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Conversation de Style.
31 - Conversation avec Florent Coltesse, Fondateur de Coltesse

Conversation de Style.

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 30:59


The Swap Society Podcast with Nicole Robertson
The Spirituality of Secondhand Clothes with Reiki Master Maria Lopez

The Swap Society Podcast with Nicole Robertson

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 54:50


“If you are concerned about the energetic imprint that your clothes will have when you put them on, and you purchase something new, then it is, in my opinion, impossible to separate the ethics of how the clothing was made from the energy that it will imprint on you.” Reiki Master and Spiritual Life Coach Maria Lopez talks about the spirituality of secondhand shopping, the energy of buying something new (particularly if it was unethically made), how we can incorporate mindfulness throughout our day, the importance of being an imperfect activist, and how we can create the world we want. For show notes visit: https://www.swapsociety.co/pages/podcast

Fashion Crimes Podcast
How to Clean Out Your Closet | EP 106

Fashion Crimes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 28:21 Very Popular


Do you ever wonder what might be blocking your style and holding you back from fashion happiness?  Almost everyone makes the same ONE major fashion mistake, and it's called Closet Chaos. There is literally a name for it. This week, your favorite personal stylist Holly Katz holds your hand and guides you through “How to Clean Out Your Closet” (without crying). This episode is fabulously fun and informative, and is just the pep talk we all need! These are the ULTIMATE Fashion Crimes:  Disorganization The number one reason your closet looks crazy is disorganization. If you think you are an organized person, but you can't find anything to wear or it's taking you too long to get dressed, guess what? You are not organized. Clothes are energy. What you wear and how you feel in your clothes all starts with how they are presented to you every day.  You need your clothes to be organized so they make sense to your eye and your brain. If they are hanging in a way where you can't recognize what is what, then you either aren't going to take the time to figure it out, or you will take too much time trying to decide what to wear.  Are your clothes in piles on the floor? Stuffed into a tiny closet? Shoved inside your drawers?  Messy closets will make your morning dressing routine chaotic, and leave you stressed out before your day even gets started!  “Here is an analogy: ‘Eat this eat, not that.' Holly heard this on her favorite TikTok feed (where everyone goes for important info). And she had an epiphany! You know what?  We all need to be an adult at some point and eat vegetables with every meal.”   Same goes for keeping your closet organized. Be an adult.  2. Inconsistent Laundry Practices You need a laundry plan: start it, finish it, put it away. Do you forget to put your clean clothes in the dryer?  Do you leave your clothes in the dryer for days to get wrinkled? Do you have piles of clean clothes in laundry baskets? Do you send everything, or nothing, to the dry cleaner?   If you answered yes to any of the above, you have inconsistent laundry practices. You need to know HOW to do your laundry: read the care labels, know what to send to the dry cleaner, put your clothes back where they belong, and remember to always iron/steam when needed.  3. Over-shopping Do you know what you have in your closet?  News Flash: You do not need to buy a new outfit every time you have an event or occasion.  Repeat that to yourself at least once a day. You most likely have what you need in your closet right this very minute! But you can't even see any of it, because of your chaotic closet.  Yes, shopping is thrilling! And it often seems easier to just buy something new than deal with issues like a chaotic closet, or the real reasons why you are shopping too much, or spending money you do not have.  Do not shop to fill a void.  “It could be something as small as a pair of earrings. If you have 78,000 pairs of earrings that are all over the house, and you can't find them, you are just going to buy more because you don't want to deal with finding them.” You can stop this madness.  And try going shopping in your closet first. More ‘stuff' only adds to the chaos.  You now know the reasons why your closet needs help and why it could be holding you back on your style evolution. We've identified the reasons why, now let's talk about the solutions. SIDEBAR: If we were to look back at pictures of you from 15 years ago, and you look the same in the exact same clothing, you are stuck in a style rut and you need to clean out your closet. Jussayin, boo! So, how do you clean out your closet on your own?    Change all your hangers.  We swear to God, Holly could scream this from the mountaintops for the next 20 years. You need to change all your hangers. Right the second. Right now. Not yesterday, not in two weeks, not tomorrow.  And, you must change all your hangers to velvet, slimline hangers. If you have shitty-ass plastic hangers, hangers from dry cleaners, or plastic tube hangers or wooden, this is your first issue. Please understand that this is the most common issue. And the easiest one to fix!! No matter how you hang your clothes, when you use these types of hangers, they take up the minimum amount of space. You're not only going to save room, your space is going to look so much more organized.    2. Make 3 Piles.  Keep.  Giveaway/Sell.  Throw Away. To start, everything comes out of your closet, and then your drawers. Everything. Make it look like you're about to move. Keep:  Put on a velvet hanger or back in your drawers...(not overstuffed) Giveaway:  Put these items in a bag, put them in your car, and drive them to the donation center. DO NOT leave them sitting around in your home...you will be temped to go back through the bags! Trust me, we've witnessed this..... Sidebar:  Please consider people who are coming back into the workforce after jail time, homelessness or poverty, places like battered women's shelters, local churches or religious programs that provide support for refugees just arriving in this country, or anyone who needs aid. Drop off your items at your local community services, and always consider the programs in local your community first. Here's a list of others you might want to consider! Dress For Success American Red Cross One Warm Coat Soles4Souls Vientam Veterans of America American Kidney Fund The Salvation Army Goodwill Sell:  Post on a resale app like Poshmark, The RealReal, or THREDup or you can take them to a consignment store locally. It's super easy and you can make good money.  Did we mention that if you leave these items in your trunk or backseat, or in your closet, we will find out? You do not want a visit from the fashion police. Trust us.  Throw Away:  Do not give items you do not want to someone who has not asked for them. A trash bag of clothing dropped off at your sister-in-law's house just made a bag of junk her problem.  This is a major fashion crime. We can hear the sirens from where we are. Do not do it. “Just so you know, before you throw things away, please remember that somebody else can really benefit from bras, socks, underwear, or pajamas. As long as the item is clean, gently used and in good condition.” How to Organize Your Closet and Drawers You must put your clothes back into your drawers and closet in a way that makes sense to YOU. Not to Holly, not to your husband or your partner, or your sister or your kids. YOU. REMEMBER: When hanging things back up...like goes with like. All short sleeve tops, long sleeve tops, short dresses, long dresses, etc.  When putting things back into your drawers, store like, with like. Bathing suits and underwear together. Some like socks, sports bras and pajamas together. Even more like workout pants with workout shirts together. Or, sweaters with sweatshirts.  Regardless: try to get as much as you can in one drawer - but do not overstuff it.  Don't forget...... Get your shoes off of the floor, for the love of GOD! If you have shoe overflow, this means you have run out of shelf space if you have shelf space for shoes. It also means you most likely have too many pairs of shoes. However, here is the fashion crime: Do not, do not, do not, do not, do not keep your shoes in shoe boxes. Did we say DO NOT? Here's why it doesn't look neater, and it does not save space: Boxes actually take up more room. Do yourself a favor, get rid of the shoe boxes and put your shoes out.  Bonus: you can actually see them so you know what shoes you have.  You can donate shoes boxes to a preschool for art projects, or please recycle them.    2. PLEASE do not use your closet for a dumping ground. Nothing should be in your closet that does not belong to you. No Halloween baskets, no Easter baskets, no kids' stuff, no diapers, no toys for Christmas.  Nothing should be in there that you do not wear. This is a sacred space for YOU. Your closet is not a storage room.  So now the rest is up to you! Clean out, clear out, keep it clean. Your brain with thank us, we promise.   Want to really join in on the fun? Holly has a challenge: Whoever has the most garbage bags full of items to give away, send us a pic at holly@fashioncrimespodcast.com Please send a description of what you're giving away, the number of bags you're donating, and the name of the charity where you're donating to.   The winner will win an exclusive phone interview with Holly, LIVE on the show, to tell all of our fashion crimes podcast insider besties about your closet clean out experience.    YOU CAN DOOO IT!! FASHION CRIMES PODCAST www.fashioncrimespodcast.com   Hosted by your favorite personal stylist, Holly Katz. www.hollykatzstyling.com

Black Style Anecdotes Podcast
Style As A Conversation Starter, Dressing For Comfort, and More w/ Melissa Carnegie

Black Style Anecdotes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 35:32


In this season finale episode, I speak with Melissa Catney of Kicks and Fros about her tomboy chic style, doing at home fashion shows as a young girl, style as a confidence booster, her favorite Youtube style influencers, what can take away the fun of style, why she loves turtlenecks, the versatility of New Balances, how she incorporates sneakers into her workwear, and much more! Give this episode a listen, rate BSA on Apple or Spotify, and share it with a friend. Follow Melissa on Instagram. Follow Melissa on Twitter. Follow Kicks and Fros on Instagram. In this episode she mentions: Notoriouskia Iknowlee Highlowluxxe Karenbritchick Zara Target H&M Something by Sonjia Amazon The Drop Free People Urban Outfitters Mango Nordstrom Mindful Fee The Summer North Dillards Follow BSA on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/blackstyleanecdotes/ Like BSA on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/blackstyleanecdotes Visit the BSA website:  https://www.blackstyleanecdotes.com

Black Style Anecdotes Podcast
Staying True To Your Style, Wardrobe Basics, Being An Avid Thrifter, And More w/Pam Harris

Black Style Anecdotes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 39:53


In this episode, I talk it up with Pam Harris, owner of Threads of Vintage, about incoporating trends into her style, her love of prints and color, being in pageants as a child, growing up in a Hatian household, finding her way into the fashion industry through reselling, how HomeGoods inspires her style, the ways in which Black women create community for each other, how gaining COVID weight has affected her style, the one item she doesn't thrift, and much more! Give this episode a listen, rate BSA on Apple or Spotify, and share it with a friend. Follow Pam on Instagram. In this episode she mentions: Shayla Janel DSW Nordstrom Rack Depop Nike HomeGoods Follow BSA on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/blackstyleanecdotes/ Like BSA on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/blackstyleanecdotes Visit the BSA website:  https://www.blackstyleanecdotes.com

Daydream and Listen
Episode 100: Who is Christa?

Daydream and Listen

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 69:30


Happy 100 episodes of the Daydream and Listen podcast! In this week's episode, Christa answers a ton of Q&A style questions. 

Black Style Anecdotes Podcast
The Naturalness of Style, 90's Fashion, and More w/ Ashley Reed

Black Style Anecdotes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 26:46


In this episode, I speak with Ashley Reed about style versatility, street fashion, an outfit inspired by The Fresh Prince, her first pair of Jordans, why she used to argue with her mom about her outfits, using fashion to make friends, her top 3 sneakers, finding balance between comfort and style, while working from home, style as motivation, and much more! Give this episode a listen, rate BSA on Apple and Spotify, and share it with a friend. Follow Ashley on Instagram. In this episode she mentions: Jordan Bred 11s Off-White Jordan 2s White Air Force 1s Joe Fresh Goods Inside Voices Penny Cookie Pink Pleasures Circulate Joe Fresh Goods Nina Chanel x Jordan Follow BSA on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/blackstyleanecdotes/ Like BSA on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/blackstyleanecdotes Visit the BSA website:  https://www.blackstyleanecdotes.com

Qu'est-ce que la mode ?
INVITÉS 64 Benjamin Malatrait cofondateur d'Ictyos / Eva Enrico fondatrice de Maison Édèle

Qu'est-ce que la mode ?

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 69:08


"Le fait de faire du bien est important, mais ça n'a aucun sens si ce n'est pas beau." —  Benjamin Malatrait Façonner la matière, c'est le coeur de nos métiers. Et pour le faire bien ou aboutir à une esthétique pas juste superficielle, nos deux invités, Benjamin et Eva la travaillent dans sa globalité, dans son impact humain de celui qui la confectionne, la travaille ou la porte, à son impact environnemental. Une matière n'est pas juste à être belle au porté, nous avons besoin qu'elle soit belle sur toute sa durée de vie, avant et après l'avoir porté.  1️⃣  "La chimie est un mot qui fait très peur aujourd'hui, parce que la chimie qui fait de l'argent c'est la chimie du pétrole, de la synthèse, de tout ce qu'on ne comprend pas trop, qu'on ne maîtrise pas trop, mais suppose pollue. Mais faire de la mayonnaise c'est aussi de la chimie, la photosynthèse, aussi. On est aussi dans des processus chimique, notre corps est rempli de chimie. [...] La chimie, c'est la science de la matière." Il en parle : L'école d'ingénieurs ITECH Lyon Centre technique du cuirCTC Groupe  Fédération Française de la tannerie Mégisserie - leatherfrance Le reportage vidéo par le média BRUT 

Fashion Crimes Podcast
Designer Spotlight: Mimi Prober | EP 103

Fashion Crimes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 40:41 Very Popular


Join us this week as we shine our DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT on a rising star fashion designer, Mimi Prober. This episode is a FASCINATING deep dive into one designer's passion for fabric, vintage textiles, sustainable fashion, and creating a brand with a purpose. Mimi Prober has dedicated herself to “the sustainable practices of natural dyeing and design with a focus on textile narratives, preservation, and process - honoring those involved in the creation, from farm to fiber.” She is celebrated for her decorative and unique beading, embroidery, and lace designs. “Integrating the artistry of the past and establishing a sustainable future through the reuse of antique materials to create modern handcrafted heirlooms.” Founding her namesake label in 2014, Mimi has become known for creations using “forgotten textiles with documented stories to tell from a previous time.”   So of course, her designs are GORGEOUS and highly regarded! Her collection has been worn by industry icons Chloë Sevigny, Misty Copeland, Erykah Badu, and Rihanna, just to name a few. #JUSSAYIN! And this year, she was just named one of fashion's “Rising Stars” by the Fashion Group International – a BFD, friends! Mimi's bio is vast: she is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, the creator of her own clothing brand, a lover of vintage textiles and fashion (especially rock T-shirts!) and has been a designer-in-residence at the Jill Stuart Gallery at Cornell University. If that is not fabulous enough: Mimi's work is part of the permanent collection at the Museum at FIT, where a collection piece was on view for the exhibition ‘Fashion Unraveled.'  AND, her creations are now on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for the Costume Institute's “In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion” through September 5, 2022. “Intricate hand embroidery, hand spinning, weaving, and knits in organic natural fibers, antique textiles, and local luxury wools. Created with artisan and women owned natural dye houses, fiber farms, and mills with the commitment to ethical production and preservation. Signature silhouettes include hand knits, motorcycle jackets, draped details, and 19th century inspired workwear reimagined into modern heirlooms.” Mimi has long had a passion for finding and preserving fragments that were discarded at some point because they no longer had a use.  She sources heirloom antique fabrics from the 18th to early 20th centuries at auctions and markets, and sometimes individuals reach out to her when they've inherited something that holds meaning for them, but they don't know what to do with it. Her philosophy is based on a desire to create mindful pieces and bring to life the stories embedded in them, sharing them with the next generation.  “There's so much work that goes into making a garment, consumers don't always realize that it's not automated.” “We live in a society where it's so easy to forget about where we came from,” Mimi says. “So much is mass produced these days, and it's a whole different mindset. I appreciate the detail from the past.” Her company has invested in community engagement, and she has partnered with a female-founded, all-women-run natural dye house in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and a women's lace guild in Kollam, India. A certified sustainable and organic factory in India that makes materials for her ready-to-wear line also provides full funding to all the female employees and their children to attend school. On this episode, Mimi shares her love for sustainable luxury fashion and a deep appreciation for history and handcraft, while your hostess with the most-est Holly Katz masterfully asks all the great questions: Where does Mimi get her inspiration and passion for vintage textiles and the repurposing of materials?    How did she get started?   How does she source her materials and create her designs?    Why is sustainable fashion important to her – and to all of us?    Who are the artisans and creators she works with? Where does she find them?   What does Mimi herself wear every day? What are her favorite fashion pieces?    What is next for the Mimi Prober brand?    What is her point of view of the fashion industry?   Where can everyone find and purchase her designs?   We don't want to give you all the answers here – you need to hear Mimi's voice to feel her passion as an artist and a designer. Her ideas are big and creative, and she gives us so much to imagine and think about.  This is one podcast episode you will want to immerse yourself in for a minute and learn about a myriad of philosophies and ideas that you just may not have ever heard before!  Mimi Prober's ethereal designs are evergreen, collectible pieces. And her ideas and concepts are intentional and thoughtful. Join us for this refreshing point of view on fashion and the fashion industry. Mimi Prober is an inspiration, and we are so pleased to introduce you! Learn more about Mimi Prober at www.mimiprober.com or find her on Instagram. FASHION CRIMES PODCAST “The Best Fashion Friend You Never Knew You Needed!” www.fashioncrimespodcast.com

Black Style Anecdotes Podcast
Style As A Resume, A Love of Leather, NYC Street Style, and More w/ Shanai Walker

Black Style Anecdotes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 28:53


In this episode, I chat with Shanai Walker about her "eclectic New York street chick" style, her more recent interest into the technical and historical aspects of fashion, her mom as her first stylist, her favorite trends, why she has 40 tubes of MAC lipstick, a love of sample sales, boho home decor, where to get good bras, and much more! Give this episode a listen, rate BSA on Apple and Spotify, and share it with a friend. Follow Shanai on Instagram. In this episode she mentions: Louis Vuitton Brandon Blackwood Anima Iris Zara ASOS 260 Sample Sale Chantelle Montelle Intimates Figs Follow BSA on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/blackstyleanecdotes/ Like BSA on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/blackstyleanecdotes Visit the BSA website:  https://www.blackstyleanecdotes.com

The Elephant In A Pink Room
Finding Comfort In Dis-ease

The Elephant In A Pink Room

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 26:17


Hey guys! Join me on this weeks episode where I chat it up about what God is trying to show us in our uncomfortable moments.   Contact me at: Email: info@theelephantinapinkroom.com Ig: the_elephant_in_a_pink_room Twitter: @theelenapnkroom Blog: theelephantinapinkroom.com YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UC9ydo_2hoyiHvsqIb2Xoktw

THE GiRLS ROOM
114. Thrifty Girl Summer with Jessica Barr from Messy Jessy Vintage

THE GiRLS ROOM

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 32:02


Welcome back to my ~glamorous~ life!!!!!!!!!! This week I am joined by (*style and fashion icon*) Jessica Barr, the founder of Messy Jessy Vintage for thrifty girl summer! Jess educates us on the importance of practicing sustainability in fashion, what "fast fashion" is and why it is harmful to the environment, employees and small business owners. Together we talk about womens sizing, using clothes as a form of self expression and breaking gender norms in fashion. Jess leaves us with some great tips on how and where to find a good thrifted piece and how to dress breezy and cool for this summer. LINKS: Messy Jessy Vintage on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MessyJessyVintage Messy Jessy Vintage on Shop Thrilling: https://shopthrilling.com/collections/messy-jessy-vintage Messy Jessy Vintage on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/messyjessyvtg/ The True Cost Documentary: https://www.amazon.com/True-Cost-Stella-McCartney/dp/B07PMTFJT7 Business of Fashion Podcast: https://www.businessoffashion.com/podcasts/ ACCOUNTS: Diet Prada: https://www.instagram.com/diet_prada/ Remake Our World: https://www.instagram.com/remakeourworld/ Bhavpat: https://www.instagram.com/bhavpat/

Qu'est-ce que la mode ?
INVITÉS 63 Virginie et Philibert Varenne de la Maison des Canuts / Marie Veyron fondatrice de Nilau

Qu'est-ce que la mode ?

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 76:32


J'ai beau habité depuis plus de 20 ans dans cette région, les découvertes sont constantes ! Lyon et sa région anime l'histoire et les histoires des savoir faire. Ce territoire abrite le coeur d'ouvriers textiles qui ont marqué la legislastion de notre pays et établi une culture d'excellence. Et cet épisode est un aperçu que l'industrie textile et cuir n'a jamais disparu, malgré la mondialisation qui a fait envolé de nombreuses compétences. 1️⃣  "S'il y a une chose qu'il faut retenir, c'est  que c'est toujours vivant." Rencontrez deux amoureux de la Croix-Rousse, 4ème arrondissement de Lyon, Virginie et Philibert Varenne. Gestionnaires de la Maison des Canuts depuis 2004, en dialogue avec la ville, entourés de passionnés, d'anciens tisseurs, ourdisseurs ... ils ont, entre autres, remontés et réanimés plusieurs métiers à bras.  " Quand on explique le process de fabrication, effectivement, on regarde les produits différemment et les prix différemment puisqu'on comprend." [...] "Je ne crois pas que quelqu'un puisse créer réellement quelque chose s'il ne connait pas la façon de fabriquer." — Virginie et Philibert Varenne Ils en parlent   Prelle  Tassinari et chatel 

The Elephant In A Pink Room
What If Failure Was An Option

The Elephant In A Pink Room

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 33:33


Hey guys! Join me on this weeks episode where I chat it up about how failure isn't a bad word.   Contact me at: Email: info@theelephantinapinkroom.com Ig: the_elephant_in_a_pink_room Twitter: @theelenapnkroom Blog: theelephantinapinkroom.com YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UC9ydo_2hoyiHvsqIb2Xoktw

Fashion Crimes Podcast
How to Mix High/Low Fashion Pieces EP 101

Fashion Crimes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 33:02 Very Popular


Mixing High-Low Fashion: what it is and how to do it?  This week, we are giving you the 411 on mixing High-Low Fashion: what is it and how do pull it off – and, in addition - our Fairy Gay Mother, Nolan Meader, is back to help us!  GET THE NEW EPISODE HERE!  A Disclaimer: Holly starts off by saying this is not her usual “Fashion Over 40” style rant. This is a fashion topic for anyone of any age or budget. Most anyone can pull this off!  Also: be sure to head over to Holly's Pinterest Board to follow along as you listen.  So, this isn't as simple as one might think. There is a way to pull this off that looks seamless and classic; not trendy or tacky. This is something that people started to do then got creative and made how-to videos about it. I will say creating a high/low look is really broken down into two buckets.     How to buy it.    How to style it.    If the words “I hate to shop' are in your frequent vocab, this isn't for you.   In addition to the advice and style info that we are about to give:   This really isn't for a beginner or someone who has just started a style journey. This is for someone who already has great style who is trying to EVOLVE their style. Your style should be evolving with your age. If your style isn't evolving or you're stuck in a style rut, this will be great motivation for you to get that fashion energy moving back in your life. It's kinda like your furniture and your tchotchkes. If you don't move them around occasionally, the energy in the room gets stale.   So, let's start there and break it down.    Let's first talk about the difference between high-end and low-end fashion items.  It might seem obvi, but we want to make sure we are all on the same page. What personal stylists might consider a high-ticket item would be something that starts probably at $500-600 dollar range and up.   Low-end would be $100 or less. Anything in the middle say over $150 would be considered moderately priced. This isn't written in stone, it's just what we consider high and low.      How to Buy It:   If you love to shop but don't know what to shop for, then start here. Designer, high-end pieces can be acquired from stores at full price, or second hand.   In the market for a fabulous designer bag? Shop around a little at places like The RealReal and Vestiaire Collective and try to purchase second hand.   We've talked about this before, how you can go to secondhand luxury websites and buy something even with the tags still attached. People who want to regularly rotate their wardrobe will buy and sell second hand. It's a great resource for the fashionably fickle person who always wants something new and it's even better for the environment. So that's a great reason right there to shop second hand.   When you shop high-end, the best place to put that money is going to be in the accessories. Accessories usually means, bags, shoes, jewelry, belts, scarves, hats, etc. These are the items that you can tell are high-end. You don't want to waste a ‘high-end' piece on say like a pair of black pants. You want the high-end pieces to be subtle but recognizable and the low-end pieces to blend with a sense of ease in conjunction with the rest of your look. A person who achieves this look correctly will have someone look at them and not be able to tell which pieces are low end.   That's how you pull off a High/Low look! Yay! Buying high-ticket items can be intimidating and daunting, but once you shop around and research what you are looking for, then you will feel better about spending the money. Most people with a financial block around clothes don't see the value of why things cost what they do.   There is a reason that things cost what they do, and clothes are no different. Everything from the stitching to the fabric to the actual pattern it takes to make the garment makes a huge difference. This is the reason why we are constantly talking about shopping for  fit first  instead of for color or for price.   When you shop for fit, you will have a better product that you can wear longer. Things that fit better on your body will probably cost you more.   Let's use Holly as an example. She has never, ever been a person who cares about bags or purses. She bought what she though was cute at a cheaper price and never gave it a second thought.    Once she met Nolan, who is a terrible influence, btw, he taught her why her bags didn't work and how it cheapened the rest of her look. She started to buy higher-priced bags and then really got it.   Carrying a nicer bag can make you look much more polished and professional.  #truthbomb The next high-end statement pieces are shoes. No matter what your high or low pieces are, shoes are the most telling statement you can make. Fine, high-quality shoes say “high” no matter how “low” you go.  #seewhatididthere So, how low should you go?  Notice we didn't say how low you  can  go; we said how low should you go.   When you see something cool and trendy, like a T-shirt, that can be low-end. If you are into T-shirts or like wearing them, a great way to shop for them on the cheap is to shop vintage.   For example, Rock-n-Roll, authentic tees can be pricey, but something similar like a knock-off band tee is something you can do on the cheap. You can look at vintage stores in your area or look at websites like ThreadUp and Etsy, or even Urban Outfitters has a vintage section. This is a great way to mix it up.   “You could put a vintage Rock-n-Roll tee under a blazer with designer jeans and shoes, and a moderately priced bag with costume jewelry. That's a great way to mix high and low.”      Another way to shop low-end is with denim. Levi's are a perfect way to get a great jean at a great price. There are other companies like Good American and Madewell that have jeans that are priced moderately and have a great product for less. Once you have great basics on the lower end its super easy to mix with high end to create a perfect high/low mix.    See my Pinterest board here for more ideas!  DOOO ITTTT. Nolan's Note of Week: High needs to be “high” to pull off the High/Low look. Take your best pieces and combine them with a trendy low piece. The focus needs to be on the High. Not the Low.   Or he'll beat you with a menu from Cipriani. And we aren't kidding. He was very passionate about this. FASHION CRIMES PODCAST  “The Best Fashion Friend You Never Knew You Needed!”  www.fashioncrimespodcast.com  #fashion #fashionpodcast #highlowfashion 

Black Style Anecdotes Podcast
Style As A Recipe, Smaller City Shopping Challenges, and More w/ Ashley Thorpe

Black Style Anecdotes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 27:35


In this episode, I chat with Ashley Thorpe about having a versatile style, self-expression, mixing bold and understated pieces, her love of back-to-school shopping, people who don't like to share where they buy items, her top three sneakers, why she doesn't wear heels more, the time she emailed Zara headquarters, why getting dressed is like a math equation, and much more! Give this episode a listen, rate BSA on Apple and Spotify, and share it with a friend. Follow Ashley on IG: https://www.instagram.com/somethinglike_a.r.t/ In this episode she mentions: @Dlolo @MarcheRobinson @Fashioniquee ASOS Stan Smith sneakers Shell Toe Adidas White Air Force 1s Yeezy Waverunners Jordan 1s Zara H&M Mango Gap Banana Republic Shein Follow BSA on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/blackstyleanecdotes/ Like BSA on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/blackstyleanecdotes Visit the BSA website:  https://www.blackstyleanecdotes.com

Black Style Anecdotes Podcast
Embracing A Colorful Life, The Sacredness Of A Blazer, Travel Influence, And More w/ Tenicka B.

Black Style Anecdotes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 35:22


In this episode, I chat with Tenicka Boyd about style as an energy, being inspired by the Black diaspora, style lessons from her grandmother, her love of wide leg pants, why Black designers deserve to shine, the iconicness of Lil' Kim and Foxy Brown, how being a Community Organizer affected her style, her love/hate relationship with her tailor, and much more! Give this episode a listen, rate BSA on Apple and Spotify, and share it with a friend. Follow Tenicka on IG: https://www.instagram.com/tenickab/ Follow Tenicka on Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/TenickaBoyd/_created/ In this episode she mentions: Fe Noel Andrea Iyamah Hanifa Moda Operandi Net-A-Porter FARFETCH Saks Sergio Hudson Christopher John Rogers Christopher Esber Dapper Dan Gucci Follow BSA on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/blackstyleanecdotes/ Like BSA on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/blackstyleanecdotes Visit the BSA website:  https://www.blackstyleanecdotes.com

Black Style Anecdotes Podcast
First Impressions, Statement Pieces, NYC Street Style, and More w/ Annette

Black Style Anecdotes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 25:43


In this episode, I speak with Annette about her urban chic style, working in the corporate side of fashion, the significance of pink Timberland boots, shopping her closet, people watching, defying stereotypes, shopping too much, brands stealing from Black culture, and much more! Give this episode a listen, rate BSA on Apple and Spotify, and share it with a friend. Follow Annette on IG: https://www.instagram.com/urbankinksncurls/ In this episode she mentions: Zara Shein L Train Vintage Bronx Thriftland Lick Paint Follow BSA on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/blackstyleanecdotes/ Like BSA on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/blackstyleanecdotes Visit the BSA website:  https://www.blackstyleanecdotes.com

The Fashion Feed
129 - spiritual streetwear brand @notthatdeepstore

The Fashion Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 55:46


NOT THAT DEEP® is a spiritual streetwear brand focused around manifesting, law of attraction, spirituality and mindset. 'It's not that deep' became Sarah & Jason's life mantra during the dark times which we touch on in this episode The brand speaks to a community of people who want to enjoy the short time that we are here on earth by connecting with our spirituality, trusting the universe and not taking any of this shit too seriously - whilst wearing cosy AF, bold and colourful garms.    NTD is co-founded by husband and wife team Sarah and Jason Akwisombe. In 2015, they began an online education business NO BULL BUSINESS SCHOOL, where they helped thousands of women start small businesses. After a wildly successful but rocky 2020, they decided to make their way back to creativity and found a way to combine their two loves - Streetwear and spirituality. I worked with Sarah 1:1 back when I was too nervous to take the leap from the corporate world of fashion buying & sales! I loved her no bullshit attitude to giving advice so I thought if this is a shit idea - she will 100% tell me straight! She was incredibly supportive & encouraged me to go for it & I can honestly say I'm not sure I would have my own business today if it wasn't for her!   Fun fact - the first time I ever met Sarah IRL in a cafe in Croydon (circa 2018) she told me she wanted her own streetwear label one day and here we are telling the story of how it came about!   In this episode we discuss : Sarah's varied career from music to beauty to coaching to streetwear What the transition looked like going from a service based business to a product one whilst facing a PR drama (reminder not to believe everything you read online!) How creativity can pull you out of a dark place   LINKS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE Creative Sales Coach (@elizabethstilesuk) • Instagram Create your own fashion brand (@thefashionbrandclinic) • Instagram NOT THAT DEEP® (@notthatdeepstore) • Instagram photos and videos   LISTEN You can listen by clicking through to Apple Podcast here Remember to hit the subscribe button so you don't miss an episode!   SPONSOR This week's podcast episode is Sponsored by Olive & Frank! You can shop here and use the code ELIZABETH10 to get 10% off your purchase   CONTACT If you'd like to find out more about working together on your brand, click here

The Mindvalley Podcast with Vishen Lakhiani
Styling tips for a powerful and confident self-image - Sandy Grigsby

The Mindvalley Podcast with Vishen Lakhiani

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 50:17 Very Popular


How do you build a powerful and confident self-image? Here's how your personal style can help. In this episode, Vishen and expert stylist Sandy Grigsby share some practical tips and advice to bring your confidence to light and teach you how to style yourself for success.     Sandy Grigsby is a ‘Confidence Catalyst'.  She's the founder of Briofive LLC, a luxe personal branding empowerment photography studio, that works with influencers, thought leaders, executives, entrepreneurs, authors, coaches, and creators. Sandy has spoken at TEDx, Dress for Success, UN Women, and the Winning Edge World Conference about the importance of seeing your own beauty and creating a powerful self-brand.   Listen out for: -  Tips to radically transform your style. -  How to style your hair to look and feel amazing -  Common makeup mistakes you can avoid  -  Learn the secret to perfect skin (for men) -  How to maintain a good style with spending less money.   Bonus:                                                                          - Find Sandy's Instagram page here

Black Style Anecdotes Podcast
A Style Chameleon, The Importance of Undergarments, and Sneaker Love w/ KasHAY

Black Style Anecdotes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 40:47


In this episode, I speak with KaShay about the functionality of style, the necessity for clothes to fit properly, why she feels that style came later for her, social media as her go to place for creative inspiration, her recent appreciation of hats, shifting from fast fashion to more sustainable pieces, why style is important for her as a Black woman, and much more! Give this episode a listen, rate BSA on Apple and Spotify, and share it with a friend. Follow KaShay on IG: https://www.instagram.com/everydaykashay/ In this episode she mentions: Stylist J. Bolin Lack of Color Nordstrom Third Love Soma Intimates FARFETCH Amazon The Drop KaShay's Kickstand Follow BSA on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/blackstyleanecdotes/ Like BSA on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/blackstyleanecdotes Visit the BSA website:  https://www.blackstyleanecdotes.com

Black Style Anecdotes Podcast
Style As Evolving Identity, Home Decor Inspo, Bohemian Vibes, Soft Tones, and More w/Nikki

Black Style Anecdotes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 34:40


In this episode, I chat with Nikki about how she came to not like wearing color, minimalist looks, why junior high was so pivotal, why we'll never see her in a body con dress, balancing comfort and cuteness, her love of layers, finding ways to get dressed and feel like herself, even when creating handbags, and much more! Give this episode a listen, rate BSA on Apple and Spotify, and share it with a friend. Follow Nikki on IG: https://www.instagram.com/nikkiandmallory/ In this episode she mentions: Free People Anthropologie Nikki Made Nikki and Mallory Follow BSA on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/blackstyleanecdotes/ Visit the BSA website:  https://www.blackstyleanecdotes.com

Fashion Crimes Podcast
Spilling the Tea on Botox with Dr. Tanya Lawson | EP 96

Fashion Crimes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 45:26 Very Popular


Welcome to Episode 96! This isn't our typical area of expertise, this is why we called in a PRO. This all falls under the same umbrella of self-image, so read on! In the world of fashion, everyone has their own way of achieving their style goals. This week, Holly explores the world of non-invasive cosmetic procedures with Dr. Tanya Lawson of Inbloom Health + Medispa in New Hampshire.   What's the latest? Is it right for you? Does it have to hurt? See? We also apply these same questions to fashion! #AmIright?  LISTEN TO THE NEW EPISODE here! First, some background:  Dr. Lawson specializes in aesthetic, anti-aging, and functional medicine.  Her personalized approach allows her to combine the best in cutting-edge wellness treatments and aesthetics, positioning her to provide her patients the very best care to meet their goals.  (Just a disclaimer: the information in this newsletter is NOT medical advice, it is for your information only!!) “Whether it's fashion or medical esthetics, we're really trying to help clients or patients care for themselves so that they can feel their best. It's about empowering patients. It's not about making people feel bad because they look a certain way."  – Dr. Tanya Lawson, M.D.      Dr. Tanya's Top Non-Invasive Cosmetic Treatments (zero Fashion Crimes here):    BOTOX: What is it, how does it work Botox is the top injectable treatment of its kind. It's FDA-approved to minimize the look of moderate to severe frown lines, forehead lines, and crow's feet for about 3-4 months.   Um, what are you shooting in my face? Botox uses purified botulinum toxin to temporarily relax the muscles responsible for these common wrinkles. With Botox treatment, wrinkles become less apparent.  For some patients (like HOLLY), there is a fear of pain, a fear of the medication, and the dread of trying to keep up with it every 3 months.  Dr. Tanya dispels the misconceptions of this treatment, and even SPILLS THE TEA on all of the uses of Botox that you may not be aware of: those neck bands, your veiny hands - even your booty!!! #YAASSGURL  Dr. Tanya and Holly review all of the "Dos and Don'ts of Botox" so you need to listen up!  NOTE: At this point in the podcast, Holly and Dr. Tanya fantasize about having a "Free Styling and Botox Advice" booth in the airport for all the fashion and face crimes they see. It's so easy to ask an expert! Just do it - they are not judging!! Anyway... FILLERS: What's new? What do they do?  Over time, skin loses volume. Loss of collagen, sun damage, and more can leave you with a sunken look that impacts your confidence. If you notice that your skin has lost its volume and smoothness, dermal fillers can help. Dr. Tanya explains that fillers have come a long way since the early days of collagen fillers, and primarily now they use hyaluronic acid. Um, what are you shooting in my face?  Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar that exists in our skin that loves water. When you think of fillers, you want to think about it to add volume in areas of volume loss to plump tissue. Typically, you use fillers in lips, cheeks, and jaw lines. Why do we love them? If administered correctly by a professional (ahem, take note), they have an instant result. Patients love them for that immediate gratification. AND, fillers typically last - depending on the product used - 12 months on average. LASERS for Hair Removal Shaving, waxing, and tweezing aren't just time-consuming; they don't reliably give you the silky smooth, hair-free look and feel you want. These days, new laser hair removal procedures are safe and permanent - and less painful - when administered by aesthetic and medical professionals.  Ok, so laser hair removal is still not pain-free. But the new generation of hair removal is more comfortable and more effective. Dr. Tanya's Tip: just remember, hair removal procedures are not for those with red, blonde, or white hair. Rrrruuudddeee. WTF ABOUT CELLULITE? Cellulite is often genetic. It's hormonal. There are different treatments on the market that can help reduce the appearance. Dr. Tanya is a fan of using radiofrequency micro-needling. This can help smooth and tighten the skin. It also has certain settings that can help melt fat essentially. When we have cellulite, we have bulging fat cells with fibrous septums that bring it down and creates a rippled appearance. By decreasing fat in the area, you can get more smoothing. Some good news? There is a new injectable treatment on the market that is in its early stages, so be on the lookout! HOW TO LOOK NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL Most of the age-old science is still relevant (no pun intended): 1.)  Get enough sleep 2.)  Hydrate 3.)  Avoid sun exposure 4.)  Avoid unhealthy foods and alcohol 5.)  Exercise, including building muscle with weights. Bottom line? Listen to this episode, live a healthy lifestyle, be happy, wear appropriate clothing, keep your face out of sun, blah, blah. blah, AND listen to this podcast. Also: Please download, follow, share, write a review, and DM us your style questions!! We are "The Best Fashion Friend You Never Knew You Needed" and we want to hear from you!  FASHION CRIMES PODCAST Hosted by your favorite personal stylist, Holly Katz! www.fashioncrimespodcast.com

The Elephant In A Pink Room
Prepare To Pivot

The Elephant In A Pink Room

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 32:48


Hey guys! Join me on this weeks episode where I chat it up about figuring out points in your life where you may have to pivot.   Contact me at: Email: info@theelephantinapinkroom.com Ig: the_elephant_in_a_pink_room Twitter: @theelenapnkroom Blog: theelephantinapinkroom.com YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UC9ydo_2hoyiHvsqIb2Xoktw

Daydream and Listen
Episode 91: What I've Learned From a Season of Loneliness

Daydream and Listen

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 40:22


Welcome back to the Daydream and Listen podcast! This week, Christa reflects on the past two years of life and all that she's learned from going through a season of loneliness. She shares how you can embrace feeling lonely and use your situation as a way to learn more about yourself. 

Art Dealer Diaries Podcast
Krystii Melaine: Western Realist Painter - Epi. 193, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

Art Dealer Diaries Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 89:30


I had Krystii Melaine on the podcast today. She was born and raised in a very small town in southeastern Australia called Bairnsdale and followed her love of art up and down, trying to find her path. Eventually, she found her way into America and started painting Western art, which was a thing she didn't even know existed. Fast forward to today and she's one of the top artists in America painting wildlife and western figurative realism. She's done Native American subjects as well as cowboy subjects and is in more than 25 museum collections.It's just really fun to just hear how somebody from a little town in Australia can have a dream that a lot of us in the art world have/ had and pursue it so successfully. That's a big deal, right? To leave your country,  leave your family and friends,  follow your dream, and find success and security from your passion.Krystii will tell you her motto is: "How hard could it be?" Well, let me tell you, achieving what Krystii has achieved is incredibly difficult. It's something to be applauded. So if you're anything like me you'll find this podcast very interesting. I had a great time listening to her, she's just so upbeat, fun, and authentic. Krystii Melaine on Art Dealer Diaries Podcast Number 193.

The Elephant In A Pink Room
Is The Market Saturated

The Elephant In A Pink Room

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 38:00


Hey guys! Join me on this weeks episode where I chat it up about navigating through a saturated market or industry. Contact me at: Email: info@theelephantinapinkroom.com Ig: the_elephant_in_a_pink_room Twitter: @theelenapnkroom Blog: theelephantinapinkroom.com YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UC9ydo_2hoyiHvsqIb2Xoktw

Fashion Crimes Podcast
Mother's Day Outfit Ideas | EP 90

Fashion Crimes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 23:56


What to Wear on Mother's Day & Outfit Ideas | EP 90   Happy Mother's Day, and Stepmother's Day and Moms of All Types Day!! Because being a mom is the hardest job in the world. Put that on repeat. As you may know, Holly is FAMOUS for helping people plan out “what to wear” for the important events and holidays in their lives. And other than your birthday, Mother's Day is the second most important day in your life. “I'm telling you to be overdressed and impractical. To spend what you want to spend, go where you want to go, drink overpriced wine, and live like it's your last day.” – Holly Katz, your favorite personal stylist.  In this week's episode, Holly is sharing how to dress and how to enjoy Mother's Day like the Queens that you are! You should indulge. Eat something that's really bad for you - and then drink a lot. Do something different. Dress in a way that makes you feel on top of the world. Lock the door and don't feel bad about it. Be an attention whore. That's one of Holly's many genetic gifts.  A need some selfish coaching? LOOK NO FURTHER. (We are just full of the best self-help advice you would ever need this week.) Why is Mother's Day important? Or in Holly's case, Stepmonster Day! Because Moms (this means you) are the glue that holds a family together. They are the most important person in the house. And believe us when we say this - because if you don't - then you should go to a hotel for a week alone, and just see how your family gets along without you. Without your guidance, your instructions and your presence. It would NOT be okay. #GoodLuckWithThat Anyway, back to the program… What You Need for a Mother's Day Outfit: Holly's insider tips and recommendations.  As always, be sure to check her Pinterest boards for visuals, links and more ideas:   Shoes – The styles and brands you need to kick up your outfits, and where to get them!  Della Terra Shoes Ally Shoes My Jojo Shoes Saks Off 5th   2. Dresses – Hand-picked dress lengths, types and designers for you need to know! Dillard's Milly Johanna Ortiz La Double J   3. Handbags – The 3 types of handbags you need to own to be ready for every occasion! See my ‘How to Buy a Handbag” episode here.   4. Jewelry – Less is more. Do not save ANY jewelry for ‘special occasions.' Jewelry is made to be worn. And, mix your metals, and mix your costume with your real.  Criscara Jewelry Amanda Pearl Jewelry And one final recommendation: do not stress. Go shopping in your own closet first! Wear what you know looks the best on you, be comfortable – but pretty! And dress up everything with accessories, shoes and a great bag. And go see all ideas you will ever need on Holly's Pinterest boards! Wishing you all a wonderful Mother's Day! Get the episode now at https://apple.co/2XXKHfC.   FASHION CRIMES PODCAST “The Best Fashion Friend You Never Knew You Needed!”   Hosted by your favorite personal stylist, Holly Katz! www.fashioncrimespodcast.com

The Elephant In A Pink Room

Hey guys! Join me on this weeks episode where I chat it up about sharpening your look and how to create head to toe greatness. Contact me at: Email: info@theelephantinapinkroom.com Ig: the_elephant_in_a_pink_room Twitter: @theelenapnkroom Blog: theelephantinapinkroom.com YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UC9ydo_2hoyiHvsqIb2Xoktw

Fashion Crimes Podcast
How to Pose in Photos w/Andrew Werner | EP 89

Fashion Crimes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 35:22


Do you know the secret to looking good in photos? Is it your outfit? Being naturally photogenic? Being a supermodel?   The answer in short is: No.   #duh.  Check out this week's new episode to get the pro tricks of how to pose in photos from Andrew Werner, fashion photographer extraordinaire! https://apple.co/2XXKHfC  Your favorite personal stylist Holly Katz is back with our new BFFF, photographer Andrew Werner, who tells us the inside scoop of his life as a fashion photographer, becoming a new designer of accessories, and the insider secrets of how to look your best in photos.  Andrew grew up surrounded by the clothing business and has always had a passion for the arts. This eventually evolved into taking photos professionally, not only of fashion but of the many things his eye found beautiful - from people and products to street styles and red-carpet celebrities.   His talent for seeing beauty through the eye of his camera lens has led him to a successful photography career, as well as being known as a knowledgeable style expert.   Andrew's knowledge of the camera, lighting, angles, clothing design, body types, and current trends has resulted in stunning and creative photos. And while we love his photos, Holly really wants the dirt on what he's learned as a photographer.  How does he coach people to make them look so good in photos? Is there a secret formula the normal person can use?   Many people hate having their photos taken. We can feel stiff, uncomfortable, unnatural, or awkward. But Andrew tells us that with some encouragement from an experienced photographer, and something he calls the “sundial approach” - we can all learn how to look our best in photos!  But we are not giving away the secrets here! You must listen to this episode at https://apple.co/2XXKHfC or wherever you get your podcasts. In addition, Andrew is now the creator of a most GORGINA new fashion accessory, the designer boutonniere.  After seeing so many men on the red carpet in black tuxes – where you cannot truly appreciate the design or fabric of their outfits, Andrew went to his friends in the design district in NYC to get textile remnants to make flower boutonniere pins. He has expanded into all levels of materials, including jewelry, and is excited to give men (and women) new choices in high-style accessories. Learn about his new line, Fleur'd Pins.  We can't wait for you to meet Andrew! Get the episode at http://www.fleurdpins.com/ now, or wherever you get your podcasts.  FASHION CRIMES PODCAST  “The Best Fashion Friend You Never Knew You Needed”  Hosted by your favorite personal stylist, Holly Katz!  www.fashioncrimespodcast.com 

Fashion Crimes Podcast
How to Pose in Photos w/ Fashion Photographer Andrew Werner | EP 89

Fashion Crimes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 35:22


Do you know the secret to looking good in photos? Is it your outfit? Being naturally photogenic? Being a super model?  The answer in short is: No.  #duh. Check out this week's new episode to get the pro tricks of how to pose in photos from Andrew Werner, fashion photographer extraordinaire! https://apple.co/2XXKHfC Your favorite personal stylist Holly Katz is back with our new BFFF, photographer Andrew Werner, who tells us the inside scoop of his life as a fashion photographer, becoming a new designer of accessories, and the insider secrets of how to look your best in photos. Andrew grew up surrounded by the clothing business and has always had a passion for the arts. This eventually evolved into taking photos professionally, not only of fashion, but of the many things his eye found beautiful - from people and products to street styles and red-carpet celebrities.  His talent for seeing beauty through the eye of his camera lens has led him to a successful photography career, as well as being known as a savvy style expert.  Andrew's knowledge of the camera, lighting, angles, clothing design, body types and current trend has results in stunning and creative photos. And while we love his photos, Holly really wants the dirt on what he's learned as a photographer. How does he coach people to make them look so good in photos? Is there a secret formula the normal person can use? Many people hate having their photo taken. We can feel stiff, uncomfortable, unnatural or awkward.  But Andrew tells us that with some encouragement from an experienced photographer, and something he calls the “sundial approach” - we can all learn how to look our best in photos! But we are not giving away the secrets here! You must listen to this episode at https://apple.co/2XXKHfC or wherever you get your podcasts. In addition, Andrew is now the creator of a most GORGINA new fashion accessory, the designer boutonniere.  After seeing so many men on the red carpet in black tuxes – where you cannot truly appreciate the design or fabric of their outfits, Andrew went to his friends in the design district in NYC to get textile remnants to make flower boutonniere pins.  He has expanded into all levels of materials, including jewelry, and is excited to give men (and women) and new choice in high-style accessories. Learn about his new line, Fleur'd Pins. We can't wait for you to meet Andrew and get hot tips on how to look your best next time someone wants to snap your pic. Get the episode at http://www.fleurdpins.com/ now, or wherever you get your podcasts. FASHION CRIMES PODCAST “The Best Fashion Friend You Never Knew You Needed” Hosted by your favorite personal stylist, Holly Katz! www.fashioncrimespodcast.com

Black Style Anecdotes Podcast
Classic Pieces, A Shopping Problem, The Importance of Accessories, and More w/ Yolande

Black Style Anecdotes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 35:16


In this episode, I chat with Yolande about her love of color, prints, and dimensions, coming from a family of well dressed people, the torture of having her hair hot combed, Instagram and Pinterest as a database, how her home decor differs from her clothing style, why a particular picture day, at school, stays in her memory, where she shops for shoes, and much more! Give this episode a listen, rate BSA on Apple and Spotify, and share it with a friend. Follow Yolande on IG:  https://www.instagram.com/thelanguageofyolande/ In this episode she mentions: Nakd Zara Charles and Keith Steve Madden ASOS By Far Shop Peche Follow BSA on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/blackstyleanecdotes/ Visit the BSA website:  https://www.blackstyleanecdotes.com

Schmaltzy
Susan Alexandra is Her Grandmother's “American Dream”

Schmaltzy

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 28:15


When Susan Alexandra's grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, passed away, it felt like an earthquake. Susan persevered by channeling her spirit and forging a unique path in New York's very competitive fashion industry.For family recipes and stories from around the world, visit our archive at jewishfoodosociety.org.

The Elephant In A Pink Room
Make Room For More

The Elephant In A Pink Room

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 29:41


Hey guys! Join me on this weeks episode where I chat it up about how to move out of your own way and make room For the blessings God has for you.   Contact me at: Email: info@theelephantinapinkroom.com Ig: the_elephant_in_a_pink_room Twitter: @theelenapnkroom Blog: theelephantinapinkroom.com YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UC9ydo_2hoyiHvsqIb2Xoktw

Fashion Crimes Podcast
Earth Day & Sustainable Fashion | EP 88

Fashion Crimes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 26:11


Happy Earth Day, Fashion Friends! Do you want to know one of Holly's top Fashion Crimes? Fashion that ruins the planet.  #Ugh #HowRude #NoFashionCrimes #stopit Get the full episode at https://apple.co/2XXKHfC, or wherever you get your podcasts. It does not take a brain surgeon to figure out that if we continue to overuse resources and throw everything we buy into trash piles, we will not have a place to actually WEAR fashion one day very soon.  #facts So, in honor of this day, we would like to share Holly's “Sustainable Fashion for Dummies” episode with everyone to help explain what ‘sustainable fashion' is, and how everyone can easily play a big part in saving the planet in small ways. #yourewelcome Every day, in our opinion, should be Earth Day. We should be reveling in the beauty that all the Earth gives to us. We should be appreciative and treat it with kindness, and not use and abuse our resources.  Responsible sustainability in the fashion industry has been a gigantic, gargantuan topic for the past 20-30 years. While researching the topic for this week's episode, we found zillions of charts and graphs, explaining how much money each country in the world actually spends on clothes, especially fast fashion, every single year. And how much of it gets trashed.  The amount of this just in the United States alone will make you cry. Nobody can imagine what “92 million tons of waste” in a landfill actually looks like. Not only do unwanted clothes end up in landfills, but the emissions to produce these items pollute our air and natural water systems. And the faster the garments are produced, the more damage it causes to the environment. Fashion Crime #1 = Fast Fashion For anyone who doesn't know what “Fast Fashion” is, it's literally a 15-20 day turnaround from concept to production. And just as fast as the consumer buys it, it either falls apart and is thrown away, or the trend has already changed.  Add to that the transportation cost to quickly deliver what consumers buy each day – and the carbon footprint is now bigger than one of Shaq's tennis shoes. Fun Fashion Fact:  The normal fashion fabrication cycle is 4-6 months.  That is from design to production to delivery. That takes time and money, but you end up with quality. Not quantity.  Understanding what a sustainable product is, especially in the fashion industry, is a real game-changer for how consumers can buy, what they want to buy, and what they actually think they need.  Consumer behavior can actually dictate how the planet will be affected, how it will work for future generations, and how much damage will be done. The more we buy, the more damage we cause.   Today, suppliers cannot keep up with demand. There is high demand for clothing and luxury goods due to celebrity culture and “the more stuff” culture. We are all guilty of it. But what we CAN do is change our type of consumption: Quality over quantity goes a long way.  The facts and the numbers are not only shocking, but it's alarming. What are we thinking when fashion companies brag about numbers like “114 billion garments sold last year” and “$500 billion worth of clothing waste and fabric” in landfills? And please don't fall for the standard BS with claims from stores like ASOS, H&M, Shein, Boohoo, and Zara, who are guilty of “greenwashing,” which is saying they carry “some” sustainable items (and market them) to offset the rest of their line, and not practicing sustainable practices the rest of the time. So, what can fashion-conscious people do to make a difference? The answer is to buy smarter: it's called “circular fashion.”  What is “Circular Fashion?” This term is defined as clothes, shoes, or accessories that are designed, sourced, produced, and provided with the intention of being used and circulated responsibly and effectively in society for as long as possible in their most valuable form, and then return safely to the biosphere when no longer of human use. What does that mean in English? Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair. #PREACH Reduce:  Purchase only what you need. Buy what you like, but buy what you need. Once you have what you need, you won't “want” so much. Shop Small:  whether it's a hometown business owner, or something handmade on Etsy, shop from small producers and creators. You will find more original items, more creative and interesting things, and will be supporting small industries that have less impact on the planet.  Reuse: Clean out your closet. Regularly. Donate, donate, donate. Not to give stuff to your neighbor, or to your daughter who lives in the same house. Give to organizations that help others by giving them gently-used items that they desperately need: socks, coats, shoes, bed linens, towels, blankets, eyeglasses, hats, and sunglasses. Imagine if you did not have those items. Those are the things people in need, need. Recycle: Shop on Poshmark, Tradesy, The RealReal, and Re/Done, or shop locally at consignment and vintage stores. Second-use items of high quality have value, are highly sought after, and are generally seen in the fashion world as being on-trend. Repair: Whatever happened to repairing quality items instead of throwing them away? Shoes can be re-soled, buttons can be replaced, or even upgraded! Handbags can be reconditioned. We have simply lost the art of fixing, sewing, and repairing because “new stuff” is so much easier to get.  “Donate it to a charity that can use the items of the past person's life to better someone else's life.” Where to find sustainable fashion  - and is it even fashionable?  Do not confuse good design, constructed with quality and sustainable materials, with lower quality fashion. In fact, to achieve this balance is a high form of art (in our humble opinion). Holly has created a new Pinterest board full of gorgeous designs from up-and-coming designers and brands you need to know! Don't be afraid to try new brands, just do your homework by reading reviews and buying what you like.  And, finally, if you are one of #BFFFs already (best fashion friend forever), then you will have heard our many past episodes introducing new designers and creators whom we love and celebrate as small business owners and/or their commitment to sustainable fashion: 1.) Paridaez (women's fashion) |  Episode 26 2.) Amanda Pearl Jewelry  |  Episode 37  3.) Vienne Milano Stockings  |  Episode 42 4.) Titov Label Lingerie |  Episode 44 5.) Della Terra Sustainable Shoes  |  Episode 75 6.) Pari Passu (plus size fashion)  |  Episode 61 7.) Criscara Jewelry  |  Episode 64 8.) Closet Clean Out, Part 2  |  Episode 60 Get the new episode at https://apple.co/2XXKHfC, or wherever you get your podcasts. FASHION CRIMES PODCAST “The Best Fashion Friend You Never Knew You Needed!” Hosted by your favorite  personal stylist and the only Holly you need to know, Holly Katz.

The Elephant In A Pink Room

Hey guys! Join me on this weeks episode where I chat it up about coming out of hiding and stepping into your position. Contact me at: Email: info@theelephantinapinkroom.com Ig: the_elephant_in_a_pink_room Twitter: @theelenapnkroom Blog: theelephantinapinkroom.com YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UC9ydo_2hoyiHvsqIb2Xoktw

Ryan's Rants & Raves
The Webster au Canada (FRANÇAIS)

Ryan's Rants & Raves

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 19:26


Cette semaine Ryan discute l'ouverture du Webster à Toronto avec Rodolphe Nantas qui dirige les achats hommes chez la compagnie. Rod partage les tendances dans la mode ainsi que comment il découvre les nouvelles marques.  3.Paradis & Saintwoods sont deux marques québécoises qui se trouvent maintenant chez le Webster. Ryan's Rants & Raves is a podcast series on fashion, design and all things Québec produced by the Québec Government Office in New York and hosted by Fashion Attaché Ryan McInturf

The Elephant In A Pink Room
Be The Audacity

The Elephant In A Pink Room

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 21:53


Hey guys! Join me on this weeks episode where I chat it up about being bold in your authority. Contact me at: Email: info@theelephantinapinkroom.com Ig: the_elephant_in_a_pink_room Twitter: @theelenapnkroom Blog: theelephantinapinkroom.com YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UC9ydo_2hoyiHvsqIb2Xoktw

Fashion Crimes Podcast
Grammys Fashion Review 2022 | Episode 86

Fashion Crimes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 38:41


Heyyy yyoooo! We are baaaaackkkk with another Red Carpet review. This time it's the 2022 Grammys Fashions.  There is A LOT to unpack: What we loved, what we hated and who needed a mirror. Nolan, our Fairy Gay Mother, returns with insights that only Nolan can share. As always, we offer our disclaimer up front: strong opinions usually require strong, yet hilarious, language.  Get this episode today at https://apple.co/2XXKHfC! Ok, let's go: your favorite personal stylists Holly and Nolan share their LOVES and HATES, and of course, they rarely agree. Holly's LOVES Dua Lipa in a ‘90s Donatella Versace iconic bondage dress. This was supreme, and no argument here.  Tiffany Haddish in a shimmering gold Prada statuesque gown. Tiffany's style is a favorite of Holly's, and this outfit reigns at “Queen” level! Olivia Rodrigo in Vivienne Westwood. Holly LOVES as she is giving off serious Morticia Addams vibes. She's here for it. Nolan is “Meh.” Giveon in custom Chanel for men. Nolan is loves this, but not dying over it.. Holly thinks Giveon is gorgeous, and that he is wearing that suit, honey. Chloe Bailey in Valentino with Tiffany & Co. jewelry. She looks like a disco ball, and Holly is all the way here for it. Allison Russell in Delcore. Holly can't say enough. GORG. GIN. A. Nolan basically says nothing…. Saweetie in custom pink Valentino. To. Die. For.  Halsey in Pressiat with Tiffany & Co. jewelry. This was a hard “NO” for Nolan. Holly loves a hat moment, a glove moment, a Halsey moment…… Avril Lavigne, on her first Grammys red carpet in 19 years, stunned in a tulle gown that Holly LOVED, but the studded wedge sandals she paired with the dress made Nolan go ballistic. Nolan says wedges are for barbeques in the Hamptons. Period. Holly said that is completely rude. SZA in Jean Paul Gaultier tulle gown. Nolan feels it was cheaply made and looks like it. Holly: LOVING THIS. Cynthia Erivo in Louis Vuitton with Maison Boucheron jewelry. It's a look.  Doja Cat in Atelier Versace. Holly thinks it looks like a leotard with a sheer overlay. I mean, okay, girl. However, she can pull it off.  Nolan is sick of everyone over-doing every outfit with unnecessary accessories. Her pearl-encrusted sheer overlay was going to make for some uncomfortable sitting. #ouch Chrissy Teigan in pink (Oscars-type gown) from Nicole + Felicia (NOT couture, as Nolan notes). Chrissy always brings it, and this was no exception. Um, Chrissy can call it whatever she wants. Holly loves her, Kelsey Ballerini in Raissa Vanessa. Holly LOVES, OMG TO DIE. Nolan doesn't care. JUST MEH / We Disagree: Jared Leto in Gucci. Must he always be so trampy?? Lady Gaga: she was gorgeous, but missed the opportunity to be edgier, more rock-star.  Carrie Underwood: Looks beautiful but dressed for high school prom, or British royalty in Dolce and Gabbana. Lil Nas X In Balmain. And moon boots. Are we done with moon boot yet? Please?  Holly's HATES:  Justin Bieber in Balenciaga and Hailey Bieber in Saint Laurent with Tiffany & Co. jewelry: his oversized suit is sloppy, and hers looks like a cheap wedding gown. #sorrynotsorry Jonie Mitchell: looks like she is wearing a Johnny Was outfit, which is waayy too Arizona hippy for us in her floral embroidered ensemble. But, at least she showed up! Brandy Carlisle in a custom Hugo Boss suit that screams the “Rhinestone Cowboy” song! But her suit weighed 30 pounds, so we gotta give her some cred for that.  Kourtney Kardashian in Et Ochs. Holly says she looks like she needs some sleep. Not impressed. At. All.  Travis Barker in Givenchy with Tiffany & Co. jewelry. Again, he looks like one of the  “blind mice from the Shrek movie" and also, that he just got out of jail. Billy Porter: Valentino pink, but uggggly purple lipstick. If you are going to wear a statement color, just stick to one.  Megan the Stallion in Roberto Cavalli. Cheap-looking fabric, always a big NO from Nolan. Billie Eilish in Rick Owens. Holly HATES it. Nolan almost liked it. He wanted to love it, but the choice of biker boots ruined the moment for him. And that's a wrap, people!! In the end, Holly loves red carpet fashions and all the pomp and circumstance. Nolan felt everyone took ‘one step too far' this year.  Instead of stopping at “spectacular,” many chose to take things too far unnecessarily: over-doing it with accessories, bombastic boots, and clashing colors.  Holly loves these opportunities to be judge-y, it's how we learn fashion's rights from wrongs.   This is the end of the red carpet season and Nolan is SO happy (it's hard to be a fabulous fashion commentator).  Except that we still have the Met Gala to review, and we can't wait for that.  Get this episode today at https://apple.co/2XXKHfC! LINKS discussed in this show: See all of the Grammy fashions on our Pinterest Board: https://pin.it/1Hzf5sv Listen to the Fashion Crimes Podcast: https://apple.co/2XXKHfC Holly's Oscars Fashion Review via the AP Newswire: https://apnews.com/article/2022-grammys-fashion-photos-2679a2849f1b9f22f91309ac0c993d86   FASHION CRIMES PODCAST www.fashioncrimespodcast.com

The Elephant In A Pink Room
The Grit Of It All

The Elephant In A Pink Room

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 30:33


Hey guys! Join me on this weeks episode where I chat it up about the grit requires to reach long term goals. Contact me at: Email: info@theelephantinapinkroom.com Ig: the_elephant_in_a_pink_room Twitter: @theelenapnkroom Blog: theelephantinapinkroom.com YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UC9ydo_2hoyiHvsqIb2Xoktw

Daydream and Listen
Episode 88: My Spring Wishlist

Daydream and Listen

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 49:11


Hello friends! Welcome back to another episode of the podcast. This week, Christa talks about some items on her wishlist. She talks about her new favorite handbags, clothing pieces, and other items. What's on your wishlist for this spring season?Praying God's Favorite BagBalenciaga's Le Cagole BagERL Purple Puffer Tote BagNaked Wolfe Black Platform ShoesCamcorderKristin Mallison Instagram

Fashion Crimes Podcast
Oscars Red Carpet Review 2022 | EP 85

Fashion Crimes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 41:17


For us, the Red Carpet at the Oscars is the best part of this totally boring annual awards show. And despite all the fireworks of this year (ugh), as always, the celebs brought LOTS of fashion choices to talk about. Hold onto your seat, because Nolan is back, and we are talking about our "Yeses!" and "Girl, No's" of the 2022 Oscars Red Carpet - and we are #sorrynotsorry.  Listen to the full episode at https://apple.co/2XXKHfC.  First, it was Nolan's birthday week. So we have to hear about all the fabulous food and drinks and places he has been in NYC. He is such a lady about town. It's just exhausting. Then, Holly gave him some very specific restrictions on his fashion commentary, because, well, he can go overboard.  So, to start, Nolan loved Mindy Kaling's Dolce and Gabbana one-shoulder dress with a yellow silk-draped sash and skirt. Her makeup was perfect! Holly's point of view? Girl, no. It looked like a leotard with a sarong. Not impressed. At all. Holly's first choice was Maggie Gyllenhaal's Schiaparelli black gown with large gold embellishments  - which FYI – are a huge trend right now. She tells us she thinks this gown is a work of art.  Nolan? Not so much. Nolan's next fav was Zendaya's Valentino Couture white silk satin cropped shirt, silver organza skirt with all-over embroidery, designed by  @pppiccioli  and styled by  @luxurylaw. She just exudes effortless chic, and we just can't get enough of it! Holly's second fav was Jessica Chastain in a Gucci in a custom tulle gown embellished with sequins and an organza ruffle-trimmed hem.  Holly loved this dress because she just looked so different than everyone else, and she was gorgeous. Duh. Our first controversial outfit choice comes from Nolan and Amy Schumar's Oscar de le Renta custom navy and black velvet bow gown with shattered crystal embroidery.  While the dress says ‘red carpet,' Nolan wished she would have put on a fucking pair of earrings. Because "if you can have an haute couture designer make you a fucking dress, you can put some fucking earrings on it!" (Nolan had a few strong feelings about this.) Next, even though Holly has no idea who Sofia Carson is, she loved her a Giambattista Valli Haute Couture 21 dress.  Holly loved the Cinderella ball gown aspect, the on-trend one-shoulder, and sheer fabric. This hit all the boxes for Academy Awards, folks! As for the men, pretty much everyone agrees that Simu Liu in a red Versace tuxedo took the cake. LOVE. HIM. To be honest, from this point on, things sorta turn the way of Joan Rivers – and it is hilarious. Nolan is on a roll because a.) he is hungover from his birthday, and b.) he really knows high fashion and a lot of the celebrities just got the assignment wrong. We have two recommendations for you:   Listen to the full episode at https://apple.co/2XXKHfC, or wherever you get your podacasts.  Read Holly's latest blog, because she brings red carpet high fashion down to earth with insights for real people: http://www.fashioncrimespodcast.com/blog/how-red-carpet-styles-trickle-down-to-you/ Enjoy the show!! Listen, Download, Share and Review!  FASHION CRIMES PODCAST “The Best Fashion Friend You Never Knew You Needed,” hosted by your favorite personal stylist Holly Katz! www.fashioncrimespodcast.com

Black Style Anecdotes Podcast
Showing Up As Yourself, Diasporic Style, Being Inspired By Black Women, And More w/ Oneatha

Black Style Anecdotes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 42:24


In this episode, I speak with Oneatha about an afropolitan couture style, why her hat game is genetic, being inspired by the Black church, the deep roots of Black style, carving a space to be herself and saved, Diana Ross as her spirit animal, becoming a sneakerhead, why it's a gift to wear Black designers/brands, being bold in the workspace, and much more!  Give this episode a listen, rate BSA on Apple and Spotify, and share it with a friend. Follow Oneatha on IG: https://www.instagram.com/o_by_dezign/ In this episode she mentions: Ashaka Givens Jypsy's Junk Sister Hekima Make Manifest Makoma Brand Esenshel Fe Noel Brandon Blackwood Smith Brand I mention: Anima Iris Follow BSA on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/blackstyleanecdotes/ Visit the BSA website:  https://www.blackstyleanecdotes.com

Black Style Anecdotes Podcast
A Love For The Dramatic, Body Acceptance, Kimonos, and More w/ Kiara R.

Black Style Anecdotes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 34:03


In this episode, I chat with Kiara about incorporating her style in the workplace, why style is about more than clothes, why she used to hate shopping, being a pastor's granddaughter, nail art as outfit inspo, the importance of well fitting clothes, how she and her twin have different style aesthtics, and much more!  Give this episode a listen, rate BSA on Apple and Spotify, and share it with a friend. Follow Kiara on IG: https://www.instagram.com/thekitoyourstyle/ In this episode she mentions: ASOS Goodwill Pretty Little Thing Target Costco Follow BSA on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/blackstyleanecdotes/ Visit the BSA website:  https://www.blackstyleanecdotes.com

The Elephant In A Pink Room
The Grind Behind The Prayer

The Elephant In A Pink Room

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 23:43


Hey guys! Join me on this weeks episode where I chat it up about doing the hard work to see the manifestation of the prayer. Contact me at: Email: info@theelephantinapinkroom.com Ig: the_elephant_in_a_pink_room Twitter: @theelenapnkroom Blog: theelephantinapinkroom.com YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UC9ydo_2hoyiHvsqIb2Xoktw

The Elephant In A Pink Room
Out Growing Yourself

The Elephant In A Pink Room

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 23:32


Hey guys! Join me on this weeks episode where I chat it up about what happens when you start to out grow yourself. Contact me at: Email: info@theelephantinapinkroom.com Ig: the_elephant_in_a_pink_room Twitter: @theelenapnkroom Blog: theelephantinapinkroom.com YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UC9ydo_2hoyiHvsqIb2Xoktw

Fashion Crimes Podcast
How to Style Shorts | EP 83

Fashion Crimes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 19:41


Our Fashion Friends wanted to know: How does a woman of a certain age wear shorts? It's too cold in the Northeast; it's spring in the South. How does a girl style shorts – and more importantly, should she? Your favorite personal stylist Holly Katz recently received a styling request (who even knew that was a thing, but it is now!!) from a dedicated fashion friend - and we are here to answer it: How To Wear Shorts? Get the latest episode here: https://apple.co/2XXKHfC Obviously we all ‘know' how to wear shorts. You put one foot in, you put the other foot in… But at a certain point in a woman's life, or in a specific season, are shorts a Fashion Crime or not?  Well, it depends. Like many women, Holly was a bit self-conscious about her legs and showing them off in shorts until HER personal stylist, and our fairy gay mother, Nolan Meader told her she was being RIDICULOUS. There are many ways to wear this very stylish and comfortable item that can work for all ages, all body types and all seasons. What Holly loves about shorts is that they can be super casual or super dressy, depending on how you coordinate everything together. The type of shoes, accessories, and legwear you add to the mix can make all the difference. And yes, you can totally wear shorts in the winter and year ‘round. Now before we go any further, everything we are talking about on this episode has been posted on Holly's Pinterest board called “Holly's Hot Picks, Spring Shorts.”  To help visualize this conversation, go to https://www.pinterest.com/hollykatzstyling/hollys-hot-pics-spring-shorts What are the different types of shorts?  If this is a trend you would like to try, we always have to go back to the drawing board and figure out what your body type is - and what type of shorts will look best on you. The type of shorts that will look best on you will probably not look best on someone else. Denim shorts High-waisted shorts Bermuda shorts, which are longer  Linen, silk or fine-knit shorts Work-out shorts High-rise shorts And the list goes on and on Which shorts are right for you?  Here is your free fashion tip: Short-shorts are a Fashion Crime for most humans.  Short-shorts are NOT appropriate for anyone, unless you are 6-feet tall and 19 years old. Write this down for anyone who might need to know this. How to style shorts so you can wear them year-round: Find shorts that fit your body type, and a length that accentuates your legs. High-waisted shorts or shorts with a belt to help draw your waistline in. Add a short jacket, a ‘shacket,' a cardigan or a kimono to dress up your shorts. Add a heel or boot to give your legs length. Wear very on-trend stockings that are opaque for winter, or with patterns to hide you flaws. We recommend our BFFF Vienne Milano stockings to add sophisticated style to any short. www.viennemilano.com. Wear a chunky sweater or sweatshirt over shorts in the winter. Try our BFFF tie-dye designer for super fun sweatshirt ideas at www.madebykeeper.com. Wear a glam bodysuit under shorts to dress them up. Accessorize with statement jewelry or mixed-metal jewelry. See our BFFF Criscara Jewelry for layering ideas and truly unique and fun pieces. www.criscara.com Choose the price point and quality of fabric you need to look your best. Linen is lovely, until it shows every bit of your bumps and cellulite. Faux-leather is on-trend, very forgiving and totally comfortable! Wear denim shorts – if you must – over your swimsuit at the beach. Very appropriate and practical.   Don't be afraid of your legs. As Holly always says, “The first step is awareness.”  Know your body type. Dress for the season. Accessorize. Cover your butt.  Do you have fashion questions? Drop us a DM on social at https://www.instagram.com/hollykatzstyling/ Do you need help with your personal style? Then you need Holly! She is the best fashion friend you never knew you needed.  She is happy to help clean out your closet, help you shop, and ultimately make fashion your friend, not your enemy. Send her email at holly@hollykatzstyling.com FASHION CRIMES PODCAST “The best fashion friend you never knew you needed” www.fashioncrimespodcast.com

Black Style Anecdotes Podcast
Cultivated Style, Checkered Print, Feeling Like Art, and More w/ Marti

Black Style Anecdotes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 29:22


In this episode, I talk to Marti about using style to express who you are, how being an emerging artist is affecting her style, being more ethical with fashion, how she plans to incorporate her style into her home decor, when she moves, retro trends, having fun with fashion, and much more!  Give this episode a listen, rate BSA on Apple and Spotify, and share it with a friend. Follow Marti on IG: https://www.instagram.com/colorme_blk/ In this episode she mentions: Rick Owens Converse Zara Garmentory Laurs Kemp Ganni Follow BSA on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/blackstyleanecdotes/ Visit the BSA website:  https://www.blackstyleanecdotes.com  

Fashion Crimes Podcast
Client Confessions: Melissa Donovan, EP 82

Fashion Crimes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 36:44


We are baaaaack with another jaw-dropping episode from our “Client Confessions” series, this time featuring one of Holly's rockstar students, Melissa Donovan. Melissa is a professional nurse and lactation consultant, a fulltime mom, a Cub Scout volunteer, a child chauffeur, a “Today Show” guest, and now, a new fiancée!  OMG -You gotta hear how it all came to be. Get the new episode now at https://apple.co/2XXKHfC or wherever you get your podcasts! “You heard it here first folks: If Melissa D. can get her act together and find another husband, dammit, then you can too!” – Holly Katz Tough Times + Tough Talk + Tough Love = New Life In this week's episode Holly introduces us to her star client, Melissa Donovan. They met years ago when Melissa was working endlessly as a nurse teaching lactation to new moms, she had recently been divorced and had two boys to raise.  She was in the weeds, y'all, and for any of you who have been there, you know what we mean. #DeadOnHerFeet #CanYouRelate? We are going to warn you that this hilarious episode has even MORE swear words than ever, because the two #BFFFS talk a lot of truth about life and love. Real life stuff that ends up being really funny, and with the happiest ending EVER.  Picture Melissa who lived in scrubs and Crocs 24/7. She was in the hospital at all hours of the day and night, meeting with new moms in stressful situations, wrangling her own children, volunteering as a Cub Scout leader, and starting over as a single mom.   Her motto is “Jesus, Scouts, Sports” - and always in that order. So, she had a lot on her plate! And as we hear TIME AND TIME AGAIN, she allowed zero time for herself.   But as per usual, your favorite personal stylist Holly Katz came to the rescue! Melissa tells us every detail of the good, the bad and the ugly of some their first styling meetings. And it was a lot of the bad and the ugly. From her closet full of Easter baskets to her bath tub full of toys – this poor girl had no space or time for herself. Working night shifts and being a single mom took everything she had. Doing something for her own well-being was actually below the bottom of her list.  So, things started to slide - like how she was feeling. She felt like crap! And you want to know why? The minute Holly started asking her a few hard questions, in a second, she knew why: - Why are you wearing your work scrubs at home after work or on non-working days? - Why do you wear crappy scrubs that cost $18 dollars when you have a grown-up professional job? - How come you can't brush your hair? - Where do your kids take a bath if your bathtub is full of crap? - Where are all of your clothes if your closet is full of Easter baskets?   We told you it was tough love and tough talk. But Melissa is so awesome – and so damn funny - that she laughs through the entire story, even though she says they had some pretty good fashion battles. my Holly eventually convinced Melissa of a few critical wardrobe dos and don'ts: Do not wear scrubs when you are not working or at the hospital. Your mind needs a break from the daily grind. Do not wear cheap-ass scrubs that fit terribly. You will look like shit, and because they don't fit well, they will allow you to gain weight without noticing.  You can afford professional attire, and you will be more respected in your career if you don't look like you just rolled out of bed. #DUH! Why are you still wearing a nursing bra if you are not nursing anymore? Do you need to pull your boobs out to teach lactation? Buy some new bras. Leggings are not pants. Work-out clothes are not an outfit. Holly doesn't care if you are at a baseball game on Saturday morning. If you aren't working out, don't wear work-out clothes all day. Get up every day, put on your pants, a cute top, and real shoes. You will feel better. Go shopping, get clothes that fit well. Do not wait for your perfect body size and shape to buy clothes. Buy clothes that fit in the now. Don't be afraid to buy that one size up. If it looks better on you, ignore the size number. Buy a dress or outfit for a special occasion, even if you don't have one planned. Even if you think your life sucks so much that you will never go to an event again. Because it is too stressful to scramble if and when you need something appropriate at the last minute. Plus, you just never know (hint, hint, hint)!   The result? Melissa says this was the beginning of her life turn-around. She was a single mom, she was working too much, and her weight was fluctuating due to lack of sleep and self-care.  But, with Holly's help, she did learn how to shop, how to buy clothes for her current body size and shape, to clean the shit out of her closet (it all went into the tub, but, oh well!), AND she bought the perfect special occasion dress for that ‘someday.' And you know what? It manifested itself. Her someday came!  She was at the hospital one day, and everyone gathered around her and surprised her with the news that she had been nominated for and won a Daisy Award: a national recognition program that honors the super-human work nurses do for patients and families every day. Not everyone gets this award, so this was completely BADASS. And guess what? Instead of having a panic attack in her crappy scrubs, Melissa was already prepared! She had gone to a real store that sells professional medical clothing, and eventually even bought a pair of Vince Camuto scrubs! And, because she took Holly's advice (begrudgingly) and had a great dress in her closet, she was not the least bit worried about receiving her award when it was time.  She got to enjoy the moment. Imagine. And it just gets better from there.  She was asked to appear on the TODAY SHOW of all things, and you know what? She knew what to wear! No stress! (Except for the live TV part.)  So, Melissa started wearing actual clothing that fit her well and helped her to feel better in her non-work life, including camping trips with the Cub Scouts and at her sons' baseball games. While all the other moms wore yoga pants and bed-head, Melissa wore real pants and cute outfits! And. Guess. What? She met a guy. At the baseball field. When she did not look like she had just rolled out of bed.  And the rest is history. Her and her beau are engaged, and the next chapter is when Holly styles her wedding. We cannot make this shit up, fashion friends. Fashion is your friend, not your enemy, especially if Holly whips you into shape with all the love in the world. Get the new episode now at https://apple.co/2XXKHfC or wherever you get your podcasts The FASHION CRIMES PODCAST “The Best Fashion Friend You Never Knew You Needed”   Hosted by your favorite personal stylist, Holly Katz   www.fashioncrimespodcast.com

You Are Beautiful with Lawrence Zarian
Teaser: You Are Beautiful with Lawrence Zarian

You Are Beautiful with Lawrence Zarian

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 2:48


You Are Beautiful – What makes you FEEL beautiful?  This is the pivotal question stylist, author, designer and host Lawrence Zarian has asked the thousands of women and men who have come to him for his advice and guidance over his 25+ year career.  As LZ says, it's not what you wear, it's how you feel.  And it's not how you look, it's how you LIVE.  In his new podcast, “You Are Beautiful with Lawrence Zarian”, LZ celebrates his guests from all walks of life exploring what makes them tick; in the past two years we've all had to pivot our lives in some capacity and there's been this glorious time to regroup, refresh, reset and renew.  What is beautiful?  This podcast digs in deep to each guest's interpretation of the word to find out what used to be, versus what is now, what they have learned over the years in time of success, in time of struggle, EVERTHING in between, and of course what makes them FEEL…truly beautiful inside and out.~ Links:InstagramTikTokFacebookWebsite