note:

I'm no longer able to access my old Facebook profile, pages or groups.
(Also the old Hotmail email address is long gone).

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Accepting Yourself



I just wanted to share about my soundcloud channel, where I now have 80 tracks.
https://soundcloud.com/jane-leu-rekas
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Monday, September 4, 2017

Determining Your Face Shape


1. Forehead: Pull the tape measure from the peak of one eyebrow arch to the peak of the opposite arch. Record that number. 
2. Cheekbones: Measure across your upper cheeks, starting and ending at the sharp bump below the outer corner of each eye. 
3. Jawline: Measure from the tip of your chin to the point below your ear where your jaw angles upward. Multiply that number by two. 
4. Face length: Measure from the center of your hairline to the tip of your chin.
can you believe polyvore is gone?

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How to plan your perfect capsule wardrobe | CAPSULE GUIDE | Justine Leconte


Here are the 10 steps presented by Justine + further related videos: 1. How is the weather in your country? This will influence the number of pieces you need to build your wardrobe. 2. What is your lifestyle / what activities do you have? Your wardrobe will have to fit all those parts of your life - of build a separate capsule for each "life". 3. What is your personal style and taste? How to find your own style: https://youtu.be/5VPgmVCjFMg 4. What is your body type? How to measure and determine your type: https://youtu.be/djuJdzUV4QA 5. Which colors suit you / do you enjoy wearing? How to add color to your wardrobe: https://youtu.be/5l0KrjCHd_U What the colors you wear say about you: https://youtu.be/HkuJ14Ir9MQ Play with textures and materials (on a budget): https://youtu.be/eRyf3NnGD24 6. What do you already have in your closet? 7. Pick a budget and define preferences (eco, ethical, locally produced, etc.). 8. Structure your wardrobe in tops, over-tops and bottoms. 9. Find out what is missing, thinking in categories and in outfits. 10. Make a specific shopping list. Previous episode in this series: https://youtu.be/q97bC0Xv1CY




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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Transformational Triad

I have always been fascinated with the fluidity of Fashion Feng Shui, especially due to the concept of the Transformational Triad.  It seems that this dynamic combination of our essence and intention and body can be applied to our wardrobe planning with other systems as well.

Through Fashion Feng Shui, you find your dominant feng shui element to determine your style of dress.  You also can modify this by your intention or purpose for the day.




The Transformational Triad concept leads us to balance our essence with our intention that changes over time to create a harmonious appearance.

  • Essential Energy (ESSENCE) is unconsciously expressed. It is the energetic lens through which you see the world, the assimilation of your core (driving force), character (emotional nature), and conduct (way of being) – the unique "essence"... that is you.
  • Intentional Energy (INTENTION) is consciously created. It is the energy attached to what you have "in mind" to be, do and have.
  • Visual Energy (APPEARANCE) is physically transmitted. It is the vibrational pattern created by "how you look," influenced by the energies inherent in your physical coloring and body shape, and the colors, patterns, textures, fabrics and silhouettes of the clothes you wear.
https://www.fashionfengshui.com//



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Saturday, September 2, 2017

How to do a Closet Audit

Contemplation: this process begins with some thinking about your goals, your lifestyle, your current closet needs and limitations, etc.  This will also possibly involve coordination with the Color and Style system(s) you prefer.  They may provide some guidance in how to conceptualize your closet.  

contemplation



Capsule Wardrobe Planning: it can be a good idea to envision several capsule wardrobes that coordinate with your lifestyle and needs. You may do this on polyvore or pinterest, or request makeover assistance.

Culling Closet: the next step is usually to take everything out of your closet and dresser drawers, or storage areas.  This will also give you a chance to evaluate whether you need to improve the structure of your closet, such as buying new bins or hangers, etc.

storage



Categorize: sort through all your items to determine it's destiny: 
Keep * Store * Toss * Donate
Evaluate what you use, what is in good repair, what fits, what actually fits your coloring and style.

Keep: what you know is perfect.  Store: what fits and is good quality but not your color or style (or this season). Toss: items in disrepair.  Donate: the rest gets donated, sold on consignment or traded!

keep store toss donate

keep store toss donate by expressingyourtruth featuring storage baskets


Curate: Now you get to set your closet back up with your new prioritized items and storage supplies!

Consider hanging your clothes back up with the hanger backwards in the closet.  Then in 6 mos. or a year, you will know what you never use!

Consider hanging outfits together, or your separate Capsule Wardrobes together by purpose.


  • attach a towell bar on any empty wall space for scarves
  • hang a peg board
  • organize the top shelf with dividers or bins
  • hanging shoe organizers can be used for sweaters
  • hang purses on hooks
  • splurge on matching hangers
  • stagger your shoes
  • use office organizers on shelves
  • More on pinterest
I use Color Me A Season and Color Profiles, as well as the McJimsey style facet model.  See also EYT Closet - Let me know if you live near Hood River, Oregon!





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