Q: I am an 18 year old student. I started designing and sewing at a young age. Can you help me with guidelines/ways on how to get my designs and label known…?
A: Social networks and the Internet in general has made it a lot easier to reach people from all walks of life. I would suggest you set up a blog or website to showcase your designs. If you don’t already have a twitter and FB account for your brand, that’s a must. Start tweeting and FB photos of your designs and direct your followers back to your website. Let your designs do the talking!
Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk would be a great book for you to read. Gary explains how to build and maintain an online community around your brand.
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Stylist to the stars, June Ambrose, announced today via twitter that she will be launching her website JUNIVERSE next month.
Juniverse will show her fashionable lifestyle that we all love.
Some great features that I am looking forward to are “Style Stalker” and “Rockmom.” Don’t know about you but I cant wait to get more of June Ambrose.
If you follow A STYLd LIFE on twitter I’m sure you’ve seen me tweeting about the fashion on VH1′s Single Ladies (honestly, the only reason I watch). Last night I said to myself I have to google the stylist, because Val ‘s (Stacey Dash) wardrobe is OUT OF THIS WORLD!
Well to my surprise, I HAVE SEEN THIS FACE BEFORE…. have you?
Anthony L. Williams from season 7 of Project Runway!!! I was so excited to see this because the moment I seen his first design I thought, AMAZING! Anthony not only stood out because of his designs on Project Runway but he had such a bubbly personality which made the judges laugh when they wanted to be serious. Anthony won one of the best challenges on Project Runway, to design a dress for Heidi Klum to wear on the cover of Marie Claire.
I guess you can’t say winners take all…I haven’t heard about the winner from season 7 but Anthony is doing the darn thing on Single Ladies as Stacey Dash’s stylist.
Anthony creates most of Stacey’s looks by combining vintage pieces such as the white cutout vintage Thierry Muglier dress.
My ultimate fav was the pink bow top and green skirt cut from Carolina Herrera fabric.
With talks of a second season I’m sure Anthony isn’t slowing down anytime soon and I look forward to seeing more of his STYLd looks
Learn more about Anthony here Anthony L Williams and follow him on twitter @SewAnthony
A few weeks ago The Commission (a group of talented business people) had the pleasure to speak at a Business Boot Camp, hosted by the Enterprise Center. This was an amazing experience because it was refreshing to see teenagers with such a hunger to be entrepreneurs. Many of them had business plans in hand and were ready to launch their business. The Commission was bombarded with questions from the students about how to launch a business, what is the best part of being an entrepreneur, can I be your intern….and so much more. This is what I live for, to inspire others and help them to realize just how great they are. Checkout more photos from the Enterprise Center
We all use beauty products day in and day out without realizing what we are putting onto and into our bodies. Because there are so many harmful chemicals in our moisturizers, face washes, shampoos, cosmetics, deodorants etc. I have chosen to go natural and/or organic in most of my beauty products.
Before I give you some fantastic natural products I have found, I have listed a few of the most dangerous chemicals you want to stay away from. Check your beauty products for the following:
- Skin irritant – can cause dehydration and dermatitis
- Causes kidney damage and liver abnormalities
- Prematurely ages the skin (isn’t this what we are trying to avoid with our skin products!?)
- Also found in antifreeze, household cleaners, adhesives
- linked to organ system toxicity, cancer, and neurological and developmental disorders – disrupt hormonal balance
- linked to many types of breast cancer – most breast cancer tumors are found to contain parabens – and prostate cancer
Sodium Lauryl Sulphate:
- strips your natural moisture layer and can cause allergic reactions
- can cause nitrates/nitrosamines in the body when combined with other chemicals which are cancer causing carcinogens
- dangerous because it is so easily absorbed into the body through your skin
You must make your own decision about the daily products you use, however if you decide to go the natural route, the products below are a great place to start.
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When I woke up Sunday, the morning after our Preview Event, I was overjoyed about life and the amazing people that I am surrounded by daily. I came across this photo (Marvin Burwell Photography) from our event and immediately got CHILLS! This photo is so powerful, not only because of the overflow of beauty, but it shows that women can come together and support each other. Coming together more often will open the door for major change to take place in the world around us. Okay…you may say “I can’t change the world,” but I say you can change YOUR WORLD! As women we hold a lot of power, more than what we realize, so if we contribute that positive power to the people that surround us in our daily lives, change will start to happen. Each of us has a God given purpose on earth, if we all tap into that purpose it wont be anything we cant do. Take control of YOUR WORLD, be the change you want to see. If you see another woman struggling or you know she can do better… help her be better. You see a need, meet it! This is the true meaning of “Girls-Run The World,” not about “in the club rockin the latest” and persuading a man to do anything for you.
Leave a comment below letting us know how you RUN YOUR WORLD? Then take it to twitter #RunYourWorld
Q: When putting together a new wardrobe what are some pieces you must have? And how many to complete a new wardrobe?
A: When planning your wardrobe the most important items are essential pieces.
- Cardigans in many colors are always great because you can practically wear them over anything and they go from one season to the next.
- A pair of ballet flats
- Quality denim in styles that fit your body type
- Crisp white button-down shirt- this is definitely a classic. Now it comes in many different styles to make it look trendy.
- Basic black dress
- Trench Coat
- Tailored Blazer
You can never have too many basics. Start with neutral colors and build from there.
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Men’s footwear is so decent these days, makes me want to move my stilettos over and create a little space for some hot men’s sneaks. To my STYLd men out there…please add all of these to your wardrobe just so I can be satisfied in my craving for these delicious specimens:
There are many successful and talented secrets in Philadelphia, A STYLd Life wants to shine a light on those hidden jewels. “Redefining Style” is our way to show the person behind the talent. We tend to associate people with what they do in their daily lives, but many times their purpose and passion are deeper than what is seen on the surface. This movement will bring light to their true STYLE!
You can catch Joy (known by her clients as “BlessedHands”) almost anytime of the day cutting, coloring and styling hair in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia, with a constant flow of women in and out of the salon.
Not only does Joy love doing hair, but her passion is to help women feel good about themselves. She wants her clients to have an unforgettable experience, no matter how they felt when they walked in. When Joy sees a need, she meets it. Working long days and nights, she doesn’t stop until she has made each and every client happy.
Joy’s main focus is not to make money but to change lives…. Now that’s REDEFINING STYLE!!
See more photos of Joy’s work on her Facebook page: Joy Pendleton
Who is Chau Har Lee? Only an AMAZING shoe designer you MUST know! Her shoe designs are sculptural art for your feet. Check out the photos below…they leave me breathless…
They are available on a made-to-order basis at Selfridges in London. I think it’s time for a Styld trip, I must acquire some!!
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