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Wardrobe Mistress


How often do you take a look at your wardrobe and really scrutinize what’s in there? Even the mere thought can be daunting, never mind biting the bullet and actually delving in. Luckily there is help at hand. Francesca Salih is the woman behind Wardrobe Mistress, a fabulous, bespoke service designed to guide you through all of your wardrobe woes


says. “My parents are in the creative world. My mother is an interior designer and my father collects art.” When asked about her inspiration to work in the fashion industry Salih cites her parents infl uence in her younger years: “I grew up in London. My inspiration came from my parents. T ey are extremely stylish with amazing colour and design.” But it was traveling with her family that really whet Salih’s appetite to work in the fashion industry. “We used to have a family home in


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orn and bred in London, Salih originates from a creative background. “My background is fashion and always has been,” she


Cyprus in the mountains – it was beautiful,” said Salih. “I would visit all the markets with my father. T at was when I knew I wanted to be around fashion.” Salih proceeded to study at the London College of Fashion and soon after she landed a job at More magazine as a fashion assistant. Since then she has worked for major fashion companies such as Browns, Browns Focus and Net-A-Porter. She explains: “I learnt a huge deal with both. How to deal with people wanting high end fashion and learning what looks right on diff erent people.” Much to her credit she has put both of these valuable skills at the forefront of Wardrobe Mistress. Salih is one of those women who is as


hardworking and inspirational as they come. She has recognised a niche in the market, understanding completely that both men and women do not simply have the time or energy to devote as much as they would like to their wardrobes. She says: “WM developed because of my love for fashion, people and organisation - the three things which I am very good at. I could see there was a gap in the market for someone like me to come in and completely re-organise somebody’s wardrobe and provide a luxury service, from personal shopping to giving advice on a daily basis. My aim was to create a bespoke and aff ordable service, from detoxing your wardrobe to having a complete


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