Author Archives: Sarah Ward

Styling: Coach

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Photographer: Richard Darbonne | Stylist: Sarah Ward

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Styling: Analogy

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Photographer: Carlton Canary | Model: Kathleen Majdali

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Style Icon Iris Apfel Is Selling Her Accessories!

Iris Apfel is a renown decorator, textile designer, and style icon extraordinaire. Her wardrobe is one of a kind, and if you want to own a part of it, you’re in luck. In an unprecedented move, Apfel has begun to sell furniture and jewelry from her private collection via One King’s Lane.

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Iris Apfel via the New York Times

When one thinks of Iris Apfel what likely comes to mind is the art of wearing accessories. Here are a few memorable quotes from Apfel about what accessories can do to elevate your wardrobe.

My mother knew if you bought a couple of really good architectural outfits and put your money into accessories, you could create a million different looks. She taught that to me, which I think was invaluable.

Invest in basics in your wardrobe, then use accessories to change your look.

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I get more compliments on accessories than anything else. I think they’re kind of like herbs and spices. They give zest and zing to an outfit.

You can really make an outfit yours by how you accessorize.

Here are a few memorable pieces from her collection.

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Check out her sale!

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Blue and Green Should Never Be Seen? Think Again! (Go Seahawks!)

Anyone who’s ever said that blue and green should never be seen obviously wasn’t a Seattle Seahawks fan. The official Hawks uniform pairs navy blue and lime green perfectly.

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This is Mama Blue, a season’s pass holder since ’76 and her granddaughters, loyal Hawks fans.

Whenever you hear old school fashion rules like never wearing blue and green together, you’re smart to question them. As we can see from the Seahawks colors, blue and green go great together! When in doubt, find a print or pattern that incorporates blue and green (or any other colors in question) to create a harmonious pairing.

The Seahawks beat the San Francisco 49ers tonight to go onto the SuperBowl and Seattle is stoked! Go Hawks!

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Short Hair Sunday: Amanda

In an effort to connect the short hair sisters of the world, each week for Short Hair Sunday, we’re going to feature a woman who is embracing her fierceness and femininity with short hair. This week is Amanda from Omaha, Nebraska!

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Having short hair makes me feel:
Modern, sophisticated, and daring

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What made you decide to cut your hair?
It’s extremely thick and neither curly nor straight, making it completely unmanageable when long. I cut it to chin length when I was 16 and then to pixie length at 21, and I don’t think I’ll ever go back. It also marks a turning point in my life, when I started to speak out more about politics and social concerns and I feel like having short hair gives me confidence to speak out.

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My short hair icon is:
Emma Watson, Miley Cyrus, and this one girl in a science class I had once

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My favorite hair product is:
Got2b CrazySleek Flat Iron and Blow Dry Lotion

If you could give one piece of advice to women considering short hair, what would it be?
Just go for it! I think everyone looks great with short hair and if you don’t like it, it’ll grow back. It’s just hair, right? Ask around for a stylist who has a good reputation with short hair (even if it’s not your usual stylist) and get some good wax or pomade to style it with.

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If you’d like to be featured on Short Hair Sunday, complete our submission form here then email photos of you rocking your short hair to sarah [at] cablecarcouture [dot] com. You can also become a contributor to the pinboard Short Hair Sisters and share!

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Short Hair Sunday: Giselle Latta

In an effort to connect the short hair sisters of the world, each week for Short Hair Sunday, we’re going to feature a woman who is embracing her fierceness and femininity with short hair. This week is Giselle Latta hailing from Brisbane, Australia!

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Having short hair makes me feel: Liberated

What made you decide to cut your hair?
I felt like a change and embracing my inner confidence with an outward expression of the same. I have always loved the pixie cut and think its feminine and sassy. No more hiding behind the obvious femininity of long hair! I cut my hair from a bob to a pixie in April and have LOVED it. I’ve had so many people comment positively – and even a few embrace the pixie do for themselves!

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My short hair icon is: Ginnifer Goodwin

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de lorenzo mud slide - short hair productsMy favorite hair product is: De Lorenzo Mud Slide

If you could give one piece of advice to women considering short hair, what would it be?
Do it! Take pictures with you & talk to your hair stylist. Take the plunge into pixie nirvana – it’s liberating :-)

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Check out Giselle’s blog and Pinterest!

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If you’d like to be featured on Short Hair Sunday, complete our submission form here then email photos of you rocking your short hair to sarah [at] cablecarcouture [dot] com. You can also become a contributor to the pinboard Short Hair Sisters and share!

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Daily Outfit: Last Outfit of 2013

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When you don your dress for that New Year’s Eve party tonight, remember that it’s going to be your last outfit of 2013! No pressure.

If there ever was a day to go for glitter and sequins, this is it! Since I’m going to be ringing in the New Year at home tonight, I opted for gold sequins for daytime as a nod to New Years.

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Glasses: Rivet & Sway | Earrings: Forever21 | Suede jacket: Etsy | Sequin top: Target | Watch: Fossil | Harem medallion pants: Target | Shoes: Thrifted 

So what was your last outfit of 2013? Happy New Year!

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Sunday Style: Pants 2013

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Today I joined Mormon Feminists everywhere when I wore pants to church today in a sign of solidarity and sisterhood. I wore pants last year, too.

Earlier today I encouraged women who were contemplating wearing pants to just go for it! It’s just for three hours.

Dear sisters, if you are considering wearing pants to church today, do it! As an image consultant and wardrobe stylist, I teach my clients that the clothes they wear affect the way they think, they way they feel, the way they act, and the way that others react to them. Sure, people may react to your pants. But remember first and foremost, your pants are going to impact how you feel about yourself. And I can tell you from experience, you’re going to feel a part of a profoundly powerful sisterhood when you pull on those pants today.

Did you wear pants today?

Glasses: Rivet & Sway | Earrings: gift | Suede jacket: Etsy | Orange tank: Nordstrom Rack | Necklace: H&M | Palazzo Pants: Nordstrom | Handbag: Momentum Handbag | Shoes: some boutique 
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It’s Not Just What You Wear, But the Order You Wear It

My mentor Judith Rasband is famous for saying, “It’s not just what you wear, but how you wear it.” Today a delightful encounter with a child showed me that it’s not just what you wear, but the order in which you wear it.

boys suitThis afternoon I was on set styling a 6-year-old boy who was going to be modeling a sharp looking three-piece suit. He assured his nanny and I that he wouldn’t need help getting dressed and with an independent air, went into the dressing room solo to clothe himself. He came out a few minutes later wearing the shirt, vest, and slacks with no jacket in sight. Upon closer investigation I discovered that he had accidentally put the jacket on underneath his shirt and vest, against his skin instead of as a third layer piece. Of course I delicately suggested we change the order of things — he quickly mastered the revised order and looked terrific.

A good rule of thumb for deciding what layer? Thinner layers go underneath and thicker layers go on top. Any additional layer to the outside should be visually or actually thicker than the layer underneath. That way you won’t end up wearing a chiffon vest overtop of a cable knit sweater.

It’s not just what you wear, folks — the order counts, too.

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Short Hair Sunday: Cate Rawson

In an effort to connect the short hair sisters of the world, each week for Short Hair Sunday, we’re going to feature a woman who is embracing her fierceness and femininity with short hair. This week is artistic director and stylist Cate Rawson, hailing from Cypress, Texas.

Having short hair makes me feel:
Like an awesome version of myself.

What made you decide to cut your hair?
I have had short hair in the past and I really liked it. I had long hair for years and then decided that it was time to chop chop. I never fixed my hair when it was long because it was a pain and with kiddos at home it took too much time. I love the ease of short hair but more than that I think women with short hair exude a unique kind of confidence. I feel more confident and more MYSELF with short hair. Especially when I have a funky streak of pink in the front. 

My short hair icon is:
Charlize Theron

My favorite hair product is:
WEN Hair Pomade

If you could give one piece of advice to women considering short hair, what would it be?
DO IT. Every woman should try short hair at least once in their lives. Also, talk to a good stylist about the cut and which would best suit your hair type and face shape.

Check out Cate’s blog See Cate Create, YouTube and Pinterest.

If you’d like to be featured on Short Hair Sunday, complete our submission form here then email photos of you rocking your short hair to sarah [at] cablecarcouture [dot] com. You can also become a contributor to the pinboard Short Hair Sisters and share!

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