October Client Spotlight

Teddi Ann Barry

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Lawyer at Teddi Ann Barry, P.C.
divorceincolorado.com
The Style Studio by Keri Blair Client for 5 Months
 

Do you have children?  How many?

“I have two children.  Jack is 4 and Anni is 5.”

Where do you work?

“I have my own Family Law & Mediation practice, Teddi Ann Barry, P.C., with offices in Denver and Avon, Colorado.”

What’s your clothing item or accessory must-have of the moment?

“Must always have a cute black dress – Keri found 2!”

Favorite local hotspot?

“I love to be anywhere in Cherry Creek.  I can’t claim a favorite.”

Tell us more about your lifestyle…

“Last year I got divorced and turned 40.  I’ve had my own practice again for the past two years after working with a large firm managing the family law practice state-wide.  As my business is thriving I am working to find that happy balance between life with an amazing career and single parenthood of 2 small children that I love more than anything in the whole world.”

Why did you decide to use The Style Studio by Keri Blair?

“My wardrobe was terrible.  I hadn’t updated my wardrobe since before having children – over 5 years ago.  I had no idea what professional single mom looked like today.  I’ve been following Keri’s career via Linkedin for years and finally made the appointment.”

How did you feel about your style before you went to The Style Studio by Keri Blair?

“It was tired, sad and turns out worse than I thought.  I was trying to be the traditional lawyer by day with absolutely no sense of style.”

And now?

“Keri found my energy, confidence and desire to be bold and found the wardrobe and style to show it.  I couldn’t be happier.”

Why is it important to you to look amazing everyday?

“I am constantly selling myself and the firm as Family Law’s Finest in Colorado.  To have the look that matches the knowledge and professional skill is beyond explanation.  Knowing I look good has brought more energy and confidence than I had before in business.”

Tell us about your experience working with The Style Studio by Keri Blair…

My experience was incredible.  It was amazing to have someone I met with only once come to my home and spend such time going though my clothes and getting to know me and what I liked and then 2 days later have an entire new wardrobe waiting for me in her studio.   Kimmi and Amanda have been a wonderful help and Jessica’s makeup make over is just fantastic.

I struggled for awhile about hiring someone and spending the money for the make over, but now that I finally reinvented myself and my business image I don’t think I will ever shop for myself again when Keri and her staff do such a better job finding quality pieces that work so well together.

I am truly amazed by Keri’s talents.”

What would you say is the biggest change in your life after using The Style Studio by Keri Blair?

The biggest change is knowing what “good” looks like instead of just guessing or trying to figure it out on my own.  I’m forever thankful for Keri Blair and this experience.”

 
 
 

September Client Spotlight

Sonia McCloskey

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Financial Advisor at Edward Jones Investments
The Style Studio by Keri Blair Client for 5 Years
 

What’s your clothing item or accessory must-have of the moment?

“A great dress with incredible jewelry!”

Favorite local hotspot?

“The Lounge Bar at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Denver”

Tell us more about your lifestyle…

“I am a very, very busy lady.  I do not have kids, but I am always with clients, meeting prospective clients, going to dinners, cocktail parties, or getting in a great workout with my trainer.   I need to get all that energy out somehow!  I enjoy spending time with my husband and my downtime.  It allows me to recharge, reconnect with myself, nature and the love of my life.”

Why did you decide to use The Style Studio by Keri Blair?

“I needed to have someone from the outside tell me directly what it is that I look good or bad in.  After all, I am European and we do not beat around the bush.  If I look bad in something, I want to know and if I look good, Keri will duplicate it.  Keri is always right.”

How did you feel about your style before you went to The Style Studio by Keri Blair?

“Average”

And now?

“Classy, sophisticated, and ready to take over the boardroom!”

Why is it important to you to look amazing everyday?

“I have worked very hard and I deserve it.  Also, first impressions are always very important to me.  Since my business is very serious, I want to let my clients know that they will be taking care of by a very professional team.”

Tell us about your experience working with The Style Studio by Keri Blair…

“I love the amount of time everyone spent with me.  I felt like I was at the Dior or Chanel boutique in Paris.”

What would you say is the biggest change in your life after using The Style Studio by Keri Blair?

“My wardrobe.  It looks incredible.  I feel like I can take over the world!”

 
 
 

August Client Spotlight

Randy Hite

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Vice President, Physical Therapist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist at
Gillette Physical Therapy in Gillette, WY
The Style Studio by Keri Blair Client for 2 Months
 
 

What’s your clothing item/accessory must-have of the moment?

“For me, I am a comfort first type of guy.  My job demands me to be comfortable enough to demonstrate, yet look professional.  My clothing must-have of the moment is comfortable shoes for all situations presented to me during the day.”

Favorite Denver hotspot?

“Larimer Square as I am a huge foodie!”

Tell us about your lifestyle…

“Simply follow the “work hard to play hard” montra.  I thrive on extreme sports and vacation for the adrenaline rush versus the relaxation.  I will travel to places for just the eating experience alone, or enjoy staying at home and cooking off the cuff as well.  I am just as comfortable in board shorts and flip flops as I am dressed for a board meeting.  Life is too short to not do and see everything and every place you desire.”

Why did you decide to use The Style Studio by Keri Blair?

“I was researching on the internet new fashion styles in 2014, specifically for the tall and slender male.  It was becoming exhausting to sort throughout the fluff that was out there.  I decided to investigate consultants close tony hometown.  The Style Studio by Keri Blair was researched and came with grand reviews.  After one discussion with Keri it was a no brainer that this gal knew her stuff.”

How did you feel about your style before you went to The Style Studio by Keri Blair?

“I shamefully felt it was decent.  I realized very quickly, however, that my style was the same style I had maintained for several years.”

And now?

“As change is usually difficult for me, so was this.  However, it was very apparent by The Style Studio by Keri Blair staff, in a very kind way, that change was going to be a good thing.  Afterall, that is why I hired them, I was obviously in search of change.  It has come with great appreciation and countless compliments!”

Why is it important to you to look amazing everyday?

“In my business, I interact with 100’s of clients daily.  This is a small town, reputation and word of mouth mean everything to a private business owner. Just as important as being good, is looking good while you achieve it.”

Tell us about your experience working with The Style Studio by Keri Blair….

“The staff at The Style Studio by Keri Blair were incredible!  They made the transition easy, comfortable, and inviting.  I greatly appreciate the calm, relaxed atmosphere in their office. They are genuine and passionate about the job they are presented with and it shows in the end product.”

What would you say is the biggest change in your life, after using The Style Studio by Keri Blair?

“I enjoyed the process as much as I enjoyed the end result.  It was truly fascinating to see these gals so knowledgeable about fashion for someone else. I have received countless compliments, both at work, and in public, regarding the new look. I admit I was a skeptic at first, I would strongly recommend this group to anyone interested in making a positive image change!”

July Client Spotlight

Maureen McFall

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CEO of the McFall Household
Mother of 2 children
KBIE client for 1 month

What’s your clothing item or accessory must-have of the moment?

“The maxi dress. I love that it is so versatile – simply switching jewelry and shoes can take you from a day with the kids to a night on the town.”

Favorite local hotspot?

“Kate’s Wine Bar in historic downtown Littleton”

Tell us more about your lifestyle….

“I’m a stay-at-home mom with 2 very busy kids.”

Why did you decide to use KBIE?

“My hope was to define my style, and I felt confident that Keri understood what I wanted.  She spent a lot of time asking questions, listening and getting to know me.”

How did you feel about your style before you went to KBIE?

“My clothing choices were so eclectic that I truly didn’t have a style that suited me.”

And now?

“I love that everything in my closet speaks to my life and my personality.”

Why is it important to you to look amazing everyday?

“I came across a well known Coco Chanel quote a while back: “Every day is a fashion show and the world is your runway.” I was struck by the idea of celebrating each day to the fullest.”

Tell us about your experience working with KBIE….

“It was a blast! I entered the style studio and Keri had everything set up for me.  Not only did everything fit so well, each item was also comfortable. I really didn’t expect that at all!”

What would you say is the biggest change in your life, after using KBIE?

“I think about myself differently now.  I feel ready for “celebrating” the day knowing that whatever I decide to wear, it will be “runway” worthy!”

June Client Spotlight

Dr. Brooke Spencer

Chairman of Radiology Department at Littleton Hospital
Medical Director of RIA Endovascular Center
KBIE client for 2 years
 

What’s your clothing item/accessory must-have of the moment?

“White tuxedo pants” 

Favorite local hotspot?

“Cherry Creek Grill” 

Tell us more about your lifestyle….

“Work hard, play harder.” 

Why did you decide to use KBIE?

“One of my patients recommended her to me. I have no time and had a hard time dressing myself.” 

How did you feel about your style before you went to KBIE?

“What style?” 

And now?

“I feel like I have a personal style that reflects my personality now and get compliments all the time.”

Why is it important to you to look amazing everyday?

“The way that you look is an expression of who you are, so they need to match.  How I feel changes depending on what I am wearing.  I was incapable of accomplishing appropriate variations in my wardrobe and styles to make me look good in different settings without Keri.”

Tell us about your experience working with KBIE….

“When Keri first came to clean out my closet, she asked me where I got a suit in my closet and I said I don’t know. I bought it 20 years ago. 

Wonderful. Keri is very open.  While she has her own ideas about what I should wear, she is very open to listening to my ideas and then find a common ground.” 

What would you say is the biggest change in your life, after using KBIE?

“In my personal life I feel more stylish and free.  In my work life I’ve been able to maintain a sense of style while maintaining professionalism.”

March Client Spotlight

Lisa Jasper

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Mother of 2 children
KBIE client for 3 years
 

What’s your clothing item/accessory must-have of the moment?

“I love my purse and everything inside, especially my wallet, the cases on my electronics and my business card holder. You wouldn’t believe what the inside of my purse looked like before Keri got ahold of it. I feel so much more organized and put together now when I meet people for coffee and lunch! ” 

Favorite local hotspot?

“My husband and I love Cherry Creek Grill.  They have delicious food, fantastic wine by the glass and great service that’s kid friendly.”

Tell us more about your lifestyle….

“I work out of my home, but I’m out and about most every day.  Some days I’m in and out of my car all day meeting potential clients and networking contacts for coffee or lunch.  Some days I’m traveling around the city or country working with clients at their offices.  I spend lots of time with senior executives, interviewing them, working together on whiteboards and presenting reports.  Since I work from home many days, I’m lucky enough to get to eat lunch with my toddler and cuddle with my baby when I take a break from work.  Socially, we do lots of activities with the kids, including adventures out (the zoo, Costco) and play dates with friends.  We do date nights too, but these days we keep them pretty casual. ”

Why did you decide to use KBIE?

“In my first consult with Keri, she looked at my closet and very quickly figured out the core of my challenge.  I wasn’t wearing many of my clothes because they weren’t “comfortable”.  She also gave me very practical advice about the types of clothes I needed to work with my lifestyle, which quickly shifts between drooling kids and senior executives.  She also had a great approach for building a wardrobe that would work through pregnancy and beyond.  I gained and lost 50 pounds with each pregnancy and she was able to find bargains on the clothes I wouldn’t wear for long.”

How did you feel about your style before you went to KBIE?

“I played it safe for work – I had an extensive wardrobe of jackets and pants that I mixed and matched and bought all from one store that was inconveniently located in Dallas.  It worked fine, but I was getting bored with it, especially because I wanted some more casual options for certain networking meetings and casual dressed clients.  Let’s not even go into what I wore “around the house” and on weekends taking care of the kids!”

And now?

“I have more fun with what I wear.  I trust that it looks great and if I’m concerned about an outfit in general or need help pulling something together for a specific event I have someone I trust to call.”

Why is it important for you to look amazing everyday?

“I meet a lot of new people.  I work with CEOs and junior people and I need to build trust with them quickly.  Clothes that are “too much” or “not enough” can be distracting.”

Tell us about your experience working with KBIE….

“It is easy and FUN!  I’m always excited about what she picks for me and my wardrobe is so much more functional now.”

What would you say is the biggest change in your life, after using KBIE?

“I walk in my closet and am inspired versus frustrated!  Once I’m dressed, I don’t actually think about it anymore… “

January/February Client Spotlight

Cody Teets

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Vice President and General Manager for McDonald’s Corporation
Author of Golden Opportunity
Mother of 2 boys
KBIE client for 4 months
 

What’s your clothing item/accessory must-have of the moment?

“Since it is winter, I use scarfs to complement my clothing as well as to keep me warm.”

Favorite local hotspot?

“With two boys, our local hotspot is generally the mexican restaurant Los Arcos.  The kids love the tacos and we like the margaritas.”

Tell us more about your lifestyle….

“It is nothing short of crazy. There is family, sports, work, travel, charity events………I could go on and on.  It almost seems like I have three personalities.  For the majority of the work week, dress is business professional and periodically, we have casual days or casual “offsite” meetings.  The weekend is full of activities including sporting events, snowmobiling and once in a while a little down time.  I often feel my wardrobe is schizophrenic like my lifestyle.”

Why did you decide to use KBIE?

“One of my co-workers began looking amazing at all our meetings.  (Well, she always looks amazing, but something just stood out differently.)  She looked like she was more ‘polished’ and put together.  She told me she had a new secret and was willing to share.  I attended a KBIE event and was sold.”

How did you feel about your style before you went to KBIE?

“Overall, I felt pretty good.  I received many compliments on my clothing.”

And now?

“KBIE showed me that I was dressing as an individual older than I am.  I also became more aware of what best flattered my figure and my style.  In addition to clothing, Keri made a few recommendations on hair, make-up and accessories.  After just one week, I received several comments on how amazing I looked.  This, of course, was a real confidence booster.”

Why is it important for you to look amazing every day?

“As a VP in the McDonald’s system, I am a role model for all women in our company.  This includes our corporate employees as well as our franchisees.  When we look amazing, we feel better.  When we feel better, we are more confident.  It all works together.  Beyond McDonald’s, I serve on two local Boards.  Again, I feel that I am a role model to others in showing them the way to accomplish their goals.”

Tell us about your experience working with KBIE….

“I can say that this is a great customer focused organization.  Not only do they provide constructive and encouraging input, they really listen.  Once Keri has an idea about your personality and your life events, she does an amazing job of helping you be ‘your best self.'”

What would you say is the biggest change in your life, after using KBIE?

“I have totally changed how I look at shopping.  In the long run, I believe I will save money as I will not waste dollars on clothing that doesn’t fit well or ‘one-time outfits.’  It is nice to try new things that you would not generally consider wearing and then learn that they look great on you.”

December Client Spotlight

 Morag Barrett

MoragCEO and founder of SkyeTeam,
an international HR and leadership development firm
Mother of 3 boys
KBIE client for 5 months
 

What’s your clothing item/accessory must-have of the moment?

“This wonderful buttery soft leather jacket that Keri found for me.  Love it!  Beyond that you’d have to ask Keri!”

Favorite local hotspot?

“The Turnverien or Grizzly Rose… I love to ballroom dance and these are two of the regular hotspots where my friends and I can be found dancing the night away.  I started dancing three years ago and have gone from having three left feet (yes you read that right) to twirling and feeling graceful and elegant.”

Tell us more about your lifestyle….

“I am always doing a million things at once.  With work I can be traveling a lot and am facilitating workshops and programs around the world.  In between my team and I are planning for upcoming events, finishing my book Cultivate: The Power of Winning Relationships which is being published in March 2014 as well as supporting local charity organizations. It’s a whirlwind!

For fun things are a little more casual, time with the family, playing principal bassoon for the Broomfield Symphony, sailing or dancing!”

Why did you decide to use KBIE?

“I was in the midst of rebranding my company and decided that professional advice to fine tune my personal brand as well would not go amiss!”

How did you feel about your style before you went to KBIE?

“My style was ok, but predictable.  Things were safe and the items in my wardrobe were not stand out pieces.  As a regular keynote speaker standing out (in the right way) is important.  I looked professional, just not memorable.”

And now?

“It’s still me, but with an edge.  I love it.”

Why is it important to you to look amazing everyday?

“In my role I am regularly presenting to leaders around the world (last count 25 countries and 4 continents).  Others are making assumptions about us before we even open our mouths to speak, I wanted to make sure that the outfits I wore matched the real me – bold, refreshing, inspiring and fun.  My old wardrobe didn’t always reflect that!  When I wear items from my new wardrobe I can say that I feel bold, refreshing, inspiring and fun, and it comes through in the quality of the keynote presentations and workshops I facilitate.”

Tell us about your experience working with KBIE….

“Keri helped me to part with items that I should have said goodbye to a long time ago.  That first sift through my wardrobe was tough, though on the positive side it seems that I do OK in picking dresses that suit me!  Overall Keri and her team have made the whole process easy, she picked out items that I would not have given a second look to on the hanger, but when you wear them are fun, and create a great impression.”

What would you say is the biggest change in your life, after using KBIE?

“Choosing what to wear in the morning has got a little more challenging in that I want to wear everything in my wardrobe.  It’s a good problem to have!

People ask me where I got an outfit or item from… that didn’t happen very often in the past… I tell them I got it from Keri Blair.”

 

November Client Spotlight

Rachel Davis

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Chief Generating Officer of Rachel Davis LLC
As featured in the Denver Business Journal on November 1, 2013
KBIE client for 1 month
 

What’s your clothing item/accessory must-have of the moment?

“I didn’t realize how valuable and useful a really good purse is!!!  Thanks Keri for your elite personal accessory store.”

Favorite local hotspot?

“House of Commons Tea Room on Platte.”

Can you tell us more about your lifestyle?

“Since I designed my consulting business to help people live a highly productive and yet nurturing, balanced life, my own lifestyle matches my business philosophy and my needs.  I have to “walk my talk”.

I take a limited number of personal clients, and spend a chunk of time each day just enjoying the sun (outside), breathing in the beauty of Colorado, and thinking.  A favorite spot to sit is at REI looking at the Confluence.  Currently I am writing a book, designing another business and writing curriculum so part of each day is spent reading or writing.

I love getting up early, going to yoga class at The River Yoga Studio, maybe taking the long way home.  Then, a quick change into one of the gorgeous outfits that Keri put together for me, and I’m ready for a large business meeting or a casual conversation over coffee, a dinner out, or a relaxing evening with my nose in a book.”

Why did you decide to use KBIE?

“I knew and respected Keri as a person and a business professional.”

How did you feel about your style before you went to KBIE?

“I didn’t have a style, I had a closet full of clothes. Clothes that I accumulated over the last 8 years, which I chose for business travel in different parts of the world as I led large seminars, or for various other occasions and venues. None of them really matched or expressed who I am.

For the last 5 years, I have been fortunate to be able to work quietly from my home, maybe even hide out a bit.  Working at home did not require that I have style.  As my attention and energy has shifted to serving leaders in a much more visible way; it made sense to take advantage of Keri’s expertise and partner with her to develop a real ‘style’.”

And Now?

“Now every piece of clothing works with many other pieces.  They feel good and they look good.  The clothes match my natural energy and people notice!

And I have more room in my closet!!”

Why is it important to you to look amazing everyday?

“I have quite an extensive background working with people on breakthrough performance and I know that if you want to be at the top of your game – everything counts.   Most people already know that how you look and feel influences how others relate to you and what you are able to contribute.  What most people may not realize is the additional advantage you give your own performance and energy levels by having your wardrobe match your vision and the ‘inner you’.

There are no shortcuts to excellence; this is just part of what it takes to serve other women in leadership.”

Can you tell us about your experience working with KBIE?

“Working with KBIE has been very easy.   Keri quickly grasped my vision and understand what I wanted, and in some respects even better than I did.  We scheduled a start date.  Within 48 hours, I had a whole new look and wardrobe.”

What would you say is the biggest change in your life, after using KBIE?

“Getting dressed every day has moved from a routine to an opportunity for fun and creativity.   Professionally, I have more freedom and energy to focus on the success of my clients and what I am developing.”

 
 

October Client Spotlight

Annemarie Milisen

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Owner and Lead Consultant of BEACON for Balance,
Nutrition Coaching and Consulting
KBIE client for 2 years
 

What’s your clothing item/accessory must-have of the moment? 

“Black leather full length calf boots.”

Why did you decide to use KBIE?  

“I knew a few people that had worked with KBIE previously. Each one spoke highly of KBIE, and credited Keri with being able to support them in finding ‘their style’.  I knew I had to work with her…”

How did you feel about your style before you went to KBIE?  

“Before working with KBIE, I didn’t know what my style was.  I would wear a lot of black clothes.  Often with a cropped blazer over the top – which just made me look like a box.  Or I would wear something I thought was flattering because it tied at my waist. Yet it hit at the wrong point on my hips so I looked like a bell. Truthfully, I was hiding. And waiting for my body to be something other than it was. I was always waiting for that extra weight to drop. Which it didn’t.  I was unhappy. And dissatisfied.  Nothing ever really fit – especially my pants.  I was always searching for the ‘perfect pair’.  And had been doing that for about 20 years. “

And now?  

“Now, I am a woman that honors my body.  All of it. And most importantly, I have stopped hiding.  I shared with Keri my desire to embody a certain sexy and feminine confidence. Both in my personal world, and professionally. I was tired of wearing black boxy things. Now, rather than hiding them…I celebrate that I have curves, and I dress in a way that tastefully accentuates them. Interesting to note, the day I started wearing clothes that flattered my figure, I looked like I had dropped 2 dress sizes.” 

Why is it important to you to look amazing everyday?  

“Both personally and professionally, how I dress, look, and feel is a critical piece of my branding. It’s essential that the outside match what I embody on the inside.”

 Can you tell us about your experience working with KBIE?  

“Mind-blowing and life altering. I never could have anticipated the value of working with KBIE. Clothes, shoes, makeup, hairstyle, jewelry, tips about how to dress, why certain things work on my body…all of these things have been eye-opening and mind blowing. Yet beyond these physical things, my entire view of my body and who I am as a woman has altered. An unexpected result is that I am now someone that gives other women permission to honor and celebrate their bodies.”

What would you say is the biggest change in your life, after using KBIE?

“Now when I step out into the world as a woman and a business owner, rather than hiding my body and its beauty, I embody a level of confidence and clarity.”