Tut, Jewelry Trends & Other Gasp-Worthy Artifacts

April 12, 2011

Before & After

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The King Tut exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota was impressive – from the grand entrance to the gorgeously displayed artifacts.

And the goodies in the post-exhibit shop were pretty awesome too (photo credit: @princesssushi).

This post is dedicated to one of the most stylish exhibits I have ever experienced.

Ancient Jewelry

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The gold finger “stalls” were part creepy and part compelling. I mean, who needs fake nails when you can have fake gold fingertips?  Never mind that these are for burial purposes…

And the jewelry was beautiful in all its gold glory. It’s no wonder we have so much great jewelry to choose from, after seeing these inspiring pieces.

Photo Recap

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I was completely enamored with the mega-sized sculptures – it’s hard not to gasp when a human form is reconstructed twice the normal size.

And the teeny, tiny sculptures were also gasp-worthy with all the detail worked in to such small figures.

The payoff at the end of the exhibit – a replica of King Tut’s mummified body – was intense and almost beautiful considering it’s from over 3,000 years ago.

Thank You

Special thanks to the Science Museum of Minnesota (@sciencemuseummn) for the opportunity to preview and take photos of this exhibit, which did a remarkable job giving an art gallery-like feel to how the items were displayed.

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Good Bye Ironing, Hello Steaming

April 8, 2011

I despise ironing.  No, really.  I have a huge list of things I would rather be doing than ironing.  And the lackluster results of a $50 iron and new ironing board are a constant reminder of my frustration.

A few years ago, I bought a handheld version and thought “wow, this is what all the buzz is about?”  Needless to say, the results were pretty awful.

But, I decided to keep an open mind and had more conversations with people who really love their steamers.

Enter, my new steamer, which arrived last week:

SteamFast SF-407 1500-Watt Fabric Steamer

What I love about this steamer:

  • It took me less than 5 minutes to unpack and set up.
  • The steamer heats up within 30 seconds, ready for use.
  • It has produced great results in a short amount of time with silk and cotton items.
  • It doesn’t take up an extraordinary amount of space (I have it set up in my bathroom, right by my closet).
  • It has a little spot for a hanger at the top to hang the item I am steaming.
  • It comes with a pad that serves as a mini board to steam against while protecting my hand from heat.
  • It has wheels so if I accidentally pull it, it moves instead of tipping.
  • Who doesn’t love (and completely believe) the Good Housekeeping seal of approval?!

Have a look at the SteamFast SF-407 1500-Watt Fabric Steamer on Amazon.com.

If you have a product or service you think is worthy of a review, let’s talk!

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The Fabuliss Style Team Helps Stephanie Reinvent Herself with Clothes, Hair and Makeup

April 7, 2011

Meet Client Stephanie

This is Stephanie on the day of our shopping appointment.  She is a delightful woman, at the early part of her career as an accounting assistant for a nonprofit organization.  She contacted me because she was ready to look more stylish.

We met at Southdale and powered through a half day of shopping that included The Limited, New York & Company and JC Penney.

For a complete makeover, I set her up with my style team: makeup and skincare expert Connie Schmidt (Arbonne) and hair expert Lucille Pew (Bleach Salon).

  • I work with Connie because she has a beautiful and natural look.  She helps my clients learn how to achieve that natural look with tips to use makeup in a way that enhances and empowers.
  • I work with Lucille because she has really loves hair.  She has been dreaming about being a stylist since she was a little girl and it shows.  She’s passionate and talented – a winning combination!

Introducing the new Stephanie!

Stephanie's Before & After

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A few words about the changes we made:

  • A short haircut with layers gives her a lot of style and enhances her face shape and features.
  • Her makeup gives her a finished yet natural look.
  • Clothing and accessories compliment her skin tone, hair  color and eyes.

Ready for a few looks we put together?

Stephanie's Business Meeting Look

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We found this 2-piece suit to match Stephanie’s blue eyes with a pop of a brighter blue to give the look a feminine touch.  And I love pairing all this blue with brown and gold jewelry to bring in her hair color.  Lastly, a pair of sassy red shoes add style and confidence to her look.

Stephanie's Relaxed Business Look

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Using the same pants from the above suit, she can pair a different colored top that works with her red tones.  The striped draped cardigan is smart casual with it’s clean lines, shaped fit and ruffled hemline.

Stephanie's Date Night Look

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There is nothing better than a pretty pink top, casual cardigan, a little bling and cute flats to make a girl feel prepared for date night!

What does Stephanie think?

I had a lot of fun shopping and learned a lot about the type of clothes and accessories that look good for my body type.

Are you ready for your makeover moment?  Let’s talk!

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