I’ve always loved fashion. I started doing “makeovers” when I was a child, maybe around 10 years old or so. I would create different styles and looks for my younger sister. As I got to be in my teens, I would create styles and looks for my mom. In college, it was all about creating fun and creative looks for my suite-mates and friends. After college, it was all about my 20-something girlfriends. Fashion was what I loved and really where I wanted to focus my career direction.
My 1st job fresh out of college was working in NYC for the fashion designer Donna Karan. I was hired as one of her personal assistant’s and for me it was a fashion-dream-come true. I had the unique and amazing opportunity to see a fashion genius work every single day. She was a true fashion force and someone who I looked to for fashion advice and tips. She knew everything about how to dress a woman… how to make her feel beautiful and how to make her feel confident. One important take-away I took from that 1st fashion job was that a dress was so much more than just a dress on a rack… it had the ability to transform a woman. The clothing became personal and emotional, not just physical… and that fashion-philosophy truly changed how I saw fashion from that point on.
In 2006, we moved our family from NYC to Rhode Island. Fashion was still my main focus, so I brainstormed many different ideas as to what I could do back in “Little Rhody” (where I grew up). As soon as I moved back, I had friends and family members ask me to help “style” them or (and I quote) make them over. It was so much fun for me because I loved seeing someone come alive and feel beautiful with a new brand look. It captured my fashion spirit and really became something I loved, loved, loved to do! I started my blog right around that time and really amped up the fashion-focus for myself because there weren’t many blogs out there at that time giving fashion/style/trend advice and tips to mothers. My fashion blogs became my most popular and I thoroughly loved dishing and sharing and giving out fashion advice every single day… and I’ve been doing that now for over 8 years on my blog!
And so… here I am, present day, still fashion-obsessed and still having a blast helping to create looks and style for moms everywhere. It’s my passion. It’s in my DNA. And now I have my own little fashionista (after 4 sons!) to dress and style every single day, too!
Which brings me to my MOST EXCITING NEWS!!!!!!
I am reaching out to women in the California’s Bay Area!!!!!
Do you (or does someone you know) deserve a head-to-toe style makeover for Mother’s Day?
I’m beyond THRILLED to be partnering with a leading retailer to provide a spring makeover to some deserving moms.
I’m telling you… this is a dream come true to me to be able to style some amazing women out there who are truly deserving of this!!!
So how you can enter yourself or someone you know?
Please send an email to [email protected] with the following info about yourself (or the person being nominated):
• What it means to be a mom (if you’re nominating some, how do you feel she exemplifies being a mom?)
• Why they need / deserve a style makeover
• Work outside the home or Stay at home mom?
• General info about family – Marital Status? Kids? Pets?
• Contact information (phone and email)
If you’re selected, I’ll help make you over with some great looks for spring and a fun day to make you feel like the great and deserving mom that you are!
• Must be in the Bay Area and available for a few hours on April 14
Send the submissions in now through April 2nd, 2015!!