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Today in the Spotlight is our fabulous Vogue Vendor, SAVANT DESIGN TEMPLATES!

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My name is Su and I’m the owner/designer of Savant Design Templates.  I’ve been creating in photoshop for years and couldn’t conceive of a more fun program to work with.  I’m a self-taught, photoshop addict and graphic designer who is loving the opportunity to offer my designs to all you Chic Critique members.  


Savant Design Templates offers modern graphics to whimsical & fun Photoshop template designs that I hope you’ll love.  My templates are super easy to use with color coded layers for text, clipping masks and elements that helps put your layers into perspective at a glance.  



Client Love:  

Gorgeous templates and so easy to use.  My seniors love your designs.Natalie

I LOVE your templates! And my clients love the results! Great design & easy to use. – Jean

 Received my template immediately and Su was great answering my questions.  Beautiful and unique designs. – Kendra

Custom Art Su was so wonderful to work with. She took my piece very seriously, and created something even more beautiful than I ever could have imagined myself. I greatly appreciate her compassion and sensitivity in creating artwork that I can look at every day and feel a sense of peace. Thank you so much. I love it! – Lori  



Get a 35% off discount at Savant Design Templates. Just use the code SD2014C1 at checkout. This discount is good for 4 DAYS!  Ends on June 10th!

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June What to Wear Guides | Freebie Friday

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.
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 May WTW Guides by May 31st.







design3-e1401425522541-1024x272 This boho vintage styled shoot featuring a Mexican wedding dress caught our eye and we are so excited to feature Forum Member,  Meredith Ryncarz of Memories by Mere Photography !

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Inspiration:  I love to go searching for treasures at local thrift shops and antique stores.  I found this dress for $15 and pulled the rest of the items from my home and the brides wedding shoes and decorations.

Equipment:  Shot with a D7000 17-55mm/ 2.8 lens and a diffuser.

Concept or Style Collaboration:  Jennifer had offered to model for me at one point and I knew this dress would fit her perfectly.  We collaborated on the shoot together, bringing jewelry, curtains, and decorations from our own homes to pull the look together based on the dress itself.

Editing:  I used Florabella’s Colorplay Actions to alter the color slightly.

Favorite thing about  this session:  Creating a look based on one inspirational article of clothing was a blast and really made me think more creatively.  I look forward to shooting more sessions like this because they truly reenergize me.

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Thank you Meredith for sharing your gorgeous work with us!  

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We can’t wait to see your submissions!