Tune in to my interview with Maureen Mika, founder of Style Down the Aisle – Bridal Fashion Stylist on Fashion Forward Radio on Sunday, July 27 at 11:00 am MST.

To listen:  Today’s Woman Network

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Like most little girls, I enjoyed dressing up in my Mom’s clothes and strutting around the house in high heels like the runway models I saw on television. As I grew older, it became clear to me that there was more to my love of dress-up than just ‘make believe.

My father enrolled me in modeling school when I was 14 and I continued modeling for several years. There was something about the thrill of the runway that intrigued me. But after several years in the business I had an epiphany, in which I realized my true love was for the fashion itself.

I entered college at the Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago to study the art and business of fashion. My passion quickly grew into a studied talent, and though I was devoted to my education, I was still unsure of how to turn fashion into a career. One day, I came across an article about fashion stylists, and the answer seemed to leap off the page. I had known I was prepared to do the job, but it was at that moment I discovered my job title.

While still finishing my degree, I began working to further develop my skills. I became a freelance image consultant, which fed my drive to help others. Though it was gratifying to help women build self-esteem, I found that working with everyday wardrobes wasn’t as satisfying as I’d hoped. My preference was clearly for working with gowns, so I began working in a bridal shop to gain experience and focus my career aspirations.

In my years working bridal shows, planning events, and consulting in bridal boutiques, I have heard countless stories of women driving from shop to shop, frustrated and lost. It became clear to me that brides need talented guidance and I feel strongly my destiny is to show them there’s so much more to consider than the price tag. I have learned to address fit, color, style, to help make the perfect choice for each individual bride.

I started Style Down the Aisle because I believe everyone deserves to be styled with the talent, skill, and passion of a dreamer living her dreams.

www.styledowntheaisle.net

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Tune in on Thursday, July 24 at 11:00 am MST on Pay It Forward Radio, when I interview Scott Friedman, author, international speaker and founder of Together We Can Change The World.

To listen:  Today’s Woman Network

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Scott Friedman, Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and former President of the National Speakers Association (NSA), is an internationally sought after speaker and author. As a motivational humorist, Scott inspires and entertains with fun-filled, interactive and content-rich programs. He speaks on a variety of topics over 80 times a year. Although his main area of expertise is employee innovation, celebration and customer experience, Scott also specializes in using humor as a tool in sales, speaking and adapting to change.

In addition to being the CCO- Chief Celebration Officer at Friedman & Associates, Scott has authored three books and co-authored four others. His latest book, “Celebrate! Lessons Learned from the World’s Most Admired Organizations,” reveals how leading businesses create a culture of celebration. . . and how they profit through the effort.

Over the course of his 28-year career, Scott has spoken in all 50 states and over 25 countries, bringing humor, wisdom, and a “Celebration Mindset” to over 2000 organizations. Scott now spends 30% of his time speaking throughout Asia and other locations around the globe. Having captivated audiences ranging from 10 to 10,000, Scott customizes each of his programs based on your company’s needs, thus maximizing value for participants.

 

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Apart from speaking, Scott is very involved in philanthropic projects. Scott founded Together We Can Change The World (TWCCTW.org), an organization creating sustainability in children’s homes throughout SE Asia by helping poor, neglected children and women, and providing them with a safe, secure haven and with educational opportunities.

Currently Scott organizes global speaking tours to create awareness, raise money and celebrate with the kids in Thailand, Malaysia , Singapore, Indonesia and Cambodia. Check out his philanthropy page to see the latest tour! He has been honored as Volunteer of the Year with Family Services of Colorado and was on the national board of directors for Camp to Belong for five years.

 

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Fashion Forward Radio Interviews April Hoy – Running Stitch Industries

July 13, 2014

Tune in on Thursday, July 13 at 11:00 am MST on Fashion Forward Radio when I interview April Hoy, local designer and founder of Running Stitch Industries. To listen:  Today’s Woman Network A fashion & costume designer, April Hoy has 15 years of experience in major theatre environments such as the Colorado Ballet, Arvada Center […]

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Pay It Forward Radio Interviews Adam Baca – Day Without Hate

July 10, 2014

Imagine a Day Without Hate? My guest Adam Baca can tell us all about it in our interview on Pay It Forward Radio at 11:00 am MST on July 10 at 11:00 am MST. To listen:  MileHi Radio Adam Baca is a health and fitness entrepreneur and social activist here in Denver CO. Seven years […]

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Fashion Forward Radio Interviews Kasha Fauscett – Actress/Producer of “Inner Dimension”

July 5, 2014

My interview this week is with a very exciting guest on Fashion Forward Radio on Sunday, July 6 at 11:00 am MST. Kasha Gornik Fauscett actress & producer of Inner Dimension. To listen:  Today’s Woman Network Kasha grew up in the small town of Carson City, NV, but didn’t pursue her acting career until she […]

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Pay It Forward Radio Interviews Angie Fenimore – Author of Beyond The Darkness

July 3, 2014

Tune in on Thursday, July 3 at 11:00 am MST on Pay It Forward Radio when I interview Angie Fenimore, author of Beyond The Darkness. Our discussion will be about Exercising Forgiveness. To listen:  MileHi Radio Angie Fenimore survived childhood abuse that became the impetus for her involvement in legal change that stiffened penalties for […]

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Fashion Forward Radio Interviews Rachel Marie Hurst – Fashion House of Rae Marie

June 29, 2014

Tune in on June 29 at 11:00 am MST on Fashion Forward Radio when I interview Rachel Marie Hurst – designer of Fashion House of Rae Marie.  This broadcast is a  presentation of Today’s Woman Network. To listen:  Today’s Woman Network Rachel Marie Hurst, Lead Designer, creates clothing for the strong, independent and beautiful woman of today […]

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Pay It Forward Radio Interviews Elayna Hasty & her mom Laura Leese – G.A.B. Girls

June 25, 2014

Tune in to Pay It Forward Radio on Thursday, June 26 at 11:00 am MST when I interview Elayna Hasty and her mom, Laura Leese about G.A.B. Girls.  Girls Against Bullying Girls!  Important topic for kids these days.  Pro Kindness is the is the way they are making a difference. To listen:  MileHi Radio   Elayna is […]

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Fashion Forward Radio Interviews Karmen Berentsen & JoDanna Martinez – A Line Boutique

June 24, 2014

Tune in on Sunday, June 22 at 11:00 am MST on Fashion Forward Radio, a presentation of Today’s Woman Network.  I will be interviewing Karmen Berentsen, owner of A Line Boutique and JoDanna Martinez, head of stylist team for A Line Boutique.  This boutique is very unique.  I know of no other retail store with this kind […]

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Feel Love – Ben Harper

June 17, 2014

          Feel Love Ooh, yeah, stood in the dark With our hands over each others hearts And we didn’t waste a word Embrace his love undeserved When you feel love You remind me I can feel love We sleep and share the same dream, love When we feel love I’ve given […]

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