Meet Our Stylists
|As we open our doors beyond Greater Hartford, we look forward to giving each new customer our hallmark personal service. We have a wonderful, experienced, talented staff that’s here to help make your style FLY, Fabulous Like You!
Meet our stylists…
Co-owner and the B in BK&CO, Barbara has worked in retail since she was in high
school and, except for momentarily wanting to be a sports journalist, has never
imagined herself doing anything else. Her thoughts about her 21 years at BK&CO:
“It’s never work – it’s sometimes exhausting but it’s the best job surrounded by my
best friend, the best staff and offering great service to the best customers. Pure joy!”
Favorite Go-To Outfit: Skinny pants, Frye boots, and anything leopard!
Style Advice: Have 3 or 4 outfits hanging in the front of your closet that can go
anywhere depending on accessories and that make you feel fabulous – then on
mornings when you wake up late (like me), you’ll feel pulled together and styled
without having to stress too much. Stress can really kill a great outfit.
Deb has been a stylist for BK&CO for 6 years and brings a decidedly cosmopolitan
twist to her fashion approach. She takes her inspiration from the windows of 5Th
Avenue in New York City and Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. Having 2 closets, one in
Connecticut and one in Florida, Deb knows how to wardrobe for any season and
how to maximize fashion impact with accessories and go-to pieces.
Current Fashion Obsession: skinny pants from Lissette – they are flattering on so
Style Advice: Accessories are essential for every outfit, and make sure you never
leave home without a great handbag.
Paula is a classically trained opera singer who loves to travel. Our newest stylist, she
brings an artistic eye to merchandising the selling floor at BK&CO as well as when
she is creating a new look for her clients. Her fashion inspiration comes from the
many cultures and customs she has experienced around the world.
Fashion Legacy: being an original with regards to her style sense; pushing the
envelope when it comes to creativity
Style Advice: Be innovative and change it up!
Maureen wanted to be a Pan Am stewardess when she was young because she loved their dresses.
She’s a stylist that loves the ideology that “less is more and that equates to a classic look, not a boring one.”
She loves to style her own outfits with a monochromatic base and a pop of color.
Fashion Bucket List: Custom-made Italian suede boots
Style Advice: Go bold on the top or bold on the bottom. Bold from head to toe can be overkill.
Irena is our Ukrainian fashionista. She’s been a midwife, kindergarten teacher and a vice principal. She speaks three languages but she’s most passionate about how fashion speaks for her clients. On her fashion bucket list is to step out on the red carpet and take a picture with George Clooney.
Fashion Legacy: I hope that my fashion advice for my clients is truthful and honest.
Style Advice: Remember to think of comfort along with style. Once you’ve found your look, be true to it!
She’s a stylist that loves a little bit of classic mixed with a little bit of edgy.
Favorite Go-to-Outfit: Jeans and a bulky sweater with my L’Artiste red clogs
Style Advice: Only wear what you feel great in. If you don’t like something, don’t let someone talk you into buying it because they like it. It will only sit in your closet!