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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 Vanessa sent you to ensure you experience the most positive and thorough service.

TAILORS

Sante Tailoring (Maria Louisa) – Downtown San Diego
619.231.9898
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 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 15-minute parking spots on A St. and 7th Ave that are often available.

Mesa Clothing & Alterations (Wahdat) – Mira Mesa
858.677.1700
9823 Pacific Heights Blvd. Suite L
San Diego, Ca 92121
Note: AMAZING with leather and suede garments. This is the only place I take leather.

Primo Alterations (Muna) – Mission Gorge
619.287.7981
7433 Mission Gorge Rd
San Diego, CA 92120

ESTHETICIAN

Cody Montarbo
619.621.1658
3200 Adams Ave Suite 204
San Diego, Ca 92116
Note: It is located in a teeny unattractive shopping center, and it’s specific building is very nondescript, but once you open the door to Montarbo’s suite, you are transported to another place.

MAKE-UP ARTIST
Antonella Annibale
619.792.0392

DESIGNER CONSIGNMENT
The Real Real via Stephanie Larussa
stephanie.larussa@therealreal.com

SHOE REPAIR

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.

HAIRSTYLIST

Jessica Heller, PaperDoll Salon
858.581.2393
1263 Garnet Avenue
San Diego, CA 92109

Sloane Wormser, Raven & Sage Collective
619.955.9166
sloanewormser@gmail.com
830 25th st Suite 101 & 202

MEN’S HAIRSTYLIST

Ernesto, Stylist at Winn’s Barber Shop
619.295.1597
445 University Ave
San Diego, Ca 92103

PHOTOGRAPHER
Robin Dayley
717.360.6139
dayleyphoto@gmail.com

DONATION STATIONS

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
Shoes: Soles 4 Souls
Jeans – Madewell
Eileen Fisher Clothing – Any Eileen Fisher Store, or Mail It In
Coats & jackets – One Warm Coat

Recommended Reading

For those looking for direction on cleaning your clothing at home, please read this article on How To Avoid The Dry Cleaner. For those looking for the right tools to care for your wardrobe at home, read this article on All The Tools You Will Ever Need.