Hi, I'm Jesse!

I grew up in a small town, with a small budget and a big love for style and helping others. Little did I know I would someday combine the two and create a business that empowers others to embrace who they are and hone their personal style.

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, compassion, humour, and style."

– Maya Angelou 

Ever since I was four years old, I've been fascinated with dressing up, creating interesting outfits and using style as a way to express myself. My childhood memories are filled with tickle trunk dress-up parties, Barbie & Ken fashion shows, and learning how to knit so that my dolls were always looking fresh.

Although I grew up with this nagging need to be liked by others, my personal style was a different story. If a garment or accessory was popular, I rebelled from it; except the Adidas Superstar... I needed to have those, so I opted for an orange stripe as an ode to my individuality.

You know how some people are just born with an innate ability to do something? My 'something' is personal style; whether dressing myself or others–I know how to make you feel like the best version of yourself and express your personality through an outfit.

I honed my styling abilities and knowledge by working in retail for more than 10 years and soaking up every moment—from receiving and merchandising, to styling a customer in the fitting room and seeing them through to check out.

When my journey to post-secondary school to study Marketing removed me the fashion world, I quickly found myself longing for a creative outlet to share my outfits. This propelled into launching a blog where I would share daily outfits, tips for expressing your personal style, and eventually—seasonal LookBooks. ClosettCandyy was born in 2010 and I felt right at home.

My outfits and LookBooks started to gain traction and soon people were inquiring about personal styling services, and retail stores were inquiring about consulting services. This parlayed the blog into a #SideHustle, as I was already enjoying working at a local Digital Marketing Agency. After four amazing years with that company, they closed and I was faced with the decision to find another 9-5 or pursue my passion full-time.

Seeing too many people overwhelmed with their clothes, unsure of their style, and disheartened by their bodies—I felt it was time to pursue this work. And thus, ClosettCandyy became a Personal Styling & Consulting business, offering the services you need to feel confident in your wardrobe and personal style.

I’m here because fashion is my first language. I express myself through what I wear, and it’s how I help brands and individuals express themselves.

Join me! Our future is bright.

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ClosettCandyy is a personal styling service created by Jesse Whale serving the areas of Kingston and beyond. Virtual sessions are also available.
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