Recommended Professionals

Vanessa has done extensive research to bring you an incredible team of trusted professionals to assist you with other aspects of your image from make-up artists and tailors to hairstylists and barbers. When visiting them, mention Vanesa sent you to ensure you experience the most positive and thorough service.


Sante Tailoring (Maria Louisa) – Downtown San Diego
1150 7th Ave #3
San Diego, Ca 92101

(Cross St: B St. She is located deep inside the building that says Yoga One.)
Tip: Parking is not convenient due to limited metered street parking and the one-way streets. If you don’t want to look for parking, Maria Louisa recommends the parking lot behind Chase Bank on Broadway & 7th Ave. If you are making a quick drop off or pick up there are three FREE 15-minute parking spots on A St. and 7th Ave that are often available.

Golden Needle Tailor – Del Mar
1049 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
Tip: They are one of the most expensive tailors, and are not very timely. Call before picking up your garment to ensure it is actually done.
Note: I have not actually worked with Golden Needle, but they have tailored many of my clients’ garments and I was impressed with the results. I have also heard raves reviews for them from trusted sources.

Primo Alterations – Mission Gorge
7433 Mission Gorge Rd
San Diego, CA 92120


Robin Dayley


Yes Shoe Repair – La Jolla/UTC Area
4150 Regents Park Row Suite 165
La Jolla, CA 92037
Note: Good service at a great price, but they are not perfectionists. Check their work.

Gilbert’s Shoe Repair – Hillcrest
441 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
Note: Quality service, but overpriced. Always check your cobbler’s work.


Jessica Heller, Owner of PaperDoll Salon
1263 Garnet Avenue
San Diego, CA 92109


Ernesto, Stylist at Winn’s Barber Shop
445 University Ave
San Diego, Ca 92103


Antonella Annibale


Women’s Work Wear – Dress For Success
Men & Women’s Work Wear – Southwestern Journalism Department
Stained or Ruined Garments – H&M Garment Collection at Fashion Valley
Formal Gowns – Princess Project
Coats & jackets – One Warm Coat

Recommended Reading

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