Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Organizer: Style by Constantine Announces Partnership with Da...

The Organizer: Style by Constantine Announces Partnership with Da...: Michelle Forrester Style by Constantine PO Box 518 Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465 Style by Constantine Announces it's Partnership with David’s...

Style by Constantine Announces Partnership with David’s Bridal Charleston, SC.


Michelle Forrester
Style by Constantine
PO Box 518
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465

Style by Constantine Announces it's Partnership with David’s Bridal of
Charleston, SC. Michelle Forrester, owner of Style by Constantine is elated to announce their collaboration with David’s Bridal. Forrester said that she was excited to align with a national brand which offers an array of services for brides and special event solutions.
Style by Constantine specializes in organizing people, places, and spaces. From image consulting, wardrobe styling, and event management, they pride themselves in turning chaos into order. So relieve yourself from the chaos of trying to manage and organize your life.

For additional information, please contact Michelle Forrester at Style by Constantine at 843-532-4785 or michelle@stylebyconstantine.
Check out our website at www.stylebyconstantine.com and
you can see use on Pinterest at
http://pinterest.com/styleconstant

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Organizer: High Fashion Organizing Solutions

The Organizer: High Fashion Organizing Solutions: "When Your Shoes, Purses and Accessories are within easy reach, It will be easy to dress to Impress" Jewelry Organizer :  Store your...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

High Fashion Organizing Solutions

"When Your Shoes, Purses and Accessories are within easy reach, It will be easy to dress to Impress"

  • Jewelry Organizer:  Store your earrings, bracelets, and necklaces in a jewelry organizer with a clear plastic pockets on the front.  This way you will be able to see everything you have an when you get ready to use an item you'll always know where all of your jewelry is.  One place one space is always the key to keeping up with your jewelry.

  • Stainless Steel Painting Tray:  A narrow bin works well for organizing small accessories inside a drawer.  You can get it at any hardware store.  If you want to get really creative you can spray paint it to suit your style this way it's a one of a kind piece made just for you. 

  • You Love Your Purses:  So let keep them in order.  If you find it to be to much trouble to rotate the contents of your purse from one to the other then it time for you to streamline the items you are carrying around.  Ladies, you know that it use to be stylist to have very small purse an now it looks like the bigger purses are taking over.  But if you are really honest with yourselves you don't really use half the things you have in them.  They are bigger and heavier than ever an your shoulder is crying for help.  So, listen to me just like when you get a little older you may downsize your home it's time too downsize your purses and it's contents.  I promise you shoulders will thank you an it will be much easier to rotate your purses.  

As with anything if you haven't use an item in more than 6 month give it to someone who will.  Donating is still a wonderful thing to do for you and others.

The Organizer: Shopping Tips For Department Stores

The Organizer: Shopping Tips For Department Stores: If it's A Big Ticket or Specific Item.. Become Friends with the Salespeople :  This will give you the connection to get phone ...

Shopping Tips For Department Stores

If it's A Big Ticket or Specific Item..



  • Become Friends with the Salespeople:  This will give you the connection to get phone calls, emails, and things being put aside for you just because the Salesperson knows what you like or may want.  By building this relationship you have the chance to sample things before they ever hit the stores floor.
  • Getting on the Different Stores Email List:  Being on the stores Email List you the chance to get notices of the store new items and any special they my be having on the things they want to get rid of.  So the Email List is another connection to the store and it's salespeople because you are the first people they think of.  
  • Attending Store Events:  It could be an opportunity for a mini-makeover or a shopping night out with the girls, when cosmetics counters bring in outside reps, participating shoppers are usually rewarded with extra deals and free samples.  The same is true when you volunteer for training day or night for the salespeople, because this is training for the staff to learn how to show off the stores inventory.
Department Stores offer promotions meant to buy store loyalty, such as generous gift sets and store wide rewards programs for credit card holders.  And, department stores always have help for your, because they want you to remember them when it's time for you to purchase items.  These are a few tips from Style by Constantine, LLC checkout their website at www.stylebyconstantine.com

Monday, August 13, 2012

Quiz: Finding A Scent for Your Home

"How To Find The Scent for You Home"

Quiz 

Fragrance to fit your design style...

Mostly Decorate with:
    A.  neutrals
    B.  bright colors
    C.  jewel tones
    D.  soft hues

My Style Aesthetic is:
     A.  clean & minimal
    B.  lively & natural 
   C.  global & eclectic
   D.  plush & relaxed

My Favorite Textiles are:
    A.  crisp white linens
   B.   tropical prints
  C.   ornate brocades
  D.  cashmere throws

I Love Furniture That is:
  A.  sleek & modern 
 B.  made of bamboo
C.  dark & rich
D.  traditional 

Results

Which one of these letters do you have the most of will tell you your style...

A's: Your scent is Cotton & Italian Mandarin
       Brighten your home with breezy cotton, citrus, honeydew, and sandalwood....

B's: Your scent is Pineapple & Mangosteen
        A tropical paradise with pineapple, mongosteen, creamy coconut, and passionflower....

C's: Your scent is Fuji Apple & Cardamom Spice
       Warm your space with a spicy, sugary blend of pears, apples, cinnamon, and clove....

D's: Your scent is Lavender & Juniper Berry
        Relax in lush lavender with a touch of fresh juniper berry, eucalyptus, and rose....







Friday, August 10, 2012

The Organizer: Wedding & Event Trends Tips

The Organizer: Wedding & Event Trends Tips: Hot Event Trends 1. Color – Popping yellow, red, electric blue, etc. 2. Design – Retro classic pieces with pops of bright c...

Wedding & Event Trends Tips




Hot Event Trends
1. Color – Popping yellow, red, electric blue, etc.
2. Design – Retro classic pieces with pops of bright color and reflective surfaces.
3. Tabletop Centerpieces (Events) – Less heavy floral and more accessories and props.
4. Tabletop Centerpieces (Weddings) – Over the top, elaborate and grand floral.
5. Fabric Decor – Mix of patterns with a play on vintage, traditional fabrics with a modern twist.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Organizer: What Not To Do: Wedding Florals

The Organizer: What Not To Do: Wedding Florals: Flower Mistake 1: Not seeing the big picture "Couples tend to see the centerpieces and the table setting but do not visualize the who...

What Not To Do: Wedding Florals


Flower Mistake 1: Not seeing the big picture

"Couples tend to see the centerpieces and the table setting but do not visualize the whole reception room with their guests in it. For example, couples pay for a room with a wonderful view of the ocean or scenic surrounding and want tall, large centerpieces that will obstruct this view."
-- Faith Cass

Flower Mistake 2: Not trusting your florist

"Communicate your vision, likes, dislikes, and expectations but have a little flexibility and be comfortable with substitution. We want to make your wedding absolutely breathtaking. So relax, put trust in your vendors and remember why you hired that amazing talent!"
-- Alana Guglielmo

Flower Mistake 3: Not reusing ceremony arrangements

"Aisle flowers can become centerpieces and altar pieces can be moved to the buffet table. The ceremony usually only lasts about half an hour -- it's a shame to see so many flowers only being used for that amount of time when they could easily be incorporated into the reception decor!"
-- Paula Pritchard

Flower Mistake 4: Booking your florist last

"Couples should begin the process of booking vendors by speaking to one vendor from each category before booking anyone. This way they can get an idea of what things cost and perhaps they could budget better."
-- Douglas Koch

Flower Mistake 5: Refusing to compromise

"The biggest mistake is for a bride to have her heart set on specific flowers and not be flexible. A florist can do a much better job if the bride asks for an overall look, feel, and color scheme and let the florist create it."
-- Jana Stall

Flower Mistake 6: Ruling out pricey blooms

"Don't be scared of the expensive flowers. Flowers like cattleya orchids and peonies are more expensive, but they also cover more space and have a greater impact. One cattleya orchid can have a greater impact than a bouquet of roses."
-- Erin Drake

Flower Mistake 7: Not communicating with your florist

"Knowing what you like is just as important as knowing what you don't like. Bring lots of pictures -- it is the best way to help convey what you do and do not want your floral designs to look like."
-- Danielle Childress

Flower Mistake 8: Using only one color

"A lot of brides try to match the flowers to the bridesmaid dresses. A bridesmaid in a lavender gown with lavender flowers will make for very disappointing pictures. Flowers are a great place to choose an accent color -- for example, a lime green against a lavender gown will bring out the best in both colors and make for fabulous photos."
-- Linda Maggert

Flower Mistake 9: Choosing strongly scented flowers

"Choosing highly aromatic flowers for centerpieces may sound like an amazingly romantic idea, but it will drive your guests insane if they are prone to allergies. For highly aromatic arrangements -- stick to your bridal bouquet and the altar arrangements."
-- Katie Martin

Flower Mistake 10: Not taking care of your blooms

"Everyone loves hydrangeas, especially in bouquets. However, hydrangeas need to stay hydrated, and the average lifespan out of water in temperate conditions is about three hours. They might not even make it through your ceremony if you're out all day taking pictures."
-- Esther Galantowicz

Flower Mistake 11: Forgetting to budget for flowers

"Most brides find that flowers are an important part of their day but forget to include them in the planning from the start. When I have a budget and a theme, I am really able to advise them better right from the beginning."
-- Georgianne Vinicombe

Flower Mistake 12: Taking on too much DIY

"Brides [who try to DIY their flowers] will purchase dozens of glass vases for centerpieces, only to become overwhelmed. We receive many frantic calls, asking to take over the stress of these DIY projects, which oftentimes becomes more expensive than hiring a professional from the start."
-- Natalie E. Willett

Flower Mistake 13: Ordering your flowers too late

"Flowers come from South America, Holland, and all over the world, so it is very hard to contact farms across the world and have flowers arrive within one or two weeks. Leave at least a six-week window ahead of your wedding week to be able to line everything up. Your flowers will be cheaper if you can give us the time that we need to order."
-- Brenda Sterk

Flower Mistake 14: Choosing an oversized bouquet

"Brides often think: ‘The larger the better!' What they don't realize is that the larger the bouquet, the more it covers and fights with the overall design of their dress. Further, do you really want to carry something that is huge and heavy? Think about the size and comfort when it comes to your bouquet."
-- Shawn A. Rabideau

Flower Mistake 15: Overlooking the reception table linens

"What's underneath a centerpiece is as important as the arrangement itself. Linens don't just complement the look of your centerpieces; they complete them. From runners to underlays and overlays, the right ‘undergarments' can make flowers flourish on a table."
-- Candice Ryan

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Organizer: Budget Friendly Tips for Your Wedding

The Organizer: Budget Friendly Tips for Your Wedding: Tips for the Wedding of Your Dreams 1. Instead of hiring a full band, hire a great DJ accompanied with a couple of live instruments...

Budget Friendly Tips for Your Wedding


Tips for the Wedding of Your Dreams

1. Instead of hiring a full band, hire a great DJ accompanied with a couple of live instruments to save.
2. Buffet stations save money compared to sit-down plated service which requires wait staff.
3. Focus flower in one main area. Your display will pop this way and then you can fill the rest of the space with candles, which gives it a more romantic feel.
4. Instead of investing so much money on a wedding gown that you’ll wear once, you can rent amazing high-end designer gowns.
5. Order invitations online
6. Pick a wedding venue that can accommodate your wedding and reception.  This way you don't have to invest in two different location