Summer Beauty In a Snap!

Cute dress..... check. Sandals...check. Ponytail...check.  Sweaty face and makeup........a big mess! It's summer, it's hot and the last thing you want to be worrying about is how your makeup looks. Summer makeup doesn't have to be an overly complicated list of products. Here are seven easy steps to get you on your way and looking flawless. 1. Moisturize. Moisturize. Moisturize. This is the first and most important step. The summer heat can take your beautiful skin and turn into a nightmare. Applying moisturizer on your face and body will create hydrated youthful looking skin and can even … [Read more...]


Protocol and etiquette are no longer relegated to the international diplomatic community.  Knowledge of business protocol & etiquette is necessary for anyone engaged in local or global business and exchange.  We must be an enjoy for the firm we represent, equipped with knowledge and understanding of business and social customs of the person with whom we are negotiating.  It is this know-how that will bring success. TOP TEN BUSINESS ETIQUETTE TIPS 1.  Enter a room with confidence and authority.  You are in the spotlight.  Use it to your advantage.  Entering a room and quickly heading for … [Read more...]

Business Casual or Casual — That — Is The Question!

Last week my husband and I were in New York.  We were going to an incredible restaurant called “Del Frisco’s”.  This is a nice restaurant – white table clothes, great wines and a’la carte menu.  I wasn’t sure what the proper attire for this restaurant would be.  Yes, I know, I am an image coach and I should know these things, right?  But, what is proper attire in Dayton or California may not be acceptable in New York. I called the restaurant and they said business casual.  When I heard my husband repeat it over the phone, I said, “Jeans”?  I said this because the difference between business … [Read more...]

Facebook’s Big Announcement? Graph Search is here.

As I'm sure many of you have heard by now, Facebook made a pretty big announcement yesterday - users will now be able to perform searches throughout the social networking site on people, places and things.  Graph search is going to allow users to do more than just search for "Suzie Smith."  It's going to let user ask questions like "what other friends of mine like the city of Dayton?" Graph search also lets users search for things nearby - which can prove pretty useful when you're in an unfamiliar city.  That feature specifically puts Facebook more in line to start moving towards a "Yelp" … [Read more...]

Social media for natural disasters

In the aftermath of Hurrican Sandy - aka Frankenstorm - I've affirmed a couple different things.  First, east coast superstorms are real and no state or city is ever really "safe" from having a natural disaster come their way.  Second, social media is king when it comes to getting the most information in a state of emergency.   I think when it comes down to it,  nothing beats major news networks like feet on the street reporters.  Like our local WHIO eye witness reports, each one of us has the power when it comes to sharing information that is most relevant to those in our local … [Read more...]

Airport Etiquette — Does it Exist?

I was flying to Florida for business a few months ago.  Since I was going to a business meeting, I was in a business casual suit.  I made sure that I wore dress flats so my feet wouldn’t kill me walking long distances in the airports.  This is how my parents taught me to dress when I fly.  And most people do dress appropriate in public while flying, but it’s amazing the things you see before, during and after a flight! I am sure the people reading this are thinking the same thing. If you travel frequently, you may have asked yourself this at one time or another: Is there airport and … [Read more...]

Midwest Fashion Week Kicks Off Wednesday

According to a recent article from TIME Magazine Midwest Fashion Week is the innovator for Fashion in the Midwest.  Founded in 2006 by Haitian born designer Berny Martin of Catou Designs, Martin began designing clothes at the age of 8 and gone on to open several store front locations nationwide and has been showcased during BET’s RIP the Runway and New York Fashion Week. Midwest Fashion Week kicks off on Wednesday October 17 in Indianapolis and according to Martin this will be one of the most diverse shows ever with designers coming in from Europe, Pakistan, India, South America, the … [Read more...]

Fashion Changing Lives

On Saturday, October 6th   WDTN Channel 2’s Marsha Bonhart will Emcee the We Care Arts local celebrity fashion show.  We Care Arts provides manual arts therapy workshop experiences for physically, mentally and emotionally handicapped individuals to enhance self-esteem and learn job skills. Some of the local celebrities from the community will include, Judy Dodge, Ohio State Senator Peggy Lehner, and Kettering Mayor Don Patterson.  Also modeling will be some of the We Care Arts clients. Tickets are $30 for the lunch and style show and the event kicks off at 10am at the Mandalay Banquet … [Read more...]

BeardCon: The Cutting Edge Of A Hairy Subject

BeardCon Is Growing  “He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man.” ~ William Shakespeare   A beard. It is an enigma that is constantly being defined and redefined. At times throughout man’s history, it was viewed as a badge of sexual virility, a symbol of wisdom and then, paradoxically, as a follicle folly ascribed to the slovenly and the shiftless. Biologically, it is described as a secondary sexual characteristic brought upon by an influx of dihydrotestosterone during puberty and is defined as a signal that a man is ready to sire offspring. It … [Read more...]

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Watch out tweeters, the new Twitter is here.

Looks like Twitter is upping it's ante - in user customization and user interface that is.  With all the changes we've seen over the past year with Facebook, it was only a matter of time before we see some major updates from Twitter. The most obvious change is the new header image.  Similar to Facebook's timeline cover photo, this is a customizable image that sits behind your logo and bio.  What it really does is bring the attention and focus to you, instead of to your tweets - but that's a good thing!  I've heard a lot of complaints from clients in the past because their logo or photo … [Read more...]