Tuesday, September 11, 2012

There are no rules in styling, you've just got to try

We had a wonderful event at Chinoiserie this past Sunday. It was my first public event as an exhibitor and I was lucky enough to have met over 20 brides-to-be.

How funny it was that during the event, I was presented as an expert in styling headpieces. If you have been following me for quite a while, you know clearly that I am just an amateur who is fortunate enough to have finally turned a life long hobby into a career.

I got asked a lot: what kinds of headpieces go with what kinds of head shapes?

To be honest, I will tell you: I do not know.

True that we are born differently in head shapes and sizes wise. However, how you look, how you want to look, what you love, and most importantly, whether you have the courage and confident to try new styles, or styles that you would never have dreamt of attempting, all matter.

I had a very beautiful fresh-faced bride-to-be, who kept saying she lacked femininity in her look. She was born with a very gorgeous head shape, (and a great body!) just like a perfect egg! You would just envy her flawless fresh skin! I didn't find a single spot! She showed me her dresses, every piece was a dream gown! So feminine and truly romantic. I knew I had to tell her: "with just a little bit of makeup, you are going to stun everyone around you. You've got to have confidence in yourself too!"

I literally forced her to try on every style available at my little corner. She hesitated but she did start trying. When the first headpiece landed on her head, the one she kept telling me "I won't look good in it", her worried face broke into a smile. That's when you know your customers are feeling very good about what you have made.

She tried as many as she liked, and every single piece looked as if it was made especially for her. She's been those lucky few who can wear all my headpieces and look stunning in each and every one.

I was taught long ago by my boss at one of my previous jobs: try, and you may have what you want. Fail to try, you definitely have nothing.

There are no rules in styling, please remember that you've just got to try.


my little one helping with the set up and trying on a veil she adored

A dress table full of hair accessories: every woman's dream?

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