K is a nurse. She often needs to go to meetings at work, and seminars to keep up her professional education. She doesn’t need to wear a suit or office clothes, she does need to look like who she is – someone with 25 years in the field. She’s very capable at her job, if … More Client Outfit Sample: Nurse to Seminar
I am fortunate to have the best BFF in the world… and fortunately for you, my BFF and I are the same height are the same age are within 5lb of the same weight wear the same size clothing look good in exactly the same colors We’re taking as many variables out of this figure … More Proportion is everything
I’m going to quote a line from my book here… Fashion is an art form whose nature is to grasp the emotions of the moment and express them in the form of clothing. Used properly, one says, “there is a fashion for hats made out of silly string”. Fashion for the masses is generally translated … More Fashion vs. Style: Why things are so boring
Why do I use swatches in my color consultation work? Not everyone can see color equally easily. Color names are variable and unhelpful when identifying specific shades – Chinese blue, for instance, is also known as hot turquoise. It’s easy to forget which shades you look best in. It’s easy to forget how well your … More Why swatches?
Have you ever had an outfit planned in your head and everything came together… except you didn’t have the perfect bit of jewelry, belt or scarf to pull it together? This sort of wardrobe emergency happens just as often as not having the right pair of dark pants – perhaps more often, or more tragically, … More Wardrobe Lists – Accessories
I often watch historical documentaries, and have noted that in both WWI and WWII, women were asked to beautify themselves for the purposes of public morale, and more specifically, the morale of soldiers on leave. When did we lose the concept that we contribute to the overall beauty (or ugliness) of the landscape? Is … More Whatever happened to Public Beauty?
When you live in a world where everyone is wearing whatever they want… and whatever they want is usually some variant of “t-shirt and jeans”, what’s the difference between the mom at Target and the fashionista? Details. Detail includes fit and texture and drape and fabric quality… and detail includes accessories. Can I encourage you … More The Devil’s in the Details
All this talk of beauty as youth + riches gets a bit depressing… but while it’s true, it’s not the whole picture. Women in their middle years (and women with larger features) have always had a certain draw. So, what is it? Character. One’s life is writ large upon one’s face – one’s strength, fortitude, … More A Face Full of Character
In order to have a mix & match wardrobe, you need to start with a color scheme. What color scheme should you start with? Your best colors, of course! This is why the clothes in carefully curated stores like White House/Black Market look so great – they’ve chosen everything with a limited palette, and the … More Mix & Match Wardrobe
So, you’re shopping away online or rooting through magazines, looking at the pretty pictures and wondering… “will this look good on me?”. The tendency is to find something that you like and wish it into figure flattery or to see someone whose figure you like, and hope the clothes will get you there. Neither work. … More Choose your models wisely