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At Visibility it’s almost SPRING!


So many new spring clothes are now at Visibility.  Everyone who is local has the “first look” opportunity at what clothes Visibility will be carrying at Port Boutique.  We have all the clothing lines shipped to Visibility to be inventoried and readied for the Old Port.  Carie prepares the clothes and Mary coordinates the jewelry – and, the new jewelry Mary has created is spectacular.  Visibility will always keep the shop at 1041 Washingotn Avenue well stocked with scarves and jewelry.

We want to remind all our wonderful customers that we are doing the same wonderful things at Visibility we always have done – offering services for waxing and facial treatments with Susan, hair color and styles with Stuart, massages with Aimee, and custom made jewelry with Mary!  And, clothing color/style consults with Carie.  Mary is our command central for letting clients know where we will be on what days… so you can always call Visibility 207-347-7148 or if you want, call Port Boutique at 207-879-1110.

We opened Port Boutique as we were building the store… and clients came by to visit.  Laurie Davis stopped by to say hi,  Diane Cunningham stopped by with her husband before the Flower Show, Trudy Winnie stopped by as she was out walking with her neighbor, and Anne Croft was our first sale!! So the doors are fully opened at both stores.  Stop by or call or email or text… we are here offering colorful, comfortable, affordable clothing and accessories for all styles and sizes…

Visibility II


IMG_5084 (300x219)Our Old Port Seasonal Shop at 2 Wharf Street is Opening for the Spring on Thursday, April 2, 2015 .  We are filling the shelves and racks with all of our new stock that is arriving daily; it beginning to look absolutely beautiful.

It would be very appealing to have the snow end, the melting begin, the sun warm the cobblestones outside our doorstep, and spring peak out of the ground for good, but we will just have to be patient…

We look forward to all our friends of Visibility visiting us at Port Boutique at 2 Wharf Street (across from Beal’s Ice Cream at the corner of Moulton and Wharf Street) this season.  But remember, the clothes arrive at Visibility first and then we bring them to Visibility Old Port.  This gives you a sneak peak at what’s new.  This will always assure your size, color, and variety will be available to you!

New Clothes at Visibility


Stuart is back from California celebrating his “significant” birthday for 2013!  He had a wonderful time celebrating with old good friends, but he is back at Visibility taking beautiful care of all his clients.

Carie, Mary and Susan are also back from their January buying trip for Spring 2013!   In a whirlwind 10 day trip we be found many new lines that will be offered at Visibility – pants, capris, t-shirts, cotton jackets, dresses, sweaters, casual printed tops, sandals, hats, purses, bags, readers, sun glasses, watches, funky jewelry.

All these new wonderful outfits and accessories will be out in the shop within weeks… just in time for spring!  Just knowing that we will get to enjoy the new colors of spring in coral, key lime, and aqua along with many others will help get us through the month of February!

We will keep everyone updated through our regular newsletters.  And, as always, you can stop by and see what’s ready when you are in for your hair cut, waxing, makeup, jewelry or just to say hi!


Color Consult


December is a time for giving and receiving – and the joy comes from the shopping!   When we shop store to store we get swept up in the crowds and the Holiday tunes – I love when you just hear the end of one song in one store only to hear it again in the next – and it’s best when it’s one of your favorites. As we shop from place to place, the choices seem to blur as we search for the right gifts and the right prices for us.  Many of us enjoy shopping where there are fewer crowds and and less craziness.

At Visibility we engage your giving and receiving.  We can help you pick out a scarf or jacket or dress or necklace or your favorite cream so your loved ones can stop by and “pick it out” for your present… it works!   We really try to make the visit to us a fun experience for the spouses as well.  We can wrap up Gift Certificates to slip under the tree, or we can mail them to special friends and family away.  Personalized shopping is what we do best!  We know your seasonal colors, your makeup choices, and best jewelry lengths for your wardrobes.

One suggestion we highly recommend is giving a Color Consult and Style Consult!  These are the most appreciated gifts and are both gifts that keep giving. Learning about your correct colors and individual style will change the way you think about clothes, arrange your wardrobe, plan an outfit, order online, shop for events, and more clearly define casual!  It will help you decide on the best eye glasses, pocketbook, winter coat, and sportswear!  It’s a wonderful way to begin the new year!

A Party…

Karen, Janet, Mary, Amy Kathy, Karen, Cheri, Liz, Liz, Carie

No matter how old or young we are, getting together with friends, neighbors, co-workers, or family to have fun is what we all love to do.  We go out to dinner or lunch, and that’s a good thing, but sometimes it’s fun to just do something different.  At Visibility we offer that unique experience – a Visibility Makeup and Accessory party.

First, invite your guests, then decide on your treats… appetizers, snacks, drinks or perhaps heavy emphasis on dessert.  Maybe your group would like to have a theme night.  The group featured here is a morning running group.  Guests brought their “worst” dress up  picture from younger days when they thought they were at the height of their own personal fashion and posted them on a board at the party.  One snapshot was funnier than the next…

We usually play some sort of game… maybe a Yankee Swap of earrings or door prizes or an idea you have.  You decide.  The fun begins when you get to have hands on to learn about fashion and colors, try your hand at the multiple ways to tie a scarf,  play with makeup, try on great jewelry pieces, and see what’s new in accessorizing your outfits.

Call Visibility at 207-347-7148 for more details on how you can sponsor a party. It’s a great event to share with your friends…


Infinity Scarves at Visibility


You’ve got to fall in love with the concept of Infinity Scarves… it’s the best look because it’s so casual.  It gives you that jovial and rakish appeal.  Scarves are like shoes… you can’t have enough of them.  The bulky big weave scarves Visibility is selling are warm, easy to put on, and not itchy.  College students throw them on with their branded hooded sweatshirts, jeans, boots and either a headband or cap – and, not only look good, feel good.  It takes the plain out of a grey college sweatshirt.  Mom’s love them, too.  The scarves are great to throw over a shirt and vest to run to the grocery store, stop at the gas pump, or do the “kid” run after school.   You look fashionable and feel good!

At Visibility we have discovered that everyone loves scarves… just like we love shoes; You can’t have enough of either!  You can pick one out to fit your mood and occasion.  We have a wonderful selection of the Infinity as shown in wonderful colors for everyone’s season.  Great Holiday gift on-line $29.00 (shipping included) or in the shop for $26.00!


The “Little Black Dress” and more…


We’ve been in our new home at 1041 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME for six months; it feels as if we’ve always been here. We love the building, the neighborhood, our new clients, and the connection we have made with our many clients throughout the years…one by one they are returning to us.

Our whole “look” has changed. For sure, our foundation is the same; Visibility is all about adding “color” and “style” to an everyday life in jewelry, makeup, hair style, and skin care… that’s how we began this journey ten years ago, and it’s where we are today with MORE! The MORE is we are becoming a great place for great accessories! We’ve talked so much about our scarves, but it’s hard not to when we are adding NEW scarves literally everyday – soft styles, infinity styles, dressy styles, and delicate styles. Each style adds another type of flair to an outfit.  It’s the best way to update your style.

We now carry the LBD … “Little black dress (and in chocolate brown and blue) that is so forgiving, easy to travel with, and simple to style UP! Carie is working with clients who stop by on how to take that LBD and make it the go to dress for any and all occasions.  This “made in USA” clothing line we are carrying highlights the strength of individualism  – the  evolution of the little black/brown dress from its original definition of simplicity, to new and distinctly contemporary texture and tone.

But the latest line of jackets is the biggest hit.  A light-weight mandarin collar jacket with hidden buttons that is a boxed style and cropped short… the original forgiving jacket.  The teal colors are gone, and we have three left in black.  We are off to a show on Monday (10/15) to look for more of these great styles and expand our collection even more…  And, note, the products are great, but it’s the great prices that will always bring you back!

We are gearing up for the Holidays and will have a full store of interesting stock as we approach November!  We are very exiciting about the many changes taking place and making us Visibility and more…and we look forward to sharing it all with eveyone!

Scarf “Envy”…


Scarf “envy” is a wonderful thing! Carie Costello, scarf wearer extraodinaire, began wearing scarves merely for warmth. Soon she discovered the ultimate reason for scarf wearing… she could change an outfit in a flash! What other accessory allows you to change your appearance from a day outfit to an evening outfit after a long day at the office… What other accessory could take you from a soccer field to lunch with friend(s)… What other accessory lands you compliments when you might be having a bad hair day… What other accessory resonates, “I feel so pretty” in yesterday’s outfit.

At Visibility our scarf designs range from ultra-simplistic, warm and fuzzy, sleek to modern, and even to glitzy. The awesome creativity of a scarf is individual. No two people wear the same scarf the same way which adds to the intimacy of the accessory and creates a personal image. At Visibility, Carie has worked tirelessly to select scarves that not only appeal to our customers but to the occasions they wear them. This reinforces Visibility’s mission – for every client to look their best today – no matter what circumstances surround them. A scarf can light up your face by adding color where you want it.

Carie invites you to stop by 1041 Washington Avenue in Portland or online  Shop to find the scarves best for you. Our selection is growing rapidly and is 100 plus and growing. Tbe remarkable creativity in each scarf we showcase makes for the “perfect” gift for any reason. And, our most recent find is an “infinity” scarf made for our Maine weather… a must see, a must have.[catalog-product id=”1849″]

Social Media Event at Visibility…

So much to learn – so little time…

The Social Media Workshop was a success! You can read comments from the many “new learners” who enjoyed the event plus check out the resources Mike and Patty setup for everyone to use. (Note: Visibility is so excited about offering many more new and interesting workshops and events at our Shop at 1041 Washington Avenue email us at shop@visibilitycenter.com or call 207-347-7148 if you have ideas you would like to share…)

On Wednesday, September 26, 2012 – 11:30 to 1:30 – Visibility is co -sponsoring with The Forecaster to present a seminar on “Social Media.”  The fee of learning what you need to know about the advantages of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest plus the magic of RSS and readers and the best way to password your electronic environment is $25.00.

Please join Mike Hassey and Patty Reeves from the Sun Media Group as they explore interactive marketing and social opportunities beyond websites, to include blogs.

Social Media websites are becoming a part of our lives whether we want them or not. The younger generations are fully emerged with digital communications and integrate them fully into everyday activities. If you are interested in learning more about the advantages of these many resources, please join us on September 26th at Visibility. This workshop will explore interactive marketing and social opportunities beyond websites, to include blogs (like this one!).  During this workshop we will match the interest and needs of the consumer and explain how to use these resources more effectively.

We invite you to join us as we “take the curve out of the learning for you!”

Click HERE to register for class.  Reserve your place now, and pay the $25.00 class fee when you arrive at Visibility. 

As summer winds down…


It’s that time of year when our minds and bodies want summer to last all year long, but the reality of summer is quickly coming to an end!  College kids are leaving, summer jobs are ending, sport double sessions are beginning, teachers are prepping, parents are shopping, and kids are still playing!  What’s a person to do…  Call Visibility!

Visibility can offer you many services and products to help launch a successful school start.  Stuart will offer you that much needed and wanted new hair style and color!  Carie will offer you a clothing color and style consult to help you with your shopping!  Susan will offer a waxing service and/or a facial treatment to help sustain your summer glow!  And, Mary has jewelry to make all your outfits look spectacular!  And, don’t forget we have scarves for all occasions to perk up your outfits.

Summertime is a great time to relax, refocus, and rejuvenate; wear it like a loose garment.  When September comes, time becomes premium, and short in supply.  So just enjoy the rest of the summer, and we’ll see you at Visibility!