We often classify various regions of the country as having a signature style. Texans love their cowboy boots and hats. Bostonians have a preppy chic, Ralph Lauren look. Nantucket has it’s “Nantucket Reds.” [Read more…] about Nantucket Reds – A Rhode Islander’s Perspective
Wearable Art & All That Jazz!
Oh what a wonderful weave of intricately sewn creations presented at the Annual HGA (Handweavers Guild of America) Conference 2014, held at the RI Convention Center. The weeklong event was jam-packed with a myriad of classes and workshops with Expert Instructors educating on everything from the latest weaving techniques to strategies on selling your creations on E-Bay. [Read more…] about My Recap of The Handweavers Guild of America Fashion Show
Plan * Pack * Play!
My husband and I were chatting with good friends about packing our children for overnight camp. This conversation led to packing for a family vacation. My girlfriend said: “I always pack just a few hours before we need to leave and always pack too much because I never know what I or the kids will want to wear.”
Does this sound like you? [Read more…] about Five Tips for Packing for Vacation, Without the Stress
Make a Splash This Summer!
Welcome to June! We are on the cusp of summer and we all know what that means – the beach! Sultry sun, sand sifting through our toes, jaunts in the ocean all enhanced by that fabulous swimsuit! Did I really say fabulous? I did! If you have not purchased your season’s swimsuit yet, this is the article for you! By the way, don’t wait too much longer to make this purchase. By the time you hit the stores quantities and sizes will be limited!
Understanding your body shape helps to narrow the selection process. Here are some of my tips for bathing suit shopping based on body shape: [Read more…] about Tips to Finding the Right Swimsuit for you Body Type
I recently facilitated a lively workshop where I spoke to several women about the importance of understanding our body types to dress for success. We have no more than 7 seconds to make a great first impression – how we present ourselves nonverbally sets the tone for victory.
Before we jumped into the second part of my workshop, fun with accessories, I educated the attendees about body shapes and ideas on how to select the right clothing item to enhance her silhouette. Although each woman has her own unique body shape, we all typically fall into one of four primary categories: Triangle (smaller shoulders, wider hips –sometimes referred to as pair shaped), Inverted Triangle (broad shoulders with small hips and thin legs), Rectangle (no defined waist, shoulders and hips same width apart), Hourglass (shoulders & hips align with a clearly defined waist – think Marilyn Monroe!). The hourglass is the most balanced shape. The goal for the other shapes is to select pieces that create visual alignment. [Read more…] about How to Make a Statement With Accessories
My daughter and I took a “Rhode Island “ style road-trip recently. We traveled 25 minutes north, in the rain, to visit the high-style boutique Clad In in Providence’s swanky Wayland Square. I went on a mission of sorts. As distinctive and eclectic a mix as Clad In’s merchandise is, so too were their weekend guests – Debra Smith, a textile artist who works with vintage kimono fabrics and legendary stylist and style icon Tziporah Salamon.
My 11-year-old daughter Gabi is following in my footsteps! She has maintained for quite some time that she wants to be in the Fashion Industry. So with intention and excitement Gabi and I stepped into Clad In, placed our umbrellas at the door and introduced ourselves to 2 very engaging artists. Debra Smith was immediately inviting. I have to admit, Tziporah’s commanding sense of self and striking style had me a bit awe-struck. Once I took a deep breath, I regained my composure and engaged in what turned out to be an unexpectedly educational Sunday afternoon!
Here is what I learned: [Read more…] about Our Body as a Canvas – Meeting Debra Smith & Tziporah Salamon