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Tailor Talk


As you shop for your spring wardrobe, it is quite possible that you may find some perfect styles that do not be fit precisely to your body. To help you decide whether to purchase or pass, here are some tips from How to Win at Shopping on what a tailor can do to help.

A tailor can:

-Add top stitching back to the hem of your jeans after shortening.

-Maximize the amount of length in a pair of pants by dropping the hem to the longest possible length and finishing the inside with hem tape.

-Stitch down and remove the front pockets of your pants to create a smoother, slimmer effect.

-Shorten straps so that a dress or top raises to fit through the torso and has properly placed bust darts and underarms.

-Shorten sleeves. If your coat sleeve is past the knuckle or your blazer sleeve is past the wrist, they can be adjusted.

-Line a sheer garment with your shade of nude (the color most complementary to your skin tone) to enable you to wear regular undergarments under it.

How to Wear Your Romantic Color

Follow me on Pinterest for inspirational pins of Romantic Colors, as well as examples of the twenty-four archetypes featured in my book Color Your Style, featuring The Sensuous Backpacker, The Life of the Party and many more!


Facebook Live: Sunday, December 8th

I’ll be coming to you via Facebook LIVE at 1pm EST on Sunday, December 8th. In this chat I will share tips on dressing for the holidays, finding the perfect gift and embracing your True Colors and Authentic Style in the new year.

Would you like to share a story of how embracing your True Colors and Authentic Style has impacted your life? If so, please email with your four-to-six line story along with authorization to share it. Note that only first names will be used when sharing your inspiring stories.

I also welcome your questions on the topics above. Please submit to:

The History of Black Friday

The popular definition of the origin of  “Black Friday” is as follows: Eager shoppers would flood local shops and malls the day after Thanksgiving, and that surge in spending was enough to put retailers “in the black” for the year. Therefore, the day following Thanksgiving was dubbed “Black Friday,” and it became the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. There is however much more to the story, revealed in my interview with the Huffington Post:

My Interview on NAC Chat

Have you heard about my collaboration with the National Arts Club, called NAC Chat?

On this podcast series I interview experts in various areas of fashion including design, photography, illustration, styling and costume design.

This week on NAC Chat I am the subject of the interview, and I share how I got started in my career, how I developed my design philosophies and my most favorite things.

Photograph by Rose Callahan