Rachael Lorenz has worked in the fashion/lifestyle and dating industry for more than ten years in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work there brought NBC and national press coverage, allowing her the opportunity to work in various cities in the United States.
Life is crazy in the way that we can't be certain where we will land; changing jobs and geographic locations, gaining and losing members of our families, people coming and going in and out of our lives. Believe me, I never thought that I would have the pleasure of doing something that I feel so passionate about.
My career came about gradually over the years, starting with my love for art, fashion, beauty, and all fine things early in life. Much later, while working in San Francisco in the fashion field as a personal stylist, I came to realize that my most rewarding clients were men. In particular, those men who were out there looking for Ms. Right with less than positive experiences, and those re-entering the dating scene after divorce or the loss of their wives.
Fashion and Grooming
I tend to see the good in people, and strongly believe that it's through non-verbal communication that most of us are given the opportunity to get to know another person. I have centered my career on helping others communicate their inner strengths through their image. The change in self-confidence and self-esteem that I witness in my clients is astounding, not to mention rewarding for me.
When it comes to topics such as dating and relationships, women are seekers of knowledge. Rarely will you find a man browsing in the self-help aisle in a bookstore, however you will see plenty of women. Women just like me me, reading everything that they could get their hands on about dating and relationships. When I ran out of reading material I questioned nearly single women that I knew, and many I didn’t, and asked them to share their personal dating experiences. And the light went ON. Tose women, at one time or another, were there in the self-help aisle, reading the same books on dating and relationships that I had. And they were living their single lives employing the advice and rules they'd read. They were seekers of dating knowledge, and they'd found some answers to their questions!
Stepping slowly onto the ice I tested my knowledge and learned that not only did sharing those things that I knew to be true about women and dating help get men into the dating game with less angst, it helped level the playing field. They became aware of what they were up against. The real eye-opener was that most men were delighted to know that some women held themselves in the highest esteem. In fact it seemed these women were more attractive to them. Boundaries were good, lending a sense of mystery to the women who had them.
There are two words at which nearly everyone on the subject of dating balks, rules and game. What I've learned is, after studying the dating and relationship world for a while, many men and women arrive at a place where they've made too many mistakes and are less willing to simply let nature take its course. They have careers and many have children, and aren't willing to dedicate time and energy to dating the wrong people. Call it whatever feels good, yet without rules, dating is a crapshoot. Life is a game that we play until the grave. Getting into the right schools, achieving career goals, raising children, all games with rules attached. We play them because we want to win in the game of life. We want successful careers, the right partner in marriage, and children who grow up healthy and strong.
It is after years of working in the fashion industry and doing research on the topic of dating that I feel qualified to share my knowledge, advice and service.
I now live in Portland, Oregon, married to a wonderful man.
Fashion Industry Experience
I have worked in the fashion/lifestyle industry for more than ten years in the San Francisco Bay Area. For a period of three years I worked exclusively with men re-entering the dating world. This work brought me NBC, and national press coverage, allowing me the opportunity to work in various cities across the country.
In addition, while working as a fashion stylist in the United States, I was given the privilege of working in a consulting capacity for Cobalt Lifestyle in Melbourne, Australia. Traveling there twice a year, over a four-year period, my work involved providing a range of lifestyle related services, including the sale and sourcing of designer fashion collections, art and antiques, interior design services, event management, and high-end accommodation and travel services.
Favorite Fashion Designer or Fashion Brand
What is your favorite fashion website? (list the WEBSITE address)
Hello Rachael, I run fashion blog - That's So New York - We are currently looking for designers to collaborate and work with and also Writers/New Upcoming Writers/Bloggers for the site, writing positions would require one article daily on a designer, collections pieces and unique fashion items. If you are interested in either positions and opportunities, feel free to contact me at: DanielDavidDunt@gmail.com - www.tsnewyork.com - Editor