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How A Personal Stylist Passes On A Trend

Every month we come together for a store wide conversation on a topic pertaining to fashion and just hash it out - in a very polite manner of course!  They're our fashionable confabulations!  Our in store Table Talks.  From body image to special occasion, we've shared a lot of thoughts.  Join in!  We want to hear yours. Leah: "When we’re dressing for events, and we’re thinking of special occasion, do we clarify the current trend influences with the customer, do we take that customer through that discovery of what is modern and how it fits their m’o for this special event?" Julie: "Oh definitely!" Nancy:  "We talk to the client, we tell them about the trend details, that is what’s new about it. ...

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A Stylists Expertise On Dressing For Special Occasion

Table Talk is an endeavor to share some of the conversations that we are having in the store, the expertise each stylist possesses and to have an open and honest conversation about fashion. We wanted to focus this Table Talk on Special Occasion.  And why not, it is after all, a fashionable confabulation! Leah: "I googled “special occasion dressing”, I found plenty of places I could shop, but nowhere that told me what special occasion was.  I wanted to ask, isn’t knowing what is fitting for a special occasion important?" Jan:  "Yes.  I will a lot of times ask if my client has the invitation.  Is the dress code in writing?" Julie: "If they don’t have it, I think it’s...

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How to decipher the dress code.

In the past several years there is more new terminology about attire on invitations, such as beach chic, casual elegance, country club casual, relaxed chic, smart casual and now barn party attire.  I am sure there are many more we have all come across and the tried and true are still around, but even I can find the requested invitation attire a bit overwhelming when helping others dress for these events.  Our world is multi-cultural and we get to be a part of new events and partake of others' religions and customs.  This requires us to be culturally diverse and educate ourselves on appropriate fashion etiquette so we may be respectful.   I like to say we have to do our...

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