She’s the Personal Stylist you need to know.
A woman is defined by her personal style and Rowena Downing has spent decades professionally managing the closets of men, women and children…think ‘the girl next door’ to celebrities from Zürich to London. She has a way about her that inspires women to trust their wardrobe decisions with her guidance, and she especially makes women of all shapes and sizes feel beautiful in their clothing. When not jetsetting back and forth across the English Channel for her clients, she can be found enjoying nature with her Swiss husband and their jovial family. We caught up with Rowena to learn a bit more about what makes her tick…
What, or who, inspired you to enter the field of work you are in now?
My grandmother had matching gloves and a hat for every outfit she wore. Her attention to detail inspired me as I was growing up. When I was studying fashion in London freedom of self expression, identity and style became more important to me. Personal shopping encompasses all the things I love- working with people, with design and fashion, helping people find the right clothes that work for them.
Tell us something most people don’t know about you?
When I was studying fashion I did hair modeling for Vidal Sasoon. I would change my hair colour and cut every six weeks and my style accordingly. I started with long hair and ended up with a shaved head. There is nothing I haven`t tried when it comes to hair!
Tell us about you out on the town…any favorite restaurants or boutiques that we should checkout?
One of my favorite bars in Zürich is Dante – a cocktail there isn`t just a drink, it`s an experience! I love pop up restaurants something that you least expect, where you least expect it. As far as boutiques, I have a long list!
What’s your favorite inspirational quote?
“Nothing is impossible when the word itself says i’m possible” -Audrey Hepburn
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Keep going, your doing great!