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Hysterectomy & Hormonal Mayhem

Kim Brownsberger McMahon, 43, is a mother of two boys living in Denver, CO.  I’ve known her since 1987 and never knew about the pain she suffered her entire adult life due to severe endometriosis.  She is surviving her hysterectomy and facing a new set of health challenges. Here is her story:   My decision […]

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Chemo + Hysterectomy = Style Makeover?

Linda Jennings was born and raised in Austin, TX.  At the age of 64, she was diagnosed with uterine cancer and her doctor suggested a radical hysterectomy along with cancer treatment.  Little did she know how it would impact her image. Here is her story.   I was diagnosed early November 2012.  Had a complete […]

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Inverted Triangle Lookbook – Over 40 Style!

Client Profile: This Lookbook is created for an inverted triangle body shape with a large bust, super sexy legs, balanced torso/leg ratio, brown hair and eyes with a neutral leaning cool skin tone, angular facial features. Age 46 I was charged with making 3 social/dating outfits, 3 casual outfits and 3 work outfits. With a […]

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Is Etiquette Dead?

My friend Bill recently posted on FB: “Yeah, I know, disciplining your kids is uncool but when your little savages slide into a 70 year old woman without breaking stride my tolerance is shot.” What?!? With much chagrin, I responded: “Since when is teaching kids to behave in public uncool? It might better be described […]

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Night-To-Day Dress Tricks

Want to get more wear out of that killer dress you wear to evening events?  Lower your “Cost-Per-Wear” and experiment with these tricks that can place your IT dress into your daytime clothing capsule!  Slip on a top under a dress. The Cut highlighted this printed dress + turtle neck, and Emma Stone rocks a […]

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Do You Love Your Business?

Hearpreneur featured 20 female and male entrepreneurs who love their businesses, including yours truly (scroll to the bottom of this page).  I had fun answering the question and wondered how long it’s been since someone asked you: “Why do you love YOUR business?” Feel free to write your response in the comment section below. If […]

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Is It Time For A New Headshot?

As the Style Editor for the new AICI Global Magazine, it was thrilling to contribute this article for the premier issue.  If you’re ready for a new headshot, take advantage of the best deal in Austin.  My Style For The Camera package includes: * Personal styling based on your personality, profession and facial features * […]

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Revelationary Reading: Tim Gunn’s Fashion Bible

Ideal For: History buffs, fashionistas, cocktail party conversationalists. Thea’s Thoughts:  Anyone who’s spent time with me over the past 10 years knows that I like Lifetime’s Project Runway, and I LOVE Tim Gunn.  Meeting him last year at the Lucky Brand event at Barton Creek Mall only solidified my respect and admiration for him.  Tim’s new […]

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Do You Have Body Dysmorphia?

What else does one do on a sick day than watch TLC’s “What Not To Wear?” In an effort to forget about my scratchy throat and plugged ears, I lost myself in the story of Danielle, an Austin teacher who shed a remarkable 120 pounds and needed a wardrobe makeover.  Danielle suffered from a what […]

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What My Class Reunion Taught Me

A few weeks ago, I posted about getting ready for the North Farmington High School 25-Year Class Reunion: The Ultimate Confidence Test. In my humble opinion, the reunion was a hit! We had almost 90 alum show up and everyone had a blast listening to 80’s music and catching up. A few observations and lessons […]

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