We love all of our clients, but some have taken some time to offer us compliments. For more info about our in home closet consultation service, see our “Services” page.
Hi Danna, Just a quick note to let you know that we just had a quick fashion show to model our treasures that we found today. Steve loved everything and so do Annie and I!! Annie said that I have to take a pic when I wear the black and white top with the wide leg black pants………I guess she thinks it looks “amazing” You are soooooooooo good at what you do and I can’t tell you just how much I appreciate you saying, “Cute fit, wrong color……Nice color, too small…….etc.” We really trust you and as I told you today……When I wear your clothes I can’t help but get compliments. (and I seldom do in what I throw together.) Thanks again for your time, attention and generosity of spirit. You’re a treasure!
Joanne (and Annie)
p.s. Thank you soooooo much for the earrings……..they really look great with the outfits!
It seems that every time I travel to St. Croix I only have to pack my bikini. That is fine when all you do is hang out on the beach, but in 2006 I flew down to attend the Grand Gourmet Dinner and A Taste of St Croix; two notable fund-raising events for the St. Croix Foundation. To my dismay, I had zilch to wear. I stopped in to From the Gecko and Danna picked two dresses for me that I would never, ever have selected. One was yellow, with red and orange wisps of material. With that dress she put a sparkly yellow clip in my hair. Did she realize I was a tom boy and this was so way out of my comfort zone? But, I went with it. I wore the yellow dress (and the hair clip) to A Taste of St. Croix where more than 1,000 people attend, nibble on bites from island restaurants and sip fabulous wines.
I was having a ball when a gentleman, whom I never saw again, came up to me and said, “I keep seeing you. With the yellow and everything and you got it going on!” Sure, he wasn’t the most eloquent person, but he said I looked great and I felt great! The other outfit was a chocolate brown dress that Danna accented with a big, chunky glass starfish necklace. I was a little apprehensive about wearing the starfish around my neck, to the Grand Gourmet dinner, but I did. And though no stranger came up to me and gave me a compliment, a notable winemaker from Napa complimented me on my starfish.
So when I returned to St. Croix in December 2007 for my best friend’s wedding and a big meeting, I ran to From the Gecko and begged Danna to dress me and make me shine. And she did. I wore a two piece outfit with lots of purples and raspberry colors to the wedding (again “I would never dare choose the outfit without Danna saying “IT WORKS!”) and to the meeting I wore a light, patterned dress that never wrinkled (planes, taxis) and never got hot. And I got the account!
All the best,
In the fall of 2005, I was promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer for a high powered consulting firm. I was told to think about a more professional wardrobe. I was at a loss. I did not want to have to replace everything in my closet and felt like over the years I had increased the professionalism of my wardrobe.
I spoke briefly with Danna about it and she offered to do a closet consultation. A week or so later, Danna and I removed everything from my closet that I was currently considering “work” clothes. Danna removed a few tired items from the picture and included items left behind that I would not have thought of. She put together a number of different outfits pairing items I never would have thought of. I was amazed at what Danna was able to do with my existing wardrobe. To my surprise there were very few holes in my wardrobe that needed to be filled in. Just a few basics were recommended. We put everything back in the closet, completely segregating “work” clothes from “play” clothes. We additionally hung things by color groupings to more easily put together additional, great outfits.
All in all it took just a few hours and the difference was immediately noticed. The next work day and every day of the following week, I received compliments from not only my co-workers, but also the owners of the company on how great I looked. Danna gave me great ideas and a great perspective on the things that were once great things to wear and for various reasons, no longer fit the bill. I now have less of an issue cleaning out the clothes that no longer fit my lifestyle because I feel great about the ones that do. I also feel as though I know how to shop better to add pieces that I need in colors that work for me. Danna did a great job!
I would recommend her to anyone needing a wardrobe face lift.
Jennifer Martin Daley
I live in Frederiksted, and when ever I am out and about in Christiansted I stop in and by a thing or two. Love your store and clothing. I just purchased two blouses and some earrings the other day. Just wanted you to know you’re my favorite store in St. Croix. Eleanor Murphy
When I started shopping at From The Gecko, for the first time in my life I started to get regular compliments on my clothes. Women actually stop me in the street to ask ‘where I got that dress from’. Part of this is that Danna specializes in finding unique and emerging designs. But it’s also her genius in finding clothes that really suit my body shape (I’m very short, but curvy) and personal style. Over the years, she’s gently persuaded me to put aside my love of basic black and try vibrant colours and daring shapes. Frequently, she suggests clothes that I would never have picked off the rack, yet when tried on, look amazing. She’s also taught me the art of accessorizing – to great effect! Thank you Danna! You give me the confidence to wear wonderful, striking clothes that make me look and feel great.
Karen Allen, Sydney, Australia
Dear Ms Brosius, I wanted to write to you and let you know what a superior job Ms Donna has been doing! I’ve been to your shop several times in the past few months and every time she is marketing your goods and always attentive. She always answers my questions and cares for numerous customers at the same time. Such an asset! Being in retail myself – I can spot a good seller, and she certainly has proved to be so. Tell Donna: “keep it up!” Thanks, Mrs L.R. Deering