ABOUT ME - PAOLA GARBARINO

Colpo d'Occhio, translated in English as 'At A Glance', in Italian literally means 'What Hits The Eye'. I cannot think of a better way to express my mission. You never get a second chance to make a first impression. I was born in Italy and grew up in a world of fashion and style. My mother was a professional tailor and my grandmother owned a haberdashery. I was surrounded by fabrics and colours, ribbons and lace, buttons and bobbins. Our house was always full of clothes in the making. I had other aspirations though. After college in Italy I got an MBA at Wharton in the United States. I had a very successful career in finance and then I wanted to find new inspiration. 

Someone said one thing which resonated with me: 

FIND SOMETHING YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT AND TURN IT INTO A PROFESSION

All of my life I have been helping family and friends to organise their wardrobes, choose clothes for every occasion that are fashionable, stylish, and professional, advising them on how to shop for themselves and helping them buy gifts for their loved ones. I went back to school at the London College of Fashion to learn everything that I could about fashion, styling, fabrics, and colours. I have helped many people and have a lot of happy clients. I am passionate about fashion and style but above all I'm highly organised, efficient, trustworthy and understand that time is precious.