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Girl Around Town: What’s Austin Chic?

Girl Around Town is a new digital city guide dedicated to highlighting American cities’ hot spots and how to dress for them.  The Austin issue features a quote from little ole ME about what “Austin Chic” really means (p. 3).  Of course, we all know it’s a moving target.  When an invitation’s dress code calls […]

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Anna Wintour’s Saving Grace

“The Devil Wears Prada” was a box office comedy based on a book by Vogue Editor Anna Wintour’s ex-assistant. The movie depicts a woman driven by power with zero concern for those who do her bidding. The ridiculous demands and ensuing comedy and fashion are unforgettable. Enter “September Issue.” Camera crews hound a makeup-less, evasive, [now] […]

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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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Concierge Confidential

Concierge Confidential: The Gloves Come Off & The Secrets Come Out! Tales from a Man Who Serves Millionaires, Moguls & Madmen by Michael Fazio and Michael Malice Ideal For:  People who travel or dine out frequently or want to get the most from these experiences on the rare occasion when they do. Thea’s Thoughts:  Renowned […]

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Brilliant Imports Featured in REAL Magazine

I’m so thrilled for my close friend Amy Campbell, owner of Brilliant Imports. REAL Magazine, the American Statesman’s weekly insert, featured Amy’s business.  Read the article here. Some of you became familiar with Brilliant Imports at my studio’s open house last summer.  Amy sells interesting and affordable small and mid-size home decor pieces, fun jewelry […]

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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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What We Pay To Look & Feel Good

If you had to put a dollar value on achieving a positive self image and all the benefits that come with that confidence, what would that number be?  $100?  Or maybe $100,000? Below are some staggering statistics on what women are currently spending to look and feel better: $10-$70 per month:  Average cost for antidepressants […]

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On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakthrough

  Author, blogger and local high-riser Ruth Pennebaker doesn’t sugarcoat the aging process. In this Austin Woman Magazine interview by Spike Gillespie, she inspires us all to age gracefully but certainly not demurely. “Ruth Pennebaker is sitting on the patio of Zocalo Café in Clarksville, taking in the campechana seafood cocktail served in a martini […]

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