how it all started
Growing up in a multicultural household in Lake Forest, a tony suburb of Chicago, raised by her Colombian-Swiss mother and Norwegian-English father, Kristie Jorfald found early inspiration in language, global cuisines, and sartorial style from all over the world.
Jorfald developed a keen eye and love for fashion early: inspired by the hit movie Clueless, she formed a "Clueless Club" in her fourth-grade homeroom. Naturally she played Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone's now-iconic character), turning sleepovers into confidence building makeovers.
By the following year, her talents caught the eye of her classmates' parents, who eagerly handed off credit cards to take her fellow fifth graders shopping...
"Invest in first, then watch your life magically."
While studying at the University of Colorado at Boulder (GO BUFFS!), she landed coveted internships at Hearst Corporation with both Teen Magazine, in Los Angeles, and CosmoGIRL! Magazine, in New York City. At these positions, she showed her merit, leading to opportunities not often granted to interns like creating TV Steal versus Splurge segments for KTLA and assisting on photoshoots for major music stars like Taylor Swift and Katy Perry.
"Style is about who you are as a person and how you want to be perceived."
Her work grabbed the attention of the forces behind two-time Emmy-nominated TV show How Do I Look? starring the incomparable celebrity stylist Jeannie Mai. She was brought on as Assistant Wardrobe Stylist for the show’s 12th season.
Jorfald returned to Chicago to focus on education, another deeply-held passion, earning a master’s of arts in teaching degree from Columbia College.
- Kristie Jorfald
This is becoming the best, most radiant version of yourself: zeroing in on not just your own unique, personal style, but your mission and message, using visual communication to attract your target audience. Because you are