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About Gail & Gail’s Rails

About Gail's Rails

Well, let me start from the beginning. In secondary school I never knew what I wanted to do. I was always good with my hands but never academic. I was let’s say, a visual learner! My favourite class was home economics. My grandmother thought me how to Knit and sew and in 6th year, I designed and helped make my own debs dress! So that was it! I wanted to do fashion design but getting pregnant at 21 put a lot of my plans on halt. Followed by a marriage at 23, a divorce at 25, a new relationship and another baba at 28, my career just seemed like a distant dream.

I adore my kids, Emma and Ruari, and they always come first but there was something missing in me. I knew I had more to give, than just a wife and mammy of 2. So when my daughter was 2 years of age I went back to college and completed my diploma in dressmaking. So along with working with my now husband in our corporate clothing business, I started Crafty Couture in 2007, where I did clothing alterations, logo embroidery and made fabric handcrafted gifts. I adore anything fabric!

This was all going great and business was flying, but I was still not 100% content and I knew something was missing. I knew I didn’t just have a passion for fashion but a WANT for it. I studied different designers that interested me and envied anyone involved in the fashion industry. So in 2014 I returned to college and completed my Personal Stylist course which I loved every minute of and had finally found the perfect job for me. But business was slow and found it hard to promote my services. My Husband became very ill in early 2016 and while he was in hospital for 3 months and out of work, our income was very limited. So It was now I REALLY had to put my thinking cap on.

I believe that if someone wanted to hire me as a personal stylist, I felt they have to know and like my style first. So on the 2nd July 2016 I started my own ‘FASHION BLOG’ – Gail’s Rails and I am VERY proud to say that this has been a huge success, with over 10,000 followers in just 18 weeks. As the saying goes…..What’s for you won’t pass you! And the timing is so right now for my career and well…..me! I have more years of experience under my belt now at 39 years of age and in my new blog I will be sharing all my tips with followers to help them become even MORE confident, beautiful woman they already are. Along with being a qualified dressmaker and Personal Stylist, I wanted to further my skills and I have recently graduated from college and have an Advance Diploma in Fashion Style and Image Consulting.

Gail’s Rails ethos is to spend less, wear more! Helping women to dress for their body shape and correct colouring will ensure they will make no impulse or regret buys. Choosing solid base clothing such as trousers, skirts and tops will guarantee ‘not having anything to wear’ will be a thing of the past. I see Gail’s Rails blog is a ‘go to’ help page for women, which gives daily OOTD (outfit of the day) ideas, along with inspiration images on how to put an outfit together. Also information on how to dress for certain occasions and information on boutiques & shops that stock such items. I always keeps in regular contact with my local Shopping Centre, boutique owners and online high street stores to ensuring my followers get regular updates on “Just Arrived” stock.

I often call to local boutiques to showcase their product in the best way I can and often try on the garments and take photos to post on the blog that day. That way, woman can see the items on a real woman and not a mannequin or model. Its like bringing to boutique to the followers without having to leave their home. I find this is very beneficial for both customer and boutique, helping the customer find what they are looking for and the boutique making the sale. I will only showcase products and boutiques I believe in, garments that are good quality that I would wear myself, Items that are good buys that will be beneficial to a capsule wardrobe while always staying true to my style. By continuing to do this, a trust is developed between Gail’s Rails and the followers. I always ensure I interact with the followers as much as possible and love how they interact back and contribute so much to the page. It’s their page as much as it is mine!

The services Gail’s Rails provide are:

  • Personal Shopper Service
  • Wardrobe Assessment and Assembly
  • Shop Display and Layout Guide to improve sales
  • Full Colour and Style Analysis
About Gails Rails

Should you need to contact me regarding Personal Stylist appointment, you can do so on Facebook, Instagram or email gailsrails@gmail.com