"The shopping outing with you was grand. I'm still in shock over how
much I got for so little! Wore the pink silky blouse this AM and got
many complements...and felt great. You helped me understand what cut of
clothes looked best on my body so I won't make so many buying mistakes,
and I'll look great in whatever I put on. That investment is invaluable!
Thank you again!"
Catherine S., Toronto
"Thanks ever so much for your help. I feel so much more confident now, a little transformed!"
Susan C., Toronto
“Wendy is amazing!! She takes on new challenges and not only rises to the occasion but exceeds any and all expectations. She works wonderfully with a diverse group of people to make everybody feel like they are getting a one-on-one consultation. She's an expert in style, fit and colour and best of all she's fun and easy to work with!! I am greatly looking forward to working with her again this month and in the future.”
L. Moulden, McMaster University
"I just wanted to say a 'huge' thank you for the amazing experience on Saturday. You are such a great shopping partner and spot on with your assessments of my style, while still getting me to expand my horizons the way I always wanted too! I can't believe you could figure that all out so quickly after meeting me. Your service is one I'll be recommending to everyone I meet! I've been raving about you since I left you on Saturday afternoon. I can't believe how you went above and beyond, staying longer just to show me some additional, invaluable new shopping haunts! I did a mini fashion show on Saturday night with my hubby, son and our good friends. By the end my son was helping to choose which shoes I should wear next (he was a big fan of the tangerine wedges :)) and everyone was trying to figure out when they could enlist your services next. :) Anyway - I can't thank you enough for the session and I can't wait until I find some time soon to have you in to help me shop my closet and put together even more outfits with everything I have. I couldn't be happier! You are SO much fun!!"
Nancy L., Toronto
“Working with Wendy was an absolute pleasure! She is very professional in her approach, has a a great eye and a great personality. A business meeting quickly turns fun.”
B. Milner, Television Producer
"It is my second day at my new job and I feel fabulous!!!! I just wanted
you to know that with your help I have been able to pull off a
professional appearance that I am completely happy with. I have gained a
new respect for my image, my new pieces and the layout of my closet.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!! I look forward to working with
you more soon."
W. Clarke, Toronto
“I would highly recommend Wendy to any busy woman who is looking to streamline closet and make mornings more enjoyable! I found her way of organizing easy for me to understand and implement - a great way to find the fab stuff hiding in your own closet :)”
D. Hall, Toronto
“I always liked my clothes but I struggled to make outfits. I felt I never had the right shoes...or jacket...or... until Wendy "shopped my closet" and showed me how to use my own pieces to make stylish and funky outfits for every occasion. Now I have the know-how and confidence to look great everyday!”
N. Witkin, Toronto
“Wendy eases her clients through the process of letting go of things that don't work and then shows how to make the most of what does. Does this make her a Style Coach AND a Life Coach?... hmmm.”
R. MacLean, Oakville
“I loved spending time with Wendy. She is so great to work with! First I had my colours done. What an insight. Someone actually commented on my new look and asked if I had my colours done! The big event came next. I really wanted to, of course, look great for my daughter's wedding, not just the same old same old. Wendy came to the rescue. Wendy took me to a few of her favourite shopping haunts and with just a few well chosen, on sale accessories, took a dress that I already had from okay to fabulous. She made feel like a million bucks without spending a lot of money. I highly recommend Wendy, it was fun, personal and imagine saving money at Wedding time! I am getting my closets done next!!!! I will be sure to let you know how it goes"
K. Cartan, Kettleby
“Wendy Woods was a delight to work with. She conducted a fashion seminar for the Fundraising and Volunteer Management Class at Humber College. Her information was clear and concise along with her very approachable personality. Wendy provided usefull tips for entering the workforce that included appropriate necklines and emotive colour use.”
W. Doldron, Toronto
“Wendy has a deep and fantastic understanding of style and suitablility. She is open and easy to feel comfortable with while always maintaining her professionalism. Wendy is driven and creative. She conducts herself with the integrity and is dedicated to delivering the results her clients desire.”
S. Kishk, Toronto
“Wendy is wonderful! She loves what she does and it shows. I found her services very helpful and have recommended her to others. I will definitley use her services again in the future.”
J. Grant, Toronto
“Treating myself to Wendy's services was one of the best things I have done. Her creative, fun, trustworthy approach is seductive. You can't help but feel empowered to dress well and feel put together.”
N. Helsdon, Burlington
“My closet consultation and wardrobe makeover was fantastic. Wendy
helped me put together over 30 outfits from clothes I already owned.
She helped me to understand my body type and what clothes would flatter
my figure. Wendy also suggested a few key pieces to make my wardrobe
more functional and wearable.
I would have no hesitations recommending Wendy and I look forward to our next consultation together.”
M. Oster, Ancaster
“Wendy is a joy to work with! Creative, thorough and shopping in my own closet makes getting dressed in the morning an ease! No need to figure out what works together and what doesn't! She makes it simple and straight forward so you can get on with the more important aspects of your life!"
K. Finn, Toronto
“Wendy did a Wardrobe Overhaul for me. Using my existing wardrobe, she
assembled a number of ensembles, including imaginative use of
accessories. She also gave me pointers on style and colour and left me
with a short list of items to add to my wardrobe. She diplomatically
pointed out items that are past their "best before" date or do not
flatter my figure. Wendy is fun to work with. By the end of our
session, I felt a renewed sense of confidence in myself and my
B. Horvath, Caledon
“Wendy provided me with excellent input and guidance when I used her as a personal style coach. She has a passion for what she does and is very personable. She offers ideas and works with you to achieve an end-result that you are happy with. I enjoy working with Wendy and would highly recommend her value-added services!”
P. Parekh, Toronto
“Wendy - you brought my closet back to life! I thought I had to take
everything out, but you showed me how to make new outfits out of what I
had (which saved me loads of money)! You also showed me what styles and
colours are truly "my" own and how to accentuate what looks best on my
body! I loved working with you and truly believe in your service!”
M. Wasserman, Delicious Knowledge
“Wendy is an awesome personal style coach and I would highly recommend her to anyone interested. Her friendly nature and charismatic attitude helps you to understand why she is great at what she does. Not to mention she completely lights up my salon when she walks in. SUPERSTAR WENDY!!!!! REFINED”
K. Thompson, The Brow House
"Wendy was fantastic! She knows the city inside and out - with great recommendations for clothing stores and other stores also. Shopping with Wendy was like shopping with a knowledgable friend. Her easy-going nature makes you feel comfortable and willing to try new things. Her tips and suggestions were so helpful, I'm sure I will never forget them!"
K. Sehl, Toronto
“Wendy is an absolute pleasure to work with. Not only does she have a sharp eye for style, but she helped me to understand my colours and body type. I now have a better understanding of what types of clothes best suit me. Wendy went through my closet and found new ways for me to put my clothes together in fun and updated ways! We also went shopping and Wendy cost effectively found me the key pieces I needed to make my outfits complete (while making it fun). I would not hesitate to recommend Wendy or to use her services again!”
M. Magee, Toronto
“Wendy's Shop Your Closet service is worth every penny. She's lots of fun to work with and her system of wardrobing makes total sense. I highly recommend!”
S. Morgenstern, Savvy Mom
"Wen, gotta tell you that you changed my life! I feel awesome pretty much every day!"
T. Mennell, Photographer
"Wendy has fashion sense and she knows about shapes and colours. More importantly, she possesses 'people sense'. By listening, observing and asking the most helpful questions, she gets at the essence of a person and is then able to give truly useful advice. She 'gets' who I am and what I want to project. A fine coach indeed!"
S. Burness, Gentle Winds Life Coaching
"Wendy's genuine love for fashion along with her ability to help a woman discover her own unique image, makes THE REFINERY the ideal choice for anyone in need of a fresh fashion start!"
E. Alvarez, Host of ConneCTS and Always Good News
"Wendy is great at what she does: she sweeps in, asks questions to learn more about your personal style, then magically transforms a wardrobe with seemingly nothing in it into a series of outfits. I was amazed that the outfits she put together looked somehow still like me, though I never would have put together those pieces myself. I was also stunned at how much fun it was and how comfortable I felt, though I'm not a shopper by nature. Wendy is personable, professional, and able to develop a full wardrobe out of a closet full of "nothing to wear" clothes."
L. Koblyk, Hamilton
“Wendy was a joy to work with. I loved every second of our session together and I learned so much from her. I thought I had a pretty good idea of what worked for me but she really helped me to see how I could make better choices. She is with me in my head whenever I am shopping and I can't wait to work with her again!!!”
G. Hutchinson, Toronto
“Wendy was organized, knowledgeable and, most importantly of all, fun! Having been on one of her boutique tours as part of a media group, I can say with confidence, that Wendy is an excellent style coach.”
E. Yardley, Canadian Living
"I had the privilege of Wendy helping me with my "wardrobe overhaul". I had clothing that I didn't know why I bought, how to wear it or what went with what. Since Wendy came to visit me my mornings are faster, I feel amazing about outfits that I wear, I am more confident and feel less concerned about the outside world and what I am wearing. She was very insightful about options, new ideas, what works and what needed to go. My closet is a happier place because of it and so am I."
I. Deyell, Ottawa
"I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your wonderful and much needed help last Saturday. I appreciated that you took the time to explain to me about my shape and how rather than fighting that shape that I should choose pieces that compliment it. You could have just picked out pieces for me to try, but your approach taught me how to do it for myself going forward. I found your approach informative, professional and warm. Coming to someone for help with your wardrobe can be nerve-racking but I came away feeling like I had a fun day shopping with a friend who has a great sense of style and was very helpful to me."
S. Chand, Toronto
"People are often terrified of Image Consultants, and I would be too after seeing some of these "reality" tv shows, where they are insensitive and are throwing your clothes away! But Wendy? Wendy is a god-send. She focuses on the good; so when she's suggesting clothing/accessories she's making that suggestion off of what would look good/better on you, in the kindest and most entertaining way. Wendy is the BEST!!"
Bella, hey do you
"Thanks so much, Wendy; your grace and patience, and absolute love for what you do, are inspiring and I've appreciated this experience with you."
M. Hettinger, Toronto
“I was looking for an Image Consultant to help me do my own Wardobe Audit, but when I started my research online, I couldn't find anyone I felt I would connect with...until I found Wendy's website! After meeting her, I immediately hired her, and can't say enough about her . She is amazing at what she does, personable, unique, and really fun to work with. Wendy is awesome!”
L. McLatchie, Ajax
"I recently experienced a Wardrobe Overhaul with Wendy from THE REFINERY and feel about 100lbs lighter! I have always been passionate about fashion and opened my own boutique on Queen Street West. I became painfully aware that my emotional attachment to certain items of clothing deterred me from sticking to what's "right for me". Wendy's very polite yet stern feedback taught me to let go and stick to what works. Although I've rid myself of many many pieces, I can't help but feel that I've tripled my wardrobe."
M. Germain, Shopgirls
“One hour with Wendy is well worth it!”
K. Wagmen, Toronto
“Wendy is amazing!! She was very knowledgeable about appropriate styles and fits that best suited me and my career goals. I would highly recommend Wendy's wardrobe audit. Yes, it may be a little scary to let someone go searching through your closet, but it is well worth it!"
E. Smith, Toronto
"I've had the pleasure of having several "stylish" encounters with Wendy: a shopping tour, a style seminar, and a style party. I must say each encounter has been thoroughly educational and enjoyable! Wendy imparts her fashion knowledge and guides your style choices in an easygoing, collaborative, and non-judgemental manner, which leaves you feeling upbeat, confident, and excited about your body, your image, and your abilities to look and feel your best."
S. Marwaha, Scarborough
“Wendy's service as an image consultant helped me bring new and creative accessories to my wardrobe that matched my style and profession.”
J. Pitt, Toronto
"The shopping tour I went on was a great experience. I learned a lot about what styles suit my shape and what essentials I needed to incorporate in my wardrobe. Most importantly, the shopping tour helped me to continue to develop my own personal style. It was a no-pressure, fun day to learn more about myself! I would recommend it for everyone!"
M. Devlin, Toronto
"Not only is Wendy Woods extremely knowledgeable about image and style, but she is a blast to work with! The response to Wendy's talks at Shopgirls has been tremendous and we will continue to grow our relationship with this amazing woman."
A. Winnington-Ball, Shopgirls
"[Wendy] combines profesionalism and subject knowledge with a warm personality and sense of fun."
D. Hyde, Try That
"Wendy did a fabulous job helping me outfit my professional wardrobe for the warmer months. What I appreciated most was her ability to pick out pieces that I might have passed by if I were on my own, thinking they wouldn't look good on me. I was surprised to see how right she was about them suiting my style when I tried them on; thanks Wendy!"
J. Woods, The Time Doctor
"Thanks for your help finding my best colours! It was really great to have a factor with which I could evaluate my old clothes! It helped me discern immediately what was out and what was in. Fun!"
J. Stoncius, Toronto
"Learning about what my best colours are has completely changed the way I look at my wardrobe and feel in my clothes. I feel like a new person! I leave the house every day with confidence and knowing that I look my best. Wendy is knowledgeable, professional and a ton of fun to work with. This was an investment into me that was so worth it. I look forward to working with her again."
J. Best, Steeped and Infused
“Wendy is a truly talented image professional. Her positive attitude, strong work ethic and creative flare truly sets her apart. Wendy is passionate about image, and dedicated to helping people become the best they can be.”
A. Crotty, Savoir Faire Professionals
"I've had strangers stopping me all day (3 people) telling me how much they like the blue blazer we bought together! It has been so humourous - one woman in fact approached me a second time and said did you get it here in toronto and if so where? Good job!"
A. Armstrong, Toronto
"I'm a petite woman with a large closet and nothing to wear. I spent 2 hours with Wendy, $200 on alterations and basically got 6 brand new pieces that make countless new outfits! I love my new staples Wendy, thanks! This lady is magical!"
L. Crichton, IBM Canada
“Wendy is an incredible style coach and her boutique shopping tours are always a real treat! A selection of her tours start at my business, tealish - modern tea boutique, and we always have a great time with Wendy and the tour participants, sampling different teas and always having fun! I've heard overwhelmingly positive reviews of her personalized tours and would highly, HIGHLY recommend them to anyone who would like to explore the fine points of Toronto style & shopping with a true expert!”
M. Rachmel, Tealish