About Kristie Jorfald
Kristie Jorfald grew up in a multicultural family with three very unique priorities—language, culture and diversity were continuously the focus of her upbringing. Raised by her Colombian mother and Norwegian father in Lake Forest, IL, Kristie was taught Spanish as her primary language, and became fluent in English and French at a young age.
She was also born with a Swiss, Norwegian, and American passport. Kristie’s professional career started while she was attending the University of Colorado at Boulder. In pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and Creative Writing, she was hired as an intern by the reputable Hearst Corporation to write editorials for their well-known fashion magazines in New York City(CosmoGIRL! Magazine) and Los Angeles(TEEN Magazine) during her summer breaks in college. Here, she was able to combine her passion for English with her knack for creativity.
Upon receiving her degree, she moved to Los Angeles and continued integrating her skills while working in the press department for Seventh House PR, transitioned into a celebrity wardrobe stylist for Paper Magazine and then landed a job as the Assistant Wardrobe Stylist for the two-time Emmy Nominated makeover show: “How Do I Look?” on the Style Network(season12). These accomplishments allowed her to gain real world experience, establish and maintain professional relationships, and expand her knowledge of working with diverse individuals.
Still, she craved an outlet for her aspirations that would more effectively utilize her strengthens and moved back to her native city: Chicago to pursue a Masters Degree in Elementary Education. During her free time at Columbia College, Kristie found herself splitting her time volunteering at the Howard Area Community Center, styling commercials for Walmart and beauty campaigns for Wella and Kadus Professionals, and became Topshop’s Personal Shopping Assistant. Upon completing her M.Ed, she was immediately offered a job as the Private Clients Assistant at Burberry – Chicago Flagship and coordinated all of Burberry’s social events and elite clientele shopping appointments. After 10 years of incredible career opportunities and higher learning experiences, Kristie decided to take a leap of faith and pursue her ultimate dream of starting her own personal styling business. As of August 2016, Kristie Jorfald Personal Stylist came to life and their mission is to teach women how to shop for their shape and build self-confidence through wardrobe styling.