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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!

{ Fabuliss helps you earn confidence and respect by teaching you how to communicate with style. Closets, shopping, events, presentations, remote.  Fabuliss.com or 612-554-4629 }

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CBS Local/Minnesota – Best of Shopping Lists

March 21, 2011

I am so excited to be blogging for CBS Local!  And this has been an excellent excuse to get out and do what I do best – shop.

From local boutiques and shops to national chains, I am putting these lists together based on my personal experiences.  Whether it’s shopping undercover like a regular customer or talking to business owners, the Best Of lists are thanks to my car, my feet and Google Maps.

Here are the most recent Best of lists I put together:

    And here are a few from the past:

    Have a list suggestion or a store recommendation?  Do tell!

    { Fabuliss helps you earn confidence and respect by teaching you how to communicate with style. Closets, shopping, events, presentations, remote.  Fabuliss.com or 612-554-4629 }

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    Fabuliss Helps New Mom Jamie Increase Her Style Quota with Post-Baby Body

    March 16, 2011

    Meet Client Jamie “Before”

    Client Jamie "Before"

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    Client Jamie’s husband bought her a gift certificate over the holidays because he knew Jamie was ready for change.

    She was looking for clothing ideas that would work with her post-baby body, increase her style and give her ideas for what to invest in.

    The outfit above is an example of a typical “before” – very casual, simple and youthful.  This outfit represents 99.9% of what was in Jamie’s every day closet.

    Found: “After” Outfits

    Client Jamie "After"

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    As Jamie pulled out casual item after casual item, I kept looking at the other side of her room.  She had a pop-up closet that she unearthed for our closet appointment of things she used to wear before the birth of her child.

    As it happens, many of the pieces in the pop-up closet were perfect to start incorporating immediately.  They included colors, more professional clothes and <gasp> a lot of style!

    The outfit of above was a quick one we put together during our appointment – a dress shirt with ruching to enhance and camouflage key areas, a basic cotton cardigan and a great pair of lightweight dress pants.

    As is common with many clients, Jamie already had pieces to use for outfit creation and learned how to pair and wear for outfits that met her objectives.

    Shopping Suggestions

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    Based on what Jamie had and what she needed, I created a post-appointment list of items to shop for with a focus on color, structure and statement items.

    Dressy Outfit Suggestions

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    And I included examples of how to the items for outfits that would give Jamie a more mature and professional presence for her job.

    The Result: Jamie’s DIY Style Diary

    Jamie's DIY Outfits

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    Jamie sent the photos above, showcasing what she’s been wearing since our appointment.

    Using top layers, statement accessories and body-shape appropriate styles, Jamie looks Fabuliss!

    { Fabuliss helps you earn confidence and respect by teaching you how to communicate with style. Closets, shopping, events, presentations, remote.  Fabuliss.com or 612-554-4629 }

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