I am always looking at other people’s style, other Stylist’s or Image Consultant’s social accounts. This helps me think outside my box and see what others in the world are bringing to the table. Always learning. I discovered Elysha Lenkin on Instagram @elysha_nyc. Elysha began on sets styling models etc for camera and video shoots. She is a creative and has a heart for a person’s discovery of individual style. Discover more about Elysha below and find out why I reached out to find out more about her and her style ways.
I asked Elysha to answer a few questions about her journey in the Style/Fashion world and what she hopes to bring to it. Here’s what she had to say.
1.-Elysha, when were you first interested in style and fashion? Where did you start and what led you to the place you are currently?
I got my start as a freelance fashion stylist working on commercial shoots in NYC during the ’90’s. While most of the fashion girls obsessed over the latest designers, and what came down the runways, I took a different approach. Mixing and matching and making interesting outfits is what I obsessed over. Fashion was always about creative expression for me.
While freelancing, I took a gig as a personal stylist for a successful entrepreneur. Immediately, it became clear that this woman was struggling to get dressed everyday. Her bra size was a DDD, and she saw her body as a liability. Her days began with a huge battle between her body and her wardrobe, and this impacted her confidence. While working with her, I saw how successful women were lacking confidence in their lives because of the struggle to get dressed. I decided to help these women.
This is what I do now. I help real women reinvent their style so they show up like superstars in their lives.
2.-What are some things you learned about style and expression? What do you think is the best way to learn?
Style has always come easy to me. I see it as a natural extension of who I am. I figured out how to style others while working on-set (under the hot lights!). I’m all about practice and experimentation. Try something, and if it doesn’t work, figure out why it doesn’t work. Then try something else. Eventually you’ll streamline this practice, develop a strong eye and make good style choices with confidence and ease.
3.-What is one thing that makes you feel stylish.
I’m really into wearing blazers lately. I like mixing the professional vibe with something more casual and edgy so my personality comes through.
Check out Elysha’s Blog Post here: and keep on the journey to A Style That is You.