Almost two years ago, when we were making the rounds promoting Alligators, we were lucky to meet a woman named Brenda Kinsel. Brenda, who is a professional image consultant and author of multiple books, had been asked by a San Francisco-area bookstore to interview us about vintage fashion and about our experiences writing the book together. She was amazing—funny, smart, well prepared—and she made us look good!
Flash forward a year or so, and Brenda asked both of us to contribute to her newest book, Brenda Kinsel's Fashion Makeover...30 Days to Diva Style . We couldn't resist, and now, as of this week, "diva style" has arrived in bookstores everywhere. You'll find tips from Alison on How to Make an Entrance, and Melissa contributed a list of 10 items that will give any woman The Vintage Advantage. But there's so much more. Brenda has packed her 216-page book with advice on everything from dressing for a date to how to shop for jewelry, and everything revolves around her step-by-step 30-day beauty camp. If you are hungry to just freshen your look, or ready for a head-to-toe style redo, here's a good place to start. And to learn much more about Brenda, check out brendakinsel.com, an entertaining and informative website.