Self-Care isn’t Selfish . . .

The buds are on the trees, the daffodils are blooming, birdies are chirping and each morning we are greeted with either sunshine, rain or snow flurries.

Our surroundings are changing and we are waking up from the hibernation of winter.  Have you noticed you have a little more “spring” to your step these last few days?

This time of year was made for renewal.  I believe it’s one of the best times of the year to take time to re-center and set new intentions as we move into summer.

I have been thinking about what I would like the next few months to look like.

Personally, I want (more…)

Dress for Success helps Women Sparkle!

With Mother’s Day fast approaching I love to take this time to think of the incredible women that I have in my life.

To me Mother’s Day is the celebration of all women.  Some of us are lucky enough to still have our Mom and some of you have your Mom with you as your forever angel.

Have you ever noticed that there are certain women in your life who always give you unconditional love and support?  These are the gals most commonly referred to as (more…)

Our Good Vibes Attract Our glamjulz Tribe!

Its a wrap on another fantastic One of A Kind Spring Show!

Once again I had my super sales girl Natasha by my side for the full 5 days! We love our time together so much that we call it our all inclusive vacation. Especially when we’re grazing through the delicious food aisles!

Natasha has boundless energy and gets excited about the people, the julz, the show and all of our Social Media posts.

This girl vibrates on (more…)

Build it and they will Come!

“Build it and they will come.” One of my favourite movie quotes.

A few months ago Maggie asked me if I had ever considered an early access launch party for our VIP’s when we release a new collection.  I’m embarrassed to say the thought never crossed my mind.

While I was in the States doing biz, I left Maggie, Dawn and Natasha with the task of planning (more…)

Team glamjulz = Family

If I can think of one person who everyone would love to work for, it would be Sir Richard Branson.  He treats his employees well and in turn they treat him and his business well.

Last Friday I returned from being away in Florida for four weeks.  This is an annual trip that I take with my Mom.  We enjoy some holiday time and I spend most of my days there networking, putting on trunk shows and showing my glamjulz collection to beautiful boutiques.

This year I feel extremely proud of Dawn, Natasha and Maggie.  They all used their skills to manage day to day challenges at the studio and keep things running smoothly.  They all went through their lists of accomplishments with me when I returned and all I had to do (more…)

Purple – Inspired by Prince

“Dearly beloved we are gathered here today to get through this thing called LIFE”

Purple is so vibrant, people who love it are said to be the most artistic among us.  Of course this colour is all about our man Prince.  This man is my final late great inspiration for the 2017 spring collection.

He was mysterious, naturally gifted and believed in (more…)

Black, White & Nude – Inspired by Debbie Reynolds

“I gave it all that I had, and it’s gratifying that others seem to be receiving it so well.”

Debbie Reynolds, grateful, humble and so classy.  The woman had boundless energy and never gave up.

No wonder I had to include her as a big inspiration in my 2017 spring collection.

The mixture of black, white and a touch of nude screams Hollywood Glamour.  Don’t we all need a little bit of that in our wardrobe?  Especially with the perfect red lipstick!  You know there is a perfect (more…)

Neutral – Inspired by Glenn Frey

“I like the way your sparkling earrings lay, Against your skin, it’s so brown”

These lyrics make me melt every time I hear them.

The neutral colour combination is inspired by so many beautiful elements of earth.  Sand dunes, shells, a pink sunset and (more…)

Red, Yellow & Aqua Green – Inspired by Florence Henderson

 

“I don’t have to be logical – I’m a Mother”

Wise words from Florence Henderson, television’s most loved Mom – Carol Brady, the star of the Brady Bunch show.

I’m happy to share with you another spring 2017 colour combination.  This one inspired by this TV and real life Mom.  The colours honour Florence’s personality both on and off screen.  The red represents unconditional motherly love, the touch of yellow the (more…)

The Story of glamjulz & The Ladybird Animal Sanctuary

Wayne has always loved animals and had been trying to talk me into getting a dog (or a monkey) for years. Now, I have to admit, that I didn’t grow up with an animal at home, and didn’t really understand the connection that human beings could have with a pet.

After my Dad passed away in 2012, Wayne thought it would be the perfect time for us to get a new four legged friend. I finally agreed (and I wasn’t going to let him get a monkey) and so, just before Christmas, we adopted a 5 year old Jug (Jack Russel/Pug mix) rescue dog from a foster family.(Many of you have already met Boink or have seen her modeling glamjulz on all of our social media pages.)

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