THE MASTER EDIT.
CLOSETS & PERSONAL STYLING
I’M BROOKE HASTINGS,
Closet Editor, Personal Stylist, and Founder of The Master Edit.
My passion is helping men and women discover their own personal style.
My job is to guide my clients in realizing their best selves by uncovering, refining and expressing their individual, most authentic style. Rather than focusing on particular brands or labels, I help my clients find the looks that evoke a special feeling from within. Each and every one of us deserves to tap into that emotion.
As part of my studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology, I have analyzed color and though most of my work is an art there is science to selecting colors that complement us individually. To have a well-curated closet that serves you each day, colors, fashion trends, style, and shape are factored into the consultative process.
The Master Edit is client-centric and individualized. It includes wardrobe editing, closet organization, and styling. My focus is to optimize your current wardrobe and identify must-have items that complement your dynamic lifestyle, and silhouette in a mindful, organized space. I begin with an in-closet consultation and together we then edit, purge and style each piece. We determine what stays, what goes and what is donated or consigned. I will then organize your closet, help you find new ways to wear and style the pieces you already own and identify the possible gaps.
The outcome of The Master Edit will provide you with a clear picture and direction in fulfilling your personal style so that each day you can dress according to your mood. The goal is to walk out the door feeling your best. It will include recommendations for elevating your wardrobe by blending the existing with the new. It will offer a stronger sense of personal style and an aesthetically pleasing closet.
Evaluate and Redefine the Space. We will open your master closet/drawer space and together examine your current storage strategy, pain points and personal best practices.
Purge, Donate and Consign. I will work with you to maximize your closet so you are able to dress for your mood 24/7. During the Cleanse we purge the clothes that no longer serve you by editing all items in your closet piece-by-piece to determine what needs to be altered, consigned, or donated.
Organize and Style to Maximize Efficiency of the Space. I will organize your entire closet in a functional, eye-catching and aesthetically pleasing manner, spending time creating order, rearranging, folding and hanging. Along the way, I will teach you how to optimize the space you have. You will receive a personalized shopping list of essential and statement pieces to round out your closet. Your space will be left organized by color and season. I will provide digital photos to help you remember the new strategy and maintain your de-cluttered closet.
shop your closet
Style Your Current Looks. I will offer a fresh perspective on your existing wardrobe and create new looks that you may never have thought of before. If you’re missing something I will make a list to fill in the gaps. I will help you fall in love again with your clothes.
Customized to Reflect Your Vision. I will assist you in finding the perfect looks for your fashion sense, everyday dynamic lifestyle, special occasions and travel needs. The goal with each of the looks is to accentuate, balance and compliment your shape, and elevate your personal style.
Breathe New Life into Your Closet. I will help you uncover your unique aesthetic and personal style. I will provide advice on measurements, proportion and silhouettes that are current, relevant and reflect your lifestyle and fashion aesthetic.
Pre-Pull Shopping Preparation: This will save time on our day of shopping. The dressing room(s) will be lined with pre-selected items for you to try on.
No Pre-Pull: We will meet and shop together.
Online shopping: I will provide you with a list of suggested items complete with images and shopping links. We will review together to ensure that all items are delivered to your doorstep.
Business, Holiday, or Vacation. Whether you are traveling for work or fun I will remove the stress of packing for you. I will provide you with a look book of your styled outfits for each occasion and climate. I will flawlessly and efficiently fold each item for you so that your clothes will arrive organized and neat.
"The Master Edit helped me expand my traditional suit and tie wardrobe into a modern and fashion forward approach to my professional attire that reflects the evolution of our industry and clients."
Media Executive, New York, NY
"Brooke took control of my closet and organized it in a way that makes sense for my lifestyle. My closet has never looked better. Things that I wear all the time are within reach.
She also left me with lasting advice including, 'If it were not on sale, would you buy it?' I feel like I have a new wardrobe and my mornings are so much easier. I would recommend Brooke and The Master Edit services without hesitation."
Creative Strategist, Brooklyn, NY
"I first reached out to Brooke at The Master Edit because I was in a rut. My body, and my closet, had survived two international moves and three children. It was disjointed, disorganized, and I dreaded getting dressed each day. Normally, I take pride in my organizational skills and I hesitated bringing an outsider into such an intimate space. But I needed a fresh pair of eyes and someone who could look past the price tags and the impulse purchases to curate a collection of staples in a clean, uncluttered environment.
Brooke worked quickly, confidently, and her unique system made it easy to make the bigger decisions together as a team. She even made some wonderful suggestions of ways I could grow the space visually. Thanks to Brooke and The Master Edit, it is now so easy to see each individual article of clothing, and to quickly visualize potential outfits in advance. The time and money her service has saved me long-term is unmeasured! This was not about having someone else inflict their fashion choices on me. This was having a magician step into my world, reach in, and pull out my inner sense of style."
Wife and Mom of 3, Darien, CT
"Brooke has an incredible eye - she immediately picked up on my style/vibe/comfort level and didn't impose her own look on me, but rather was able to bring out my best style for me. The value that she adds by spending time in your closet is immeasurable (compared to a traditional personal shopper at a store that has no idea what you already have, what you need and how you can style things at home with belts, scarves, etc.). She is so helpful at restyling looks for clothes I was ready to give up on, and is extremely sensible about picking brands at price points that look great but also don't break the bank and is very willing to listen and work with you on your budget!
I have loved the looks we worked on together for the fall and have received numerous compliments, including people stopping on the street to ask where I got this or that, which is an incredible confidence booster."
General Counsel, Hedge Fund, New York, NY