On Monday January 31st I gave a lecture at Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village on "Creating a Polished Look Mixing High & Low Fashion and Accessorizing." Guests were immediately transformed into 5 year olds when they entered the Oval Theater and saw big gift bags covering the sign-in table. I actually overheard an attendee declare it an encore to Christmas morn. Big thank yous to some of my favorite stores who donated gifts: Alexis Bittar, Catherine Malandrino, Max Mara, Hugo Boss, and Gabriella de la Vega. There's nothing like swag to ensure a pliable audience! If only I could've served hot toddies and shrimp cocktail I think I'd have 50 new clients.
Below are a few bullet points from my presentation, but to see it in its entirety click here.
- Investment pieces (high fashion) should be: classic, your fashion skeleton (coat, bag, shoes, signature jewelry), something you have an emotional attachment to
- Budget pieces (low fashion) should be: trendy items, anything with a short shelf life (tees, leggings, hats, scarves)
- Accessories infuse a look with your personality, so make a statement; Do this by choosing 1 to 2 statement pieces at a time ensuring they are complimentary and do not compete
- Cultivate your style
Contact me about giving a presentation at jessica @ wardrobewhisperer.com.