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Freckles to Cancer: One Mom’s Story

“As you may have seen, I have skin cancer, the deadliest kind…” The rest of the message became a blur as I physically reacted to this news from my client turned friend Caroline McEntee.  How does this happen to such a vibrant woman who I saw go through a style and confidence transformation that showed […]

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What Would Tim Gunn Do?

That’s the question printed on the canvas tote I received at the Lucky Brand event featuring style guru Tim Gunn Saturday.  Barton Creek Mall was packed with fans and Tim gave them exactly what they wanted:  plenty of face time and personal interaction. I have to admit that I acted a bit like a school […]

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One Night With A Rising Star

I couldn’t wait to meet Ross Bennett of NBC’s Fashion Star at the UT Club’s special viewing of the show’s fifth episode last night. We talked on the phone last week, and he is personable and enthusiastic. Face-to-face, he doesn’t disappoint. Ross greeted folks with a genuine charm, while his wife Erin sported a pair […]

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Fashion Star Viewing with Ross Bennett!

If you love the hit show Fashion Star on NBC, you’re in for a treat. Austin’s own Ross Bennett will be appearing at the University of Texas Club on April 10, 2012 for a special viewing of the show with free munchies and 2 free drink tickets. Can’t make it?  I’ll be interviewing him with a […]

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Guys! Boost Your Lady’s Sex Appeal

Gentlemen (yes, this is for the guys), Most women who seek my services include “get a serious boyfriend” or “find love” or “keep my spouse attracted to me” in their list of life goals. Not style goals, LIFE goals! That means you men are a large part of the equation in women’s complicated styling decisions. […]

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Signature Styling Catches A Killer!

Signature Styling Catches A Killer!

One of the most important aspects of Signature Styling is creating an image that speaks to who you are and where you’re going.  Your style must be true to your personality rather than imitating someone else or dressing in a manner that you think other people like or expect.  If you fake it, people eventually […]

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My friend Lea Eiseman is the Pantone guru

My friend Lea Eiseman is the Pantone guru who trends seasonal colors. It’s all about tangerine this spring– if it matches your personal color palette! http://ow.ly/8ADjU

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2012’s Best Diet? The One That Matches Your Body Type

When you sign up for one of my style programs, you’ll learn many things about your body architecture, including what is referred to as your “body type” or body shape. It’s a major factor in determining how to put together flattering outfit. Much to my surprise, I found out that your body type can also […]

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Winter Warm-ups – How To Wear Wraps, Ponchos & Boots This Season

Winter is just about here and you can tell because Austin day temps are in the 60 and 70 degree range.  That’s 30-40 degrees cooler than what our thin skin and blood are accustomed! So it’s time to talk about two trends that fit the season and our local weather. I’ve included guidelines for different […]

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Beauty Pays – UT Prof Proves It

“Do you know Dr. Daniel Hamermesh?” asked Barry Lovelace of Compass Settings about four months ago.  No, I hadn’t. What would I have in common with an economics professor at University of Texas? Curiosity got the better of me– and I’m glad it did! Dr. Hamermesh directed a number studies that became known as “The […]

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