Ben has been styling both women and men in the Columbus area for over a decade. After sales positions with various national clothing brands, he eventually built a loyal following at Nordstrom, where he helped entire families prepare for all of life's celebrations and meaningful events. Ben particularly understands the wardrobe nuances of new beginnings, weddings, and professional advancements. He fosters relationships where he can utilize a blend of listening skills and friendly rapport to make people look and feel their best.
He currently lives in New Albany with his husband and son.
Style Philosphy: Your style should be authentically you. I want to help people look and feel good from their kid’s soccer game, to lunch with colleagues, to rooftop drinks with their friends.
Style Icon: John Legend, Colin Firth
Favorite Label: Rag & Bone; I love his passion for authenticity, quality and craftsmanship.
Most Meaningful Item in My Wardrobe: The watch my husband proposed to me with is stunning and timeless. I hope to pass it on to my son one day. I also love the tie I wore for my wedding. I feel special when I wear it and is a great story when I get compliments on it.
Favorite Jeans: Rag & Bone Fit 2 slim fit jeans. I love denim and I love finding the pair that fits like a glove.
Biggest Splurge: My Magnanni Chelsea boots. Saw them -- had to have them immediately.
Greatest Steal: My Vince track jacket, found it at a reduced price in NYC!
Perfect Saturday: Morning coffee on the front porch with Drew and Elliott; afternoon at the pool; then dinner with friends and their families.
Favorite Food to Make: Pizza with my family recipe sauce. My family owned a small restaurant in western Ohio for over 40 years. They were known for their pizza and people would come from miles away to get it. I’m really proud of what my grandparents and parents built and the values they instilled in me.
Band You Wish to Meet Backstage: The Decemberists or Janet Jackson.
My Life in a Hashtag: #keepingupwiththetoddler
Word to Live By: “People will forget what you said, People will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou
Philanthropy Close to The Heart: Kaleidoscope Youth Center
When You’re Not Thinking Fashion, You’re Doing: We like to keep it local: homegrown restaurants, shops, festivals, and theatre get our support.
What Clients Are Saying:
I helped Karen as a 50th birthday gift from her husband. She wanted a wardrobe update and also help with reorganizing her closet! These are her words after the process was completed:
"I showed up to work today in a new outfit that felt like pajamas but I didn't look like I just walked out of Wal-mart. Success! I may need to fire my current stylist (my husband). Hopefully, he can accept his demotion with grace and dignity. Our anniversary is in October which is just in time for revamping the winter wardrobe (e.g. relocate current clothes to the Goodwill racks). While I was never going to win any awards for best dressed, turning 50 made me very self conscious. It is nice to go out -- in public -- and feel good about how I look. Thank you so much." --Karen, Westerville
Marty reached out for an in-home closet consultation and spring/summer refresh. These were her words after wearing one of the outfits I styled!
"Thanks again for my session. I wore the white denim jacket, sneakers, dark jeans and grey t-shirt tonight with the belt and got lots of compliments! I am so in."--Marty, Columbus