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Brilliant Gift Ideas For Your Dad, Husband, or Boyfriend

Christmas is almost here! And we have had some really loving and generous wives buying shopping and personal styling packages for their hubbies. Helping the husbands in their closets for their professional and casual wardrobes have been the most popular requests.

But if a personal styling session doesn't seem right for your guy or there isn't a great personal stylist in your city, The Shopping Friend's Personal Stylist Team has taken the liberty of creating a professional gift list of items we think the men in your life would love.


Brilliant Gift Ideas For Your Mom, Wife, Or Girlfriend

Christmas is almost here! And many of our personal styling clients who are husbands and boyfriends are scoring some major "thoughtful" points with personal styling packages as gifts for the ladies in their lives.

But if you don't have the funds or there isn't a great personal stylist in your city, The Shopping Friend Personal Stylist Team has taken the liberty of creating a professional gift list of items we think the ladies in your life would love!


The Stylists' Boutique - February Picks for Women's Fashion!

Shop from the boutique where expert personal stylists make their choice selections and share them with you. Sometimes you don't always have the time or money to hire a stylist, now you can have the pieces they would choose right at your fingertips.

Want the expert stylists' picks without having to hire the expert stylist? Done. Here you go!

And just like when we shop for our clients, we don't just stick to one store. We peruse all of them to find you the best! And don't worry, we choose pieces from all price ranges for whatever budget you're on.

If you want more details on any item or you're ready to buy it, just click on it. Happy shopping!



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Posted on February 7, 2015 and filed under Style Shop.

The SECRETS to Becoming a Professional Fashion Designer


Pursuing your dream job that is an artistic venture is a usually an uphill battle for most. The market is filled with talented artists who want to succeed and the competition is fierce. Designers, actors, musicians, painters, singers, animators, etc...These are the kinds of jobs that everyone wants. People aren't doing 'whatever it takes' to be an administrative assistant.

My whole life has been nothing but artistic careers. I modeled in New York. Acted in Los Angeles. I'm now writing a book. And I've had the good fortune to be a personal stylist and image consultant for well over a decade. It's not easy, but I will tell you that it is fulfilling, fun, and worth the massive amount of effort to succeed at it.


But it's not enough just to have the gumption to jump in. You have to be trained. You must be skilled. If you want a long career, that is. And that is what trips up so many. With these kinds of jobs, people just don't know where to start. It's overwhelm time.

We get a lot of questions from people who want to design, even though we are not designers. Actually, two of our personal stylists are designers but that's a different story. I guess because we work in the world of fashion, people assume it's all the same.

Personal styling and designing clothes are two very different careers. If you want to be a personal stylist or image consultant, then we can definitely help you out. Just click here to learn how to be a personal stylist.


If you want to be a professional fashion designer and make a living doing it, I may have the info that can really help you!

This course was recommended to me for people who are looking for the steps and know-how to learn how to become a successful fashion designer. Since I, myself, don't have those answers, I figured I could guide you towards someone who does!

Click here for more info on this super affordable program to become a fashion designer and see if it's for you.

Some of what you'll learn in this course:

  • Discover How to Draw Your Designs like a Pro
  • Get the Dream Job You've Always Wanted
  • Get Paid for What You Love Doing!
  • Start Your Very Own Fashion Line with Your Own Name
  • Hot Tips from the Pros! Learn the Fashion Industry Secrets
  • Save $$$ thousands on Fashion Course Fees
  • Learn How to Start Your Own Fashion Business and Be Successful
  • Trend Forecasting Tips-   stay ahead of the fashion trends
  • How to Find a Clothing Manufacturer to make Your Clothes

and of course, more...


Happy making your dreams come true!

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Why colors look great on one person and not so great on another is a person's unique skin tone. Some colors (like pink) can flatter almost anyone because they come in many shades. Others (like catawba) are very specific to certain skin tones.

So let's explore skin tones a little deeper using the "seasons" scale and guide you on the best wardrobe colors for you based on your hair, eye color, and skin tone.

Summer and winter are the cool skin tones, while spring and autumn are the warm ones. Again, this scale is not about how pale or dark you are. This scale is based on your undertones and establishes if you are a warm type or a cool type.

Don't be imprisoned by your color palette...



As always, I like products that tend to be more organic and toxic-free because I believe the health of our bodies adds to our outer beauty. The deodorants listed here have minimal to no toxic chemicals with maximum effectiveness.

There is much debate about aluminum in antiperspirants. Antiperspirants rely on various forms of aluminum salts to block and dry out sweat. Since it’s known that aluminum is a potent neuro-toxin and has been linked in some studies to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and breast cancer, I figure, better safe than sorry.



Do we really need to be concerned about what's in our shampoo? It's on our heads for, like what? 2 minutes tops?

Okay. You’re thinking that it’s just hair. It’s dead. Who cares if there are some toxic ingredients in it? Hair can’t absorb it and we’re washing it out anyway.

It sounds like a logical argument. It's wrong. But it does sound logical.

This is not the area to be lax with your health awareness. Your hair isn’t the concern. It’s the wonderfully thirsty, porous, spongy layers of your scalp! They are the most sensitive and absorbent part of your body.