Today, what can I say about today? Today I had one of the most exciting experiences of my life. One of my long-time bucket list items have been to have a makeover done on tv. And what better place to do it than on The Marilyn Denis Show!
I grew up watching Marilyn. I remember her show was one of my mother’s favourite daytime talk shows to watch. I remember my mother always raving and boosting about how fabulous Marilyn was. And I’ve seen Marilyn transform women into their truly potential best self.
Today, Marilyn and her team gave me the opportunity to transform my boring, all-black date-night look into a va-va-voom look. Her team and the amazing and successful stylist, Denise Caldwell ignited the confidence in me that I had lost so many years ago.
For a woman, who at one time in her life always felt like a million bucks and then through a devastating divorce and years of feeling like she didn’t deserve to be beautiful; and then to turn her into a diva through the help of an enthusiastic and confident fashion stylist, hair and makeup gurus and an opportunist talk-show host, is one of the most exhilarating experiences a woman can have. Today, I felt like I was 20 again and like I was a stunning, desirable and confident woman again; the first time in over 12 years.
How do I thank you Heidi Allen for giving me this opportunity? How do I say how much you’ve inspired me Denise Caldwell? And how do I say thanks hair and makeup gurus for bringing back years of lost confidence? But most importantly, how do I say thank you Marilyn for giving average gals like me this experience of a lifetime and memories to last forever.
Thank you The Marilyn Denis show and team for bringing back the me I thought I lost years ago. Xoxo
Looking your best in fashion and style this fall will be easy! The new trends and colors are striking but there is leeway allowed for the smart fashionista. Pick and choose what is best for your body type and most flattering to your coloring. You can look your very best with apparel and women’s shoes this fall – and without breaking the bank!
Your denims stay in, but this fall’s color trend is major and striking. Here is where you will need a few purchases and will need to take care with those choices. Bright youthful color blocking is crowding the Runways. Models are pairing neon tangerine tops and hot flamingo pencil skirts or eye-candy chartreuse silk blouses with cobalt blue short skirts. Some of this year’s bright bold fall colors have not been seen for many seasons and we do not have them in our closets. Choose one brassy classy combo that pleases you, and then do color tests. Lay the fabric across your arm and examine it in different lights. Does it flatter your skin tone? Find a mirror and hold the fabric against the side of your face to see what that color does to bring out your eyes or your hair. (This year’s vivid corals will spark our wardrobes for years.) Use the most flattering color for your blouse. The face frame is critical; we can get away with almost any color in a skirt. You’ve heard that horizontal strips add pounds. Those of us fighting the diet generally stay away from them, don’t we? Take another look at those sweaters for layering though.
For larger purchases that must transition into our winter wardrobe, such as jackets, coats and boots, look for the classic with a kick. For example, a wool navy peacoat with lime long silky scarf can complete your fall look and transition into winter with a whole new look as you exchange that scarf for a knitted one in oxblood, wine or maroon. Splurge on chunky bracelets, gloves and bright earrings in this fall’s eye-popping colors for that red-carpet finish.
Do I ever have a treat for all of you this week! I’ve been contacted by an amazing blogger who would love to write guest posts on zidditamana.wordpress.com. She’s a famous celebrity stylist, who works for Shoe Dazzle. If you don’t know what Shoe Dazzle is, boy have you ladies been missing out. It’s a fantastic website to get the latest shoes, purses and accessories hand picked by celebrity stylists at great prices.
One of those stylists will soon be featured right here on Ziddi Tamana this week!
Anya Sarre is one of Hollywood’s most influential trendsetters. A nationally recognized celebrity stylist, Sarre is known for her impeccable eye and ability to tie any look together with the perfect accessory. Named “Best Television Fashion Stylist” for her appearances on Entertainment Tonight, The Insider and countless other media outlets, Sarre is the go-to fashion expert for Hollywood’s biggest celebrities.
Stay tuned for the latest tips and trends from Anya or visit her blog to read more now!