The following are excerpts from a real Style-by-Text conversation about what I call a Parson Piece™. My client’s texts are in gray, mine are in yellow. … More The Parson Piece: Marrying Two Separate Pieces into One Perfect Look
Holiday parties are upon us, and unless you have a dedicated Christmas party sweater vest like Nora Krank, you may be wondering what on earth you are going wear. Like a reindeer in headlights, you stand in front of your open closet and try to think of something: “There’s the … More Holiday Style Your Way: Not Your Grandma’s Christmas Sweater
Retailers are enticing men and women by promising to “find your perfect style”, and they are doing it with algorithms. But can they really help you find your best professional style? … More Can You Trust Your Professional Image to an Algorithm?
Just Call Me Dolly Creating Looks for my clients is a bit like being a matchmaker. I start with one lonely piece that just needs a good companion, tweak this and that, and add accessories to bring it all together in one cohesive Look. I get a kick out of seeing my client’s face … More Made for Each Other: A Look Book Love Story
Style Subject: Nick Problem: Drab, shapeless clothing Solution: An injection of color, proper fit, and the wardrobe superhero (a.k.a. a belt) Nick needed a new look. His old uniform was oversized, shapeless, and blended into the woodwork. In short, Nick’s work uniform did nothing to communicate his jolly demeanor, inspire his target audience, or … More Wardrobe Branding: Santa Style
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley sent a visual message to the world when she wore blue to reveal tangible evidence of Iran’s violations of the U.N. nuclear deal at a news conference this morning. The U.S. unveiled classified material in a scene reminiscent of Ambassador Adlai Stevenson during the Cuban Missile Crisis. The … More The Ambassador Wore Blue
The One Dress Every Woman Should Have in Her Closet (and in Her Suitcase) My Great-Aunt Lavada was 101 years old when I met her. It was because of a visit to her house that I learned about the one dress that every woman should own (and pack for every trip). I was twelve years … More The One Dress Every Woman Needs in Her Closet (and in Her Suitcase)