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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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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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Don’t Fall for This Scam (I Almost Did!): Email Alleging to be David LaChapelle for Puma, Annie Leibovitz for Adidas, Jill Greenberg, etc

So as I grow and hit my stride as an aspiring IG model (ha!), I do get requests occasionally to partner with brands for shoots. So I was excited to receive an email from a ‘Director Scott,’ claiming to be a representative for celebrated photographer David LaChapelle, who wanted me to model in an upcoming Puma campaign in New York City. The pay was pretty good ($5,000) and the terms seemed great: a deposit sent to your doorstep, no agreement,…

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An Encouraging Note to Entrepreneurs: Little by Little One Travels Far

“Little by Little, One Travels Far.” J.R.R. Tolkien Hey Bomb Lifers! I have been sooooo busy these past few weeks…months! That I don’t get time to write just for fun anymore. So sad. But, I wanted to leave a quick note of encouragement. Many times, as you are striking out to do your own thing, you might not get the response you want. You might have done the best photo shoot, invested a ton, sent out flyers and newsletters, and…

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What 5 Things You Can Do When Instagram Goes Down (Or There is A Facebook Outage) To Reach Your Audience: Youtube, Events, Build Your Email List, and more!

Yesterday, the world was in a total tizzy! Why? Instagram, Facebook, AND What’s app had the nerve to have a glitch that suspended service for most of the day. Many of us (ourselves included) rely heavily on social networking tools for our businesses. While Fashion Bomb Daily started off as a regular old blogspot, we now disperse most of our news, new arrivals to our store, and event details on the ‘Gram. But yesterday, business was put on hold as…

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