Bravo TV + TDC

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Named by Bravo TV as a “Fresh Bachelorette Party Idea”, Tour de Couture is the newest fun thing to do in LA.  Style your own personal shopping experience while being chauffeured about town in a luxury SUV, with celebrity stylist Alison M. Kahn.  Thanks, Bravo!

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Warming Up to Ugly Sweaters

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Ever since Bridget Jones’s Darcy donned an ugly reindeer jumper, we’ve all been fascinated with tacky Christmas sweaters. But after a few ugly-sweater parties, and giving my share of ugly white-elephant gifts, a Christmas miracle has happened:

I now think ugly sweaters are kind of cute.*

But this is LA, so even when we’re being ironically ugly, we still like to look good.
And it’s possible. The patterns, the prints, the colors—they’re all fun and festive and sometimes downright flattering.
Just by following a few rules, you can still be a sexy vixen in a Christmas sweater. (But more like Vixen, Santa’s 4th reindeer.)

Try This:

Mix patterns with 2 or 3 like colors and pair a large print with a small print.

Take the sweater pattern head-to-mistletoe in a smart, slim suit.

Pair your silly sweater with something haute and sparkly.

Commit to a theme. Nothing goes better with Ugly Darth than adorable R2D2 earrings.
And have a merry, ugly Christmas!

*Ugly-Cute, like Pugs. Or Pigs. Or Sloths.

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Wedding Dress Cold Feet

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You all know the saying “Physician, Heal Thyself.” In my case it’s “Stylist, Style Yourself.” Because when it comes to picking my wedding dress, I just can’t get, well, engaged. And the wedding is four months away.

When I style my bridal clients, they’ll chose THE dress after trying on as few as 2 or 3 dresses. But me? After 11 stores and countless hours online, I have yet to say “yes”—or even “eh, maybe”—to a dress.

Diagnosis? I have wedding-dress-cold-feet. These are my symptoms:

Sticker Shock
I’m too practical for this! I could get a new bathroom for the price of these gowns!
(Insert image of ridic exprensive dress)

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Pressure In My Head
Admittedly, I do have access to off-the-runway looks from top designers. . . but those are for my clients. Those of us who aren’t screen goddesses have to chose our clothes from a more mortal realm.
(Insert image of dream dress)

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Beads. . of Sweat
Pearls everywhere. So many silver sequins. Mountains and mountains of tulle. It’s exhausting, and honestly, not really my style.
(Insert image of cat toy dress)

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But before I check myself into a clinic, I’m asking you, my dear readers, to send me your cures. What would you do if you were MY stylist?

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