Knowing what to wear hasn’t come naturally to Rebecca Mielke; although the interest has been present from a young age, she has had to study. Always observing, analyzing, and identifying patterns; Rebecca began seeking a system based on knowledge, rather than preference, for making clothing choices about ten years ago. A friend recommended The Triumph of Individual Style by Carla Mason Mathis and Helen Villa Connor, a college textbook which uses great works of art to illustrate the application of artistic principles to clothing choices, and invited Rebecca, along with her two (then) elementary-age daughters and others in their home-education community, to a workshop series based on the book. That was the beginning. Since that beginning, the motivation to understand people and help them reach their full potential has inspired further research and study, innovation and systematization, and lots of discussion.
The Space Between My Peers is a record of much of that discussion. In the five years Rebecca has been writing about wardrobe development , she has sought to help others find happiness and contentment, or at least not have their clothes be the source of their troubles, by presenting options and solutions not widely available in the main-stream media. One of her favorite compliments? “I never would have thought of that.”
A caring communicator and committed Christ-follower, Rebecca enjoys training, speaking, and designing new programs to help people. Truthfully, she just enjoys people. Seeing women wearing new confidence as a result of her influence compels her to continual cycles of investigation and analysis, and knowing what to wear herself, well, that is the just the icing on the cake.