Delicious Life Challenge: Stylist Diane Aiello

Sep 21, 2010 at 5:19 a.m. ET

For the Delicious Life Challenge, we paired four women with a team of trainers to help them makeover their lives to be more "delicious." Let's meet one of our experts, stylist Diane Aiello.

Diane AielloAbout Diane

Professional makeup artist and fashion stylist, Diane Aiello, has worked with some of the most celebrated clients in the fashion and entertainment industry. Her work has graced the covers of magazines, fashion editorials, catalogs, and advertising campaigns worldwide including "Vanity Fair," "Allure," "Elle," and "Glamour." She is a frequent guest on "Sonoran Living Live," sharing her latest beauty tips and techniques, and is the fashion and beauty director for "Arizona Foothills" magazine.

"From the time I could talk I was obsessed with beauty," says Diane. "In grade school I was known on more than one occasion to sneak into my mother's stash of makeup and indulge in a bit of foundation, powder, eye shadow, and anything else I thought a five year old could successfully get away with. After spending my adolescence with my head buried in fashion magazines, I discovered my calling over twenty five years ago and began my journey working in the beauty and fashion industry."

Diane loves working one on one with private clients to help them unlock their true fashion and beauty potential by giving them the tools they need to update or overhaul their looks and, most importantly, improve the way they feel while staying true to their own personalities.

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Best part of her job

"The clothes that we wear and the way we present ourselves to the world should really be an expression of who we are," explains Diane, "but, unfortunately, so many women don't know how to make the connection between the two. I love to show women and men how to get out of that rut and emphasize the positives in themselves."

Why the Delicious Life Challenge?

"Women are always asking me for fashion and makeup advice," says Diane. "And I love nothing more than sharing the tips and tricks that I have garnered throughout my career. Getting ready in the morning shouldn't be a chore and I want to show women how hassle-free and easy looking good can be."

Diane's wisdom

"Dress the body that you have right now, don't wait until you lose ten more pounds. Inventory what you have in your closet and stop buying the same old things that don't really flatter you. Invest in some well-made, proper fitting basics like a good pair of jeans, a perfect button-up, a basic black dress, and a fashionable pair of flats and heels—and build from there."

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