We are thrilled you are taking the first fashionable step to a more polished, professional, and sexier you! An empowering style is not just for the famous, the skinny-minnies, bored housewives, ladies who brunch, teen valley girls, or gold diggers. It’s for everyone who wants to put his/her best foot forward. We have learned from our many mistakes in the world of fashion, which is one of the reasons why we are so passionate about writing this book. We know what you’re going through.
The way you look and carry yourself often determines how others will treat you, as it usually is an indication of how you treat yourself. Have you ever looked into a closet full of clothes and said “I have nothing to wear!” or “I wonder if these pants are doing anything for me”, or even “I wish there were something I could do to look better…without plastic surgery”? If so then we are happy that this book has somehow found its way into your hands, onto your Kindle/Nook, or onto your computer screen. Our goal is to help you look better and feel better than you ever thought you could, as well as provide you with a lot of other useful information on how you can look your absolute best!
After reading this book our tips will save you time, money, and help eliminate the overall stress of getting dressed every day. We will guide and teach you how to purchase items that are right for your body type, skin tone, job, age, and overall lifestyle. You will learn how to create a balanced appearance for your body shape, how to dress to relay the right message on dates, interviews, and other fun events, and a detailed plan for cleaning out your closet.
We want to leave you feeling fabulous, confident, and prepared for wherever the day may take you. This goes for every size, shape, monetary status, and color. So get ready for us to turn your shopping fears into shopping cheers!
It doesn’t matter where you shop, whether you’re at Target, Loehmann’s, or Neiman Marcus, the current trends have become more free spirited than ever. The options are endless and there are stores available for any budget. With that knowledge, you won’t weigh yourself down with the clothes that end up collecting dust and taking up unnecessary space, which ultimately cost you money and time finding what you want to wear. Why not spend that “money and time” on a vacation sipping margaritas on the beach?! Many years ago, women didn’t have the options we have today. They had one set style and everyone pretty much stuck with that. The opportunities to look fabulous are now limitless. Hallelujah!
We realized that we both shared a passion for not only fashion, but also for empowering self confidence in others. We joined forces, and created our thriving image consulting, personal, shopping, and closet clean-out company, Pick Out Artists. We spend many life changing hours providing our services to people, whom we like to call “fabulous, but once upon a time… fashionably challenged!” “Picking out” the right clothes for people, is truly an art form we have mastered.
Rayne has always had an eclectic sense of style and before she became a fit model and learned the tricks of the trade, she was, as Paris Hilton would say, a “hot mess”. In high school, she wore the wrong size bra, which gave her double D’s a reason to hang down way below her belly button! Her t-shirts were way too big and she wore Dickie’s men’s work pants on dates, to parties, to school aka IN PUBLIC! If only someone would have stepped in and said, “Hey, why don’t you take better care of yourself, you look like S#&t!!” As a fit model, Rayne, worked closely with designers to help determine a garment’s best fit, from companies such as Felina, Tommy Bahama, Swim Systems, Anne Cole, and Frederick’s of Hollywood, just to name a few. Over the years, she has developed a keen eye for determining what cuts, designs, and styles will enhance a person’s best assets and camouflage a person’s least liked body parts. Fortunately, it is never too late to start your friendship with fashion, and she did just that….eventually! Today, as you will see in the following pages, Rayne walks through this world as if it were her own catwalk, and so will you!
Even though Nicole spent many years as a successful print model, her style also needed help. She could have cared less about fashion. She would just throw on dresses that just plain weren’t right for her, cheaply made and would unravel with the slightest movement. As a bargain shopper, she learned that not all good deals were just that. What’s the point of a good deal, if you don’t look good or feel good in it? She earned a degree in psychology, and realized the impact of how one’s image can affect the quality of his/her life. Fortunately, due to her trials and errors with her style, she decided to help others avoid the same mistakes. She offers our clients an educated shoulder to cry on, as we pry them away from their worn out pants and 10 year old, out of date shoes.
Today, we collaborate in helping people look better and feel better than they ever thought they could! Yes, we have already said this, and we will be repeating it over and over, since it is our tag line and we want you to remember it. We have observed a number of our clients’ confidence levels skyrocket as a result of our work as stylists. Sometimes it just takes a little helping hand or in this case, hands, to get there. We may not be as qualified as Coco Chanel, but that doesn’t stop us from sharing our opinions, giving suggestions, and changing the world one closet at a time!
The following pages will meticulously take you through the steps towards building a great wardrobe accordingly. Most importantly, stay true to your personality! Every woman has a “catwalker” in them. Find that little girl inside of you that used to play dress-up and get ready to go get em’ girls! If you have any questions as you read, please visit www.PickOutArtists.com . Leave us a comment or send us an email and we will respond as fast as super humanly possible.