fashion stylists + influencers . personal shoppers . lifestyle experts


Brenna Hardy is managing partner of Styleista, she is an entrepreneur with a history of business + event management and has well over a decade of experience in personal styling, fashion retail, and wardrobe styling. Brenna believes that building authentic relationships with clients, brands and the community is the key to Styleista's success. Not only is Brenna capable of dressing models of all measurements for photo shoots, and clients of all professional style needs and budgets for their day to day,  Brenna also styles the two best dressed young men in town as the mother of young twins. Driven by an incredible kindness, patience, and desire to help others achieve their goals through the transformative power of fashion, for Brenna styling has been a natural outlet. From making her own clothing at age eight, to building the business that would see her passion with this art evolve into her career, she is an inspiring example of the cliché to follow one’s heart. Along with her dedication to her family and her professional life, Brenna loves to shop, dine out and experience the culture of new places which she then incorporates into her effortless styling aesthetic. Brenna regularly appears on television and in print as a fashion and lifestyle expert, including but not limited to media outlets such as ET Canada, ELLE Magazine, Maclean's Magazine, Avenue Magazine, Town & Country Magazine, Breakfast Television, Global TV, CTV. She has also worked with The Bachelor Canada, The CORE shopping centre, Holt Renfrew, Expedia, 100 Making A Difference, Judith & Charles, Greta Constantine.

To contact Brenna, please email: brenna@styleista.ca

photo cred: Phil Crozier

photo cred: Phil Crozier


photo cred: Phil Crozier

photo cred: Phil Crozier

Phaedra Godchild is co-partner of Styleista. Born and raised in British Columbia,  Phaedra completed her degree in Fashion Design and Technology with a minor in Marketing at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2009 before settling in Calgary. Phaedra has gravitated toward all things fashion and marketing from the outset, accumulating 12+ years experience in the fashion industry. Phaedra’s sophisticated personal design aesthetic allows her endless capabilities in styling. Not only does she pull looks for a fashion show or style photo shoots with confidence and ease, she envisions the potential in her clients personal style even before they see it for themselves. With a natural eye for balance, design, and details, Phaedra instinctively assembles outfits for a range of wardrobe and lifestyle needs. Elevating her clients’ wardrobes and self-assurance fulfils Phaedra both professionally and personally, as she aims to provide each client with a unique fashion-education and renewed happiness with their individual style. Phaedra appears regularly on television and in print for media outlets such as: Avenue Magazine, Breakfast Television, The CORE Shopping Centre. She also works with Tory Burch, CTV, Global Television, Holt Renfrew, Harry Rosen, Contemporary Calgary and the Calgary Flames

To contact Phaedra, please email: phaedra@styleista.ca


Samantha Descoteaux - Stylist

photo cred: Phil Crozier

photo cred: Phil Crozier

German born and Canadian raised, Samantha Descoteaux wears a lot of (fashionable) hats. Samantha’s resume reveals a life dedicated to others’ wellness; before achieving her hot-yoga instructor’s certification in 2014, Samantha earned her living as a medical professional, specializing in emergency nursing and addiction medicine. Along with her compassionate character, Samantha’s natural gift for style resulted in a decade of on-the-side wardrobe consulting for friends, family, and a growing list of personal clients. Today, Samantha has turned her talent for style consulting into her second career, bringing the dedication and personalized care from her medical background into this new field.

Samantha’s keen eye for shape, function and beauty translates to any body type and a variety of life-style needs. As she is both knowledgable on current trends and sensible about classic looks, Samantha helps her clients streamline their existing wardrobe while adding new, carefully chosen, value-minded pieces. This way, clients rest assured in their style identity, while exploring new shapes, textures and colours that maximize impact and boost confidence. Samantha works along side the Styleista team in Calgary, but also spends considerable time in the Edmonton area. We're thrilled that Samantha is able to extend expert style advice to more men and women across Alberta.

At any price, and for any day-to-day or special event need, Samantha’s clients’ new found confidence in their clothing is what brings her joy. 

To book with Samantha, please email: info@styleista.ca


Monica Sommerville - Writer

Monica Sommerville is a writer, copywriter, and all things word-related job-doer living in Calgary. Monica writes for all kinds of clients and corporations, including local and international businesses, and is at her best when writing for people and causes she believes in. 

Personal style is a big part of Monica’s every day, ever since she refused to remove the red sparkly “Dorothy” shoes from her tiny, 5-year-old feet. (Yes, even in the snow; it’s a miracle she still has toes.) Today, the only thing Monica loves more than words, is reading them in an outfit that makes her feel invincible. Monica continues to make weather-inappropriate footwear choices, has more than one cat but fewer than twenty, and is proud to have her name on this page with all these talented women.

 

Monica is more than a little delighted that she is able to make a living doing what she loves, and she is definitely interested in hearing about your project if you need a sometimes-silly, but double-English-degree-holding personal writer. She also has a blog that sometimes gets the attention it deserves — go have a read, if you like: monicasommerville.com

To contact Monica for freelance fashion writing, please email: info@styleista.ca