52 weeks of inspirational women

Week 8 of 52 STORIES OF INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN

The Art of Making a Statement Without Uttering a Word

This is Natalia Macri’s Story

WELCOME TO WEEK 8 of 52 Inspirational Stories of Women! The project is designed to recognize 52 inspiring Women, celebrating the everyday women who make a difference in our lives. 

WHERE DID IT ALL BEGIN?

More than ten years ago, a journey began—a journey of style, passion, and dreams. ‘Style-And-You’ was born from a simple yet profound suggestion by a friend who saw the potential in my innate fashion sense—a sense that caught the eyes of passersby and sparked conversations about my unique outfits. At that time, the idea that styling could be more than just a hobby, that it could be my calling, was a revelation.

Fashion has been the thread weaving through the tapestry of my life. As a child, I found joy and wonder in the folds of my mother’s dresses, playing dress-up and imagining worlds of elegance and grace. My afternoons were spent poring over the pages of BURDA Style magazine, where each pattern and design spoke to me, urging me to blend them into my own vision of style. It was more than just clothing—it was a form of self-expression, a way to make a statement without uttering a single word. ‘Style-And-You’ is not just a business; it’s a testament to the belief that when you follow your passion, it leads to extraordinary places. It’s a celebration of individuality, creativity, and the transformative power of style.

WHAT DO YOU DO?

I am a Personal Stylist, style educator, and the founder of ‘STYLE-AND-YOU’, a premier personal styling agency where we empower women to be more stylish, confident, successful, and powerful through style.

My focus is on helping individuals make the right choices for their body shape, lifestyle, and personality. We offer a range of personal styling services, including Wardrobe Detox, Personal Shopping, and the total Style Makeover, for those committed to maintaining a personal brand and a high-quality wardrobe year-round. My mission now is to help women worldwide access personal style through our new Online Style Program. This program makes personal style available to everyone, regardless of distance or location, as it can be used from the comfort of your home. Its designed for the everyday woman – those who are tired of feeling uncertain about what to wear every day or want effortless style and confidence,

The main goal is to empower women to take control of their style and equip them with the skills and knowledge necessary for their style transformation, enabling them to become their own personal stylists

WHAT INSPIRED YOU?

My passion for starting my Personal Styling business stems from childhood experiences. I was often bullied for my weight, leading me to hide my body in unflattering clothes. At 15, I discovered an article about dressing for different body shapes, sparking my interest in personal styling.

Experimenting with clothing transformed how I felt about myself—I felt empowered, confident, and stylish. This positive change motivated me to share my knowledge and help others. I founded Style-And-You to empower women to feel confident and fabulous through style. I believe that style can change lives by boosting confidence and helping achieve personal and professional goals.

HOW DO YOU STAY INSPIRED?

My inspiration comes from witnessing the transformation in my clients’ lives after my work is complete.

Seeing their rejuvenated personal style, and the confidence, joy, and happiness it brings them is incredibly rewarding. That is the reason I’m so passionate about educating others and sharing my knowledge: The opportunity to make a positive change in other women’s lives, whether they are facing style challenges or simply seeking to enhance their current style. I love making women look and feel fabulous. I believe that the clothes you wear and the image you portray can help you achieve your career, business, and personal goals.

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR THOSE THAT WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

Start by identifying what you’re passionate about. Find something that truly resonates with you and aligns with your values, something that lights you up every day. Once you’ve identified your passion, take action.

Whether it’s building a business, volunteering, starting a project, or simply raising awareness, every small step counts. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself. Making a difference often requires courage and perseverance, but the impact you can have is immeasurable. Even the smallest actions can lead to meaningful change.

HOW DO YOU GET PAST SELF-DOUBT?

Its a process that involves acknowledging your feelings and stepping away from negative thoughts. After all, it’s okay to feel unsure at times. Focusing on your strengths and accomplishments, reflecting on past successes, and taking positive action despite your fears will gradually lead to overcoming self-doubt. Set realistic goals, seek support, and practice self-care (both physical and emotional). I find that perseverance, continuous education, and improving your skills can help boost your confidence and overcome self-doubt.

Remember, overcoming self-doubt is a journey, and it’s okay to have setbacks. Be patient and kind to yourself as you work towards building confidence and belief in your abilities.

WHAT GIVES YOU HOPE FOR THE FUTURE OF WOMEN?

I see many incredible stories of women’s success in business, career, and personal achievements. It’s amazing to witness the power, determination, and ambition that women have today. It moves and inspires me. I believe that with the right mindset and determination, anything is possible.

HOW CAN OTHERS FIND OUT MORE?

Connect With Natalia here: Website | Instagram | 6 Week Online Style Program: Style Success Formula

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    About the Author

    KARINA PAMAMULL

    A brilliant brunette, effortlessly juggling a plate of crispy fries in one hand while gracefully dancing to the rhythm of life with a glass of fine wine in the other.  I’m the ultimate dopamine hunter, always on the lookout for thrilling new experiences.

    I have worn many hats – a professional Dating Coach responsible for countless love stories, a seasoned General Manager, and the mastermind behind multiple events departments. I’ve successfully orchestrated over 500 events, each one a unique tapestry of connection and celebration. From conferences, and elegant soirées to heart-warming gatherings, each with its own unique story.  I am the successful author of a book called ’52 Stories of Kindness’ with more than 500 copies sold.

    All these fabulous experiences showed me the power of true connections and acts of kindness. They inspired me to create a space where women can uplift, support, and empower one another. WingWomanTribe – the home for women to find friends, connect, and grow with a tribe where they feel fully supported. #liveyourwishlist

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