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31 Resources for Visual Inspiration

A lot of creative types claim they don't enjoy planning, but gathering inspiration is one of the best parts of the pre-production process, I promise. When I'm producing photo shoots, putting together the creative direction is not only fun, but useful: it helps me hone in on a vision, acts as a trigger for new ideas, and provides examples of lighting and composition, which make it much easier to communicate with the client and crew. Thank

Style // Dress Karma

When you find the right dress, it's meant to be. I tried on this Karlie dress at a Thread x Pretty Pony Boutique event a year ago and loved it, but wasn't really sure I had an occasion to wear it. Flash forward to the Dressing Downton event at the Taft Museum, where Pretty Pony had a booth. Owner Cassie Kathman recognized me and remembered the dress, noting that she still had one in my

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Creative City Podcast is Back with the Scoop on the Style + Sustainability Gala!

Exciting news: Season 3 of the Creative City podcast is officially underway! In episode 21, fellow stylist Jessie Cundiff and I chat about what it takes to build your portfolio, the importance of doing the work, and how to get started as a fashion stylist. In episode 22, my friends Anh Tran and Catherine Richards of Hark+Hark talk about conceptual art, their jewelry line, and the upcoming Style + Sustainability Gala on October 1st. Style + Sustainability is a fun

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For New Lingerie Shop Swoon, the Name Says it All

I've mentioned my devotion to cotton underwear and no-wire bras before, but I never expected there to be a lingerie store centered around all of the above just blocks from me and my credit cards. Swoon, which opened on Vine Street this month, is a feminine (and feminist) haven of warm peach tones and comfy underthings for women who mix the fanciful with the practical. The boutique carries bras and underwear from eco-friendly lines like baserange

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Style // Check Yo’Self

Sometimes a bad day gets the best of me, and the only way to counteract my mood is with a little caffeine and a lot of fresh air. Oh, and these windowpane-check trousers help, too. Big pants make everything better. Zara trousers, Kit & Ace tank, Target sneakers SHOP THE LOOK // What do you do to turn around a crappy day?

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Cut + Sewn’s New Showroom Helps Indie Designers Show Off Their Goods

Guys, I think the indie fashion revolution has (finally) made it to the Queen City! While lifestyle stores like MiCA 12/v, Continuum, and Sloane have always carried goods from local makers, Cut + Sewn's new retail showroom--appropriately called SHOWROOM--is solely focused on promoting the work of independent designers and artists. The boutique serves as a combination gallery/atelier for the folks who work in Cut + Sewn's studio, and showcases their creations in a convenient buy-it-now setting. Guest

Podcast Season 2 + Upcoming Events!

Two fashion designers, a magazine publisher, a communications diva, a multi-purpose music studio founder, a furniture design outfit, a Copy Director, a design studio, an online sales mogul, and a Social Innovation Specialist later, and season two of the Creative City podcast is a wrap! Season 3 starts September 21st, so sign up for the mailing list to stay ahead of the game. I really love talking to all these amazing folks about what makes them