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This blog post is based on one of the most basic things I do for clients: helping them see clothes and themselves through a different lens.  In this case, someone helped me see something I wasn’t planning to make time for. Not For Me When I first saw the Ventura dress by Etcetera in the catalog and online, I categorized it as “not for me.”  I had no intention of giving it a second look or trying it on. Why?  Because...

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Client Shaun Kennedy, a food safety expert with the University of Minnesota, was referred to Fabuliss after an appearance on CNN’s The Situation Room.  The reason:  he was preparing for an upcoming taping on The Dr. Oz Show.   Before Shaun met me for our shopping appointment, I wanted a solid understanding of what Dr. Oz Show guests wore, the types of seating and settings and Dr. Oz’s show wardrobe.  ...

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Best of 2011

Best of 2011


Posted on Jan 3, 2012

Here are top picks for the Best of 2011 from the world of Fabuliss. Enjoy and best wishes for a phenomenal 2012! Training with Clinton Kelly from What Not to Wear and The Chew I took a leap and got an opportunity to train with one of my style idols Clinton Kelly. After a day in New York City, I returned with a new appreciation for how clothes can fit even better with alterations. I recently wrapped up my brief stint as a stylist at...

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Meet My New Boss, Clinton Kelly

Meet My New Boss, Clinton Kelly


Posted on Oct 27, 2011

Clinton Kelly is partnered with Stitch It, an alterations company, to offer a unique combination of expert fit and style advice and quality alterations.  And he is my new boss as of October! I can tell you, after meeting and working with him, he is genuine, intelligent and very real.  And let’s face it, after nine years doing What Not to Wear, he knows an incredible amount about body shapes, styles and the most common problems...

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What is a Style Board? If you struggle with how to answer “what’s your style” then a style board can be a great place to begin. When I did my first style boards, which admittedly were merely magazine pages I set aside, it was revealing to look through them and see themes.  My pile of pages helped me understand and begin to articulate what I was drawn to and helped me immensely when it came to shopping. Know that it...

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This is hands down one of the most important books I have read regarding how women can close the wage gap.  All thanks to a remarkable friend and client whom I met by being a Best Buy Omega (Chapter 5). Before you consider this to be way off topic for an image consultant/personal shopper, know that the number one reason I decided to start Fabuliss was to create more diversity at leadership levels. I am so over the status quo having...

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