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Rayne Parvis

3 Ways to Up Your Game in the New Year

Happy New Year from my family to yours! I hope you all had a fabulous holiday and New Year’s Eve. As we strut into January with a tight hold on our New Year’s resolutions we may already have feelings of overwhelm and defeat. Yep, even on the 2nd day!  In my opinion, it’s not about hitting a weight goal, getting that promotion or looking like a “10” every time I leave the house. It’s about continuous growth in all ways possible to live a better, happier and more satisfying life. I’m not as far as I’d like to be, but I’ve come a long way, babes!

Happy New Year from my family to yours! Rayne Parvis, Goldie, Alley, Frida and Matt Parvis in Studio City, Ca.

Here are 3 easy way to be a “better you” by upping your game in 2018:

  1. Add a New Tool to Your Lifestyle: Write down 5 things you can learn that will make your life more stylish, fulfilling or a tad more awesome. What skill have you always wanted to have but have been scared to take the plunge? Pick at least one and do it! Sign up and pay for the training today. If you pay for it now, you will find time to make it happen. This may be taking a photography class at a local junior college, getting certified for that side hustle you’ve been thinking about or taking a sewing class so you can tailor your own clothes. Whatever your soul has been yearning for dive in. In December, I took a personal styling business class at School of Style. I’m already a certified Style Coach but the more I know about my craft the more I can give back to my clients and those around me. It’s always scary to invest a big chunk of change. My thoughts were what if I already know everything? What if it’s a waste of money? Blah, blah, blah. I was so inspired by learning new ways of doing business and services I’ve completely revamped my structure for Style By Rayne. Yay! 

    Rayne Parvis’ School of Style certification.
  2. Let Go of Whatever is Not Inspiring You: Before you can operate at your best, letting go of ill-fitting clothes, self-doubt, relationships you’re holding onto that no longer serve you or your universal purpose and whatever may be hanging out in your house…junk drawers, second bedroom that is filled with years of “maybe I’ll need that one day items” and/or storage units you’ve been paying monthly for that you haven’t been to in a decade. The less you are carrying into your future the more room you’ll have for new fabulousness. Whatever you need to do to get this done…do it darling! Take a look at a recent before and after a closet audit. Creating space is one of the keys to less stress for your mind. 

    Closet before and after with Rayne Parvis in Culver City, Ca.
  3. Hire Someone to Help You Be a Better You: When we try to save money and do everything ourselves we get less done. Admittedly, I am a total repeat offender in this category. I’m hiring a PR consultant to help me with PR…duh. Yes, I can sit there hour after hour, learning about this craft, read books on how to do it myself and spend endless hours researching who, what, when and where I should submit to. However, I don’t wanna! I’ve tried. I’d rather be shopping, volunteering or working on my business which I enjoy doing. What has taken me hours and hours to do, my PR expert knows the remedy and the future success recipe instantly. Another example, for my styling clients, I can take one look at a photo and know in under 3 seconds how we can improve their overall appearance. So, yes, hire that experienced expert to get you on your personal success track. Experts to consider; personal stylists(for real!), personal trainers, matchmakers, professional photographers for your business, branding agencies, nutritionist, professional organizers, dating coaches, interior designers and business coaches. Did I miss one? Leave in the comments below. 

May you all prosper and be a better you in 2018 and beyond. Check out my latest style expert spot, DATING, STYLE AND SEX RESOLUTIONS: EMPOWERING AIMS FOR 2018, on my dear friend and client’s award-winning podcast Girl Boner. No, it’s not as perverse as it may sound. It’s all about women empowerment in the bedroom and beyond. Woo-hoo! 

Rayne Parvis, August McLaughlin and Erin Tillman at Global Voice Broadcasting recording an episode of Girl Boner.

 

Bonus: Read You Are A Bad Ass and You Are A Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero. She knows how to tell it like it is and get your badassery flowing. You all know I love self-help books to get you moving!

 

3 Things You’re Missing Out On If You Don’t Have…

Boutique; TAGSYou’re missing out on simple & easy shopping if you don’t have a favorite local boutique. Have you ever walked into a mall or department store and felt overwhelmed? You look around and think, where do I start? What styles are for me? What designers fit my shape? Then, you buy a few or a lot odd ball items that sit in your closet…wasting space. Here are a few things you can do; hire me or a personal stylist in your area to teach you how to shop, grab a copy of Ultimate Guide to Style: From Drab to Fab! and/or find a boutique near you.
A boutique you ask? Yes! Here’s why:

1.Boutiques are tailored for specific ages, genders and styles.

For example, my favorite boutique for my personal taste, age and proximity is TAGS on Sunset Blvd in West Hollywood, CA. Their age demographic is late 20’s to 40’s with a minimalist edge. They carry edgy yet feminine pieces with a unique and artistic vibe. When making the most out of my closet, I mix quality items with trendy or vintage pieces. Meaning, my slacks may cost $500.00 but my shirt will cost $3.00 from a thrift shop. Anytime my quality items need an update I can walk into TAGS and easily find pieces I instantly love. You can Google “boutiques near me” and see what comes up for you. If you’re a natural, classic, romantic, boho, eclectic, glamorous or trendy style most likely there will be one that caters to your specific vibe near you! NOTE: If you live in a small town, you may have to drive a little further or come visit us in LA!

TAGS stylist, Erica Ventura, & Rayne Parvis at the West Hollywood, CA. location. Photo by: Ryan P. Morgan.
TAGS stylist, Erica Ventura, styling Rayne Parvis at the West Hollywood, CA. location for a photo shoot. Photo by: Ryan P. Morgan.
2.You get a personal stylist for free.

The stylists at the boutique will give you personalized service like my TAGS stylist, Erica Ventura. She lets me know about upcoming events, sales and is familiar with what works for my body-shape and budget and pulls stuff before I get there. It’s like having my own personal fashin expert! And unlike, an image consultant/wardrobe stylist (like me) who charges for this, it’s a complimentary part of the “boutique experience”. So if you can’t afford a service like mine, I suggest developing a relationship with the style professional at a boutique near you. I recommend doing a little homework on yourself too. Know your complementary colors, cuts and body-shape so you can inform your boutique stylist what you prefer. All this can be determined in Ultimate Guide to Style!

TAGS stylist, Erica Ventura, and personal stylist, Rayne Parvis, at the West Hollywood, CA. location. Photo by: Ryan P. Morgan.
Personal Stylist, Rayne Parvis and TAGS stylist, Erica Ventura, at the West Hollywood, CA. TAGS location. Photo by: Ryan P. Morgan.
3.Shopping will be fun!

If you hate shopping finding your go-to boutique is a must. Spend less time wandering aimlessly around and more time socializing. The professionals at the boutique will most likely become your personal shopping superstar. When you walk in, like your go-to bar or coffee shop, they’ll know your name. This makes shopping an enlightening experience. I will drive out of my way to go to TAGS to buy a candle for a gift because they make me smile and supporting local business is important. Even though, I can shop for myself it’s always nice to have a experienced eye that has you covered…literally. 
Hope these tips help your shopping experience fabulous!
Special thanks to Erica Ventura at TAGS for her personal service and styling me for my website images update(coming soon). If you’re in LA reach out to her and get your fashion on. Tell her I sent ya!

TAGS girls(Sydney, Erica, Andra and Taylor) and Rayne hanging out after a styling session.
TAGS girls(Sydney, Erica, Andra and Taylor) and Rayne hanging out after a styling session. Photo by: Ryan P. Morgan.

Check out the latest video I was featured in with the stylists from TAGS on The Show and Tell Show with Caroline Elliott. 

TAGS: Address: 8570 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: (310) 360-1660
EMAIL: Erica.ventura@tags.com

You can find photographer Ryan P. Morgan and TAGS on Instagram

Love & Style,
Rayne

5 Stylish Party Tricks Every Host Should Know

We got a big party weekend just around the corner! If you’re planning a get together or full event these stylish DIY tricks and tips that will add a chic and swanky element to your shindig. I call them tricks because it will look like you spent way more than you actually did! I had the honor of co-hosting The Show & Tell Show with producer and host, Caroline Elliott. Here are some clips from the show with celebrity party planner (Britney Spears, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, Sofia Vergara, Pierce Brosnan, Snoop Dogg) Marley Majcher. Marley aka The Party Goddess knocks her outdoor decor creations out of the park!PartyTrickswithMarleyandRayne

1. Ice it up!: You can make it creative, find out how much to buy per person and get in the know on emergency chilling tips.

2. Table Décor: Plexiglass is your tables partner. Marley did this with Katherine Heigl. It is an easy, inexpensive way to decorate in a table. Watch and learn brothers and sisters.

3. Frames aren’t just for photos: Yep, frames are your friends. Watch how Marley turns plain old frames into fab trays. PS. My favorite tip!

4. Party Style Tip: Cluster items together. Yes, you will look cute but what about your decorations? Check it out!

5. Light It Up with Lanterns: Want DIY lighting for a little pizzazz? Marley’s use of tassels and lanterns blew me away. She is so talented!

BONUS TIP: Wow Them with Window Panes:

Let us know how your party went! Did you do any of these tips? Did you “trick” your guests into thinking you hired a celebrity party planner? Tag us and follow on Instagram for more stylish tips and tricks: @rayneparvis @thepartygoddess.

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