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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The Clothes That Say You’re Serious

Not long ago I happened to catch a network news interview in which two women were debating the economy.  One of the women was dressed similarly to the interviewer in an attractive business suit with current hair and makeup; the other was dressed in a bright pink t-shirt and floral overalls with a 1980’s hairstyle…

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The Black Tie Test

The first black tie charity function I ever went to was both glamorous and educational.  It gave me a glimpse at an incredible lifestyle – and taught me some hard life lessons that I remember well to this day. Here’s the story: About 15 years ago when I was living in Houston, the nonprofit organization…

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