I think we’re all pretty much ready for spring to happen…am I right?!?!?!? With spring comes the new spring clean. We get that first gleam of sunshine and all of sudden the ambition to start fresh takes over.
But it’s also time to refresh your wardrobe. Is your closet jam-packed but you’re still uttering “I have nothing to wear!”? You’re may be a closet fashionista but you keep reverting to the same ‘ole thing. We are creatures of habit. Sometimes all that “stuff” can get in the way of some really fabulous looks.
I’m here to break you out of that viscous cycle! What’s working…what’s not! Are there simple little basic elements that could be your “aha” piece to make it all work seamlessly. How awesome would that be?
It’s not about how much you have, it’s how it all works together. I will create your individualized must-have list to have at your side. On a budget? I will keep your eye on the prize!
Starting a new job? Let’s create a wardrobe that “works” for you!
Are you a boot-camper with a new bod? Let’s show the world what you’ve worked so hard for!
What about that stay-at-home mom hibernating in her yoga sweats? You don’t have to compromise comfort for fashion. Let me show you how!
Who’s ready for Spring ladies !?!?! Let’s make the most of all those fabulous spring fashions out there!
Gift Certificates make a great Mother’s Day gift! ;)
We recently held a fabulous weekend workshop for girls featuring a number of confidence building topics. It was a 2 day workshop full of photo prep, posing, some mock ad campaigns and much more.
As a stylist I never miss an opportunity to bring on the bling! Featuring pieces from my Stella & Dot Collection we worked on soft and pretty looks for spring.
Savannah’s fresh faced make-up looks were so beautiful. Coordinating pretty pinks and corals here.
We practiced movement during each session. Encouraging the girls to play with expression as well. Glowing smiles makes for great range versus a very pensive shot.
These girls came so far in the matter of a day. Highly engaged with the lens in a mature, seasoned stare.
We were so proud of each and every one of these girls. Overcoming their nerves and making the most of this fantastic opportunity. Looking forward to working with these ladies and many more in the future.
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It’s a fabulous concept and easily attainable. Perhaps this particular line is not readily at your disposal but you can certainly take the concept and apply it to your own wardrobe building.
Start by checking out the Workkit Lookbook here:
If you’ve got some starter pieces in your closet then you’re well on your way. Here’s a fabulous list I’ve compiled using their modular workwear as a tool.
Everyone should have a well made perfectly fit black dress pant to begin. Then consider adding some color. This blue cropped pant will be a fun versatile color you will be seeing a lot of for this spring. Another version of a black pant for some variety. If you dare, this black and white printed pant is on trend but still very easy to pair with a solid of any shade.
I always think the best tops are those that work on their own as well as can be paired under a jacket or cardi. A basic white crisp button-up blouse will go a long way. Add a print and some interest with this black and white blouse easy to accessorize or pair with a pop of color. The peplum top in a basic black is on trend but not taking you out of your comfort zone to find matching elements. Throw in some color and some allure with tops in solids featuring pretty ruffles and sexy lace.
A blazer takes the most basic of looks to that next level. A couple of options are nice, but I’ve featured 3 here and explain why. A basic black is a no brainer of course. You do however want to consider your body type when choosing. There are a number of silhouettes of different lengths. Once you find the perfect one for you, search a similar one out in your best color. The third look I’ve added in here because of the draped lapel. It’s a look that works from day to day but has a more formal appeal as well.
Skirts are another great foundation piece in your workwear wardrobe. Starting always with the basic black pencil skirt then throwing in some pattern. If you get the option to match up a colored blazer with the perfect pant or skirt take it. Add some flare or interest in a nice neutral for that little extra that’s easy to play with.
Cardis are another option that work well on their own but also go far to extend looks when pairing with shell tops, blouses or that perfect little dress. Start with the basics and then have fun with print, keeping in mind what you’ve already got in your wardrobe, and then a solid color pop.
You’ve likely already got that perfect LBD but I chose this style for it’s silhouette. On it’s own glammed to the hilt for evening, or belted with or without a cardi or a blazer by day. The options are endless if it really is perfect. The tan sheath dress is a nice neutral and a relaxed look that works for a lot of body types. As well the wrap dress is most every woman’s best friend. Another sheath with print in our go-to black and white would go fabulously with a solid colored cardi or blazer. If you like a little color keep it solid. This style seen here is still wide open with accessorizing options because it’s kept in a solid.
This entire wardrobe consists of 25 elements all thought out with the modular concept in mind. You may have a plethora of dresses, or skirts, or cardis in your closet but if you’re not thinking in these terms when you buy you will find it difficult to make the best of your look options and thus your budget. This particular collection I’ve chosen offers 127 plus different looks….and that’s even before I’ve gotten into shoes and accessories….don’t get me started…he-he.
I’ve had this little black dress for a number of months now and as much as I adore it, had to have it, waited forever for it….it has yet to make it into rotation? It’s a little black dress, you can pretty much wear that everywhere right? Not entirely true.
This dress as you can see is a very sleek silhouette with quite a low….and I mean, low neckline. This is not appropriate for the everyday and must be approached delicately even in the evening, I might add.
Never to be defeated, I chose to add my go-to Michael Kors crisp dress shirt. The perfect work wear look while still holding that sultry shape.
To avoid looking like a stewardess, of course I added statement accessories by Stella & Dot. The vintage inspired Jolie necklace is one of my favorite pieces from the spring collection. The voluptuous beads remind me of something I might have tried on playing dress up in my grandmothers best jewels. Paired with gold bracelets seen here are (left) the Bardot Spiral bangle, (lower right) the Gilded Arrow bangle and (upper right) the Christina bracelet.
This look needed a little call of the wild, so I chose my Jessica Simpson animal print bag. Love this print added to an otherwise monochromatic look.
Now trending in shoes is the single soled pump. What do you think ladies? Are we ready to let go of the platform pump we’ve all become so comfortable with. I do love the sleekness of this Kelsi Dagger stiletto Very sexy and in keeping with a vintage feel. Coming from a girl that has more black pumps than I care to count, I think they all have their place. Don’t go tossing anything in haste ladies…..
I’m a sucker for theme parties and I must admit I’ve got a little “Marth Stewart” in me. So what better time to exert this passion than the day of passion itself. Valentine’s Day. I gathered my “girls” and we put together a themed dinner of family fun.
We started with wardrobe of course. I’m channelling my inner housewife in this polka dot dress, red d’orsay pump and my grandmothers vintage apron. I chose this soft romantic updo that is easy and doesn’t require perfection. The perfect choice when I’ve got a long list of duties left to accomplish.
My mini-me wanted to show her heart and be a princess too. We threw together this simple little updo for a look ”just like mommies”.
Our resident baker of the family took a break to show off her festive look. A red plaid jumper over a soft lace top.
Table settings of white accented by heart confetti, candles of red and a bouquet of chocolate hearts. A red rose for each princess and Shirley Temples for the whole family to sip on.
Dust off the fondue set. Dinner times are extra fun when they’re interactive. Heart shaped bread dippers and pizza fondue = smiles all around.
Burgers and fries are a hit with kids of all ages. In keeping with our theme we made heart shaped patties and buns with none other than heart shaped dallops of ketchup for dipping.
Valentine’s Day dessert MUST include chocolate! Pretty sure there’s a rule somewhere? We chose strawberries which are naturally heart shaped and red for dipping in dark chocolate fondue.
More dessert!!! Proudly displaying a decadent heart shaped brownie iced with hot pink frosting and sprinkles.
The food critic says “they’re fabulous!”.
Hubby and I were more than delighted to share our Valentine’s with our girls. They are our ”hearts” after all. But it’s going to be bedtime soon right?!?!?!?!
Winter’s not over yet but our local merchants are already moving on. Dow’s Fashions has amazing winter coats by Mackage for 50% off. This camel riding style coat is certainly on my mind. The beautiful detail and amazing fit.
This is the classic 3 quarter length coat taken up a notch. Again Mackage adds the perfect detail adding richness to the look.
Loving this extraordinary style in a version that can be dressed up or down. The knit turtleneck collar and fur trim are all the accessories this coat needs.
So many beautiful coats in all styles and brands. Hurry in before it’s too late. This is the prime time of year to find fab deals on all the best in winter outerwear.
Panache’s own Becca P. and Allison K. had a fun gig last night. They were chosen as trophy ladies for the Music PEI Awards Show and I was their stylist.
The prepping session began at the Panache Studio with hair and make-up by our own Savannah Belsher-MacLean. After Allison’s sultry make-up application was complete, Savannah continued with a massive head of pin curls.
Becca’s demure make-up called for a softened up-do. Opening up her neckline to show off some other pretty details.
The Fiona Bib Necklace from the Spring Stella & Dot Collection was the perfect compliment to the delicate ruffle of her dress.
Savannah did an amazing job with Becca’s make-up look. A hint of sparkle adds such richness to her eyes.
The ladies’ dresses were supplied by Dow’s Fashions at the Confederation Court Mall. Becca’s textured one shoulder Simon Chang dress was formal with flare. Love the intricate ruffle detailing taking this little black dress over the top.
I chose this mixed metal Metropolitan Stella & Dot necklace pairing that touch of gold with Allison’s rich bordeaux cocktail dress.
A tousle of those beautiful locks was all that was needed to complete Allison’s to-die-for curls.
Looking so elegant as their looks are topped off with their own gorgeous smiles.
Allsion’s Joseph Ribkoff cocktail dress with bow belt was a definite showstopper. The color so rich and the perfect compliment to her skin tones and hair color.
Additional Stella & Dot accessories shown here are the Radiance Coil bracelet on Allison and the Devi Bangles on Becca.
These beautiful ladies sure do make my job easy. Hard for a stylist to go wrong?!?!?! My updates today were that the show was amazing! I hope these ladies had fun…..not too much fun. I mean it is a job after all. He-he.
It’s not always easy for guys to express how they’re feeling about the special lady in their life. It’s not that they don’t have emotion, it’s just that expressing those feelings doesn’t always come so naturally. I’m here to save the day. I’ve chosen spectacular options for relationships new and old to express those special thoughts.
If your relationship is relatively new and you’d like to offer her a tender thought then the “Apple of my Eye” necklace is sure to impress and tell her she’s someone special in your life. $42
Perhaps you’re looking to make a big impression by telling her what a “Bellissimo Angelo” she is to you. $79
There’s no question she’s the one for you but what better way to say it than to tell her with the “Ever After” necklace featuring this sweet delicate heart. $54
It’s been set in stone but reminding her what that bond means to you never ceases to impress. The “Together Forever” necklace symbolizing each of you and your connection together. $64
No need to get all choked up guys. Say it perfectly and above all simply with some beautiful bling.
Ladies, if you’ve got a guy who might need that little nudge direct me to him and I will see to it that he says all the right things. ;)
Kimberly Rashed is a Fashion Stylist & Wardrobe Consultant, based out of Charlottetown, PE. Her enthusiasm for fashion led her to pursue modelling and later go on to become a Fashion Arts student in college. With years of design background it has given her the necessary experience to understanding a properly fit garment.
Working currently as a regular photographer and style contributor to G! Maga...zine writing articles on shopping, fashion and just about anything style. Kimberly also works as director of Panache PEI Models, a booming local modelling agency servicing the Maritimes and beyond. She has styled for runway, fashion photo shoots, promotional videos and corporate business shoots. Among her many commercial projects Kimberly enjoys styling her private clients. As style blogger for The Confederation Court Mall it gives her instant access to the latest in fashion to meet the many demands of her clients.
Above all else she loves to see the transformation in a client’s confidence. The cinching of a blouse, an added layer or accessory can change a person from wallflower to style maven in minutes! Kimberly improves a person’s confidence through the enhancement of their own personal style. Giving clients the understanding and tools to dress fashionably in clothes that suit their shape, size and above all function. Rather than an image consultant, she creates a strong personal style for clients. Classic, unique, or cutting edge - whatever the style she can create it! Staying on top of the forecasts in current trends, Kimberly works with today’s fashions, styles and colours, to create seasonal wardrobes for clients that enable them to wear up to date pieces in ways that suit their body shape while accentuating all their best features.
Kimberly strives to challenge perceptions of style putting her love and knowledge of fashion to use helping others harness their own personal style. “I’m not about changing who you are…but I may help you find that someone that got a little lost along the way”.