Hello, and Welcome to Fashion for Real Women!

My name’s Diana, and that’s a picture of me in the header.

Like many people, I started to get interested in fashion when I was a teen.  I began modeling in my hometown of Colorado Springs, Colorado, when I was 15, and continued until my early 20’s.  Here are a couple of the publications I appeared in and on in those days:

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Nothing major – no Vogue, Elle, or Sports Illustrated covers (LOL!) – but I had fun.  I was too short (5’5″) for runway work in New York and Paris, and my parents would never have allowed me to go that route anyway.  Small town girls and big city pitfalls just don’t mix, so I stayed home… and had a BLAST!  I got married a few years later, moved to Texas, and got on the corporate track.  I thought my fashion days were behind me.

They weren’t.

In 1994, I took an image consulting course, started moonlighting for fun, and never looked back.  I went full time a few years later.  After having my first child and getting more requests for one-on-one consultations than I could ever handle, I tried to figure out how to juggle motherhood, fashion, and way too many clients.  The answer?  The Internet!  I started FashionForRealWomen in late 2000, and after a dozen years and 400+ ezine issues, I’m still going strong.  My articles have been reprinted all over the web (Google me), and I’ve been interviewed by dozens of women’s and industry magazines, including Prevention, Women’s World, Weight Watchers, The American Bar Association, and Nurses World, and online by ContentBiz.com.

You can also find my “words of wisdom” in Priscilla Y. Huff’s, The Self-Employed Woman’s Guide to Launching a Home-Based Business and The FabJob Guide To Become a Fashion Designer.

So, to make a long story short, if you’re looking to upgrade your image, I can help.  Whether you’re a student, a career woman, a stay at home mom, or a retiree, I have practical wardrobe advice that can help you dress better and feel amazing.  Feel free to poke around some of the blog archives to see what topics we’ve covered, then sign up for my FREE ezine to get regular fashion advice in your inbox.

If you’re looking for a fast start to polishing your image, let me recommend the following courses of study:

For Beginners:

Sign up for the ezine, then grab a copy of Wardrobe Magic.  It’s our basic wardrobe guide, and our most popular ebook.  Once you’ve read an implemented the advice, you’ll start noticing an immediate difference in how you look and feel about yourself.  So will others.   The compliments will start rolling in, and as so many others can attest, it just never gets old, hearing how great you look.

After you read in implement Wardrobe Magic, it’s time to broaden your bases with my Accessory Magic, Business Wear Magic, and Occasion Magic ebooks.  These speak to specific areas of your wardrobe, including accessories, business attire, and what to wear when.

For Intermediate Levels:

Once you’ve mastered the basics, it’s time to fine-tune things for your specific situation with my beauty ebook and Style series.

Beauty at Any Age will show you help you polish your hair, makeup, and skin care routines to help you shine.

Ageless Style shows you how to look great regardless of your age, and is geared to women 40+ who aren’t sure what’s appropriate for them.

Plus Size Style shows plus size women how to find clothes that fit and make them look great.

Petite Style offers tips for women up to 5’4″ how to create a powerful presence in spite of their diminutive height.

Clothes That Get The Guy helps all the single ladies attract a great, high-quality man who will chase ’em, love ’em, and “put a ring on it.”

For Advanced Levels:

A few times a year, I release my more advanced courses, including Style Icon Secrets, Clothing Quality Secrets, and The Industry Darling.  These include advanced wardrobing concepts and strategies used by fashion industry insiders, so I tend to keep them under wraps.  The best way to keep track of their re-launch dates is to subscribe to my ezine.


That’s a little about me and what I can do for you.  If you’re still not sure, just sign up for my FREE ezine, and get a few issues to see what we’re all about.  If you’re like many of my readers, you’ll come back for more.  🙂

To Dressing Better,

Diana Pemberton-Sikes

Diana Pemberton-Sikes