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Mother Daughter Project: Annabelle's Couture in Royal Oak

My mother, Anna, was a seamstress for as long as I can remember and worked out of our home. She was truly an inspiration and a fashion maven. I can remember all of the beautiful dresses, hats and shoes!She did all of the alterations when I had my first store and was my quality control! Since she made everything from men’s suits to bridal gowns and everything in between, I knew I’d better sell a quality product!She was also one of my best customers at 84 years old buying the clothing and hi heeled shoes!I lost her 5 years ago and it still feels like yesterday sometimes. Her influence still whispers in my ear. I will, no doubt, continue to...

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Mother Daughter Project: Absolutely Abigail

“Our boutique has an e-commerce website and accepts orders worldwide. The owner’s daughter, Abigail Satterthwaite, has more than doubled the internet business since her full time takeover 2 ½ years ago. “I love the endless opportunities my web store brings daily to the boutique. We routinely chat and mingle with customers and designers worldwide. Our web store is designer driven and my mother’s gift in apparel selection is like no other. We are a force to be reckoned with in the industry. I love my life and all God has done for me!” quotes Abby. “ We are a blessed and totally restored God given mother and daughter miracle. A true female owned and operated business indeed!” - Abigail Satterthwaite

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Spring 2015 Trends : The Metalic Look - Tips for Over 40 Fashionistas

By Roni RablWe started discussing tips and trends for trendy looking spring summer looks. Metallic and textures are also big for next season, and let me tell you, they’re here to stay for a while. That is why they’re worthwhile looking out for. But this can be an even bigger challenge.How do I wear a metallic look and not feel/look like an alien?How do I wear textured garments and not going out into the world looking like a Christmas tree?See the images and judge for yourself. It is absolutely possible, and therefore remember my first tip: be well advised and look for the designers who catered well to you in the past.

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Spring 2015 Trends : Dots and Stripes - Tips for Over 40 Fashionistas

By Roni RablA friend approached me and said: “I’m over 40. I’m not model-slim. I’m not as leggy or as pretty as they show in all of the magazines. I am looking for fashion trends, but all that I can find are photos of models wearing extreme outfits: wide-striped suits with a full on jungle looks. How can I avoid looking like a fashion victim and still feel good about wearing these trends?”First Tip: Look for a shop where you trust the owner or the sales associates. They will make sure that you leave the store with a big smile, getting both the value as well as look that you came for.The point of “Trend Forecasts” are to let us...

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It’s a mother - daughter story

Many of us are in business with our moms. I am.However complex and complicated this partnership can sometimes be, there exists one key element that tops everything - unconditional love and trust, that in my case allowed for the partnership to grow and develop.The challenge for us was to determine where my mom ends and where I begin.We both did everything when we started and that was not easy.Kids tend to go the opposite direction of their parents or just as far as possible to find their own voice and independence. I left Israel at 24 and came to NY. I went as far as I could but luckily found my interest in the Fashion industry quite early on and...

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