Easy Ways to Hide Those Holiday Pounds

Twelve dumplings in gravy… Eleven pies with filling… Ten lattes with sprinkles… Nine lady fingers… Did overindulging during the holidays sent your scale soaring?  Join the club.  According to the National Dietetic Association, the average person puts on between five and eight pounds during the holiday season.  If all those sweets and once-a-year menus have…

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Change Your Clothes, Change Your Life

Can changing how you dress REALLY change your life? We see variations of the story often enough in the movies, in everything from My Fair Lady (1964) to The Princess Diaries (2001), but could such a thing REALLY happen to the average woman on the street? Absolutely. I’ve seen it first hand several times, both before and after I…

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Ten Great Fashion Flicks

Love great costumes as much as a good story line in your movies?  Me too!  While Hollywood has always been known for creating trend stampedes in fashion, there are some movies that just stand out for their beautiful, fabulous  clothes. Some of my favorites include: *To Catch a Thief (1955) Cary Grant, Grace Kelly http://www.dianaprefers.com/movies/catchathief.htm…

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How to Take One Outfit to Multiple Functions

I received an email question today about a problem many women face:  how to make one outfit go to many different activities in a day. Here’s the question: “I have followed all of your advice for the past few years and am very pleased with my dressing and feel good and confident always.  My main…

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What’s the Difference Between an Image Consultant and a Fashion Stylist?

While perusing the latest offerings from the FabJob guide site, http://www.dianaprefers.com/fabjob.htm I noticed that both the “Become a Fashion Stylist” and “Become an Image Consultant” titles both linked to the image consultant guide.  I found that very interesting.  For while both occupations require a similar skill set, they have very different functions.  That a publisher…

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