Hi ! We are Debbie Clerkin and Deirdre Clehane. We’re both Irish and have been living in Brussels for many years.
We created “The Happy Closet” because we think that the way you dress should make you feel good about yourself. We also believe that working with us should be a fun, enjoyable, confidence building experience. The Happy Closet is about giving you practical, no-nonsense guidelines to make getting dressed easier. It’s about understanding how to dress to your advantage in a way that will suit your body, lifestyle and budget. We will give you advice which will save you time, money and unwanted stress.
"We'd been friends for years before we decided to start The Happy Closet together, in fact Deirdre was my first client when I started image consulting back in 2012. While it might have seemed a bit risky, going into business with a friend, very luckily for us we discovered that we not only work well but get on really well and our skills complement each other too.
Everyone can benefit from some practical guidelines and some tips and tricks on how to look their best. Given that I've had a lifelong interest in style I’m very happy to have found the perfect platform to share what I've learnt along the way. "
"Ever since I had my own colours analysed over 25 years ago, I've been convinced that wearing the colours which suit us best not only makes us look better but makes us feel better too.
Working with Debbie will allow me to pass on my experience and knowledge to help you look and feel your best every day.
Deirdre has a certificate in Colour Analysis for the Colour Me Beautiful Training Academy.
She is a qualified chartered accountant and worked for many years in the financial services industry before moving to Belgium.
Debbie qualified as an image consultant with Limperts Academy in Dublin. She has a BSc in Computer Science and Software Engineering and worked with Accenture before starting The Happy Closet.