Stylefish was set up by Julie Cobbe in 2009 as a fashion school for women offering personal styling classes through department stores & shopping centres throughout Ireland including House of Fraser, Debenhams & Harvey Nichols. Since then Julie has taught over 3,500 women, developed a fashion franchise, trained a network of teachers around Ireland and now runs a Diploma in Personal Styling for those interested to gain a fashion qualification and work as a personal stylist with the support of Stylefish the the Stylefish community.
In 2011 Julie was successful in securing investment and backing from two dragons on RTE’s Dragon’s Den aswell as winning a National Enterprise Award in the same year. Julie has featured in the 2014 and 2015 Irish Tatler Business Magazine’s ‘Women of Influence’ Directory as a Fashion Entrepreneur to watch. Stylefish also runs fashion classes & events for companies and brands aswell as working in the retail sector training staff in the art of personal styling and working with retailers to help them build a personal styling customer base and manage and monitor this as a commercial activity.
Since September 2015 Julie has been on the board of The Federation of Image Professional’s International in the UK as Communications Director. FIPI is a non-profit professional organisation for style professionals in the UK and internationally that sets the benchmark for excellence by providing leadership, learning opportunities, a strong female community and other links for it’s members’.
Read more about Julie on her personal website here.
THE THINGS I LOVE
- Freelance consultancy, strategic planning and implementation for beauty and fashion brands who want to grow their networks, increase bottom line, inspire staff and reach commercial goals using my industry experience and across a suite of areas – creating bespoke training programmes, marketing, communications, events and coaching.
- Training and mentoring up and coming Personal Stylists & Image Consultants.
- Retail Training & Consultancy using fashion to enhance revenue streams.
- Brand Partnerships.