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A Perfect Pairing, Wedding Dress and Venue

The wedding dress and wedding venue are two key factors to the overall style and feel of your big day. Having these elements work together is of vital importance in achieving a winning wedding look. So, which is more important, which do you select first?  There is no clear answer to this question. It’s a matter of perspective.  Which has vital importance to you? Marrying at sunset on a beach could be your dream, or you could have visions of a princess ball gown with a long train, both are breathtaking ideas. However, a ball gown and a beach are conflicting elements; simple flowing dresses work best with the light, airy feel of a beach wedding. Allow your dress and...

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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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Make Your Special Occasion A Special Occasion

How can a personal stylist help guide your fashion for an upcoming special occasion?  Is it a dreaded invite in the mail?  Or are you hosting and feel you need to dress the part?  Does the whole process seem stressful or out of date?  In this month’s Table Talk, we sit down with Jophiel stylists to address how we approach planning and dressing for a special occasion and decide to look at it as an opportunity to celebrate!  This is a joyous time, let us rejoice in it! Come party with our Jophiel Table Talk, after all, it is a fashionable confabulation! Jan:  "It is a Special Occasion.  Let’s allow ourselves the time to enjoy the specialness of it. As...

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Work What You Got!

At many times in life we will find ourselves as a tweener: a person considered to be between two recognized categories. Whether we are passing from a life in academia to a new job, we recently received a promotion, change of job, change of city?  We find ourselves mothers and grandmothers, or are transitioning from a career to retirement.  We can fall between two recognized fields with which we identify, and can come upon the proverbial fork in the road at any time in our journey.  The question is, how do we respond to our new direction? We may feel lost, out of place, excited, overwhelmed, indifferent.  A myriad of different feelings.  And our new direction can start to influence...

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