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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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1 Style 6 Different Ways.

Looking for the crisp and elegant new uniform? Running around in your yoga pants is so passé.  Let’s face it, if you don’t actually wear them to work out… should you be wearing them? For the next level of perfection, look no further than a polished shirt dress.  From a myriad of designers, the new shirt dress silhouette isn’t stiff and old, but actually a great number to throw over your leggings, a pair of pants or bare legs to show your tan.  It goes from the board room to the carpool line in either fluid silk and graphic prints to denim inspired or crash light for travel (yes wear a Peter O.Mahler crash light shirt dress for all season...

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The Denim Details

Denim is more popular now, with its fresh silhouettes, vintage dyes, new lengths and surface treatment, you can style it in so many ways.  But if you still think of denim as the original Levi's sold to Western laborers and gold miners, keep reading as Nancy explains the fresh take on the tried and true indigo blue. What makes quality denim? Is it the strength of the fibers, the weave, the shade of the wash, or something else? Selvedge Japanese denim, known for its premium construction and the skilled, artisanal craft required to make it, is some of the most sought after denim, but sometimes, the best isn’t the most attractive, comfortable or, as in this case, affordable. With that said,...

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Style Astrology

Style, as inconstant as the moon, that monthly change in her seasons trends. So how do we keep track?  We asked Nancy, Jophiel’s VP of Sales and Merchandising who oversees all Jophiel stylists and organizes the floor so our color stories and looks flow, to help shed some light on how to filter through the retail of fashion to understand style and what the difference is. How many years have you worked in fashion retail? Time has gone so fast! Over 40 years. Of those years how many would you say you really owned the title of, as we like to say at Jophiel, a Fashion Advocate, not just a stylist? Twenty to twenty-one. You have to understand, fashion was my...

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