Style Guide: Dorie Swanson



Style Guide

Dorie Swanson is a stylish influence on many. She is a fashion designer and a lead  designer for the luxury brand, St.John, for 20 +  years, in her hometown of Newport Beach.  More recently she has embarked on her own entrepreneurial endeavors at Broadway Botanicals-- both inspiring and exciting.  Aside from being incredibly glamorous, and refreshingly down to earth (a perfect combination in my mind), she is kind, generous and always goes the extra mile.   As you can see, Dorie  has a smile so bright it  goes on for days.  On a side note, she just so happens to be my full sister (we met in 1996).  What a lovely surprise!



Dorie's All-time Favorites: 

Beauty Products:     I’m a HUGE Arbonne fan~ the line is healthy,  botanically based, vegan, petro chemical, gluten and fragrance-free. What we put ON our bodies is just as important as what we put IN our bodies.  Because our skin is our largest organ it absorbs what we apply & it goes directly into our blood stream. My Arbonne Favorites:

                ~Skincare RE9 Advanced skin care program (reverses my sun damage)

             ~ Lips Can’t live without my LIP SAVER spf 30 lip balm  

             ~Base/primer Arbonne’s Makeup Primer and Perfecting liquid foundation. My skin                      breathes right through it. Love it!!!              ~Body lotion RE-MINERALIZING detox spa lotion



    * My hot tip~ Natural Glow Highlighter. I apply it on my forehead, bridge of my nose & chin to create a natural glow.

             ~Scent- Michael Kors


Fashionable Favorites:

  Fashion icons:   Coco Chanel, Jackie O, Audrey Hepburn  

Favorite designers: Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Tory Burch,  however, my favorite is VINTAGE~one of a kind pieces.  I LOVE knowing that I’m the ONLY one with a piece… SO UNIQUE!

My hot tip~ Eating right, hydrating and exercising makes a huge difference. These things keep me balanced and give me energy and a healthy glow.   



For more information on the pure, natural, botanically based Arbonne line~ Dorie's Arbonne Link



Dorie with son, Jordan


With daughter, Rylee, at a dance performance

Auntie to Hudson, Holden and Beck


Dorie and I in 2000, the night before my wedding.


 Thanks for dishing today, Dorie!


From Heather- a riddle:   My mom, Jeri, and my sister, Heidi, and I have been fans of St. John designs for years.  Coincidentally, my  sister,  Dorie, even designed a few of the St. John pieces my mom has collected over the years.  How is it that we all never met until 1996??   Any guesses?   ( I promise that's a story for another time)