Meet our seasoned staff of fashion stylists – ready to tackle your wardrobe needs!

 


Maria

Specialties: Menswear - Plus size - Petites - Special Occasion - Denim / Put Together casual - Executive / Business - Upscale Shopping - Bargain Shopping

As the founder and owner of Stilista|Boston, Maria sees style as an art, a science and an absolute necessity! Maria hails from a business / marketing background, and had a BS in Business Administration from Northeastern University. Maria's previous corporate experience is a great asset to her current work with corporate groups and clients that are in a business setting. Along with managing Stilista, Maria is also a Senior Fashion Stylist and a Style Educator for Stilista|Seminars, speaking to groups of all sizes about the topics of professional style, branding through personal style, accessorizing how-to workshops and style for executives and frequent travelers.  “I have to say that I am passionate about bridging the gap between the fashion world and real world style, and helping each client figure out the best personal style for them. Clothing has to be wearable, comfortable and properly suited for each individual's lifestyle. I've been styling and personal shopping for nearly seven years, so I have worked with a very wide variety of clients and met some amazing people. My particular areas of interest and expertise are menswear, 50+ style, fitness industry style and mom clients, including maternity and post-partum transitional style” shares Maria. Maria is greatly inspired by her clients, her team and the infinite nature of fashion and style. To continue expanding her knowledge of fashion, beauty and style, Maria travels, observes street style, reads style publications and enjoys meeting new people and seeking out their unique perspective.  Maria’s personal look is a feminine fusion of tailored pieces, European style, vintage silhouettes (she’s never met a pencil skirt she didn’t like!), accessories with bohemian and mod influences, and lots of denim and boots.

" Maria, thank you so much for your help today. You worked tirelessly to create a great new wardrobe for me. I came home, tried things on and was nearly in tears with happiness--the clothes are beautiful and even make me look taller! Really, you provide an invaluable service, and you are very skilled at your job. Again, thank you so much for your help today. I am sure I will be calling on you again!" (Melissa M.)

 

 

Sonya

Specialties: Executive / Business - Denim/Put Together Casual - Teens / Young Adults - Plus Size - Bargain Shopping

Sonya has been interested in fashion for many years, from clothing design and construction, to coming up with creative outfits for everyday life. She has a bachelor's degree in math and works as a data analyst for a marketing firm in Boston, so she fully understands the demands of the working professional's wardrobe! Sonya loves spending her free time bargain shopping and putting together outfits, to which her clients can attest - she is quite an expert! She has lived in Israel and NYC, but is happy to be back in Boston. Sonya loves helping women express themselves through their clothing. She also believes that it is possible to be stylish on any budget. Her goal as a stylist is to help every woman feel confident and polished, while staying true to their personal style.

"My shopping trip with Sonya exceeded all of my expectations. It was nothing short of life changing. Even just wearing my own clothing differently based on Sonya's feedback is creating such a change in me. People are really noticing! I've already been shopping again myself, and I now know what to look for."  (Julia P.) 

 

 


Marisa

Specialties: Petites - Special Occasion - Denim / Put together casual - Teens / Young Adults - Executive / Business – Menswear - Upscale shopping - LGBT

Marisa has enjoyed a 10+ year career in the Boston fashion and retail scene, exploring all facets of the consumer experience. She built a strong foundation in retail management while working for national designer consignment chain Second Time Around as a store manager, a district manager and a buyer. She spent time as a freelance writer, generating content for numerous online retailers, fashion blogs, email marketing campaigns and social media platforms. She styles photo shoots, fashion shows and music videos. She works as a visual merchandiser, specializing in new store openings, floor sets and window displays for clients such as Madewell, The North Face and Vans. And, she enjoys consulting for up-and-coming brands in need of guidance. But, personal styling has always been her true love. As an 7 year veteran and senior stylist at Stilista|Boston, Marisa has a wealth of product, trend and fit knowledge that she is excited to share with you. Her vast experience with clients of all genders, ages, budgets, lifestyles and body types has given her the ability to quickly and efficiently evaluate your needs and to generate and execute a style action plan, ensuring you the apparel and accessories that are the best fit for both your body type and lifestyle. No matter what fashion challenge you face, chances are that Marisa has seen it, heard it and dealt with it before, so you are in capable and understanding hands! Marisa is looking forward to meeting you, to collaborating on your new look and to building a personal brand and image that instills confidence and pride!

"Thank you Marisa for the confidence boost of outfitting myself and making the whole process/journey the art of fashion into a pleasant, exciting and fun one! I totally recommend Marisa at Stilista..." (Molly)

 

Molly

Specialties: Women’s Executive / Business - Special Occasion Shopping - Men & Women’s Denim / Put Together Casual - Upscale Shopping - Bargain Shopping - Women’s Petites - Group Shopping - Teens/Young Adults

Molly has loved creating outfits since her childhood days of playing "dress-up." A graduate from Union College and member of the women's varsity lacrosse team, Molly earned her degree in Communications with a focus in Studio Art. She has lived all over the world, from Barbados to New Zealand, finally making Boston her home. With past experience in fashion retail, most recently in PR and advertising for AOL, she has worked with trendsetting publishers such as StyleList, the Huffington Post and Style Me Pretty. Molly likes to create looks that make her feel comfortable and confident in any setting. As a self-proclaimed "girly-tomboy" her style runs the gamut from classic to casual and from sporty to sophisticated. She has a flair for detail and loves to mix labels, looks and trends using high and low-end products to create a true signature look. While Molly loves to rock a jumpsuit, some of her favorite staple pieces include skinny jeans, a white button-down chiffon shirt, anything chambray, and statement necklaces. Molly enjoys taking items from a client's closet, like sweaters, blazers, and t-shirts, reworking and accessorizing them for a fresh take and a new look. Molly is passionate about overcoming the challenges of dressing to impress while still being true to yourself. Above all else she loves helping her clients unlock their own personal style. Molly ensures not only that you look great - but feel great too!

Molly listened so carefully to my style preferences and wish list for what I look for in clothing. She took all my requests in stride, and found me great fitting clothes that suited my body type and worked as outfits. She saved me an enormous amount of time and buyer's regret. An absolute win. (Kelly C)

“Lisa”

Lisa

This New York native makes it her mission to help people feel more comfortable in their own skin. After studying fashion at the Parsons New School for Design, Lisa was first exposed to styling while working in the NYC retail world. There she was able to collaborate with a wide range of brands, ranging from ready-to-wear to high-end couture. Being in the fashion capital of the world, Lisa had the rare opportunity to work directly with multiple major fashion companies and their designers. She found that by fundamentally understanding those brands, she was able to help her clients not just find great pieces, but develop their own personal style. Ever since she has been working to perfect her craft, whether she's attending fashion shows or sifting through vintage fashion magazines for new inspiration. Lisa specializes in styling for everyone; from television personalities to new moms, for the red carpet or the go-to pieces in your wardrobe.

 *Some Stilista Team photos by Rita Rose Photography; some courtesy of individual stylists.