The Story of a Fashion Stylist

HOW TO LOOK EXPENSIVE

You can drape yourself in diamonds, rubies, fur, or flash everyone your designer labels to make it known that you are walking money.  However, what if you don't have the dough to drop on the lavish lifestyle or don't want to appear ostentatious, but still like the idea of looking classy?  How about picking a color.  That's pretty simple, right?  Choose a color and stick to it from head to toe (well, sometimes not the toe).  Also known as monochrome, dressing in all one color in different tones or black and white is a chic and easy way to step up...

It’s the Bomb! The Bomber Jacket Trend

Word on the street is that there's a cool new jacket out that both you and your Grandpa will admire.  That's right ladies and gents, aside from drinking and playing an intense game of cards, you can now talk about fashion trends!  Originally created by WWII pilots, the bomber jacket, is a must-have this winter.  If leather decked out in military badges doesn't strike your fancy, don't fret.  Fashion designers pulled out all the stops this season to deliver a delightful array of styles and fabrics in these sporty numbers.  Even Maverick and Goose would give a thumbs up.  You'll...

It’s Turtle Time! The Man Turtleneck

Turtlenecks can get a bad rap, especially for men.  Let's take the 90s for instance when guys would sport a cotton blend underneath a spiffy cable knit sweater - yep, definitely not a good look.  And we mustn't forget the turtleneck dickies in the 70s.  They were groovy baby or so they thought at the time.  Apparently, for men, turtlenecks have a long history of slacking in the fashion must-have department.  However, with a little nip and tuck these garments revived in the past few years and are now offered in luxe cashmere and wool blends. They have even been seen...

5 Simple Ways to Flatter Your Figure

The holidays are over and many of us are now dealing with the aftermath of boozalicious parties, the daily popcorn trio munching, and sugar cookie overload.  I can definitely vouch for that.  While our New Year's resolutions strive to counteract the damage with detox cleanses and insane workouts at the gym, it can sometimes take a bit to get your badass bod back.  If you are as impatient as I am and still want to look and feel incredible while you are working towards your health goals, I suggest you follow my tips on how to flatter your figure. 1. Pick panels - Slip...

The New Hemline

Thankfully jeans are offered in several different lengths, but it is very rare that you will purchase a pair that hits your legs perfectly.  Women have a little more luck in this area though.  Sorry men!  If they're a tad long we can slip on a pair of heels and voila!  However, not every girl likes to shlep around in these heights.  Another way for ladies and gents to trim up their jeans is handing them over to a tailor.  If you're not ready to fork over the cash to a seamstress, no problem!  There's a new hemline that's so easy to make your...

Tips to Becoming a Fashion Stylist

I am often asked "how did you become a fashion stylist?"  Although I have been in the fashion industry for over a decade, my road to becoming a stylist was a curvy one.  After graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology with numerous internships under my belt I assisted as a fashion stylist.  I enjoyed styling, but I didn't realize that it was my true calling until after working full-time as a fashion publicist and freelancing on and off as a wardrobe stylist.   I heard a quote once "When it's all said and done, all roads lead to the same end.  So...

Wedding Style

Anyone who knows me can certainly vouch that I am nowhere near walking down the aisle.  I also have to admit, I usually do not style wedding editorials.  My energy is typically drawn towards the fashion-foward and minimalist stories or editorials with a rock-in-roll vibe.  So writing about wedding style would seem rather unusual.  However, this summer I decided that it was time to take myself out of my comfort zone and dive into the world of pretty white gowns, bridesmaid dresses, floral bouquets, cake, and wedded bliss. This past June I was brought on by Lucky Malone Photography and LVL Weddings & Events to...

The Art of Fashion

What does fashion mean to you?  Coco Chanel once said, "Fashion is not what exists in dresses only.  Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening."  Since we are at the closing of Paris Fashion Week, I thought this would be the perfect time to address the overall idea of the fashion portrayed in runway shows and editorials. When I am out with friends, who are not in the fashion industry, I often hear baffled comments concerning a designer's show or fashion spread.  "How could someone wear that?" and "Who could afford...

Reasons to Hire a Personal Stylist

A personal stylist is often thought of as someone only those with lavish lifestyles hire to select fashionable clothing to add to their already stylish wardrobe. While this may have been the case in the '90s, the styling world has broadened it's horizons and now offers services for a large range of clientele. Throughout my styling career I have worked with clients with all types of backgrounds and stories and not all of them have buku bucks or know the trends appearing in the latest issue of Vogue.  Check out my top 7 reasons below why people hire a personal stylist. Build self-confidence Tired of their look No time...

How to EDIT Your Closet

While it's officially fall the temp still manages to rise above that too warm for long sleeves 80 degree mark.  And since you are not going to be digging out that cable knit sweater anytime soon, now is the perfect time to get your hands a little dirty and edit your fall wardrobe.  I have gone through numerous clients' closets over the years and undoubtedly this is the most dreaded chore of their personal styling experience.  However, it doesn't have to be!  I like to make it sweet and simple by abiding by 5 rules. If...