Pittsburgh native Rachel Vallozzi is an image consultant, professional wardrobe stylist, and indie film costume designer. Her services include closet consultations, personal shopping, and personal styling.
A Savvy Young Shopper
Rachel’s shopping eye was developed at a very young age. “My mother used to bounce on my bed every Saturday morning to wake me up, because there was shopping to do! In the summer — yard-sale season, Mom would show me the newspaper with all the sales highlighted. Any other time of year, she would tell me her plan of attack to hit multiple discount and thrift stores in various small towns, and i was her partner in crime! Every excursion was a treasure hunt and most days I landed on incredible surprises.”
Foray into Film
Rachel first took an interest in film in 1999, working on “Wonder Boys” in Pittsburgh, then adding to her credits in Los Angeles with “Legally Blonde” and “Rat Race”. Rachel has designed character looks for entertainers including Sabrina Bryan, Steve Gutenburg, Richard Kind, and Rondell Sheridan. She has also worked under Academy Award Winning costume designers Salvador Perez and Penny Rose, and recently costume designed the film “Progression“, now in post production.
From 2002 to 2006, Rachel brought her style back to Pittsburgh as proprietress of Kharisma Vintage Fashions. Kharisma’s shopping parties, live window models, and participation in local events and fashion shows made a colorful contribution to Pittsburgh culture.
In 2008, Rachel traveled to Amman, Jordan, with an outreach program of Pittsburgh’s Zany Umbrella Circus. As part of that experience, she taught costume design to children.
In 2010, Rachel conceived Pageboy Salon & Boutique with Pittsburgh hair stylist Dana Bannon. Though Rachel is now focusing full-time on styling, Pageboy still carries her vintage clothing and accessory collection, Buttercup Blues. It is also available at Retro On 8th in Homestead.
Rachel is a member of I.A.T.S.E. Local 489 and SAG-AFTRA. She has modeled and acted extensively for both creative and commercial projects, which include modeling for modcloth.com and acting in films like “Riddle”, “Mombies“, and most recently “Progression“.
Rachel is delighted to offer personal styling services in the Pittsburgh area, where she uses her skills to help people streamline their closets and create go-to looks for every occasion. Her shopping knowledge spans from vintage stores and local boutiques to corporate stores and the ever-evolving resource that is Ross Park Mall. She loves finding the perfect looks for her clients and tailors her services to fit each individual’s needs.
Rachel loves to start her mornings with an espresso, enjoys doing outdoor yoga in the sunshine, and every once in a while can be seen gettin’ down on the dance floor.