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Fall Fashion Event Look Book

The Fall season is a culture clash of design.  You will see a diversity of style that plays to the stories of ladylike, sport, bohemian and minimalism.  But there is a polish to every look and every look is influenced by the individual trends. Embellished bottoms, shirting and blouses, velvet, shine and metallic, hardware in zippers and embroidery in luxe knitwear- novelty details reign. There is a rich display of fabrics and colors, definitely to the warmer side of the color palette.  Rich burgundy, browns, camels, olives, saffron, paprika and teals. {{ show_1 }} As we say here at Jophiel, it is a diamonds for day in accessories, it is velvet for day in casual sport looks.  This trend of...

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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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How Does a Fashion Trend Start?

We often seem to recognize a trend when it is in full force.  However, that is never how it starts.  The beginning of a trend is like putting only one toe in the water, it slowly tests itself on the fashion scene.  Let’s go back to 2006, when leggings came on the scene.  They were mostly in hosiery and we were wearing them with skirts and dresses.  Not everyone embraced them, in fact the first time I wore them, my husband said to me, “What the hell do you have on?”  Of course it was useless explaining the look to him, I wore them anyway regardless of his confusion.  A few years later, leggings were introduced in a heavier fabric so they...

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How To Wear Sneakers To Work

Work environments are changing.  Maybe yours has!  So what does that mean for work attire?   What is the new definition of professional attire?  And just how casual is Casual Friday? You can try to identify all the reasons why dress codes have changed, from economic to health and fitness influences, we’re all dressing differently but that doesn’t mean we should stop dressing appropriately. One of the influences we see in fashion from our active lifestyles are sneakers!  And there are lots of ways we’re seeing sneakers styled! With a graphic pencil skirt and wrap blazer worn on top.   Image Credit: Refinery29 With a high-neck top layered under matching separates or suiting.   Image Credit: Refinery29 A flowy trouser and...

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