Christine DaalHi, I’m Christine Daal, the founder and CEO of Fashion Angel Warrior.

Fashion Angel Warrior is a company dedicated to mentoring and coaching individuals on how to succeed in this tough competitive industry.  Whether you want to start your own line, learn how to become a fashion designer, or even just know how to dress for your body type, you have come to the right place! From fashion start up and career coaching to image consultations and styling, our main goal is to help you turn your passion for fashion into a reality!

With over a decade of experience in the fashion industry, I have worked as a designer for various companies including Polo Ralph Lauren, Jones Apparel Group, Adrianna Papell, and Flip Dresses. I also supervised an entire sample room at one point in my career.  With over 50 sample makers, 50 pattern makers, and 5 cutters under my supervision, I received first hand experience on the entire manufacturing process.  From laying out border and placement prints with cutters to instructing seamstresses which seam finishes to use, I was involved from start to finish.  I have always loved both the design and manufacturing side of the industry.

I had a lot of success early on in my career, reaching the position of Head Designer by the age of 24 and then Vice President of Design and Merchandising by the time I was 30.  My work has been featured on various TV shows such as Saturday Night Live, The Today Show, CNN, Inside Edition and QVC as well as in magazines such as Seventeen Prom, Teen Prom, Savvy, Elle, and Lucky. I feel so blessed to have done so many things throughout my career, from shopping trips to Europe to dressing models backstage at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, to designing for celebrities, and even starting my own fashion line (which sold out its first 2 weeks in store!)  I have been interviewed as a fashion expert in the book “Beauty Pearls for Chemo Girls” by Debbie Kiederer and Marybeth Maida, and I even had the honor of being interviewed during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.  Now I want to help you achieve the same dreams and success!

 

What is Fashion Angel Warrior all about?

After being in the industry for so many years, I started to notice some common issues that were occurring.  First, the job market was, and still is, dramatically decreasing and yet the number of fashion design graduates is increasing every year making it even more difficult to find a job in such a saturated market.  Even back when I graduated at F.I.T., I was one of only a couple of students in my entire class to be offered a position in design right out of college.  And most of my classmates to this day NEVER found a job in the fashion industry.  Second, I quickly noticed that industry trade information was always kept very secretive.  The industry is so competitive that people are not willing to share their expertise, contacts, or resources with ANYONE in fear that they would knock them off and they’d be out of business.  Third I saw that there was a common thread of, “It’s WHO you know not WHAT you know.”  6 out of the 7 positions I’ve had I landed because I knew someone- That’s CRAZY!  To me, all of this just doesn’t seem right or fair!  So I decided to do something about it.

Christine Daal / Fashion Angel Warrior - Helping fashion start ups since 2011In 2011 I launched my consultant agency, Fashion Angel Warrior LLC.  My mission is to help adequately prepare you for this tough competitive industry and to look your best while doing it!  Our agency consists of a whole team of fashion mentors and experts who are ready to meet all of your needs.  From Production/Importing consultants with over 30 years of experience, to Graphic/Web designers, to Retail/Marketing consultants, Stylists and more, we are a complete one stop shop.  We offer private and group coaching in many areas including fashion start up coaching, design and production development, career coaching, resume building, interview prep, image consulting, closet makeovers, personal shopping, and more.  As a client you will have 100% of our attention.  We will provide you with all the tools and resources needed to succeed.  And you will have access to my vast list of contacts and resources, which in this industry is crucial to have.  Over the years I’ve helped individuals all over the world achieve their dreams and I’d love to do the same for you!

Why should you hire us? What sets us apart?

  1. FAW exists to Save You Some Time, Energy and Money!  I have developed a proven SYSTEM and strategy for success and now I want to share it with all of you!  My experience hasn’t always been easy, and sometimes it was downright unbearable, but I have learned over time what works and what hasn’t.  Sure I’ve made plenty of mistakes which is exactly what I want to help you avoid.
  2. I understand what it’s like to be in your shoes.  To be afraid, overwhelmed, excited but discouraged…so many emotions, ideas, and thoughts swirling around that you think you are going crazy!  I know what it’s like to start a fashion business from scratch, with no money, and no time!  To go on job interviews and not be hired because you have no experience.  To not feel as confident as you should about how you look.  I have first hand experience with everything that I teach .  And if it’s something that is outside of my experience, we have a huge team of consultants who can work with you.
  3. I present things as simple and duplicatable as possible.  I don’t sugar coat or add a lot of fluff and I’m very PROACTIVE.  Other coaches may answer your questions, but can they anticipate your needs?  Can they tell you AHEAD of time what pitfalls to look out for, or do they just solve your problems after they’ve already occurred?  I am all about Getting Things Done! Talk is cheap and so I will never fill up our sessions with miscellaneous information that is not necessary.  I know your time is important as is mine so I will value and honor that.
  4. I am one of a very few consultants left who actually still work with you one on one.  Most coaches these days have transitioned to a completely online business, offering training courses and such but never specifically working with any one individual.  While there is a lot of information online, it is proven that working one on one with a Coach is the #1 way to accelerate your business!
  5. I love what I do. And I have invested interest in your success.  As a coach if you succeed, we succeed.  It’s a WIN-WIN situation!

If you’re ready to get started, schedule your FREE 20 minute consultation with me NOW!

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Here’s a Brief Recap:

  • Over 12 years of experience in fashion working for companies such as Adrianna Papell, The Jones Group, SL Fashions, & Flip Dresses
  • Work has been shown on Saturday Night Live, The Today Show, CNN, Inside Edition, and QVC.
  • Designs have been featured in Seventeen Prom, Teen Prom, Savvy, Elle, & Lucky magazines
  • Interviewed as a fashion expert  in the book “Beauty Pearls for Chemo Girls” by Debbie Kiederer and Marybeth Maida
  • Head Designer by age of 24, VP of Design & Merchandising by age of 30
  • 8 years experience dressing models backstage at NYFW & Miami Swim Week
  • Extensive work directing photoshoots
  • Started consultancy agency, Fashion Angel Warrior LLC in 2011
  • 2x Critic for AAS students at Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Fashion lecturer at St. Jean Baptist High School
  • Started my own fashion line which sold out of the first retail store in 2 weeks!
  • Helped numerous individuals and businesses achieve success in industry

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Client Testimonials

Startup Consulting

Ruth Bielobocky - Artis Scavz

SHE LEARNED WAYS TO INCREASE HER PROFIT IN JUST THE FIRST SESSION!

I have worked with several consultants over the years and no one has matched the service that Christine provides!  She has provided guidance that I have not been able to find anywhere else.  In our first meeting, she was able to point out changes to my financials (and specifically my cost sheet) that would increase my profit!  She is very professional, supportive, and extremely flexible with scheduling. Sometimes, I would email her last minute, and she would find time to squeeze me in so my production wouldn’t be delayed.

I am amazed with every session as she supplies me with so much valuable information in just one hour.   The previous coach I worked with answered my questions, but never anticipated my needs like Christine does.  For instance, I was overwhelmed and a bit scared when I had to look over a 235 page Vendor Compliance Manual, but Christine personally helped to point out the specific sections that were of most importance as well as the questions that I needed to ask the vendor.  She also provides constant positive and constructive feedback which really means a lot.  It is a challenge to keep believing that it all might work out sometimes, and Christine is great at motivating me.  Christine even connected me with her Production Consultant, and I am grateful for this business relationship.  I am so glad that I met her in NYC.  She helped me navigate the process for a huge order on my scarf line with a new vendor Jewelry Television Network.  I wish I had met her 3 years ago when I started this line!”

Ruth Bielobocky Artis Scarvz

Jonathan Brigati - Mens Activewear LineHE WAS ABLE TO SECURE A QUOTE FOR HALF THE MANUFACTURING PRICE!

“Christine is fantastic!  She has accompanied me on multiple meetings with fabric suppliers and sewing contractors as a consultant.  In each, she performed flawlessly. Christine gave me – a newcomer to the fashion industry – instant credibility with the companies with which I was negotiating and, in one instance, secured a quote for half of the manufacturing price I had received before I brought her on.  She is quick witted and an intelligent negotiator. Further, she provided me with a variety of cheat sheets and sample documents to help get my brand up and running.  Christine is well connected in the industry, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.”

Jonathan Brigati – Mens Activewear Line

Sarah Gill-ThomasSHE RECEIVED AN INVALUABLE CONNECTION TO AN OVERSEAS FABRIC PRINTER FOR HER CUSTOM MADE PRINTS

“I met Christine at one of her fashion workshops and started working with her quickly after.  Our sessions always help me to maintain a good overview of my progress and they are very informative. She even helped connect me to a great overseas fabric printer.  Christine has a lot of connections and industry experience which makes her a great consultant.  She would be an asset to any fashion start up trying to reach the next level.”

Sarah Gill-Thomas Gill Thomas, LLC.

Kayon Watson - ON-RASHE WENT FROM OVERWHELMED TO SUPER ORGANIZED AND PRODUCTIVE AFTER JUST A FEW SESSIONS!

“Christine’s expertise in the industry along with her fantastic personal touch helped give me the guidance and courage to move forward with my dream of starting a handbag line. She works as hard as if she was my company’s COO! She guided me on fabric sourcing trips while teaching me the exact questions to ask and what pitfalls to avoid as a fashion startup.  She has also given me great tips on how to remain organized and productive when I am feeling so overwhelmed with all the things that need to get done.  I highly recommend her because she is personable, efficient, and on your side to see you succeed in an industry where she has years of experience.  Thank you my divine Coach Christine.”

Kayon Watson – ON-RA (Handbag Line)

Leslie Liwanag - Petite Epoque

SHE WAS ABLE TO RELAUNCH HER BRAND AND GET WRITE UPS IN NUMEROUS BLOGS!

“Christine is a pleasure to work with.  She always pushes you to exceed your best even when you feel like there is no hope left.  That is what a true coach does.  She gives you the wisdom as well as the perseverance to keep going forward in order to pursue your dreams!  Not only is she encouraging, but she has all the resources you need to take you to the next level.  And if there is an area in which she does not have the specific resources you need, you can bet that she will do her due diligence to find the proper connections to get you where you need to be!  With Christine’s guidance I was able to relaunch my brand and get a lot of press!  If you’re looking to start or build your fashion business and don’t know how to go about it, Christine Daal is definitely the Go To Coach you’ve been waiting for!

Leslie Liwanag Petite Epoque

Career Consulting

 

Nathalie KallonSHE TRANSFERRED HER 10 YEAR FINANCIAL ANALYST SKILLS INTO FASHION AND LANDED A JOB WITH MACYS AFTER ONLY 2 SESSIONS!

“It’s not often that one finds such a knowledgeable, professional person who genuinely wants to help people succeed. Christine reached out to aid in my job search after we met at a networking event provided by her company. I was initially impressed with her enthusiasm, communication skills and professional demeanor; but it was her extensive knowledge of the fashion industry and her incredible adaptability, attitude, application of effort, and innovative spirit that are her strongest assets.

She went out of her way to understand what my needs were in terms of job searching and provided me with extremely helpful tips for editing my resume while also implementing innovative ways in which to customize my job search. I used her tips to help my resume stand out and within a few weeks I was receiving callbacks for jobs that I had applied for. She also focused on developing my transferable skills in order to hone in on what type of job I was looking for within the industry and how to tailor my skills to achieve that goal. In addition, she helped me to create a full professional profile that helped me land full time employment. A highly skilled professional and mentor who truly cares for her clients and her profession; she is a compassionate human being with a generous spirit.  I would highly recommend Christine for help with all your employment needs.”

Nathalie Kallon

Denese ButlerSHE LANDED A JOB AT A MAJOR SHOWROOM IN ONLY A FEW MONTHS!

“Christine is an extremely talented individual whom I’ve had the pleasure of working with.  She listened thoroughly to my needs and was able to highlight and bring forth my professional strengths.  Christine took time out of her schedule to revise my resume and cover letter with great expertise. I must say that it certainly allowed me to post them on job search websites with a greater confidence. The outcome was what I had hoped for.  Within a few months I have been on multiple job interviews and have landed a job! I would highly recommend Christine to anyone who would like to advance their career or transition into a new career path.”

Denese Butler

Nency ExamillaSHE WAS ABLE TO UPDATE HER PORTFOLIO IN ORDER TO BEGIN A TRANSITION TO ANOTHER MARKET!

“Christine truly is an angel. She is the kindest person I have met in the fashion industry. Her expertise, talent, coaching, and encouragement is priceless for anyone wanting to be successful in the highly competitive fashion industry.”

Nency Escamilla

Darlene BesosaSHE GOT THE CONFIDENCE TO START APPLYING FOR JOBS AGAIN.

Christine is a caring and hardworking professional. I had a great experience working with her. She has an abundance of experience in the fashion industry that she is willing to share with others. She is a wonderful mentor!”

Darlene Besosa

Amber MayerSHE DESIGNED HER SENIOR PROM DRESS & GOT ACCEPTED INTO F.I.T.!

“Ever since middle school, I knew I wanted to become a fashion designer.  When sophomore dance came around, I wanted to have the prettiest dress.  Christine was a prom dress designer at the time and I had contacted her for some dresses.  But this call turned into so much more.  What began as a need for a prom dress, turned into forming a relationship with Christine that has helped me in making decisions for my entire future.

Christine met me in New York, where she resides, to see the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.). She showed me her portfolio and gave me ideas of what I could do for my own portfolio submission.  She encouraged me to take a summer course at FIT to make sure that I really liked the school before committing to moving from PA.  When I got out of class one day, Christine invited me to her office.  She gave me a tour of the showroom and what it was like to be a designer.  Afterwards, we went out for dinner and I met some of her friends who are also in the fashion industry. That experience alone has made such an impact and helped me to know what I wanted to do with my life.

During my senior year of high school, I decided to make my own prom gown.  I made the pattern from scratch and draped the gown in muslin.  When I was working on the final project, Christine was in town and offered to stop by to see it.  She saw the dress and gave me some really helpful hints for completing the gown.  I eventually applied and was accepted into F.I.T.

Christine has always been very supportive and helpful, she would sometimes tell me that, “The fashion industry is tough so you gotta love it.”  Even knowing that it is a tough world in fashion, it makes me much more confident knowing that I have her to talk to.  She continues to be a great mentor, and friend to this day.”

Amber Mayer

Image Consulting

 

Tiffany de BruynSHE IS NOW AN OUTFIT PLANNING MACHINE!

“My closet makeover experience with Christine was great! She went through my entire closet piece by piece and helped me decide what to get rid of and what to keep. I have never been the best at organizing my clothes or knowing how to put an outfit together with accessories, so Christine talked me through putting several outfits together. It was amazing to see how I could put my clothes together in new ways and make some really great outfits. We even took pictures of combos she put together so I have those to reference when I get stuck on what to wear.

There were a lot of staple items I was missing in my closet, so Christine made me a list of all the essentials my closet needed. This was great because now I have a goal in mind when I go shopping and I am slowly beginning to fill in my closet with the items I need. In the meantime, though, I’m able to put together great outfits with what I already have, thanks to Christine.

Christine was so patient with me while I asked all sorts of questions. She made the entire process so fun and exciting! I thought it would be like “What Not to Wear”, where I would have to throw out all my clothes! I thought it would be embarrassing, but Christine made me feel good about the clothes I did have, rather than just telling me all my clothes were horrible. The whole process was encouraging and a great learning experience. Since Christine helped me make over my closet, I get compliments on my outfits all the time! I have never had so many people tell me I look great. It’s really been amazing!”

Tiffany de Bruyn

Jennifer KoontzSHE WENT FROM HATING TO SHOP FOR SWIMWEAR TO FEELING COMFORTABLE AND SEXY IN MULTIPLE BATHING SUITS!

“I needed help to find some swimsuits for my honeymoon. Up until this point, I hadn’t purchased swimwear in over 5 years because I was never really happy with the options available.  Christine helped me tremendously to figure out what to wear for my body type.  I ended up liking so many of them, it was hard to narrow down the choices!  Once I got home, I couldn’t help myself, I showed my husband all of the bathing suits! I had to justify the cost (it turned out way more expensive than I was planning on) and figured it would help build our excitement and anticipation for the trip!

The cost was totally worth it! He LOVED all of them, ESPECIALLY the romper! I feel like this is the first time I’ve ever owned multiple bathing suits that I TRULY love and feel comfortable and sexy in! Every other bathing suit purchase in the past was bought hastily and settling for some compromise because I didn’t try on enough, there weren’t enough options, I didn’t know what looked best on my body, etc.  So thank you SO much, I can’t WAIT until I get to actually wear one 🙂 ”

Jennifer Koontz

Julia SuknovalenkoSHE FOUND HER NEW FAVORITE ITEMS AFTER JUST 1 SESSION!

“My shopping experience with Christine was phenomenal!!! She knows how to pick clothes that are just right for you. I really loved her professional approach. Before we even started looking for items she had me fill out an assessment form so she could better understand my goals and lifestyle, as well as analyze my body figure and proportion. This was very impressive and helped me to feel very comfortable and trusting.  The items that she found for me turned out to be my favorite items in my closet! Whether you have a special occasion or you just want to find the style that works best for you, Christine is the perfect person to go to!  She is super fun too!!! 😉 ”

Julia Suknovalenko

Liz Verna ATR, LCAT

SHE WENT FROM HATING HER ENTIRE CLOSET TO GETTING A BRAND NEW WARDROBE AND A CONFIDENCE BOOST AS WELL!

“I recently started my own business as an Art Therapist and wanted to look professional but also comfortable when working with my clients.  I contacted Christine and after speaking with her I realized I really wasn’t happy with anything in my closet!  So I booked a personal shopping session.  We spent 4 hours shopping together and I couldn’t believe how much we accomplished in that time! When I would go shopping in the past, I was always left feeling dissatisfied and frustrated at the lack of selection for plus size women.  I would usually just buy something solely because it fit, I usually didn’t even like it.  But that all changed when I went shopping with Christine!  I never have had such a productive and enjoyable time shopping than when I went with Christine.  She selected items for me while at the same time taking into consideration my preferences and lifestyle.  She would explain why something worked or why it did not.  And the entire time she took diligent notes on all the important tips and tricks she was teaching me, which she then emailed to me after our session was over.  I purchased a lot of really great pieces, which never happens, and I feel like I have a brand new wardrobe and a brand new level of confidence.  I’ve been wearing all my new clothes and have received a ton of compliments.  After suffering through countless miserable shopping experiences since childhood, my mother insisted I give her Christine’s name to pass on to friends because she’s a miracle worker!  I’m having head shots for my business website done next week and it’s so nice to have options to wear. I finally felt great when I walked past the mirror!  I can’t wait to book my next session with Christine and discuss accessories!”

Liz Verna ATR, LCAT