Saturday, 11 June 2022

Interview with Fashion Stylist Jodie Filogomo

Hi There..... Would you like to be inspired by another fashion blogger for my new fashion stylist interview? 

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No, I am not talking about a guest post on my blog, because that is not my thing. I did it once and didn't like the way the other fashion blogger wanted to dictate the rules. 😣

Even though people say it helps to get more eyes on your blog, it's my blog, so my rules. If my blog wasn't the way she wanted it, why would she want to be on it? πŸ˜•

I am always open to suggestions, though. If you have constructive criticism, you can share it with a comment at the end of this blog post. 😊

Ok, I might just ignore it, but you never know I might surprise you. 😁

High time to let Jodie Filogomo do the talking. She is the 56-year-old founder of Jodie’s Touch of Style and the voice behind the outfits. 😍

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What kind of work do you do, or what are you studying to be? 

I’m a fashion inspirer (I know some women use the term influencer, but I would rather inspire people). 
As a fashion blogger, I not only put together our outfit choices but also create the written article around them. 

What made you decide to become a Fashion Stylist?

I’ve always had a love of clothing that is part of my genes from my mother. It’s one reason I include my mother on my site. My mom is a master seamstress and has taught me a lot, especially in accessorizing and alterations. 
 

Is fashion important to you? Why? 

I believe that our outside appearance is more important than many people think. As visual animals, we notice and unconsciously judge people by what they wear. 
I think we can project either a serious or lighthearted air with our daily looks. 

What are your successes and how did you achieve them?

My original career was as a cosmetic dentist, where I succeeded in having my practice for over 22 years. They nominated me for a local magazine’s Best Dentist 6 years in a row. 

As a fashion blogger and stylist, my successes are different. My biggest source of pride is when I get emails from women saying how much I’ve inspired them to wear more colorful items or to think differently about their bodies and style choices. 

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Is the name of the Brand important to you when you buy clothing?

Absolutely not!! I think the brand is the least important aspect of our clothing because we are the only ones that know what brand it really is. Even if there is a logo on the clothing, I don’t think it makes us look better. 
 

Describe your personal style of clothing?

My personal style is multi-dimensional, just like my personality. What I will say is that most days I choose colorful clothing and enjoy switching it up. One of my superpowers is making every piece of clothing extremely versatile. 

How did you find your personal style? Do you have a signature look? 

I found my personal style by experimenting and being open to new and different ways to dress. I feel like we close ourselves off if we only choose to wear one style or one company's clothing.

My signature look?? That’s a hard one because I play in all the style categories. 
In the summer, I would say it would be a bright dress!! 
 

In what way do you influence other people’s clothing style?

I definitely showcase and influence other women to wear more color instead of only wearing neutrals. Color is a hugely powerful aspect of our wardrobe and we should take advantage of it. 

I’m also a huge advocate of embracing the bodies we have, and many women appreciate that instead of feeling the need to cover up as our bodies change. 
 
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What are in your eyes the best trends at the moment?

I love the fact that there are SO MANY options available, especially in the jeans trends. For instance, you can still find skinny jeans at the stores, but you’re also seeing a lot of the wider silhouettes. 

To me, style should be as unique as our personalities, so it’s good to have options. 
 

What are in your eyes the worst trends at the moment?

This is where my Pollyanna trait comes in… I don’t think there are any bad trends. Sure, I may not wear the micro-mini skirts personally. Then again, I have layered a short tutu over another dress, so I bet I could make it work. 

If I had to say a terrible trend, that would be the rules and articles that say women over 50 shouldn’t wear this or that. 
 

What kind of fashion advice would you give us?

Stop being swayed by someone else. If we all follow the “fashion rules” then we would all look the same, and that would be a shame. Each of us is a unique person, and we should dress that way.

The other thing is that older women should stop trying to blend in. That makes us invisible, and instead, we should try to stand out for all the wisdom and experience we have.
 

Who is your style icon and why?

Without question Helen Mirren. I would have answered this question this way even before she was just featured on the cover of People Magazine.

I love that she not only embraces her wrinkles but has a no-nonsense approach to life. 
 

Is there something else you would like to share with us?

Life is too short to worry about what other people think of what you are wearing. Try all the different trends and shapes, and enjoy your style. Granted, it takes time to feel more confident this way, but it’s well worth it. 

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Thank you Jodie for answering my questions. Couldn't agree more that life is too short to worry too much. 😍

Hope you like my blog.....Until next time.....Have a nice day 

Renata (Seadbeady)

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Thursday, 9 June 2022

Where To Find a Bjorn Borg Sports Backpack In The Netherlands - HemdVoorHem

Hi There..... Would you like me to tell you more about my new Bjorn Borg sports backpack?

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Ah, perhaps you have never heard of him, but the tennis fans amongst you surely must know Bjorn Borg was a Swedish former world No. 1 tennis player. 😊

The first time I heard about him was from my niece. She was quite a fan of him as a teenager. Since our dad disliked sports on TV, my sisters and I never got to know about him. 😦

I had heard nothing about him for a long time until a few days ago there was a replay of the documentary where in 1980 Bjârn Borg takes on the new American talent John McEnroe. 😊

Oh my, so boring. Not sure why I kept watching till the end. 😫

Ah, just kidding, of course. It was super exciting to watch, and I'm not even a sports fan. πŸ˜‰

That's why I was ever so happy with this Bjorn Borg sports backpack HemdVoorHem gifted me in exchange for my honest opinion. 😍

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Bjorn Borg Core backpack

This gray Bjorn Borg Core Backpack is a backpack that is ideal for anyone who is always on the go, from the gym to work and then a drink with friends in the evening. 

Big enough for all your daily essentials, the bag features a main compartment with a double-way zip, a zipped front pocket, padded shoulder straps, and a padded back panel for optimum comfort. Made from recycled polyester.

Type of fabric Technical material
Material composition 100% polyester
Design Uni
Collection Basic
Gender Unisex
Closure Zipper

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My opinion on the Bjorn Borg sports backpack

Can I let you in on a secret? I am not using it for anything sports-related. Although, there is debate about it because breath support is work. There is nothing effortless about it. 😁

Ah, you may have guessed that I am using it for my band rehearsals every week. πŸ˜€

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Can you see how spacious it is? It has enough space to put in my large binder with all my music sheets, our business cards, my microphone, water, and a pack of cookies. 😎

I also love the design of this bag, and it's of outstanding quality, like all items I received from HemdVoorHem so far. 😍

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Styling advice online

Did you know they also offer free styling advice to their customers? HemdVoorHem is a webshop for men's clothing, but their service goes further than ensuring you receive your order as quickly as possible. Their stylist is happy to help you make online shopping even easier, faster, and more effective.

Want to learn more about HemdVoorHem? Check out my previous blog post about them

Hope you like my blog.....Until next time.....Have a nice day 

Renata (Seadbeady)

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