About Megan Kristel
Megan Kristel, President of Kristel Closets, Inc., has spent years helping clients just like you look and feel their best. With a focus on your needs, Megan helps you discover your own unique style. As matter of fact, Megan's motto is simple:
Look your best to be your best.
Her trademark philosophy is: Whether returning to the workforce, working toward a promotion, or improving your personal life, how you present yourself is how you will be defined. Your personal and corporate "brand" or "image" is your most effective tool whether your goal is to sell yourself, express yourself or to feel better about yourself...it's the one tool that you completely control.
"I've learned from real women what they expect from their image," says Megan. "Working with clients in a direct and intimate way is incredibly rewarding. It's really powerful how a simple change of wardrobe, color or understanding of body type can transform people and how they feel about themselves."
With a background in corporate retail, Megan knows a thing or two about clothes, having spent time as a buyer for Charming Shoppes before becoming Women's Fashion Buyer and General Manager for the acclaimed Suzanne Roberts Boutique in Philadelphia.
Before she built Kristel Closets, Megan bought and developed products and programs at the home shopping powerhouse, QVC. Today, Megan serves as the Media Image Expert for Furia Rubel Communications, Inc., preparing Furia Rubel clients for on air presentations and public appearances. As a public speaker, Megan's sell out workshops incorporate her trademark humor and disarming nature with real life advice and practical solutions.
Megan is a graduate of Temple University's Fox School of Business with a BA in Marketing and is an alumnus of Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority, Xi Chapter. She is a member of the AICI (Association of Image Consultants International), serves on the Leadership Board for the eWomen Network King of Prussia Chapter, and is a member of The National Association of Female Executives, The Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, The Center City Proprietors Association, and The Women's Business Forum of Bucks County. She volunteers with The Career Wardrobe, a non profit organization that helps women struggling to return to the workforce with advice and donations of professional clothing and educational workshops and sits on the Board of Directors for the Women's Resource Center in Wayne, Pa.
It's really all about you.
Caroline Kohler: Style Consultant, Philadelphia/New Jersey
A background in design and years in the bridal industry gives Caroline Kohler the ability to handle just about any style challenge. At Kristel Closets, Caroline focuses on her true passion: helping real life men and women gain confidence through their image and style. Caroline combines her compassionate attitude with her sharp attention to detail to create an authentic and appropriate image for her clients. She is an active member of the community, who volunteers her time with The Career Wardrobe in Philadelphia.
Erica Bondarev: Style Consultant, Washington D.C. Metro
With nearly a decade of experience in marketing and communications for the performing arts, Erica has an eye for style and an understanding of what it takes to build an image. She is committed to helping clients use their wardrobe to reflect their personal brand. "Whether we like it or not, we say a lot about who we are not only by the clothes we wear, but how we wear them. I want everyone to have the opportunity to tell his or her story." In addition to her work as a personal stylist for Kristel Closets, Erica is Director of Marketing & Communications at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Prior to that, she was in marketing and e-commerce for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra and is fluent in Russian.
About Stephanie Corcoran
As the newest member of the Kristel Closet's team, Stephanie Corcoran brings more than 10 years of fashion expertise from both the sales and buying side of fashion. Stephanie joins the team as a style consultant operating in the Washington DC/Northern Virginia area. Her passion for styling was sparked early in her career. Stephanie held sales manager positions at Macy's, eventually becoming the buyer of Designer Sportswear for Bergdorf Goodman, New York.
Stephanie joins Kristel Closets with an impressive client book and following. She travels extensively to meet with her clients from D.C. to California, to the Hamptons. "Without exception, the payoffs for my clients are a new found sense of self confidence, and dedication to personal style," says Stephanie.
In addition to her years of fashion expertise, Stephanie is a licensed real estate agent, a member of the Duke University Alumni Association, a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and a foundation board member of the Chevy Chase Elementary School.
Stephanie earned her bachelor's degree in English from Duke University and a master's degree in business administration from American University, Kogod School of Business. Stephanie lives in Chevy Chase, MD with her husband and three children.
Living in the D.C., Virginia, or Maryland area? Contact us today to schedule your appointment with Stephanie.
About Béke Beau
Béke Beau began her journey in beauty in New York as an apprentice to celebrity make-up artist Laura Geller. She was introduced to a broad range of make-up application techniques, including bridal, print and television, and had the opportunity to work with celebrated actors, including Audrey Hepburn and James Earl Jones. She then became associated with friend and make-up artist Kimara Ahnert, well known for her elegant studio on Manhattan’s upper east side. Béke continued to work on high-profile events, such as the weddings of actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and pop star Joey McIntyre. She was honored, as well, to do make-up for VIPs like Tipper Gore, Judith Nathan Giuliani, and legendary Vogue contributing editor Rosamund Bernier.
With an Ivy League education, Béke is characteristically philosophical about the power of the makeover: "I love what make-up does when it’s done beautifully, that is, it boosts confidence and promotes a positive attitude, inspiring a woman to feel more powerful. I am passionate about my role in each transformation."
Béke is a business member of the Society of Wedding Planners, the Main Line Chamber of Commerce, and she teaches courses on make-up application at Main Line School Night. Béke is also a member of the Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Philadelphia.