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How to Find your Perfect Style


I changed my outfit three times this morning, and I mean I changed everything. I started with a pencil skirt, and fun graphic T. That just wasn’t working for me, so I tried a different top, then switched into a different skirt, which again, needed a different top. Finally settling on a completely different skirt and top. I was thrilled that I was able to make all of the changes without also having to switch underwear.

Sally Ricker wearing Amber Kane Scarf

When I”m going through this serious of outfit switches my husband often looks at me and wonders what was wrong with the first thing that I had on.  Everything has to work, the clothes, the hair, accessories and shoes, and I don’t view myself as a vein person. But I like to feel good, and I feel good when I look good. 

The truth is, there is a reason, and a bit of a science behind, why some things “just don’t look right.” It really comes down to proportions. What we put on, is all about showing off , hiding, and manipulating proportions, and that’s an art. 

When I get dressed in the morning, I think about it the same way that I think about painting a painting or weaving a scarf. I think about the composition, the contrast, the movement. Once you understand why something does or doesn’t work on your body it’s much easier to dress yourself, and to buy the right clothes for your body. You’re able to answer, why something just didn’t work. 

My first outfit didn’t work, because the neckline of the shirt that I put on , called for my hair to be down, but my hair was out of control, and to be pulled back. I could go on and explain why some of the other outfits just weren’t right, but I think that you get the point. 

Mark your calendar because on Sunday Oct 4th myself and the LOFT at Park City are getting together to put on a special style event just for you.

 

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One Trick to Beating Frizzy Hair This Summer

I was walking home after dropping off $114 in coins at the bank, money that I found in box while unpacking. Doesn’t that make you want to move.

 

As I walked down the street, sweat dripping, a man offered me a free cell phone, exclaiming that he was offering a special for extremely sweaty women wearing dresses, maybe he left out the sweaty part.

 

I chalked his offering up to my having a good hair day, although in hindsight, it’s much more likely that he had too much to drink. If you’re interested in a getting a free phone, he was last spotted on Manor street by the Wells Fargo bank, however, I also recently ran into a man that didn’t know how to zipper his pants and liked to go commando in the same location, so you might want to pass on the free phone.

 

Free phones aside, it was a good hair day, despite everything that’s going against my poor hair, like, I haven’t had a hot shower in over a month, don’t worry , I’m showering, it’s just that we only have cold water.

 

It’s also summer, which in PA, means HUMIDITY and FRIZZY HAIR. When I wake up in the morning it looks like some crazy 5 year old child found a pair of scissors and was set loose on my hair while I slept. It’s all different lengths and flying in a variety of directions. And while I can pull it back in a ponytail,  that does not tame the frizz.

 

I’ve had this struggle pretty much every summer for my entire life, however this is the first summer without hot water, which I think is making it even worse. But for the first time in 31 years I’ve found a solution.

The head scarf. I’m embarrassed that it’s taken me this long to discover, however, as I walk down the city streets it seems that  a lot of women have not been let in on the wonderful secret of a head scarf in summer.

 

Not only does it tame the frizz, but it catches the sweat. No sweat running down your face, and no more horrible sweaty neck hair.

 

Since I”ve uncovered this miracle hair cure, I feel a need to share it with everyone, and to make scarves that work great on your head. I’ve been wearing a silk scarf in one way or the other almost everyday this summer, and have found some pretty awesome ways to style them.
So get ready, I’ll be sharing a new series of scarf style videos that focus on silk scarves. They’re great even if you don’t have curly hair, but if you have a girlfriend with curly hair, do her a favor, and share this email. She’ll love you forever.

Head over to the shop and pick up the scarf that will change your life: No more bad hair days

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How to be the best gift giver

Giving a thoughtful gift is fun, but it also takes some planning, and let’s face it, your busy, and all too often you plan to shop ahead of time, and then you realize that the wedding, shower, graduation, is one day away and you haven’t bought anything.

Growing up my grandmother always had a drawer in her house that was filled with gifts, it was one of my favorite places to snoop. I”m assuming that it also made her life easier, as she always had gifts on hand, I’ve started doing the same thing , and it’s made both shopping and gift giving much more fun. I”m no longer running out to grab gifts last minute, and I want to make your life and gift giving easier as well.

 

I”ve put together a special package deal for you, to help make your gift giving easier this year. Here’s what it includes.

1. Silk Scarf

Audrey Hepburn once said, ‘When I wear a silk scarf I never feel so definitely like a woman, a beautiful woman.’

This is the perfect scarf to throw in your bag for all of your summer adventures. 

Wrap it around your neck when there’s a cool breeze. 

Add it to any outfit and look like you just stepped out of a Parisian photo shot. 

Wear it as a head scarf, and turn your bad hair day around in seconds. 

The scarf is a digital print created from one of my paintings. This scarf is small and light weight, making it a perfect accessory to add a pop of  color, cover up the coffee that you spilled on your shirt on the way to work, and to make you feel beautiful, even when your just in jeans and t-shirt.

Two of the black and White Abstract dreams pillows, size 16″x16″

And one Handwoven cotton scarf.

Worth $359.00, but if you snag the package deal it’s only $279. But don’t wait, because there is only 1. Click the link below to make the package yours.

Click to grab this deal

package deal june

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Confession: You want to feel more than comfortable

I wore a pink dress to work today, if you know me, you know that’s odd.

 

I’m usually a black, blacker, with maybe some light black kind of dresser.

 

When I get dressed in the morning, I’m all about feeling powerful, comfortable, and sexy, ( but not too sexy because I do teach teenagers)

 

This morning, when I looked in the mirror, I knew that it wasn’t something that I would usually wear, but it made me feel powerful, comfortable, and sexy, so I decided to go for it, and headed out the door in my pink dress.

 

And believe me, that pink dress got comments. People noticed that it was out of my norm, but I didn’t care.

 

My point is, when you get dressed in the morning, you need to get dressed for you. You need to get dressed so that you feel how you need to feel in order to get the job done. Yes, we all want to feel comfortable ( I think that’s a given) , but we want more than comfort when we walk out the door.

 

Hit reply and let me know how you want your clothes to make you feel . Even better, let me know what one thing in your closet always makes you feel that way.

PS: sorry no photo. While I tried to do my daily lunges, crunches and pushups with the dress on ( I’m not making this up, I hate changing clothes, and I really did try), but the lunges just weren’t working.

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How to wear a headscarf

Not sure how to tame frizzy hair? I wasn’t either, until I discovered wearing headscarves. No more bad hair days!

Like the scarves that you saw in the video? Click the image below.

headscarf

red head scarf

 

Headscarves found in Art History

Girl with a Pearl Earring is an oil painting by 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. It is a tronie of a girl with a headscarf and a pearl earring. The painting has been in the collection of the Mauritshuis in The Hague since 1902.

Girl with a Pearl Earring is an oil painting by 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. It is a tronie of a girl with a headscarf and a pearl earring. The painting has been in the collection of the Mauritshuis in The Hague since 1902.

Girl with a Pearl Earring is an oil painting by 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. It is a tronie of a girl with a headscarf and a pearl earring. The painting has been in the collection of the Mauritshuis in The Hague since 1902.

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Seeking Intern

MANHATTAN (13)

I’m looking for Interns for a 3-4 month period, starting mid June.

The Details

Location: Lancaster PA
Compensation: Unpaid internship
Hours/Expectations: 5-10 hours per week {flexible}
Duration: Mid June- Aug ( flexible)

Use your skills

The internship will be catered to your skill set, and how your talents best fit into my business.
Photographer: to assist in taking product shots, and doing some photo shots. This is a great opportunity for you to build your portfolio.
Textile designer: Are you interested in textile design? You’ll be able to help with the weaving, finishing of products and try your hand at some digitally printed fabric design.
PR/ Marketing : You’ll help with PR outreach and social media marketing.

THE APPLICATION

Please send an email with the title of the position you’re applying for (Internship) to amberkane1314@hotmail.com answering these three questions. 1) What is your background and experience in this area? 2) Why do you want this position? 3) What are your other time commitments this summer and what are the days/hours you will be available?
Please Include: Links to your website, blog, social media profiles
Application Deadline: ASAP, position will remain open until filled

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Gift Guide for Graduates

It’s the time of year when you’re going to graduation parties and while you can always throw a check in a card, try something new this year.

Give a silk scarf. It serves as a perfect transition piece, to take their college wardrobe to professional.

 

square silk scarf

Treat them to a statement pillow that will transform that apartment. They’ll be thrilled to add some decor that is new, and not something they found a thrift store.

decorative pillow

Or, if the grad is headed to the classroom, get them a copy of the Teacher Reflection Journal.

GET YOUR COPY

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Archtecture design tips: pillow pit

decorative pillow

 

As I kid I thought that I wanted to take gymnastics, it lasted for about a year, the only thing that I liked about it was the giant sponge pit. My memory of the sponge was that, it was like an indoor swimming pool filled with giant sponges. It was hard ( really it still is )  for me to understand why gymnastics was the only place that housed a sponge/ pillow pit. It was so much fun to play in, and I can only imagine how much fun it would be to sit/sleep in as well.

I’m no architect or engineer, but I can’t wrap my head around why the concept if a pillow pit hasn’t taken house design by storm.

 

I”m going to attempt to explain to you want an in home pillow pit would like like, however, my husband, and my students, often tell me that they don’t understand how my mind works, and often don’t seem to quiet grasp my vision.

Here’s how it would work, the pillow pit would be built into the floor.  ( basically imagine , building an in ground pool in your home) The floor would be created like a pocket door, so when not in use,  you could slide the floor back in place, hiding the pillow pit, and turning your floor, back into , just a floor.

decorative pillow

 

I’m crossing my fingers and hoping that you really are seeing my vision.

 

Then with the snap of a finger…. you could slide the floor open , revealing a pillow pit. The perfect place to hang out and watch Downtown Abbey, to list to the audio version of Bossy Pants by Tina Fey, or turn through the pages of Realizing Empathy.

While I’ve yet to convince my husband to add pillow pit construction to the list of home renovations, I”ve done the next best thing and started designing pillows. Because in my mind there is no such thing as too many pillows. I currently sleep with 6, making me thankful that my husband only weighs 120 pounds, causing him to require very little room in our bed.

 

decorative pillow

 

It’s time to start filling the pillow pit that you don’t have, but know that you want.

decorative pillow

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