Women of MDS : Emily

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All of my personal styling packages are named after real women who have influenced and impacted my personal and professional life.

MEET Emily

…the muse behind the Wardrobe Edit


What is your name?
Emily Lyons-Wood

How old are you?

What do you do for a living?
Photographer and graphic designer.

How do you know Melissa? Where did you meet?
We met for the first time at a photoshoot for the Unscripted Durham hotel! She was the stylist, I was the photographer.

What is your favorite item of clothing in your closet?
This simple black top I got from a thrift store in Charleston 4 years ago! It’s totally a 'me’ top and makes me feel like myself when I’m wearing it!

Who is your favorite designer or brand?

What do you do when you’re not working?
Hang out with my dog Stuart and my husband Evan! We love food and trying new food often.

What is your favorite book?
I don’t have a favorite book, but I love books with really nice design and photography.

Name one person who inspires you the most and explain why.


Do you have a favorite Raleigh restaurant? What is your favorite thing to order?
Brewery Bhavana - everything!

What is your favorite color to wear?
Black. It’s so classic and I can always count on it!

Who is your style icon?

Describe your style.

Cat or dog?
Dog, sometimes cat!


Coffee or tea?

What do you love about your work?
I get to be completely creative and pour out my soul, I love what I do.

List 5 words that people closest to you would use to describe you.

How do you combat insecurity or feelings of unworthiness?

What is your go-to Netflix show?
New Girl.

Where is your dream vacation destination?

Share some of your dreams. What are some goals or dreams you hope to accomplish in 2019 and beyond?

What or who makes you feel really beautiful and confident?

What do you like most about yourself?

Why do you think it is important to hire a stylist?