Christine Chaney, DESIGNER, MAKER, OWNER | christineCHANEYcreative

Christine Chaney, DESIGNER, MAKER, OWNER | christineCHANEYcreative

"Clothing (whether consciously or unconsciously worn) is an expression of how we see ourselves or at least how we wish to be seen by others. It defines our persona. And although I have loved clothes and fashion all my life, before I knew Christine, I thought certain brands and designers were “out of my league”.  Christine helped me define my own personal “style” beyond trends and fashion. She helped me to see the pleasure and actual profound frugality of purchasing pieces that can be worn forever. Once you have this personal style base you can afford to invest more in your wardrobe as new pieces reflect your own style and therefore never “go out of style”.  One of my first purchases with Christine was a pair of Silent wool trousers and Clergerie loafers. That was over a decade ago and they are still two defining pieces in my ever more precisely curated wardrobe. Christine truly helped me to understand myself better through the language of clothing."

Lisa Yadao, STUDIO BUSINESS AFAIRS MANAGER | Square. PRODUCER/DIRECTOR |  Paper Tongue Productions

Lisa Yadao, STUDIO BUSINESS AFAIRS MANAGER | Square. PRODUCER/DIRECTOR |  Paper Tongue Productions

"As I approached the later half of my 30s, I made a promise to myself to get rid of what wasn't working or what didn't quite fit into my life, and make room for what did, does and could. In the past year, I made a career change, took frequent trips to Goodwill to clear my apartment of excess "stuff," and became more selective, both with things bought and time and energy spent. My closet was no exception: it was busy with too many options and seemingly no order to it. Every morning I found myself struggling with what to put on that could feel like an extension of myself -- something that would make me feel good. For years I worked in corporate environments where I felt my personality and my sense of style slipping away. Now that I was working in a more creative environment, I knew I needed some guidance to tackle my closet and find myself again, so to speak.

That call for help is one of the best investments I've made in myself. Christine and Colton changed the way I look at clothes both in the shop and in my own closet. They've taught me how to think outside the box and work with what I've got -- how to infuse my personality back into the clothes I put on (as well as how to identify and part with clothes that simply don't work or serve no purpose). But they've also opened my eyes to the importance of being a mindful, ethical, and conscientious shopper; putting quality over quantity and being aware of the direct impact my purchases have on other people and our environment. 


For the first time I feel like I actually have a wardrobe versus just clothes in my closet. And I feel like I am me again, maybe better. Definitely better."

 James Boehmer, DIRECTOR, GLOBAL ARTISTRY | NARS COSMETICS

 James Boehmer, DIRECTOR, GLOBAL ARTISTRY | NARS COSMETICS

"I've had the pleasure of working with Christine and Colton, both professionally and personally. On both accounts- whether it be collaborating creatively on a project, or personally choosing garments for myself- their focus is always clearly about expressing oneself and cultivating an individual identity. Working for a brand that places a high value on self expression, this is important to me, and I cannot recommend the two of them highly enough."

Megan Papay, CO-FOUNDER & DESIGNER | FRĒDA SALVADOR

Megan Papay, CO-FOUNDER & DESIGNER | FRĒDA SALVADOR

"I had the pleasure of working with Colton for two+ years while he was working in San Francisco. I was consistently inspired and impressed by his ability to transform even the most simple pieces into the most interesting pieces. He has an impeccable eye and an aesthetic I trust and more importantly get excited about. He is genuine and his feedback is honest, which I value tremendously." 

"Christine has been styling me for several years. She’s always pushing me to be more creative and bold in my style choices.  Some of the pieces I’ve been most unsure of are now my favorites, and that’s created a very trusting relationship.  She’s who I turn to for all of my fashion guidance whether it’s choosing what to wear for a big event or editing down my closet."

Jean McCloskey, HR PROFESSIONAL

Jean McCloskey, HR PROFESSIONAL

"Colton became my “go-to” guy and stylist after a chance meeting in San Francisco. While on business there, I forgot a blouse and needed to pick something up in a hurry. Thankfully, the concierge directed me to where Colton worked. I was impressed by Colton’s genuine love of fashion and innate sense of style. He was never “salesy” and remembered previous purchases so he could make recommendations that built on one another. His choices soon became my absolute favorites (people would stop me and ask where I got that dress, those shoes…) and I could trust he would never sacrifice a look to make a sale." 

Christine Allard, CEO/CCO | ZOOMPOP

Christine Allard, CEO/CCO | ZOOMPOP

"I look good already, but Colton makes me look better. His eye isn’t limited to particular boutiques or price points. It keeps me being me with my personal style that stays in step with the tone of my industry. His selections transition well across seasons and have ranged from formalwear and workwear, to casual favorites, avant guard head-turners, and resort picks that turn heads. So, basically, his work causes whiplash and envy."

Bonnie Andryeyev, LITERATURE PROFESSOR

Bonnie Andryeyev, LITERATURE PROFESSOR

"I met Christine while on a short weekend trip to Seattle. We immediately had a great rapport and we managed to keep in touch ever since. Over the next few years, she helped me to transform my style and personal aesthetic with her intuitive suggestions and genuine curiosity. I felt like she came to really know me by slowly uncovering my relationship to fashion: how I want to present myself, what I am most comfortable in, how I reconcile the difference between who I am and who I want to be. 

Through my visits to the store and online purchases, she introduced me to  designers like Yohji Yamamoto, Maison Martin Margiela, Chimala, and Comme Des Garcons whose idiosyncrasies match my own, whose artistry validated and uncovered my unique point-of-view, and whose clothing has
significantly affected my posture, poise, and mental clarity. 

Discovering my aesthetic as an adult has been so rewarding for me; wearing clothes that are thoughtfully designed, well made, and reflect my attitude and sensibility has not only changed my relationship to my body but has given me a new way to articulate my artistic sensibilities. 

I cannot thank Christine enough for helping me to uncover my own personal narrative through fashion. Because of her - I know what silhouettes fit my body best. I learned that how a piece moves with my body is really important to me. I have a wardrobe now that truly feels like me and every piece in it has a story. I no longer buy clothes to buy them. I never buy items that I won't wear. I don't have a huge closet but I wear every single piece in it. I can't wait to share my closet with my daughters and more importantly, to impart to them the confidence that comes from learning how to express yourself through fashion. 

I truly appreciate Christine's perspective, passion, and knowledge. It sounds intense but she helped me find my voice through fashion...not to mention the fact that we had so much fun along the way!!"

Cordila Jochim | LEAN IN SEATTLE

Cordila Jochim | LEAN IN SEATTLE

"I have always been a consistent closet editor. But somehow, regardless of the frequency of my edits, I continue to have items never worn, outdated, or unflattering. Over the years I've drug girlfriends into my bedroom to give thumbs up and down. Good, fun, but still didn't achieve what I was going for.

Colton and Christine came in and created a seismic shift in my closet. They went through every single article- took every piece out- inspected it, assessed it, and made a determination. I was brought in at the end to review with them and agreed with every edit. You will be hard pressed to a better quality and professional eye in a more gracious team than cuniform. They raise the bar."

Dylan Ward, DIRECTOR | Sleep Nod

Dylan Ward, DIRECTOR | Sleep Nod

"I could talk about my experience, which surpassed any reality show level makeover experience ten fold, but you really should just call them now.

Call them. 

Cuniform isn't just personal styling, it's also a course in lifestyle development, in adulting, frankly. Their approach is both responsible and refreshingly straight forward without a trace of elitism; they are truly devoted to revolutionizing their client's personal culture to save the environment, promote ethical labor practices, and create amazing daily "uniforms" for all the roles in your life. And there's no woo-woo crunchiness about it; they'll gladly deliver a succinct and powerful manifesto about the wastefulness of fast fashion, and cite substantive experience, reading and research to support it and their solutions.

I have felt a change for the better in my life. Seriously. Their dual commitment to ethical business and efficacious organization creates a sustainable, recyclable wardrobe model that feels like it is creeping into the rest of my life. It's an amazing experience to feel the goals in your life uplifted by the clothes you wear. (Unburdened, I should say, from the ridiculous cost that might usually accompany a make-over; after asking them I found out that these two work with an astonishing dynamic range of budgets.)

Call them and give it a try; your closet is full of things you don't want but you can't get rid of because of some reason but they'll help, get you dressed, and on the right track. It's awesome."

 
 
Philip Atkins, SR DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL RTW | DIANE VON FURSTENBURG

Philip Atkins, SR DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL RTW | DIANE VON FURSTENBURG

"There are very few stylists in the world who are as gifted as Christine and Colton that are accessible - I think this is their magic. The level of self-awareness they bring to understanding clothes as art and their power to transform is unparalleled. For me, as a fashion industry insider, I need a break from the noise about who I am supposed to be. Colton and Christine do just that. They are a trusted confidant, a friend who sees me as I want to be seen and an inspiration when I feel paralyzed by all the trends and messages around me."
Liza Curtiss, SENIOR PROJECT MGR | BRIAN PAQUETTE INTERIORS

Liza Curtiss, SENIOR PROJECT MGR | BRIAN PAQUETTE INTERIORS

"I have been lucky enough to work with both Colton and Christine. New to the working environment, I was immediately impressed by Christine's calm drive. She had a focus and a confidence that I hoped to emulate as I grew in my position.   If Christine was my work roll model, Colton was every inch my style icon. Each morning promised new inspiration, as Colton glided by in something perfectly restrained. Both can do so much with so little - which must be a testament to their exceptional creativity."

Penninah Brodie, SCHOOL COUNSELOR

Penninah Brodie, SCHOOL COUNSELOR

"Is it strange to say that I feel more like myself when I’m styled by Christine? Even better, I feel like the smarter, more confident and sophisticated version of me.  Talk about clothing’s ability to transform.  However, it’s not just the pieces that Christine chooses for me that are so powerful, but the way she helps me combine and assemble them to achieve a look that is as understated as it is elegant.  I ask myself this all the time, how does this woman know what’s right for me better than I do?  Time has taught me that it’s just part of Christine’s talent, she’s an artist after all, and as such has a refined aesthetic, but she also has an uncanny ability to interpret individual style, and help clients express their identity through the clothing they wear.

With such compelling style and philosophy of dress, Christine has enlightened my perception of fashion.  She has taught me about proportion and how NOT to duplicate articles in my wardrobe.  Committed to playing the long game in fashion, she has shown me how to steer clear of ubiquitous pieces and make investments in more distinctive and timeless ones, and "closet workhorses", as she calls them.  Her penchant is for style that looks effortless, an expression that is as much a state of mind as looking good, and that's precisely how I feel when I'm donning one of her looks.  

What's more, her integrity compels her to be scrupulously honest, and while she doesn’t follow trends or abide by the herd mentality in fashion, she believes dressing should be fun and life enhancing.  What I have learned over time is Christine’s skills as a stylist have as much to do with her G-d given abilities as her personal values, which include authenticity, economy, living gently, and love of work.  Likewise, with her assistance I am learning to dress in a way that resonates with who I am and how I want to live."

Rachel Marshall, OWNER | RGB

Rachel Marshall, OWNER | RGB

"As a busy entrepreneur, with family and friends to juggle, I don’t have time (or interest, really) for leisurely shopping.  But I love beautiful pieces and I want to look modern, effortless, polished, professional, and creative.  Insert Christine here.  
While I wasn’t seeking out a stylist when we met, we hit it off immediately, and my current wardrobe consistently reflects the ease & polish that I’d been seeking.  Not only does Christine work with my lifestyle and individual tastes in mind, she’s able to elevate said style so that I look and feel like the best version of myself."
- Pam McGehee, PHILANTHROPIST

- Pam McGehee, PHILANTHROPIST

“I had lived over four decades without honing in on my true style. Christine (long-distance) patiently and expertly worked with me to find clothing, shoes and accessories that were truly “me.” After working with her for many years, she still amazes me with her prescience --she knows exactly what pieces I will love. She also has a flair for pulling from unexpected designers for a polished and “perfectly Pam” look.  I can honestly say that Christine is more adept at “reading my style” than any other stylist I’ve had. I could not recommend her services more emphatically!"

Renee Stocks, BUSY MOTHER OF 5

Renee Stocks, BUSY MOTHER OF 5

"I have had the good fortune to know Christine for the past 5+ years both personally and professionally. She has the most thoughtful and passionate approach to not only the way she views the world around her, but also in the way she interacts with people.  Christine's style is effortless. The moment she graces you with her presence she lights up the room, typically followed by saying something totally off the wall, leaving you smitten! She listens to her clients wants and needs with a strong yet sincere intuition, resulting in a long list of dedicated individuals who value her honest opinions. Selecting a new piece for one's wardrobe should reflect who we are as an individual, an experience that leaves us feeling good about ourselves while also knowing the money has been well spent. Christine is the only person I trust to help my husband Cliff when selecting for me that "perfect" gift. And, considering I still rely on Christine to help me feel beautiful after all these years, it is safe to say she never disappoints!"

Rob Blair, SR DIRECTOR | GCAL Global Category Apparel Leader NIKELAB

Rob Blair, SR DIRECTOR | GCAL Global Category Apparel Leader NIKELAB

"It's been a pleasure working directly with both Christine and Colton. Their ability to understand and connect product with the consumer is seamless, tangible and inspiring. Since my encounter with this creative duo, I've worked with no one else.”

Dina Wampold, MOM OF 3  | CARLISLE STYLIST + MERCHANDISER

Dina Wampold, MOM OF 3  | CARLISLE STYLIST + MERCHANDISER

"Working with Colton and Christine brought clarity and ease to my wardrobe.  I was amazed at how quickly Colton was able to size me up and pin down just the style I was going for but hadn't been able to achieve. I love that they are always thinking of items that I might need to elevate my wardrobe.  Getting a box in the mail with items they picked out especially for me or a text with a link to my next must have item, always makes my day and makes me feel well taken care of. 

I truly appreciate my relationship with these two wardrobe wizards not just because they are experts at what they do but because they are kind and caring people. "

Camille Clogston, SALES DIRECTOR | Regent Power, LLC

Camille Clogston, SALES DIRECTOR | Regent Power, LLC

"Christine and Colton are incredible talents who posses a swift knack for distilling one's wardrobe into the essentials.  They have an eye for quality and longevity, which gives them the unique ability to distill your closet down to the most key, versatile pieces.  From there they create a catalogue of looks to suit your everyday needs.

My work requires a pretty broad spectrum of apparel, from the super casual to the traditional corporate, and they were able to formulate looks that were transitional enough to suit all aspects of my lifestyle.  They immediately put me at ease from the beginning of the initial appointment and exceeded my expectations throughout the entire experience!"

Natasha Varner, COMMUNICATIONS + PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT MANAGER | Densho

Natasha Varner, COMMUNICATIONS + PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT MANAGER | Densho

"I cannot recommend a Cuniform wardrobe edit highly enough! It was such a gift to have Christine and Colton's expert fashion sense at my disposal for a few hours and I highly recommend them to anyone else wanting to refresh their look, or just feel more confident in their everyday fashion choices. 

Even before we met, Christine and Colton were incredibly thoughtful and attentive in their work to understand me and my wardrobe needs so that by the time they went in for the edit, I had total trust in them. I was specifically wanting help weeding out things that were no longer age appropriate now that I'm in my mid-thirties -- they did that and helped me identify styles and silhouettes that are flattering and not too young or too old for me. I've felt great wearing these new looks and have been getting tons of compliments ever since I did the wardrobe edit. 

Since I have a limited budget for clothes, I was a little concerned that I would come away feeling frustrated that I couldn't afford to update my closet according to their recommendations. That hasn't been a problem at all since they worked with a lot of pieces I already owned, and directed me to good second hand options for items on my gap list. I feel that in the long run this consultation will help me be a more economical, conscientious shopper because I now have the ability to make smarter, more streamlined purchases and to make better use of the items I already own."

Deb Rowley, FORMER VP OPERATIONS | Cinnabon

Deb Rowley, FORMER VP OPERATIONS | Cinnabon

"WOW is all I can say!  Christine and Colton are about as good as it gets.  I am a 64 year old recently retired professional women.  After 30 years in the corporate world and a confirmed shopaholic (shopping was my stress relief) Christine and Colton were able to help me see my way through all the "clutter".  After 5 hours in my closet they not only eliminated all the junk, then helped me decide how to wear the cloths I have.

I highly recommend cuniform--if you are still working and just need someone to help "refresh" your look--or like me you are ready for the next chapter of your life--you will be in good hands with Christine and Colton.  They clearly have helped me on the next chapter of my life!    Your only regret will be not hiring them earlier in your career.  So very talented!"

Wendy Saffel, MARKETING MANAGER | Seattle Art Museum

Wendy Saffel, MARKETING MANAGER | Seattle Art Museum

"My goal in working with Christine and Colton was to have them help me find new ways of wearing what I already have. I regularly clear out unused items so I don’t have much excess in my wardrobe, but I tend to wear things in the same way over and over. 

At a work event, I wore one of the outfits that Christine and Colton styled and got rave reviews from a colleague. I told her about having worked with team cuniform and she said, “Wendy, you look great. And you look like YOU.” That’s the ultimate goal of personal styling, and a testimony to the talent of Christine and Colton."