February 10, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day 2008

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!

Eileen Fisher, Inc. has the last of resort product in store currently; On February 19th our March delivery of spring product for 2008 will arrive and be available for purchase. Call the store and schedule a custom styling session with me to jump start your spring purchasing.

Spring is all about layering. I like the use of layers in clothing, jewelry, as well as with makeup, scents, and even house wares. There are never enough layers of the onion to peel back. Who doesn’t love stacking Tiffany & Co. rings?

When I work on wardrobe styling I love to use layers; Layering works on all body types, shapes and sizes, however, the trick is in the proportions. Layers work if you pair accordingly with great attention to the weight of the fabrics that are being mixed. If you typically shy away from layering try a slow entry into layers with a monochromatic look while varying the textures of the fabrics used.

One example at the store: Currently, we have a gold metallic shimmer fabric that I love to work with as a key layer, it works almost as a neutral. Mixing it layered between organic cotton and denim gives it a more casual feel but it can layer between silk and cashmere just as easily for a dressy effect.

The stylist working with layers has to understand the juxtaposition of textures, use of varying color, fabric weight and again proportion. When using this technique you can adapt vintage garments by mixing them with new purchases.

To get inspired check out fun designers such as:

Marc by Marc Jacobs 81 Newbury Street Boston (617) 425-0404 www.marcjacobs.com
Nanette Lepore 119 Newbury Street Boston (617) 421-9200
Ralph Lauren at Copley Place (617) 266-4121
Club Monaco at the Prudential Center in Boston or www.clubmonaco.com
and also online Grace & Cello www.graceandcello.com

The old becomes the new again, remember the Le Sportsac brand, a brand I have always purchased
www.lesportsac.com Now this brand has partnered with Stella McCartney to launch a new series of bags. Fun stuff worth checking out.

Valentine’s Day alone on the couch, rent the cute movie, Amelie (from 2001)!

Service Provider of the week- Acupuncturist- K.S. Tsay 385 Harvard Street (at the corner of Beals) Brookline MA (617) 232-9696 I have had remarkable results diminishing my migraine attacks and my allergies & related issues have improved.

Product Highlight of the week- Yu-Be Cream – Japanese formula, moisturizing skin cream available at Whole Foods for this killer, winter dry skin dilemma.

Future Hot Spot- South Boston’s waterfront , Waterside Place. Ever since the ICA moved to the area there is an enormous expansion including hotels, eateries and retail space. The waterfront is renewing and renovating aprox.100K sq. ft. of prime space. Check out retailer Pam Santorelli of Habit at 703 East Broadway in South Boston (617) 269-1998 a small fashion business.

Corporate Tip- for small and large business all corporate documents should be shredded for safety, and privacy compliance, check this resource out 1-800-shredit

Home Tip- recycling items after the big spring clean that is planned in your home, garage and attic use
www.freecycle.org as a resource.

Entertainment Tip- Check out the Jazz Festival running now through May at the Regattabar in The Charles Hotel Cambridge, MA
www.regattabarjazz.com. The Dr. John show on Friday was a great kick-off. While waiting for the show to start we dropped into the bar at Rialto and accidentally met chef/owner Jody Adams who by the way is a lovely person. The food was superb. I plan to dine again soon, One Bennett Street Cambridge (617) 661-5050.

Disclosure-All of the opinions expressed in the weekly blog are uniquely my own. I do not represent in a public relations capacity any particular product or brand. I am employed by Eileen Fisher, Inc. 8/2001-present as a retail Sales Associate.

Private Note- I find myself with out a valentine this year. Despite my best efforts to meet the right people I have still not found HIM. I am open to meeting via being introduced. If you have any one in mind I am open to the possibility of a blind date. Keep me on your social radar screen.

Thanks Everyone for reading this weeks update

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