Make better fashion choices to suit your style. Whether your cutting edge or classical, STYLEdge® will help you have a functioning closet and working wardrobe.
As a Managing Partner for the past two years at STYLEdge®, Patty has honed the appearance of many professionals in several fields including banking, finance, legal and other professionals. She brings with her extensive experience in fashion, retail and business and over 20 years at Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor and Marshall Fields. Patty spent most time as a Vice President/General Manager for all three retailers.
During her tenure in fashion, retail and business, Patty honed her skills as an expert in attire for multiple occasions. This is all encompassing from the contents of the closet, purchasing strategically and having outfits prepared to suit the occasion. Her knowledge of style and trend parlay into this to keep the wardrobe updated, remarkable and functional.
Patty has vast knowledge on strategic development, attaining long and short term objectives and financial responsibility to profit margins. Patty has in depth experience on how to use retail marketing to attain sales goals and return on investment. She knows the value of customer service, client satisfaction and the benefit of having a long-term relationship.
Her business skills and experience combined with her ability to understand how personal presentation affects performance make her highly effective.
In addition to supporting many philanthropic causes, she is currently a member of the University of Tampa School of Business Advisory Council and on the United Way Women’s Leadership Council. She is one of the latest members on the Miss Tampa Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors.
Elaine Sweeney is recognized as a fashion icon in the community and has honed her skills over several years. With her background in television broadcasting, Elaine understands the importance of presenting the best image at all times. Reporting on a number of topics, Elaine had to vary her wardrobe and presentation to fit each situation whether interviewing a person of interest or reporting on a story for a region of Fox News stations (via Conus Communications) as well as at ABC and NBC affiliates.
Her fashion skills literally transcend the ocean as she studied art and fashion at the British Institute in Florence, Italy and worked at the BBC in London, England. Elaine holds a B.S. in Broadcast Communications from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri and studied at Oxford University in England.
Elaine has grown her business development skills over numerous years. Elaine has served as a strategic business adviser with many companies in both new business development and investor relations. With the combination of business skills and investigative journalism, Elaine has developed a thorough understanding of the financial health of various industries and the impact it has on economic development.
Elaine has been a Sustainer at the Junior League of Tampa for several years and has held various leadership positions within this organization. She is also one of the latest members of the Miss Tampa Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors.