Want to know how fashion stylists do Christmas? Here's your answer in one photo:
This lovely creation was dreamed up by Felicia Hunter, fashionista and blogger behind Fashionable Purpose. Felicia's holiday dress was inspired by cocktail dresses many of us ladies sport during the holidays, with a bodice of a short length to highlight the legs. Felicia was kind enough to share the details of this her festive creation; the dress was made of garland and the top made of an easy-to-mold mesh ribbon. These and the ornaments were all purchased from two of her favorite stores, Michael's and Kirkland's.
I sat down with Felicia to learn a little more about how she found her way into the fashion world:
Describe your style.
Classic, chic. I prefer the basics and then accessorize with bags, jewelry, and shoes. I opt of solid color tops, then I'll pair with a nice belt and pants.
What's your favorite store to shop in?
I don't have a favorite store. I just go to check for styles and pieces that I like. I don't discriminate styles, stores, or departments. I'll shop in the "grandma" section, petites, anywhere.
When did you first realize that fashion was your calling?
When I was younger, my mom used to select my clothes for me. When she'd leave the room, I decided to pick my own outfits. She was impressed that my outfits would match, so then she started to let me choose my own outfits.
I even have my own fashion trademark with my family members. My cousin told me he always knows I'm in the building because I typically sport a jacket. I love jackets!
Tell us a little about your fashion background.
I graduated from Radford University with a degree in Fashion Merchandising. I also took fashion courses in high school.
What are your goals for Fashionable Purpose?
I like helping women with their wardrobe. Clothes are a reflection of you, what you're about. Fashion and purpose go together, so what you wear has to be purposeful. This is why I'm taking Fashion Purpose into wardrobe consulting. I want to help women to not just compulsively shop, but intentionally ask if a certain piece is a part of their fashionable purpose.
I am also writing a book and would like to have my own talk show and speak at women's events and conferences.
Eventually, I would like to get a dedicated office space where I can talk with clients about their measurements and chat about their style. I envision my office in an urban environment with an older feel.