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Style Spotlight: Client, Debbie Staats & Personal Stylist, Kirsti

January 29, 2019 11:54 am

This month’s Style Spotlight features Kirsti Calhoun and Debbie Staats, a client of The Difference since March 2010. We asked them each a few questions about highlights of their relationship over the last 9 years.

About Kirsti Calhoun
Kirsti loves fashion but her true passion is the opportunity to encourage and empower women to be the best versions of themselves. She gets to combine her two loves every day when she comes to work at The Difference, something she has been doing since 1998.

About Debbie Staats
A busy professional—she’s a senior project manager for a larger power company—who enjoys experiencing the outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. You can find her running, hiking, enjoying groups workouts and in her downtime, relaxing with a good book.

Debbie’s first encounter with The Difference and why she loved it
A colleague brought her in for her first personal styling appointment. Not a shopper, she quickly realized the joy of being able to relax, try on amazing combinations of clothes she would have never selected for herself and walk out the door with feelings of confidence and excitement.

On Debbie’s style…

Kirsti: Debbie is definitely dramatic, and loves splashy, unique pieces. She loves to have fun with her clothes!

Debbie: I will never forget Kirsti defining my style as “dramatic romantic.” With a few insightful questions, and warm attention, she captured by essence. With that information as a foundation, she has evolved into my fairy godmother and trusted friend as we put together a “total me” package from makeup to undergarments to shoes to clothes!

Words of wisdom to share with women considering personal styling services

Debbie: The Difference is far more than a shopping experience. It is a delicious, enveloping magical place with lovely ladies who learn about each woman on the insider and skillfully mirror that on the outside. Every woman who leaves The Difference will know that the personalized pieces and products she takes with her will showcase her authentic inner and outer beauty.

Do you have a story you’d like to share about The Difference making an impact in your life? We’d love to hear it! Please email Rachel Gorretta at

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