Who Is Crystal Gardner…
I have always had a passion for fashion, presentation and marketing. I can remember at a young age making clothes for my Barbie dolls, creating projects and typing away on my little blue typewriter, like I had a business of my own. Who knew I would make my dreams and play time become reality in the future.
In college I studied in the fashion merchandising and textile science program at New Mexico State University, while earning a bachelors in marketing. After college I gained experience and inspiration in the fashion industry while working in retail sales, retail management, and visual merchandising. I worked at retailers Express, Dillards, Charlotte Russe and JCPenny to name a few. Getting to help customers put together the right look and feel great made me smile and feel accomplished.
After leaving the retail industry I started thinking of ways to combine my love for fashion and marketing. I continued my training to become an expert in marketing and appearance. I studied on-line at San Francisco’s Fashion Image Institute, becoming a certified image consultant, while working on my master’s degree in marketing and public relations at The University of Denver. My inspiration, passion, and schooling led to creating my own company, focusing on image, style and appearance. I wanted to continue to help people, as well as organizations look and feel great while accomplishing their goals. My business offers styling for commercial and fashion photo shoots as well as personal wardrobes. Currently I am working for the wonderful and amazing Rachel Marie Hurst among other photographers, magazines and designers. Make sure to check out my photos, videos and posts from my adventures and experience working with the designer.