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You know that I’m a Native New Yorker so it takes a lot to get me excited about celebrity.

For me, celebrities are no different than you are me.

It’s the power of  perception that anyone can muster up. And especially in this visual age,  it’s mandatory to stand out as the face of your brand. That’s what I teach my clients and I what I share with you.

But every once in a while something very New Yorky happens and gets me all excited.

Like when Robert DeNiro not only gave the commencement speech at my son’s high school graduation but also received his honor high school diploma as well.

Then there was the time that I opened my from door to take Mr Poodle for a walk and Yoko Ono was right there walking by. Actually, just last night, Michael Che biked past me on the corner. I’ve had movie star neighbors, household name school parents, friends who create traffic jams on the street, in the news colleagues, and otherwise celebrity what-nots.


There is ONE director who is SOOO freaking New York.  I can’t help but get gaga that my loft is in consideration to be used  as the home of the lead character in his new movie!

We had a walk though yesterday, there’s a very good chance that HE will pop by next week, and then, well, my home could be a “star” in his next movie.

Honestly, after being on sets for so many years, I really wouldn’t otherwise allow my home to be used but THIS is a New York moment!

Actually, we’re all thrilled and kinda giddy to be considered.  You know my son is a wannabe director and film student, so when his film buddies get excited too, it must be big.

I can’t tell you who the director is just yet, but you probably guessed right.

You’ve seen my loft as a background in my Quick Tips Videos and in the C’est Chic Crash Course, and now it may be in an Academy Award winning director’s New York set. WOWZA.

Your living space, particularly when you work from home, is critical to your mood and how you feel about your day. Not only is your home style and extension of who you are but it’s a continual reflection of your brand image, your personal style, and simply what you are attracted to.

My husband and I designed our living space ourselves, from the full gut renovation to every tsotchke we add to one of our collections. Apparently, it falls under the casting call of being a “spacious loft, designer, eclectic, vintage” so you see it doesn’t have to be pricey, just well thought out.

As a business owner, when you are creating videos or doing livestreams, or taking a selfie or headshot, what is behind you is not only critical to the composition of  the shot but paramount  to how you are perceived, so be aware

Let me know where you need some help.

On the site this week…

Let me take you to another beautiful city: Paris.

Tonya Leigh is the founder of the French Kiss Life Movement
and my guest on this week’s episode of the 7 Days to Amazing Podcast.

She is a business bestie who has created an incredible community of women who yearn to French Kiss Life!

Not only does Tonya share how to fall in love with your life but I got her to spill the behind the scenes beans on how she runs her business and created so many raving fans.

On every level, you don’t want to miss this episode of 7 Days to Amazing.



Entrepreneur Advice: Are You Believable In Your Expertise? [Quick Tips Video]

As an entrepreneur, small business owner, or leader in your field, let me ask you to take a moment to ponder if you are perceived as being believable in your expertise?

Do you come across as a credible, real expert?

As a women entrepreneur, being a thought leader, or someone that people are actually willing to listen to, is critical for the success of your business.

Your brand image has to be clear, consistent, and legitimate for you to be recognized as a professional in your expertise.

Learn how to be believable in everything that you do and level up your credibility by focusing on your image to attract high-level clients for your business.



Oh yeah, this happened…

The Hubs and I saw the movie “Atomic Blonde” with Charlize Theron last weekend. I REALLY loved the clothes, the vibe, the music, the visual stylization.

Then, out of the blue, my old friend Vincent and art director of the FocusOnStyle logo turned up this cray-cray polaroid of us from back in the day.

I’m guessing we were hamming it up with some leftover wigs from a photoshoot right before we went out to a club, probably Area in Tribeca.  Same era as “Atomic Blonde,” same vibe.

You can see why I loved the movie so much 😉

Tell me, what did you do for fun back then?
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