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FRESH STARTS | SPARKLE SUNDAY

sparklesunday mary-pickford-2 We heard this quote from Motion Picture Actress, Mary Pickford this past week. Mary lived from 1892-1979 and was famous for silent films. We love her quote:

Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it. If you have made mistakes, even serious mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing that you have tried and failed again and again; you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call failure is not falling down, but staying down.

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Blog Love Week 36

Chic Critique Forum Blog Love

Do you post on your blog only to hear crickets? Do you sometimes feel like you are talking to yourself (and maybe your Mom) on your blog? Do you need some LOVE?

Chic Critique is here for you, girl. In 2013, we are doing a weekly feature on our blog every Saturday called “BLOG LOVE” where you can showcase your  blog posts on Chic Critique for lots of love.

SWEET BENEFITS:

  • Use this as motivation to blog at least once a week
  • Boost your SEO: your thumbnail will link back to your own blog for lots of publicity and SEO lovin’!
  • Get blog comments from our fans
  • Show off your work
  • Get published! One of your images might be featured in an upcoming issue of Chic Magazine

It’s so easy! HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:

You must be a member of Chic Critique forum to participate 

  1. Post some pics on your own blog with a link back to Chic Critique
  2. Every weekend, submit your permalink (not your main blog address) from your own blog post to the frog icon (see sample below) to our weekly Saturday “Blog Love” blog post
  3. Your image will then show up as a thumbnail on OUR blog and allow our readers to click on your image to check out YOUR blog.

Need a reminder? We’ll help remind you in our weekly newsletter and on Facebook so be sure to become a fan and subscribe to our newsletter.

ENTER YOUR BLOG POST IMAGES FOR THIS WEEK BY CLICKING ON THE FROG BELOW:
Don’t forget to leave a comment on the other entries because that is half the fun! Also, submit your photo early since those seem to be the ones who receive the most comments.

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SEPTEMBER WHAT TO WEAR GUIDES | FREEBIE FRIDAY

It’s Freebie Friday for all Chic members! You know you want stylin’ clients and the best way to get well-dressed clients is to educate them on what to wear. All Chic members get FREE What-to-Wear guides from I Adore Your Style {value of $48/yr} to teach your clients how to be more stylish. You can showcase them on your blog (who doesn’t need more blog content?), send them in a newsletter, or email them to individual clients whose sessions are coming up.

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Each style file comes complete with UP-TO-DATE corresponding links of what’s retailing right now for every outfit! That means your clients can go buy those clothes online today!
Monthly style files include one family ensemble plus an additional file for either couples, seniors, children, or babies.
What-to-Wear Guides are only available during the current month so be sure to download your August WTW Guides bySeptember 30th!

Download yours HERE in the forum.

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Leopard Love | Fashion Friday

by Kelli France | Editor-in-Chief

I’m obsessed with leopard lately. It’s classy… but sassy! This outfit is one of my Wardrobe Wishes.

I’ve got the foldover clutch but wanna get that dress. MEOW!

Everything shown is from my favorite store, Forever 21.

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SHOP THE LOOK:

 

EDITOR’S PICKS:

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POSH POSES FOR COUPLES | EYE CANDY

Contributor | Shannon Kaeding

Photographers always need inspiration…especially with posing.  Here are some gorgeous poses that can help you out when you are in a bind and need some inspiration for those extra hard couples!

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{Image Via Valentina Glidden Photography}

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{Image Via Pinterest}

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{Image Via Zach & Jody}

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{Image Via Style Me Pretty}

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{Image Via Arrow & Apple}

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{Image Via Magnoliarouge}

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{Image Via Jose Villa}

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{Image Via Tiffany Jane Photography}

 

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TOP TRENDS | VOGUE VENDORS

We are so excited to have one of our Vogue Vendors spotlighted today!  Fotovella, designer templates for  Pro Photographers.

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Janet, please describe your business for us:

FOTOVELLA is a new boutique design studio with a growing line of designer product templates and studio marketing templates for professional photographers.

I work together with my husband Scott, who handles most of the marketing and all the “web stuff” (thankfully!). We’re somewhat new to the market as a brand, and we’re having so much fun, both developing the line and meeting new photographers. We both love being around creative people.

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What Makes Your Product/Service Unique:

I think our focus on quality and attention to detail.

Scott and I are both big on “getting it 100% right the first time”. We really try to inject as much quality and value into our templates as we can — how they’re presented, creating instructions that make sense — everything.

We believe small things; like color-coded layers, built-in clipping masks, alternate layouts, and “super thorough” user guides all add value to our templates and make them easier (and maybe even more fun) to use. We recognize that time and money are both hard earned in this market, and we want every photographer who uses our templates to be “insanely happy” with their purchase.

I think all designers, like photographers, are artists who put a lot of heart into their work — basically “perfectionists who care deeply” — we’re no different.

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How Did Your Business Come About:

We’ve both been in advertising and marketing (in ad agencies and in corporate marketing) for years — working with clients on their branding, promotional materials, and web projects — but we wanted to do something entirely driven by us. Something where we could develop a brand, design products, and offer our experience and skills, and bring value to help small businesses grow.

There is NOTHING we love more than being part of helping a business owner see success. We both love photography (Scott even studied it in school as part of his advertising undergrad) and we see FOTOVELLA as a combination of our skills and passions. I can’t tell you how much fun we’ve had getting things started.

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What Is Your Most Popular Product:

Our marketing templates as a category have been well received, and we’re of course continuously working to grow that part of the product line, along with the product templates. But more specifically, our “Love Story” wedding marketing suite has been a big hit, which was very exciting for us. Even with years of experience in marketing, you’re never truly really sure. You just have to “put it out there”. So it’s been very heartwarming to read emails from photographers telling us that the “Love Story” materials have helped their studios in meaningful ways. That kind of feedback is creative fuel for both of us.

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FOTOVELLA has decided to be very generous and gave Chic Critique Readers a coupon for their templates!  Make sure to visit their Facebook & Etsy Shop.

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