact, her StylePoint is right on point, and she is a true lover of fashion and all things creative.
Born in Huntsville and raised in Conroe, Lisa can remember being fascinated with fashion from as early as the age of 14. Being that this was during the 1980’s, Lisa couldn’t rely on the internet to get her fashion fix, so she scoured the magazines for all the latest trends that were straight off the runway.
Lisa also watched “Style by Elsa Klensch” on CNN.
It was always so exciting to see what the new styles would be and hear the interviews with designers like; Thierry Mugler, Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein, or Oscar de la Renta, to name just a few! I was most excited by how each designer chose to express their individual voice for the upcoming season. Even at that point in my life, I immersed myself in learning all that I could about the history of fashion and designers”. From Paul Poiret, Coco Chanel, and Cristobal Balenciaga to the modernists of the 80’s, I was greedy to know it all!
But, Lisa couldn’t sew or sketch, so instead of being a designer she got a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. When she finished school in Social Work, she was a Case Manager for a while and then life circumstances brought her into retail at Neiman Marcus working in the Ladies Fine Apparel department.
Every day was like Christmas to me, getting to work with lines like Celine (Michael Kors was designing for them at the time), YSL Rive Gauche (Tom Ford), Gucci (Tom Ford), and Chanel.
Lisa found her niche in fashion at Neiman’s while styling the women of Dallas. She discovered that she could quickly grasp what would work best on their bodies, especially pants and jeans. She fell in love with creating an experience for her clients where it became all about them and making sure they enjoyed every moment. She also found she could use her social work training by listening, communicating, being empathetic, and patient. And, she realized this is what a stylist is.
Although Lisa’s style was on point with her clients, it was her husband who encouraged her to pursue a career as a Personal Stylist. In fact, StylePoint, Lisa’s professional wardrobe consultant, and fashion stylist company, got its start with a handful of clients that she met through her husband.
Lisa’s specialty is in fit when it comes to dressing someone.
Everyone has what I call shopping obstacles; it’s my job to get my ladies to understand what works and why. I don’t keep it a secret, I want them to be able to go shopping on their own if they want to. I LOVE getting texts from clients when they’re shopping to show me what they found!
One of the reasons that StylePoint is so successful is that Lisa believes style is something very individual and precious, as it’s a result of a lifetime of experiences. Whether it be through travel, relationships, successes, and sometimes failures. Each of these aspects influences what makes us happy and confident, which is really what personal style is. And, she knows her job is not to dictate what her client’s style is, but to enhance that style for them.
I find that most times that’s the main thing my client’s need, someone to encourage them to recognize what makes them feel strong and beautiful. Ultimately, empowering my clients is how I measure my success.
Lisa also says that the success of StylePoint is a mix of hard work and good luck.
I met the right people at the right time, but I also knocked on the doors that I knew were the hardest to enter.
But, the biggest thrill that Lisa still gets is when her clients look in the mirror and say
Yes, I look beautiful!
StylePoint, we think you Just Vibe in Houston and have so much style and are lucky you are right here in our fair city!