Since 2014, Risa Kostis has been one of Arizona’s leading stylists and has been featured on Huffington Post, the E! Channel, Authority Magazine, in the pages of Scottsdale Modern Luxury, Frontdoors Magazine, So Scottsdale!, Inside Weddings, Phoenix Bride and Groom, and Phoenix New Times to name a few. She frequently appears as a fashion expert on Channel 3’s Your Life Arizona and has been spotted on Channel 7, 12 and 15 sharing about The Rescue Kit Company and brands she supports to the valley's viewers.
and quickly evolved into a fast-paced fashion career with a handbag and shoe brand in San Francisco. From there she moved back across the country to work for a women’s ready-to-wear collection as the director of public relations in NYC. After leaving NYC, she moved to Arizona to go back to school, and graduated with a BS in communication and a minor in media analysis from Arizona State University. Missing her work in fashion and hoping for some clarity for next steps, she moved to Florence, Italy to revisit her history working with Florentine tanneries and manufacturers so she could gain inspiration
for the future.
For almost a decade RISTYLE Consulting has been a leading AZ styling company that caters to the needs of clients through customized wardrobing and personalized shopping and outfit needs. In addition to private client styling and wardrobe development, Risa specializes in bridal styling and photo shoot creative direction which are two of her most coveted services. A master at anticipating wardrobe needs, working with photographers and vendors, and understanding her clients on an emotional level, Risa is known for delivering the best hands-on styling on the market.
but she also has a level of professionalism and hustle that made working with her effortless and incredibly productive. She took so much personalized time with me as a client to get to know my taste, interests, aesthetic and overall vision for my wedding bridal party. She then worked around the clock to help me bring my vision to life, taking the legwork out of searching high and low for color cohesive dresses and sizes. She also took such care and consideration in helping my mother and mother-in-law find their dresses for our wedding, an indication of her ability to balance personalities, responsibilities, and still be personable with each individual. By the end of our time together, I felt like she was part of our family. Her sartorial skills are limitless––she makes styling fun!"
I'd spend all this money on professional photographs only to be disappointed by the wardrobe choices I had made or how my clothes looked on camera. Risa makes you look and feel like a star so you love every photo! She works extremely hard to pull every last detail together. I can count on her completely and would recommend her to anyone. She's SO MUCH more than a stylist. Bonus: I've learned so much about what colors and shapes flatter me best!"
From the moment she arrived she started steaming dresses and tux’s, she was straightening ties, bustling dresses, and ensuring everyone (all 16 of us in total) looked our absolute best in the photos! Risa was so attentive to detail, and was equipped with all sorts of supplies in case of a dress or hair emergency. Risa was such an energetic and fun part of our day, her personality is one of a kind and we had lots of laughs and fun together. We truly appreciate everything she did for us and would highly recommend her to anyone getting married. Having Risa there as part of our day really let us relax and enjoy our day without any worries. This girl has got your back to ensure things run smooth! Thank you so much Risa, we truly can’t thank you enough, I wish we could do this day over again!"
Her energy, her passion, and her overwhelming support for not only me personally, but also my business is intoxicating in the most powerful way! Through her encouragement and genuine talent, she helped me find my true self. My “rebirth” into the powerful, badass business owner I strive to be! Her styling skills and undeniably enthusiasm have forced me to be proud of the person I see in the mirror everyday. That has allowed me to solidify the energy I use to help my clients feel that same level of confidence. It’s empowering and beautiful and hands down, THE BEST. I’m forever a fan, always a friend, and supportive to the very end! Xoxo"
Every bride hopes and prays for a flawless wedding day, but sometimes, things don't always go to plan. Ahead of my first look with my husband, my dress was stepped on and the entire zipper ripped apart. Before I had any time to panic, Risa was there with her trunk of supplies formulating a plan to fix it. She spent the hour before my ceremony sewing, pinning and super-gluing me into my dress and the end product was seriously flawless -- It was as if nothing had ever happened!
Aside from her miracle work with my dress, Risa was there by my side throughout the day, adjusting my hair and veil, ensuring no one stepped on my train, and even making sure my ring wasn't twisted on my finger. Her attention to detail is world class, which is clearly evident in our wedding photos. I kept calling her my wedding day angel and I still stand by this! I can honestly say I don't know what I would have done without her! Brides, do yourself a favor and hire her for your wedding day.
You won't regret it!"