Lori (Harris) Thomas is a style consultant in the Vancouver, BC area.
As a young girl she could often be found styling her dolls, creating designs with her fashion plates, or trying to convince her parents that she needed a new outfit. Drawn to the education profession because of her love of learning and social nature, Lori received her B Ed at UBC followed by a Masters of Language and Literacy.
Lori's love of fashion and style served her well when it came to building a professional wardrobe. She discovered she had a knack for creating outﬁts that reﬂected her personal style but also transitioned to life outside the classroom. Often asked to accompany others on shopping excursions, Lori realized she could combine her teaching skills and love of fashion to help individuals ﬁnd clothing that would best enhance themselves and their lifestyles. This idea led her to New York City where she trained as a Style Consultant at the Image Resource Center of New York. Following that certification, Lori had the incredible opportunity to return to NYC to take part in Style For Hire's intensive Stylist training program, designed and faciliated by Stacy London of TLCs What Not To Wear. In August, 2012 Lori assisted NYC Image Consultant, Carol Davidson style outfits for a fall fashion show at Macy's flagship store in New York. Lori has been a style contributor for both Coquitlam Mommy and Mominc Movement.
While taking additional Menswear training with fashion expert and stylist Samantha Brown (NYC, 2015), Lori was introduced to Hue and Stripe - a platform she now uses exclusively with all clients. This technology has been transformative as it enables the creation of a virtual closet, personalized lookbooks, and visual shopping lists.
In addition to teaching in an Elementary school library (librarians can have and appreciate style!) and working with Stylesmarts clients, Lori is thrilled to have had opportunities to volunteer with Dress For Success and the Cinderella Project.
Top and right image source (Bake Photography)