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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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The Draped Cardigan…Dos and Don’ts For Different Body Shapes

March 4, 2011

Draped Sweater Dos and Don'ts

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If we are lucky, the draped cardigan will be here to stay.  In many ways, I love these more than a simple cardigan because more people can wear them.  That said, there are so many styles that it’s about selecting the right one.

At the end of the day, the best option will provide a balanced shape to the body while draping gracefully in the right places.

The two examples above show the same cardigan in two different colors on two different people.  Continue reading to find out which one is Fabuliss approved.

DRAPED CARDIGAN : DO THIS

Draped Sweater: Do This

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The examples above work for different body shapes based on how they fit each body.  A few additional do’s to keep in mind:

  • A longer sweater can be more flattering on women who carry weight in the belly area.
  • Look in a 3-way mirror to ensure the back fits and is shaped to fit your curves.
  • The sweater should drape and lay well against the body and other clothing and not “stick” or wrinkle.
  • Pair with the right first layer – whether it is cotton, silk or satin – for the best drape.
  • When possible, opt for color over defaulting to black.

DRAPED CARDIGAN: DON’T DO THIS

Draped Sweaters: Don't Do This

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The examples pictured above don’t do any of the beautiful models any favors.  Avoid these mistakes:

  • Hiding out in a piece of clothing should be reserved for inside your home on a day that important people will definitely not be stopping by.
  • While some of these looks might look appealing from a comfort standpoint, they are not made to flatter.

QUICK REVIEW

Draped Sweater Review

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Now that you have seen examples of what works and what does not, let’s look at these draped cardigans again.  Fabuliss approves the cardigan on the left for several reasons:

  • The high contrast vertical stripes create a slim and tall silhouette.
  • The horizontal stripe and volume around the hips appears to balance out her shoulders and ruffle-enhanced bust.
  • The color works well with the model’s dark hair.

There are SO many options so if you don’t find what you are looking for in one store, keep looking until you find THE ONE.

This post is dedicated to Twitter fan Jessica, a.k.a. @J2Milla.

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Fabuliss Helps Mary, Part 3 – Mix & Match, Favorites

February 25, 2011

FABULISS FAVORITES

Fabuliss Favorites of Client Mary

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There is nothing like getting a client into clothes that bring out the best, add to confidence and communicate the right messages.

From fit to color to style, the above looks are my top favorites on Mary.

MIX & MATCH – BLUE SHIRT

Blue Shirt Mix & Match

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A simple wardrobe that includes the right items creates so many possibilities for mixing and matching.

Above, we took a dark blue shirt and mixed it with jackets and sweaters for three different looks.

MIX & MATCH – WHITE SHIRT

White Shirt Mix & Match

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A white shirt with a bold print could overwhelm and send off a message to stay away.  When paired with colorful jackets, the distinctive shirt helps Mary stand out in a crowded room.

Learn more about Victory Ventures, which is how I met Mary.  As part of Victory Ventures, I help people take care of their body/image in order to thrive personally & professionally.

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