Big Event? Special Occasion? Photo Shoot? Here’s How To Make Sure You Look Your Best

For most of us, we want to look our, ideally with minimal effort, but certain occasions warrant more time, energy, and focus to ensure what you’re wearing is as flattering as possible. Whether you’re giving a presentation at work, hosting a meeting, having portraits taken, participating in a photo or video shoot, going to a luncheon to support your favorite charity, you name it, there are countless reasons why some days we aim to look better than others.

For such occasions, do you have go-to outfits? Do you wear dresses, suits, pants, or jeans? Do you tend to stick to the same style of jewelry and/or shoes? (For more on this concept, see my related post What’s Your Fashion Formula?We all know that black is a slimming color, but what colors do you tend to gravitate toward that make you look and feel your best?

I recently collaborated with Katie Garlock, a professional photographer and owner of Portriations at 218 N. Lee Street in Old Town, on a video series highlighting some simple strategies on how to look your best. Over the past 25 years, Katie’s work with individuals and families on portrait photography has given her knowledge and insight on what to wear for portraits. Together, we share some wisdom on the importance of fit, color, and style of clothing and accessories for everyday or when being photographed.

This is the first in a series of video’s we’ll be releasing:

Email me with questions or comments; we’d love to hear from you!


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After collaborating with friends on a seasonal pop-up consignment sale in Alexandria, my passion for fashion grew into designing a dress line with the goal of expanding to other clothing and opening a retail store to include similar designers with small production lines ~ Twist Boutique was born. A former lobbyist, I have neither a retail nor fashion designing background, but I didn’t let that deter me from diving head first into this endeavor. I hope to satisfy our savvy customers with my passion for combining new and consignment clothing and accessories, home furnishings, and gifts.

Twist Boutique recognizes that style seekers want one-of-a kind pieces, whether it's clothing, accessories, home furnishings or gifts, and the experience that goes along with finding them. Women are making smarter choices when shopping to ensure they don't compromise quality for price. For this reason, owner Kristen Moore created Twist to combine her passion for new and resale clothing and accessories to ensure varying price points to satisfy customer needs and desires.

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Alexandria, VA 22314

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