Kudos to Shoe Repair

August 28th, 2013


When I discover a business associated to my clients image needs that offers wonderful customer service I want to share the information.

Austin Shoe Repair earns KUDOS for best turn-around service (1 day if needed) and price.  They are located at 308 East Oltorf Street, Austin, TX  78704.     Phone number: 512-442-5769.   Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.


Guidelines for both Sexes

August 21st, 2013



As a Personal Stylist/Image Consultant I give you the latest trends.  I believe everyone should rejuvenate themselves to feel younger, whether it be your health, a new hobby or updating your wardrobe in order to stay out of a rut and get the most of our lives.  Below are some tips to help you look your best:

Look longer and leaner or shorter and wider…

Wearing a shapeless blazer can actually make you look heavier and shorter.  A well-tailored jacket sculpted at the waist and shorter in length flatters your body and makes you look taller.  Very rarely, if ever, does a jacket fit perfectly.  Our bodies are asymmetrical so tailoring is a must for either sex.

Color can bring you to life or zap the life right out of you … 

A black or neutral tone is NOT SAFE for every skin tone or hair color.  Black, for instance, can swallow a person or  emphasize wrinkles. An earthy color such as a deep chocolate brown (who wouldn’t want to be dressed in chocolate?) can give a person a richer, softer look.  Beige/tan can make one look sickly. If you’re unsure, look into the mirror with the outfit in question and see if you “blend in” with your outfit or if you have an overall  balanced look.  If someone asks if you feel ill this may be a hint.   Some people would rather blend into the crowd; however if they are wearing the wrong color they may certainly bring attention to themselves in a crowd.

 Jeans with too much or too little of stretch… 

Stretch denim is a great addition to our world with comfort being the number one factor.  Jeans with 2 percent Elastane, Lycra, or Spandex is ideal (it will say it on the inside label of the pants).  The right jeans should have enough stretch so your legs won’t look like sausages or you don’t see a crack in the back.  On the flipside, too baggy of jeans worn improperly below or above the waist can bring attention, and it may not be good attention. 

Turtle look…

Covering a wrinkled neck and looking like “Yertle the Turtle” can definitely scream out-dated or old .  A better choice is a V-neck or boat neck.  Collared shirts draw attention away from the neck area.


Sew What?

December 19th, 2012


Sometimes it’s difficult to find that “perfect style” which feels as if it were designed specifically for you.  We can shop ‘til our toes drop; yet never stumble on that unique, one-of-a-kind look.  One great way to achieve this   is to purchase a sewing pattern, a great fabric and locate a talented seamstress to make the perfect piece of art fitted for you!  Having a pattern hand-tailored for your body is a great way to get the look, ideal fit and color you desire.

How can you do it if you don’t know “your style” and what flatters your body shape?  Follow these easy steps:

  • Hire an image consultant about flattering styles for your body type/and or head to a clothing store and try on clothes (even in the designer section of a store) and see what looks great on your figure.
  •  Visit your local fabric store and page through modern patterns or check out popular websites such as Etsy or where vintage patterns are sold.
  • Locate a talented seamstress (many times seamstresses are added to a list available at the Fabric store or check on the Craigslist website in your  area.  A talented seamstress can sew any pattern & make adjustments (such as make the pattern larger or smaller and give advice as to what type of fabric is suitable (also it will be noted on the back of the pattern).  Seamstresses are able to combine two separate patterns by interchanging a neckline with a different bottom.
  • Choose your fabric.  It’s so important to select a fabric that speaks to you and is right for that specific pattern.
  • Voila, a LOOK that is totally you in just a few weeks.




$100.00 worth of Free Alterations Per Year

July 11th, 2012

A male client of mine signed up today at Nordstrom & applied for their credit card.

One of the best perks is $100.00 worth of Free Alterations PER YEAR! Nordstrom Rewards



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