“Looking good is rendering a statement before you render your words,” says stylist Lizl Timbo. Walvis Bay-born and raised Timbo told VIBEZ! that possessing style is not just having a closet full of clothes, it is finding clothes you love, and making it work for you.
Inspired by her mother who was a teacher and seamstress, Timbo kept a close eye when her mom would cut and sew dresses. From a tender age, she thus always had an eye for fashion and styling.
“I was always creative. I put careful thought into making sure my ensembles are well put together. Fashion and style was, and still is, organic and effortless for me. It’s my lifestyle,” she beamed.
This passion for fashion prompted her to start an online styling consultancy agency called Lizl’s Closet, through which she provides advice on what to wear and how to wear it – simply choosing the right outfit.
Timbo, who is based in the capital, said for long she pondered the idea of starting a business that would involve her skills of fashion and styling, and sought divine guidance.
“I do not embark on any project without enquiring of the Lord, so I prayed and fasted about this idea. This season, it was birthed in God’s perfect timing.”
Her services include personal shopping, with or without the client; decluttering closets; styling existing wardrobes; styling families; and general fashion and styling consultations.
She advises clients on:
- Comfortability – striking a balance between being comfortable in your style, yet look and still appear classy and timeless.
- Creativity – do not be afraid to repeat pieces.
- Versatility – base your wardrobe on signature pieces that you can collect over a period of time. The idea is to create an interchangeable capsule wardrobe.
- Affordability – it’s not necessary to spend tonnes of money and break the bank to reinvent your wardrobe and style.
All clothing ensembles she has presented thus far on social media come from her closet, and continue to receive rave reviews from clients.
Timbo strives for inclusivity. Therefore, all genders, races and age groups can benefit from her services.
“My main aim is for the growth and expansion of my business with the vision of transforming lives through my gift. I believe it’s not what you wear but understanding why you wear it, and acknowledging that how you present yourself to the world is linked with the core beliefs about yourself.”
She said there is abundant undiscovered fashion styling, designing and crafting talent in Namibia.
“For my part, my personal seamstress, Elizabeth Mhani, has done so many pieces for me. She is underrated, yet so very talented. And we just recently saw Miss Supranational’s national garment; it is absolutely exquisite, driving the reality that we have in-house talent. Well done to the designer,” she gushed.
For more information, check her out on Facebook: Lizl Timbo, or drop her a mail on email@example.com.