Thursday

My Recent Interview on the Importance of Creative Marketing (and how to do it)

Recently, Debbie from Work Your Art asked to interview me on the business of creative marketing, how that effects my career as a photo stylist and to show some of my recent work.  If you have a career (or want one) in a creative field, you will have to have some sort of idea or plan on how to market yourself and your work.  Sounds great, right?  Of course, so how do you do it?  Check out the interview for a the essentials (and check out Work Your Art for more helpful tips on jump starting your creative career)


 




Here's a sneak peek  


D:  How would you describe your work?
A:  My work is vintage inspired with a touch of modern.  As a child, I was very close to my grandparents and I would watch old movies and shows all throughout my childhood, so needless to say it shows up in my work.

D:  Do you have a lot of competition in your field? What do you do to stand out from the crowd?
A:   Yes, as a photo stylist there is a ton of competition out there.  Jobs are mainly freelance or contract jobs so you really need to stand out period, and to do that you need to do the research and have the portfolio and experience to get the job done.

D:  What is the best compliment you’ve ever gotten about your work?
A:  “Did you do this for Anthropologie?”


Want more?

To read the rest of the interview and learn more helpful advice on the business of creative marketing go here

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Wednesday

For Those of Us Who Couldn't Make Fashion Week In Stockholm

Today marks the third day of fashion week in Stockholm and those of us who didn't get the invite, can be there in spirit and sport one of these ultra fashion it girl accessories from France's chicest costume jewelry company, Les Nereides.

(Oh, and they're also having a major winter sale that you won't want to pass up)

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Monday

Denim Styled Straight From the Streets


Denim looks great with almost everything but can be the most difficult to style.  For this post, we took it to the streets and found some rediculously stylish inspiration from the web's most stylish street style bloggers from around the globe. 

Enjoy.


Remember when you wore holes and yesterday's paint project (that ended up more on your jeans) on your denim was a thing?  Well it's back and we actually don't mind.  If you just can't go all the way, knee rips may be for you.  They're simple and chic and hey, you can still pull off that Helmut Lang sweater from fall and still look awesome.  Frayed edges and distressed overalls are also great for spring and for Coachella maybe?

Photo: Modern Legacy


Photo: Brit+Co






Straight from top to bottom, this "borrowed from the boys" fit is great for almost every body type and is  perfect for a walk around town or date night.  This sleek style of denim looks amazing with classic prints and structured cuts.  Try it out, you never know it might be your new thing.


No matter how tight or slouchy the fit, cropped denim will always be a thing.  Whether you wear them with heels or sandals your look will always be fabulous.

Photo: WhoWhatWear


Grab those wedges or heels because this style of denim is nothing but length.  There's nothing wrong with looking longer and showing off those curves especially when we borrow our look from an era when fashion was fun and nothing but feminine.

Photo: Cotton+Curls


Photo: Punky-B


Photo: On the Racks



The boyfriend is such a great look.  You can easily throw on a t-shirt for a casual look and sport a blazer for something more classy.  Short women like myself, often judge slouchy denim too quicky because it will obviously make us look shorter and fatter, right?  Wrong.  Slouchy in the right spots are key here, and the boyfriend accentuates our shape, rather than the opposite.

Photo: Sincerely Jules


Photo: Let It Be



Last year high-rise was everywhere, this year expect Mom jeans to be everywhere.  I guess we're all nostagic for the 90's or just want to keep it simple.  Either way, the mid-rise (and higher) can be styled with a great crop top or a boxy sweater for an instant chic look.

Photo: Stylesnooperdan


Photo: A Love Is Blind


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Wednesday

Banana Republic Has Officially Made It

Photo: WWD
Banana Repulic, Summer '15 Collection


Banana Republic has become a staple through the years as well as having their ups and downs (like every company does at some point).  Growing up in the city, I'd always know where to get my bright, modern preppy clothes for work or summer vacay (khaki's never looked so good).  Last April, when Marissa Webb, former J.Crew women'swear head decided to take Banana Republic to a whole new level of chic as their creative director (and announced the mega covetable summer collection last november).  According to Fashionista, Webb isn't going to stop anytime soon because Banana Republic is showing their A/W15 collection at NYFW!  This is super exciting news considering it's their first time at NYFW, other retailers such as Coach, Hugo Boss, and J.Crew will also be showing at fashion week as well.  Whether you're watching from the front row or in front of the tv, Banana Republic is showing their new collection at 6 pm on February 14th, don't miss it!


Photo: WWD
Banana Repulic, Summer '15 Collection


Photo: WWD
Banana Repulic, Summer '15 Collection


Photo: WWD
Banana Repulic, Summer '15 Collection


Photo: WWD
Banana Repulic, Summer '15 Collection


Photo: WWD
Banana Repulic, Summer '15 Collection


Photo: WWD
Banana Repulic, Summer '15 Collection


Photo: WWD
Banana Repulic, Summer '15 Collection


Photo: WWD
Banana Repulic, Summer '15 Collection


Photo: WWD
Banana Repulic, Summer '15 Collection


Photo: WWD
Banana Repulic, Summer '15 Collection


Photo: WWD
Banana Repulic, Summer '15 Collection



See the rest of this ultra chic collection go here

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Tuesday

It's Official, H&M and Coachella Are Teaming Up

If you've been able to attend last April (or just love shopping the boho chic look) you are aware of the fashion season created somewhere between resort and spring.  Luckily for us, festival attire is easily attainable and affordable at retailers such as Free People, Forever21 and H&M.  If you're lucky enough (or quick enough) to score some tickets this year, you can shop H&M's new collection at Coachella at their mini shop.  If you couldn't get tickets before they're sold out, don't worry H&M has your back!  They're apparently giving away an all expense paid trip to the festival during March in stores and online via social media.  If festivals (or deserts aren't your thing) you can just shop the collection March 19.  According to H&M's release, the collection will include pieces for both men and women (so lots of crochet, lace, crop tops, etc. for the ladies and graphic tees and shorts for guys).  Whether you have a chance to go or not, H&M has some serious boho chic looks that will be sure to get your wardrobe ready for warmer weather.



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Friday

5 Easy Chic Style Hacks for Your Pad

Yes, the holidays are over but doesn't mean that you have to give up the sparkle.  A clean, polished accent is great for a year round look (and adds a chic, West Elm vibe to any space).  We've been using gold and silver in our homes for a while, they're a mainstream metallic.  Copper is a rising trend and accents both warm and cool colors beautifully.

Here are a few style hacks that open your eyes to this amazing new trend:  







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