I met Stella and Dot Stylist Kristina Hagerty last year through a series of meetups and jewelry parties and was immediately intrigued by the Stella and Dot story, and especially her role entrepreneurial role in at the “social shopping” company.
Why did you decide to work with Stella and Dot?
I previously worked in International Trade for 5 years but have always had a love of fashion and marketing. I was inspired by the entrepreneur spirit of Stella & Dot and the opportunity to do what I love, style!
What interested you in jewelry styling in the beginning?
I’ve always been highly creative. I used to style my mom and friends growing up. I love the texture of jewelry and how it can literally transform an outfit. I used to make my own jewelry to go with my outfits!
How do you define your personal style?
Romantic, dreamy, sleek, modern, BOLD!
What have been some of the highlights of your Stella & Dot career so far?
Giving a style presentation to a room full of ladies at one of the events I was invited to attend. Receiving heartfelt thank you’s from my customers, seeing all the fun the ladies are having at my trunk shows and more than anything the people I’ve met. They are amazing. I love to meet new people and I’ve developed some fantastic friendships along the way!
How do you incorporate social media with your business?
I have a Facebook fan page where I post photos of how to wear the pieces and get my fans involved in the creative process. It’s so wonderful to hear all their creative suggestions; it’s a team effort! I also have a Twitter account (@kristinaviajera) where I interact with others, post trend reports and awesome promotions! In addition I have my own boutique where you can check out all the jewels and sign up to do a trunk show with me! Check it out at www.stelladot.com/kristinahagerty.
Who do you typically work with?
My clients are very diverse and of all ages! Sometimes I am helping someone pick out a piece for an event or a wedding, but more often than not I am picking out and suggesting pieces that work with [women's] everyday wardrobes. There are so many fun ways to accessorize and accentuate your personal style and I love helping women find pieces they love while they have a chance to relax, socialize and have a glass of wine!
A few photos of an event Kristina threw recently: