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Bobbie ThomasBobbie Thomas is the Today Show’s style editor and a spokeswoman for Latisse.

Viewers tune into Today for Bobbie’s unique take on fashion and beauty as well as her weekly “Minute-Buzz” each Friday. She is also on the “lead team” supporting the Latisse Wishes Challenge. It raises funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.  www.LATISSEWishesChallenge.com
 
In this exclusive DolceDolce interviewBobbie shares her tips,just in time for the holidays.
 
DD:  Is style important for self-esteem?
BT: Absolutely. Style offers you the opportunity to match the outside with the inside, what makes you uniquely you. Express yourself.
 
DD: What are your favorite tips for looking great in hurry?
BT: A stylish head band or ponytail can instantly add polish to your look and will tame your tresses in no time at all. And while a statement necklace can ‘dress you up’, statement earrings or even simple studs — paired with a fresh, clean face– are a subtle way to help you look put together. You can also add a little color to your look — without makeup — by wearing a bright, bold scarf for instant pop! Last but not least, little touches matter; open up your eyes with an eyelash curler and dab on some lip balm before you dash out the door!
 
DD:  What beauty products are always in your handbag?
BT: Sarah Horowitz Parfums’ Perfect Veil Perfume Oil in the roll-on purse size. A combo of lip glosses — I’m always alternating — such as Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in ShineCity and Bonne Bell Lip Burst Lip Gloss, Chanel, etc.
 
DD:  What are your five fashion essentials this fall?
BT: A cozy cardi wrap or statement sweater. Classic riding boots. A great pair of gray jeans. Try Levi’s Curve ID Jeans. An assortment of hosiery: textured, patterned, etc. And a smart satchel. I am currently obsessed with my new Loewe Amazona bag — a birthday gift.
 
DD: What are your three biggest beauty indulgences?
BT: A massage, sleep, and Saturdays with Rita Hazan – my couldn’t-live-without hair guru!
 
DD: What are your best beauty-budget buys?
BT:  Jergens Natural Glow Express. Milani Nail Polish Lacquer for fun, bright nail polish colors. And Clairol Root Touch-Up. I use it between visits to Rita and while I’m traveling.
 
DD: If you splurge this fall what are you blowing the budget on?
BT: A vacation or the fail-safe… shoes: YSL, Fendi, Casadei.
 
DD: What is the most important item in working women’s closets?
BT: I would say foundation essentials such as a supportive bra, seamless underwear, black or nude basic camisoles, cleavage covers, and slips. I also think it’s better to invest in a few great go-to pairs of shoes, and keep them in good condition.
 
DD: What’s the best fashion item you ever bought?
BT: I love collecting scarves; they are like my blankets. Also, I love snakeskin-looking items including bags and clutches, because they go with so many things!
 
DD: What was your worst fashion or beauty disaster?
BT: My eyelashes were thin and falling out from years of using false eyelash strips. Every time I pulled off a strip, my own lashes would go with it. I had heard about Latisse. I talked to my doctor. He determined Latisse was right for me, and I was so excited to try it because Latisse is the first and only FDA-approved treatment to grow lashes longer, fuller, and darker for those with inadequate or not enough lashes.
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