Meet Our Stylists
Raffaella developed her style, taste, and sophistication at an early age. Born and raised in Italy, she was constantly surround by many different types of beauty, from art and architecture to food, music, and fashion. Working as a professional pianist, she found that fellow musicians were interested in her personal style of dress and were constantly asking for her advice. It didn’t take long for her to decide to attend the American College of Professional Styling. Raffaella enjoys helping her clients feel and look their very best. She always takes in to consideration the person’s body type, age, lifestyle, and budget and delivers feedback with honesty and sensitivity. In addition to styling, Raffaella also teaches Italian at Wayne State University as well as a course about History of Costume from the Renaissance to present day.
Paulina Petkoski is a Detroit-based stylist, womenswear fashion designer and consultant. She has her BFA in International Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and Polimoda International Institute of Design in Florence, Italy. Upon the debut of her thesis collection under direction of Mr. Calvin Klein, she was scouted by the Creative Director of Diane von Furstenberg’s design team, and worked for fashion brands including Isaac Mizrahi and Pamela Roland. In 2009, she launched a sustainable luxury basics collection, Sosume, worn by eco-conscious celebrities Miranda Kerr and Natalie Imbruglia. Before relocating back to her hometown of Detroit, she worked for Rachel Roy as an Associate Designer. In 2016, her own designs were included in the exhibition, "Fashion D-Fined" at the Detroit Historical Museum. Her freelance editorial styling and consulting clients include Hour Media, Birmingham Magazine, Dbusiness, and Detroit Denim. She is also the founding Style Editor of Grand Circus Magazine, a biannual Detroit culture urbanism print magazine.