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Katie Karppala
Katie Karppala has been working in the image industry for over two decades. Over the years she has studied and developed skills in media makeup, hair design, wardrobe styling, image consulting, coaching, and image management training. She has worked behind the scenes in film, theatre, video, and print, and works with individuals and organizations. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Kennesaw State University (communication and writing), where she graduated as an honors scholar.
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During my summer travels I decided to visit an old friend of mine, Heidi Slacum, in Maryland. She is the owner of "FRESH! Boutique," a chic little shop nestled outside of Baltimore, MD in Greenspring Station. I have known Heidi for years, but moved out of Baltimore before she opened... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2011 at Katie K's Image Cafe
Want healthy gorgeous skin? Listen up – I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Jaime Davis founder of Uptown Dermatology & SkinSpa. Dr. Davis is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology, she also completed her Dermatology Residency at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MN. She graciously gives... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2011 at Katie K's Image Cafe
Thank you Kathy for the comment and information. I love their customer service!
Laura - that you for your comments. You friend can also alter her clothing as, or if her weight changes. I did this after the birth of my son. The amazing thing is - dressing appropriate helps you feel better - this can keep one motivated to get healthier (if that is their goal). It's not uncommon that people "punish" themselves by not investing in their grooming (if they are not happy with their size). This feeds the cycle of feeling bad about one's self; doing the opposite of this, investing in feeling better, and accepting where one is at makes it much easier to reach those goals.
Susan - if they are OLD suits, the shoulder pads can even be removed. It is amazing what can be done with alterations. Thank you for the compliment!!!
We hear so much about clothing size and the “ideal” look; it can be rather discouraging. The media tells us about what is acceptable in Hollywood, and how a size 6 is considered too big (that’s not even close to the average American woman’s size). Many clothing chains use vanity... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2011 at Katie K's Image Cafe
Yes Judi, it's amazing how we become aware of our attachments when we "unclutter." You can e mail me at [email protected] Thank you for your comments!
It’s no secret that in this day and age times are tough. Gas prices are rising along with food, clothing, and other goods. In addition to rising prices, many in the current economy are unemployed or “underemployed.” If you are being directly impacted by today’s market – then listen up... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at Katie K's Image Cafe
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Mar 31, 2011
Hi Susan! I am unable to find a link to the radio interview, but here is the link to the blog posting of the wardrobe evaluation/organization we did. She is awesome!
We pulled out her “unworn” items and mixed and matched pieces in a way that harmonized with her personality. I showed her how to incorporate the new items with older staple pieces that still kept her look “fresh.” Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2011 at Katie K's Image Cafe
We hear about the wars between what is not beautiful and what is beautiful. We are inundated with the debates “what is a healthy image.” We live with mass glorification and indoctrination of images on television, movies, music videos, magazines, and all other forms of commercial media. This can create... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2011 at Katie K's Image Cafe
Recently I went to see the movie Hereafter directed by Clint Eastwood. While watching the movie, I was immediately drawn to the actress Cécile De France’s hairstyle (she played Marie LeLay’s character). After enjoying the show, it sent me on a journey of reflecting about the hairstyles that had made... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2011 at Katie K's Image Cafe
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Jan 25, 2011