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A Passion for Fashion Propels Stylish Senior at The Stayton at Museum Way
Kathryn Bryan, a resident at The Stayton at Museum Way, came into the world with an eye for color, lighting and fashion design—plus a love for teaching others
Now a stylish senior living at The Stayton, Bryan is still going “full tilt” as someone who takes great joy in helping others develop their personal appearance to the absolute fullest. That explains why she still operates her own consulting firm KASAL, Inc, even though she and her husband officially “retired” in 2002. Since moving into The Stayton in October 2011, she has already helped organize and produce two style shows for the senior residents there.
“My passion for it just will not let me give it up,” said Bryan. “The most rewarding part is helping someone create a unique look of their own even though it sometimes falls outside their comfort zone.”
Bryan still consults professionally and makes it a point to instruct her clients on fashion principles that they can take with them for a lifetime. She believes strongly that she is most effective working one-on-one with a client to develop a color palette and clothing strategy that is rooted in the special qualities that make them an individual—such as hair and eye color, complexion, body shape, and even bone structure. Her approach is designed to bring out one’s individual strengths.
Bryan’s deep love and study of fashion elements has given her a profound appreciation of the power of visual appeal. Her teaching skills enable her to share her insights well.
“The world of visual things impacts us all on a very subconscious level. The first thing our eye registers on is color, and then we discern style—or silhouette,”
Her style advice helped many of her fellow residents at The Stayton at Museum Way “blossom” in their fashion choices. She finds that the senior residents still want to be well dressed—especially when they go to dinner every night in the stylish formal dining room. Finding their individual look makes them feel good about themselves and reduces the chances that they will be dressed like someone else.
Bryan says that she offers insights into some interesting aspects of wardrobe planning and dressing—such as packing for travel, closet clean outs, and assembling a quality wardrobe on a limited budget. She also insists that she continues to learn new things about fashion and personal image herself. A “life time learner,” Bryan offers the voice of a real teacher—combined with an unerring eye for color and design.
This fashion-loving senior is enjoying her new life at The Stayton at Museum Way—a stylish mid-rise with stunning views of park areas and downtown Fort Worth. Both she and her husband agree that the view out their window is reminiscent of New York City and Central Park. Bryan refers to it as a “cruise ship experience.”
ABOUT THE STAYTON AT MUSEUM WAY
Located in Fort Worth’s Cultural District, The Stayton at Museum Way is an 11-story, three building community featuring 188 independent living residences with a variety of spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. In addition to resort-style independent living, The Stayton provides onsite assisted living, memory support, and private skilled nursing for life care residents and others in the community.
The Stayton at Museum Way, a Masterpiece Living® community, is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit senior living community sponsored by Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC), a Texas-based nonprofit organization that sponsors sister communities The Buckingham in Houston, Edgemere in Dallas, Querencia at Barton Creek in Austin, Mirador in Corpus Christi and The Barrington of Carmel in Indianapolis. For information call (817) 439-6936 or visit www.thestayton.com.