My Simple ‘333 Approach’ to Looking Great in Photos

Photoshoot


I’ve always hated having my picture taken, which is why you rarely see my full face on Instagram. It takes the right lighting, hair, makeup, and about a million shots just to get one decent photo. Obviously I need help.   Enter Vika Vine – a talented Toronto photographer who specializes in social media and personal branding photography. Vika and I had a fabulous time working together and the photos look spectacular. What you don’t see in the photos though, is the thought and planning that went into the shoot.   Whenever you hire a photographer for brand photos, social media photos or even personal photos, you definitely need a plan. When I prep for a photo shoot for myself or my clients, I automatically go through…

5 Simple Steps to Looking Stylish and Put Together Without Layering

Dressing


Layering is an easy way to look super fab and on point. But in some parts of the world, Winter Is Coming!and many of us don’t want to wear multiple layers under our winter coats. So what do you do when you still want to look stylish and put together but don’t want to feel like the Michelin Man? You follow these 5 simple steps and know that it’s all about what you wear and how you wear it…   1. Start with the Right Base Pieces   When you choose your base pieces (your top and bottom, dress, etc.), make sure to choose cuts and styles that are flattering to your body shape and vertical proportions. If you don’t, your whole outfit might look off….

How Much Does a New Wardrobe REALLY Cost? 3 Things You Need to Consider

Wardrobe


I had great plans for my I’m-back-but-I-haven’t-REALLY-been-gone post, but a potential client asked me a question that I often get, so I thought I’d share my answer, with the hope that it might help you as well, and now this is the longest run-on sentence I’ve ever written.   THE QUESTION How Much Money Should I Set Aside for a New Wardrobe?   THE ANSWER It Depends (keep reading)   When you’re interested in revamping your closet or creating a whole new wardrobe, there are certain factors that determine how much money you should set aside (or save) to do so.   1. Where You Shop   Where you shop and how much you spend per piece will determine how far your dollar goes and consequently how much you’ll need…

Video Quick Tip: 3 Things to Know When Layering

Fashion Tips


Many of my clients love the idea of layering, but don’t feel like they have the knowledge to do it properly. If this sounds like you, click below to watch my latest Video Quick Tip or continue reading for 3 tips to help you on your way.      Tip #1: Vary textures and fabric thicknesses. The layers closest to your body should be the thinnest fabrics and you can increase thickness and bulk the further you move away. If you wear something extremely thick and bulky underneath a thinner, more streamlined or form-fitting garment, it can look odd and like you’re bigger than you truly are. Tip #2: Vary your lengths. If you’re layering, don’t hide it. Let people see what you’ve got…

Video Quick Tip: Wardrobe

Wardrobe


Want to build your wardrobe without wasting valuable time and money? Click below to watch my Video Quick Tip to learn 3 Ways to Grow Your Wardrobe Practically.