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Have you learned to love all your curves and all your edges?

Fashion is so exciting right now, the diversity of styles is so great, there is something for everyone!  We have all felt the isolation when fashion doesn’t jibe with our tastes or the feeling like it isn’t made to fit us.  Fashion may even at times make us feel bad about ourselves.  But who says it has to!   In our last Table Talk we discussed athleisure and its influences, not only in trends but how women shop.  We talked a lot about where women get education in style and what is “appropriate”.  The important thing in fashion is that we each find what speaks to us and use it to present ourselves in the best ways.  When we feel better about...

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How Misinformation Leads To Fashion Faux Pas's

Education influences almost every aspect of our lives – education as defined by the awareness and enlightenment one collects through experiencing the world around them.  At Jophiel, we’ve identified it as a pretty important tool for discovering your personal style but also what is proper fitting – that means fitting both the mental picture of oneself with the physicality of their body, perfect for the environment or event for which they are dressing.  Context plays a big role in this. Following up with our second Table Talk installment on the influences of athleisure, we’re taking a multi-generational approach to understanding the new casual and how athleisure has not only changed our job as fashion ambassadors but our client’s lives and...

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Is Casual The New Dressy?

Every new generation has a new understanding of certain words. Take for example Google. No one before 2006 would ever have known what you meant if you said google it. And that new creation and articulation of the word changes a culture and defines a new generation. Such is the case with athleisure. This new term and the culture that surrounds it has changed the way we relate to casual and work wardrobes. We’re starting a series of Table Talks to take, perhaps a leering look at the interpretation of casual and how the influence of athleisure has not only changed our job as fashion ambassadors but our client’s lives and thus has dictated their wardrobes. To open the flood...

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Lightweight Dressing During Summer Heatwaves

The warmer months are finally arriving and while many of us have been longing for summer fun at the lake, al fresco dinners at The Deck, country club soirées or outdoor weddings, summer’s heat can often bring styling challenges with it: the challenge to continue to dress confidently while remaining comfortable in the heat of summer.  Let’s face it, there is not a woman out there who doesn’t feel slightly insecure about some part of her body, no body is perfect, and as time passes our shape changes, calling for your wardrobe to change with it. With that in mind Jophiel stylists sat down for a fashionable confabulation!  Read the latest Jophiel Table Talk about how to find your comfortable...

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S-s-summertime, summertime sandals!

 Read more from Jophiel Stylist and  Assoc Dir - Digital Media and Marketing, Leah Strauss Grant. Every advent of summer I think of a news scandal from 2005 focused on a women’s collegiate sports team that met the then president George W Bush, wearing their summer finery, celebrating their national championship and there, photographed on their feet, were flip-flops.  The casual, slip on shoe relegated to running the last-minute errand, covering your feet at the pool, slipping on when walking out the trash.  The question maybe isn’t when are flip-flops a fashion faux-pas, but when are they not! I got my first pair of flip-flops when I went to camp in the 4th grade.  They were purple, foam flip-flops from...

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