Culottes, a Tricky, New Wardrobe Basic

  I’ll admit it! Back in the ‘70’s (when I was still a kid) this fashion stylist hated culottes or as they were called back then, gauchos! With a passion! And in the early 2000’s when the knit culottes, glorified pj pants, were the rage, I again couldn’t wait for the trend to be over. But today’s culottes? I love them! They feel and are being worn completely differently than the previous styles. They’re often referred to as wide legged cropped pants, and often what you find in the stores seem a bit long. I almost always have my clients [..] read more

3 Ways to Make a Good First Impression In Denver

Can you make a good first impression in 3 seconds? Studies show people start forming impressions of others within a mere 3 seconds of seeing them. It’s not judging. It’s simply human nature! Our eyes take in the information and our brains go to work. We’re truly not even making these decisions consciously. As a Denver image and wardrobe consultant, I was astounded the other day when I saw this article on Linked In. The accompanying picture was of a man in a business suit wearing a backpack and was titled “Backpacks are for Boys, Not Businessmen.” It had almost [..] read more

Look 10 Years Younger Naturally

Yes, you read the subject line correctly! You can look 10 years younger, naturally! My good friend Tamara Hutchins LAc., M.S.,  of Zen Redhead Skincare, and I are teaming up on Thursday, April 21 at 6 p.m. to bring you a fun evening all about bringing out the youthful fabulousness in you! I’ll be showing you all about how to dress “appropriately” for your age. Spoiler alert—you can wear just about anything you want! Your choices are wider than ever—it’s simply a matter of knowing a few secrets to pull it off with class. I always love sharing as much [..] read more

How to wear diamonds for professional dress

This is the first in a new monthly series about birthstone jewelry for professional dress, unless you count this recent post about modern pearls. The April birthstone is diamonds. Lucky April babies! The rest of us are jealous. Diamonds are a true classic, but there are right ways and wrong ways to wear diamond jewelry for professional dress. Here are a few tips on how you can enhance your look whether the diamond is your birthstone or not. Diamonds and success go hand in hand. Well cared for, clean diamonds look expensive and luxurious. The key to wearing them in [..] read more

Personal branding from the inside out

You’ll be surprised to hear me say this, but… What’s on the inside is what really counts. I mean the term image consultant may conjure up the idea that I help women create an image or perhaps a visible false façade that simply has to do with looks or the outside. Nothing could be further than the truth! As the premier wardrobe and image consultant in Denver, Colorado, when I start working with a client, one of the first things I’ll ask is “How do you want to feel in your clothes?” I also find out what people already know [..] read more