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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  Does the whole process seem stressful or out of date?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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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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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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