We “LOVE” to grow!

So excited to introduce my new part-time fashion assistant, Carson Love! Carson graduated from Mizzou in 2014 with a degree in Textile & Apparel Management with an emphasis in International Merchandising and Marketing. While studying at the University of Missouri, she completed an internship at Nordstrom in Nashville, TN. In addition to fashion, some of […]

Drapers: Looks We Love

One of my catalog clients that I do hair & makeup styling for, Drapers and Damons, is a women’s apparel/clothing company based in Irvine, CA, with stores in Arizona, Virgina, California, Texas, and Florida. Recently, the art director gave the wardrobe stylist (who happens to be a dear friend of mine) and I creative autonomy […]

Wardrobe Styling Before & After

Before/After Miss Joanna was gracious enough to let me take before and after pictures of her transformation (many of my clients would balk at the idea of having their weight, size or pictures displayed so publicly), so props to her for her boldness. I am using this for educational purposes, so sit back and watch […]

Did you Know?

Did you know wardrobe stylists aren’t just for celebrities? In fact, there are many different types of wardrobe stylists. Some style models for catalogs and magazines and fit the garments to appear flawless in photographs. Some pick out outfits and accessories for celebrities to look their best on the red carpet and for the press. […]

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

It’s here, it’s here, it’s HERE! The summer Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a much-anticipated event for me, friends and clients alike; the perfect time to snag great pre-fall and fall deals. If you’re a Nordie’s cardmember, you have early access for two more days. The sale officially begins tomorrow! I’ve already ordered quite a few […]

White is the New Black

We’ve all heard the old adage: wearing all black is slimming. While it’s true that dark colors recede and make things appear smaller (this applies to makeup as well), avoiding lighter hues is well, a bit staid. I love nothing more than a crisp, clean, all-white ensemble; it always translates as chic and effortless. Editors, […]

Late Spring/Early Summer Trend: Poppies & Peonies

The ultra-feminine in me might have done a little happy dance when I saw that floral motifs were going to be one of the salient trends this season.  Dainty and ultra-feminine, this print can be subdued or bold, depending on your inclination. Some runway inspiration from some of my favorite fashion week collections: Michael Kors […]

New year, new site, new BRAND!

It’s been a long time coming, but both my business and website have finally gotten a much-needed face-lift! Formerly A Chic Critique, this new site encompasses each aspect of what I do: wardrobe & personal styling, bridal hair & makeup, and commercial/catalog hair & makeup. You’ll find a list of all of my services, whether […]