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Claire’s Fall Closet Cleanse: See What’s New on Poshmark (Stuart Weitzman, Giuseppe Zanotti) + Read On For My Rules for Shopping!

Look, I know I have nowhere to go. I know we are still largely on lockdown. But that doesn’t stop me from wanting Fall sweaters, new boots, and jackets for the imaginary get togethers in the future! Though I have ‘splurged’ in the past, I have learned over the years to adhere to the ‘one in, one out’ rule. In the spirit of “out with the old and in with the new,” behold a few items I just listed on…

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5 Things Designers Can Do to Enhance Their Brand: Gifting, Showing Appreciation, Marketing, and More + Book a Consultation with Claire!

As the owner of a Fashion Website, I interact frequently with many members of the industry, and aside from stylists, I interact the most with designers! Over the years, I have watched many thrive, thanks to some wonderful practices that should not be overlooked or undervalued! Here are some tips I’ve gleaned from my observations: Invest in Marketing and Branding Presentation is everything. We all see the difference between an item that might be on a hanger vs. the same…

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The Art of Letting Go: You Have to Give Up What You’re Comfortable With To Make Room For More

It might be human nature to operate out of a mindset of scarcity. In my earlier years, I’ll admit, I had hoarding tendencies! I held on to everything: clothes, shoes, papers, books, even if I didn’t like, need, or use them anymore. Then one day, I picked up the book The Courage to Be Rich by Suze Orman (recommended reading). In Chapter 3, entitled the Courage to Make Room for More Money, Orman tells readers to simply get rid of…

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Rejection is GOD’s Protection: Chatting 2020 BET Awards Style in Haus of Shea White Feathered Bejeweled Blazer Dress + Sneely Jewelry

Last night, I had the distinct pleasure to go LIVE on @FashionBombDaily‘s Instagram to discuss BET Awards style with celebrity stylists I love and admire, Ty Hunter, June Ambrose, and EJ King: These are people who help bring the fashion and flair to some of the biggest celebrities in the world: Beyonce, Jay Z, and Megan the Stallion to name a few. Chatting with these uber talented individuals who have become friends is my definition of a dream job, as…

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I’ve Worked from Home for 10 Years: 5 Ways to Stay Sane and Be Productive During the CoronaVirus Quarantine

After quitting my job, moving to Paris, then moving back to New York, I found myself self employed (read about my journey here). My basement became my office, and it was up to me to create work–and entertainment–for myself. Was I bored? Hell yeah! And I missed the water cooler conversations. And while I got human interaction from going to parties and industry events, when times were slow, I was beside myself with boredom. But I have survived, and now…

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5 Things You Can Do During the Corona Virus Quarantine: Plan, Relax, Chill

The Corona Virus has taken the world by storm, with officials encouraging everyone to stay quarantined in their homes to avoid the spread of this infectious, contagious disease. I work from home, so things won’t change a ton for me, though frequent event cancellations have taken me off the social circuit. Instead of popping by parties a couple times a week, I am now at home with lots of time on my hands! In the midst of any crisis, I…

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The State of New York Fashion Week: Inclusivity, Fewer Celebs, and the Disappearance of the “Blogger”

In Fashion, there are trends. And there are classics. And while in past years, we’ve seen bloggers get their shine, and celebs cause frenzies on the front row, this Fashion Week was back to basics. The bloggers that were lauded only a mere few years ago were noticeably absent on the front rows this Fashion Week, replaced by Youtubers, Tik Tokers, and Beauty Influencers. The celebs who typically cause hysteria were ghost: This Fashion Week coincided with Oscars week in…

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How to Book the Gig: 5 Tips for Creative Service Providers (Makeup Artists, Hairstylists, Photographers): Answer Your DM’s, Charge Market Rates, Be Flexible, and More!

Hey! So I travel frequently, and sadly, don’t always fly with my core team of preferred makeup artists, hairstylists, and photographers to capture the moment and make sure I look fly while doing so (though flying my team is definitely #goals)! So when I travel, I solicit help from local talent! Through my various experiences, I now have five tips for those in the creative field who want to be competitive i.e. book the gig: Answer your DMs There is…

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