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meet the stylist

photo: Ms. Tosha Francis of The Captured Life Photography.

TELL US ABOUT YOU AND YOUR COMPANIES, SAVVY SOIRÉES AND MODAGE? HOW DID YOU GET STARTED? 44

I’ve always loved planning events and planned my own destination wedding in Negril, Jamaica in October 2004. Upon my return from my honeymoon, I decided to enroll in a Wedding Planning course that my mentor Shelby Tuck-Horton taught at a local community college. I was very excited about the possibilities and to date, Savvy Soirées Event Management Company has planned over 100 social events, 50 destination weddings and 35 traditional weddings. With respect to my bridal styling firm, MODAGE, I’ve always had a deep appreciation for fashion and discovered (while planning weddings) that ultimately the “Dress” is really the centerpiece of the event. I began to breathe bridal fashion, researched my favorite designers and their signature styles. I work closely with reputable boutiques and designers locally and abroad and have connected with many bridal professionals by attending industry events and Bridal Market in both April and October in New York. My bridal styling firm “MODAGE · Where Modern Meets Vintage,” is derived from my love for “modern” pieces that compliment my “vintage” finds, so I combined the two words and established “MODAGE” in January 2009. From taking measurements to consulting on the choice of bouquet colors, our professional styling services are tailored to compliment our clients personality and style.

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WHO ARE YOUR FASHION ICONS? My female fashion icon would be Audrey Hepburn, I was and still am mesmerized by her style, especially in Roman Holiday, Breakfast At Tiffany’s and My Fair Lady. Her style was very refined and so glamorous. My male fashion icon is Tom Ford because he too exudes sophistication and has an eye for unparalleled quality and style. WHO INSPIRES YOU? Right now, I’m inspired by Ms. Solange Knowles and Olivia Palermo - they both take risks and are the epitome of chic. Life itself is the best form of inspiration because it forces me to change my perspective daily. Watching old black and white movies provide me with so much inspiration as well and I’m convinced that the 1950’s was the most glamorous of decades with respect to fashion. I could go on and on.

Munaluchi Bride Digital Edition 2  

The 2nd digital edition of Munaluchi Bride Magazine is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Delectable cakes, fashionable brides, unique weddi...

Munaluchi Bride Digital Edition 2  

The 2nd digital edition of Munaluchi Bride Magazine is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Delectable cakes, fashionable brides, unique weddi...