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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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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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On-Duty, Off-Duty Fashion Event

This past week we had the privilege of hosting an evening with the ladies of Fort Wayne’s Junior League to talk about how to dress appropriately for a modern career and develop a wardrobe that will take you from work to off-duty.  What is modern suiting? What does casual professional attire mean?  How to dress off-duty without compromising on your authority?  When are jeans ok, and how to make them WOW! And let me tell you, there was a lot of talking!  The conversation revolved around the different dress codes, whether you’re in the creative field or more traditional, how to dress to most flatter your shape and what elements of the revival in the 70s look are really worth trying. Below, see some of...

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Confidently Dressing: Make It Your Own

Just because we work in fashion, doesn't mean each of us hasn't felt the pressure of dressing appropriately and feeling confident in how we look.  That is a challenge everyone faces!  To shed some light on the topic, we asked stylist Leah Strauss Grant a few questions about the power of style and where confidence comes from. Does the office culture at your work place affect the way you dress? Yes and no.  I think I’ve always placed a lot of emphasis on getting dressed in the morning, it is part of how I actively show up and work hard in life, and because I’m aggressive about living life fully I don’t shy away from wearing what I want to...

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