It can be done because I did it. I packed for a client traveling around the world in three suitcases. I surprised myself but with a bit of planning and organization you may have room in your suitcase for souvenirs.
This is how I did it:
- Made sure she had the right size suitcases. Here are some suitcase options
- Researched the countries she was traveling to gage the temperature
- Removed all her favorite items from her closet and laid them on her couch and bed
- Created looks/outfits based on her favorite pieces
- Packed basic pants/leggings/bottoms in black (She’s a New Yorker, we can’t help the black in the wardrobe)
- Tank tops, blazers, and sweaters which are wrinkle resistant (lay shirts on top of each other and roll them. Will prevent wrinkles and save space)
- 3 pair of shoes
- couple of handbags (stuffed the handbags with socks, accessories)
- pack your valuables (jewelry, cameras etc.) on your carry on
- buy bath products during your travels
This is what it looked like during the packing:
Upon her arrival she unpacked and sent me this photo and message:
While dining out with friends on Tuesday evening, I spotted an unusual amount of tall, broad, massive amounts of handsome men roaming around the restaurant. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a table of beautiful women only to see that it was the Kardashian sisters. The girls are stunning and just as beautiful as you would imagine. But it wasn’t the girls that caught my eye but how well their security detail was dressed. It was endearing to see these men so big they make the New England Patriots look like tater tots. Wing tip light tan shoes, suits that fit these gentle giants like a glove. You see, I always notice shoes on people. I didn’t grow up with much and what we did have, we took really good care of. It was imperative we keep our shoes clean, shiny and in good shape along with every other item in our wardrobe. No matter your size, tailor your clothes it will make it look custom and always keep your shoes clean.
(Kim, I’m a bit embarrassed I took your photo but you looked gorgeous)
Fashion is not about what we wear, but a reflection of how we feel. Receiving texts like these from clients are the foundation of why I do the work I do. #bestversion
So honored to have been asked to be the moderator at the New York City screening of The F-Word: a documentary film about the word FAT not my other favorite F%^* word (food).
If you’re a sister, daughter, brother, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew once removed blah blah. IF YOU’re a human being and you’re alive, you should watch this movie. This is the greatest conversation about how we use the word Fat. Here are a few snaps from my day at the legendary Public Theater Joe’s Pub in NYC.
It was back to school this week at Monmouth University where I styled the students and professors on set for their new college brochure. Some behind the scenes images of the students and the breathtakingly beautiful campus. Can’t wait to see the final images of what the talented photographer, John Decker captured.
There’s a hair epidemic and you’re probably affected and don’t even know it. So many of us are running around with split ends, the wrong hair color (especially all you over processed blondes) and the wrong style. Why? Oh Why? If you’re still sporting the Jennifer Anniston cut from the 90′s or even better the “feathered birds nest” look (you know who you are) then PLEASE CALL ME I will steer you in the right direction. It will change your life. Yes, cutting or coloring your hair, having a small change in your personal appearance will change the way people look at you, react to you, and most importantly how you feel about yourself. I recently caught a glimpse of myself (pictured below) with long hair taking over my face. My hair grows like a weed and sometimes I think it looks like a squirrel might have died up in there.
When I saw the photo below I knew I had to cut at least 5 inches off by the talented stylist David Kastin at Cutler Salon in midtown Manhattan.
(Left: hair looking looking like a squirrel is hiding in there & Right: 5 inches off and dead squirrel look is gone. Better right?)
I spoke at the Safe to Be Seen event Sunday, August 24, 2014 curated by my colleague and friend Natalie Berthhold who holds family constellations and is a certified Reiki master. I styled a beautifully diverse group of women and showed them how to own their gifts and walk down the runway. The ladies were so confident and cool that it was an honor and joy working with them and teaching them what look best defines their figure. The right fit and color will always boost your confidence. Trust me and try it.
Working the runway, learning to pose in a photo and feeling good about it!
The art of a proper #selfie. I jumped in with these gorgeous blondes.
It’s always a good day when you wake up at 5am to appear live on a fashion segment for Pix11 Morning Show! (waking up at 5am hooray!)
The stylist for People Style Watch dressed me in my new favorite plus size/full figured/curvy/stylish/gorgeous/trendy line called ELOQUII. Seriously check them out now. I mean it. Drop everything and take a look. The clothing is beautifully tailored and the trends are gorgeous. You will feel sexy & confident. Is there anything better?
Here’s what I wore with details below:
Getting down to the business of styling a client for her upcoming video release.
New to New York City, Eliza needed to look the part for her new job.