how it all started

"When you look good, you          good. That energy is confident, gravitating, and totally captivating.
I teach my clients how to             that."

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."                

 Called back to L.A. after graduation, Jorfald joined Seventh House PR, an industry-leading luxury fashion and lifestyle public relations firm, famous for its strong ties to the entertainment industry, fashion houses, and big-name national brands. Working as an intern in the company’s press department, she fostered relationships with top designers and a who’s who of celebrity stylists and was soon assisting on photoshoots for Paper Magazine, styling celebrities like Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland, and Tony- and Academy Award-nominated actress Anna Kendrick

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. 

Ready  for a change
to return to her roots...

Jorfald returned to Chicago to focus on education, another deeply-held passion, earning a Master’s of Arts in Teaching Degree from Columbia College.

But she continued styling and educating through fashion while pursuing her degree, with projects for Walmart, RSM, Purina (commercial styling); working one-on-one with top anchors at CBS News and recreating dress code policies for the on-air team; styling beauty campaigns; and throwing events for socialites and selective shoppers  at Burberry's Flagship Chicago store through their Private Clients Department. 

Kristie Jorfald Style opened a new division: 

c a p t i v a t i n g

in 2016

She Launched
Kristie Jorfald Style

 A luxury style branding agency dedicated for creative entrepreneurs, c-suite executives + thought leaders who want to elevate their visibility, influence and profitability through their life's mission.

IN 2023

An elite turn-key consultancy for established fashion stylists and personal shoppers aiming to:

- Diversify revenue streams

- Refine their brand identity & service offerings

- Strengthen their company's infrastructure

- Elevate their business strategy & operational process

- Become the go-to expert in their niche

"style isn't vain,
it's taking time for yourself.
it's a form of self care."

- Kristie Jorfald

Now based in Newport Beach & Beverly Hills, California, Jorfald still offers virtual services for her clients worldwide.

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 

 your brand!