Random Fashion Fact

#RandomFashionFact

Did you know? In 1985, the Air Jordan I hits shelves. Since only white shoes were allowed on NBA courts, the black high-top with the red swoosh was banned from professional play. Jordan wore them anyway and had to pay a fine each time he broke the rules. Wow, talk about being stubborn! -Fashion 101 Facebook Comments

Fashion and Style

10 Lessons I’ve Learned As A Personal Stylist

No client is the same. Just like any other profession, clients have different needs and preferences. They all deserve special treatment. Study your client. Learn their likes/dislikes. What is their body type? Any quirks? Favorite color? Who is their style icon? How do they want to be presented to the world? If you’re styling them for a particular event, find out information about the event (formal, casual, etc). These are the ingredients that make a well-styled, satisfied client. A great stylist delivers something unexpected: whether it’s a change in a sleeve, a nip at the waist, manipulating the dress to…

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Fashion and Style

#AccordingtoCandace: 11 Rules Everyone Should Follow for Looking Their Best

Although rules are meant to be broken 😏 these are simple guidelines that I follow and recommend on how to look your best. 1) Wear clothes that fit well. Clothes that complement your figure make a difference in your appearance. There are five main body shapes for women: hourglass, apple, pear, triangle, and rectangle {more on this in another post!}. Carefully take time to learn your shape and what items work best for you. Once you learn this, you will be unstoppable. 2) Choose the right undergarments — they matter! I repeat, undergarments MATTER! (yes, I am yelling!) Invest in…

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Fun Post: 14 Things That Make Me Really Happy 😊

Al dente pasta.. I love the texture! Quality time with my handsome husband 💕 Ordering new clothes and feeling excited when they arrive Watching Married At First Sight & other fave shows & live tweeting it Family time with my siblings and Dad Having a great hair day (it’s everything!) Running errands with Milton and Ryenne 🥰 Eating at new restaurants with my homegirls and ordering the whole menu and trying each other’s dishes (it’s the best!) Jumbo lump crab cakes Traveling/Getaway weekends Sunny days.. they instantly make me happy Scented candles Intimate conversations in small groups Those first few…

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New York & Co. Earrings

Back in summer 2019, I’m at work minding my business. In walks one of my colleagues – I’ll call her Kate. Kate has on these earrings that stop me dead in my tracks. They were gorgeous! The earrings were dangling, black and high-fashion-ey. I instantly fell in love with them and knew that I had to have them. So I say, “Omg, Kate! Where did you get those earrings?! I love them!” “New York & Company,” she says. “Oh, I need those!” I say. “Go on their website but hurry because I got them on sale,” she instructs. “Bet!” I…

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2015…The Year Everything Changed

Let’s talk about how I haven’t been able to write on this blog for nearly a year. I’ve been feeling stuck.  Every week I would try to write but would be unable to formulate a working sentence.   Some weeks I wouldn’t log on at all. And for a second, I thought perhaps my run with blogging had come to an end.  Maybe I’d arrived to the finish line. But then I thought to myself, this couldn’t be the end because I think about it every day. Literally. So I wrote drafts and then stopped.  Wrote drafts that got deleted because…

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DC Nights at Home

As a kid, I remember saying to my father, “Daddy, I’m going to live in DC when I grow up.” And he would say, “It’s expensive to live in the city. I doubt you will be able to do it.” Even though I knew dad meant well, I replied, “I’m going to do it.” And I did. Living in the city a little over a year has been everything I’ve ever imagined, plus more. The days are noisy and the nights are just the same. People are walking the streets. Cars breezing by. The ambulance are ringing up and down…

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7 Things I Learned While Working Fashion Week

I did it.  I worked fashion week.  What a dream come true! I purchased a ticket, hopped on a bus labeled NYC as its destination, caught the train to 55 West 17th Street, walked right into heaven at Manufacture New York building and introduced myself as Candace Woods.  I did, however, manage to get lost while traveling a few blocks. Now that I have finally come down from my high, I can write about the seven things I learned during this unforgettable experience. Comfort is cool but you must be stylish while on the clock You must network and know…

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Closet Control

I believe a person’s closet tells a lot about them.  Whether it’s neat and organized or messy and chaotic, it has a lot to do with how you look when you leave your home.  When I moved into my apartment, the very first thing I did was organize my closet.  I couldn’t sleep that night until everything, and I mean everything, was hung up and put in its rightful place.  Then I looked in my closet and realized it still looked messy. Something was off. It was the hangers! Over the years, I had managed to accidentally collect all kinds…

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