caroline phillips, journalist
She’s the country’s numero uno Look Doctor. The premier Mistress of the Wardrobe. There’s (almost) nothing that personal stylist Annabel Hodin doesn’t know about clothes and how to make clients look better than their best. She handles the sartorial requirements of numerous celebrities — sprucing up their glossy mag and on-screen appearances — and also dresses City whizzes to Mayfair dames. She has an uncanny knack for knowing what works for you psychologically and physically – whether choosing a dress to give you extra confidence or recommending a dressmaker (to tweak that Celine sleeve). As plugged into Selfridges, Harvey Nicks and Harrods as cachet boutiques — from Westbourne Park Road to Marylebone — and the best of the high street, she finds you lasting investments as well as the chiconomies of life. Annabel’s own make-up is subtle and her clothes sophisticated, whether she’s garbed in Cos or Prada. First talent spotted by Anna Wintour, Annabel’s a role model for us all, and quite simply the best for going through your wardrobe, slimming it down and freshening it up.
lisa newick, private client
I asked Annabel to help me with a serious wardrobe clear out followed by some careful shopping for a more coordinated look. Annabel and I spent 5 hours working out what to keep, creating new looks with existing clothes and finally identifying the gaps for shopping.
She has a great knowledge of fashion and the London shops, a good eye for what styles and colours worked for me and is great company.
She is very well connected and went to a lot of trouble trying to source items for me. I am very happy with the outcome and I would thoroughly recommend her services.
davina whitten-eisenacher, director of learning and development, emea
Annabel follows me whenever I am shopping or browsing catalogues. The advice she gave me was simple and clear, and has provided me with my own rulebook to follow.
My style has changed, and I look and feel more confident as a result. Working with senior executives, albeit in a casual working environment, means I want to look the part, but not out of place. With Annabel’s help I’ve struck that balance.
The best, but also the hard part, was hearing the honest truth from Annabel on what was not working. No pain, no gain.
lady hilary pomeroy
sangita sangar, lawyer
Annabel took a style review on me and it was fabulous! We went shopping and went to shops I not gone to before. I have my tried and trusted shops but her eye had me wandering into a Pandora's box of colour, style and cut I had not seen before!
She had her finger on the pulse of fresh and current fashion styles but always had 'me' in mind when merging the two.
The results were stunning and I never felt uncomfortable. She is also super fun and interesting.
diana duffy, from ireland
I was lucky during the year to meet a wonderful person - Annabel Hodin who is a stylist and advisor not just to celebrities but ordinary people like myself.
I came over from Ireland to shop with Annabel and after a consultation we went shopping and she created a wardrobe for me which would have taken me years to put together. She also advised me regarding my hair, skin care and make up.
I am delighted. My confidence is boosted I think I look much better and have something to wear for any occasion.
I look forward to meeting and shopping with Annabel again!!
gaynor langley - bride
At the beginning of last year I found myself happily and unexpectedly engaged to my now husband under what can only be described as whirlwind circumstances. I had been married before and had four children and not a clue what I should wear for the wedding which was planned for 4 months after engagement.
I work more than full time as a Harley Street Dentist and I am not well acquainted with the designer world but knew in any event I wanted to look as much a million dollars as I had many years ago when I married the first time.
“Annabel through her considerable expertise took me to exactly the right bridal shop close to my work and within an hour the dress was chosen (in time to then be handmade for me). What Annabel did was provide me with total confidence that I had chosen perfectly and by her attending the fittings, she ensured that the dress was truly comfortable so that on my wedding day all I had to do was step into it and go. In my opinion there are very few people that could have done this for me.
Annabel has a knowledge and understanding of the fashion industry and also the sensitivity to understand the needs of her clients which is extraordinary.
tanya lobel, bride
'Annabel was wonderful and she made the wedding dress experience so much fun! Such fabulous style, so thoughtful and creative and incredibly patient.’