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Effortless Perfection

As a member of the “behind the scenes” team at Jophiel, I am in awe of the extensive knowledge that our seasoned stylist(s) possess. Our stylists know just what to do when it comes to customizing garments to meet the needs of the clientele.  There are countless tailoring solutions- gowns shortened, pants hemmed, pockets removed, sleeves adjusted, darts added, etc. This recognition ensures that our clients have a custom fit with little worry of garment malfunction. To learn more about the alterations process, I sat down with Nancy Stuck, Stylist & Vice President of Sales and Merchandising. What factors go into knowing if an item needs alterations? "It depends on the client’s body type.  Every client has individual challenge(s) when...

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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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There is more to personal styling than clothes.

A good stylist should be the fashionable friend in your life, because let’s face it, change isn’t just one and done, as your stylist we want to continue to grow and evolve with you.  In the last Table Talk we focused on how the fashion industry doesn’t actually do a lot to help our self-confidence sometimes.  We brought up the sometimes-uncomfortable conversation about body image.  Advertisements and social and cultural expectations can leave us lost on fit, what’s appropriate, and how we should feel about ourselves.  But there is hope in the knowledge that years of experience can bring you.  As a stylist, we are your cheerleaders.  A stylist is a person that should be a guide to living your...

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