Posts Tagged ‘oprah’

Fabuliss Introduces Diane Keyes & Her Memorable Style

June 7, 2010

Diane profile & full-length photos

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I met Diane through a women-in-business Meet Up networking group and instantly fell in love with her because of what she was wearing.

What?  Did I just say that?

It’s true!  Her outfits are always fun, exciting and she’s always wearing a smile.

As a fellow entrepreneur (and author of two great books), she graciously allowed me to photograph her and use video of her for your viewing pleasure.

A few great quotes from Diane’s interview prep notes:

…Oprah has had the most influence on me. Her entire message, whether speaking about fashion or anything else, is to be true to yourself. Why should I be an imitation of someone else when I’m here to become my own best self?

I’d really like people to know that it takes less money and time to put together a coordinated wardrobe than to buy pieces that don’t work together…if you’re not a planner, the best investment you can make in yourself and your wardrobe is to hire Sasha.

Lastly, it’s incredibly charming that her two favorite scarves are from Ireland and Paris.

Are you ready to get serious about your style? Fabuliss can help!

See for more information or contact me at or 612-554-4629.

Learn more about Diane Keyes and her books >

Learn about the Magnetic Business Women Meet Up networking group >

Every Woman Needs a Copy of This Book! Want to Win a Copy?

March 13, 2010

Earlier this week, I was between appointments and stopped in to Barnes & Noble.  I always browse the Beauty & Fashion section to consider books to add to my library.

I picked up Bradley Bayou’s The Science of Sexy: Dress to Fit Your Unique Figure with the Style System That Works for Every Shape and Size with a whole list of nonsensical expectations.  It turns out, I discovered a gold mine!

Here are my top 10 reasons you must read this book:

  1. It starts out by addressing our essence, which is that we all want to be desirable
  2. Bayou knows what he’s talking about…he is a couture designer who has dressed all body types, including Oprah, Queen Latifah, Kristin Davis and Paula Abdul
  3. The book covers all of the things I have had to learn the hard way – trial and error
  4. There is detailed information for how to dress (and how not to dress) 48 real body shapes
  5. It’s easy to find your body shape – height, 4 easy measurements and weight
  6. There is a visual glossary of terms showing and explaining a variety of items like a godet skirt and a gored skirt
  7. There are tips to camouflage specific anxiety areas
  8. It outlines 10 “dress sexy” commandments all women should heed
  9. There is a perfect balance of easy-to-read advice and imagery
  10. You can reference it with your current body and as your body changes

Buy this book now, or sign up for the Fabuliss eNewsletter on for a chance to win a copy of the book.  Sign up now!  I will draw from everyone who signed up for the eNewsletter in March and will notify the winner via email at the beginning of April.

Paging the Real You

February 17, 2010

Close up of brown pattern

After a full day being completely stuck, I am happy to report that the spell has been broken.  Thanks to Oprah, Carson Kressley, a little Nate Berkus and today’s make-unders.

And now, a brief commercial break.

I need to take a quick moment to explain why I blab about Oprah ALL THE TIME.  For whatever reason, she helps me get unblocked.  In life, in my career and, now, in my business.  Things like “today is the day” and “live your best life” are constantly running through my mind, especially when I’m in a difficult moment.  She inspires me to aspire to be a better version of myself.

Back to our regular programming…

As it happens, today’s show is all about make-unders.  One of the subjects, Dawn, looks like Pamela Anderson’s sister with her mega hair, mega make-up, mega chest, mega lips and tiny little legs.  When Carson gently asks her what she sees in the mirror, she basically says she doesn’t see herself.

This got me thinking about a conversation I had with one of my nieces, who’s at that tween stage, just becoming aware that she is an individual and has a little power over her identity.  Long story short, we came to the conclusion that she presents herself as two different people – one to her family and one to her friends.

I know she has her reasons, starting with the fact that she’s 13.  And I know I too had my reasons for having what I believed was a dual personality – one for work and one for home.

After seeing Oprah and Carson’s subject, Dawn, I am now convinced that when we can present our real selves in all situations, that’s when we’re truly free.  Instead of asking questions like “does this shirt make me look <insert insult here>?”, we can completely focus on being present.

While I would never suggest that one Fabuliss party or a few pieces of clothing will cure an identity crisis, it can be a catalyst for a new level of self-awareness that I can only hope will inspire a great many things!

Here’s a music mix to help inspire you to have a great time being happy just how you are, a.k.a. Bring It, 2010.

  • Take Me As I Am – Mary J Blige
  • Use the Force – Jamiroquai
  • Strength, Courage & Wisdom – India.Arie
  • I’m Every Woman – Chaka Khan
  • Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
  • Pick Yourself Up – Diana Krall
  • Independent Women (Part 1) – Destiny’s Child
  • Just Be – DJ Tiesto & Kristy Hawkshaw
  • Over the Rainbow – Jevetta Steele
  • Maniac – Michael Sambello
  • Magic – Robin Thicke
  • Kiss That Girl – Sheryl Crow
  • Beautiful Day – U2
  • Let Go – Frou Frou
  • I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

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