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5 Things To Do If You Live on the Ground Floor and Have a Flood

5 years ago, I moved into a duplex in Brooklyn that I thought would be my long term home (read about it here). I mean, the space was chic and spacious, something that is typically hard to find in New York, the city of the shoebox apartment. While I reveled in the space, and made myself comfortable with the top floor/basement combo, I quickly learned that having a lower level to your home comes with serious issues. The most pernicious…

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If You Want to Make Money, Wear A Suit! The Gospel According to Rupaul + 10 Times I’ve Worn a Suit

A few weeks ago, I came under (light) fire for agreeing with Monique about black women wearing bonnets in the airport. I personally felt that we could do better in terms of representing ourselves outwardly–to command respect! I didn’t take the time to read many comments (though I think someone called me self loathing!), but it’s crazy how you can say one little thing that doesn’t go along with the crowd and get attacked for it! At any rate, perhaps…

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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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