If you live in Kansas City, you most likely have heard of Darby Brender. She is the adorable face (and, ahem...incredible body) behind Fusion Fitness. Darby was nominated by another local KC reader who had nothing but wonderful things to say about her. Darby has not only started a fitness empire here in Kansas City, but she is also a mom to 2 gorgeous children. Needless to say, she is one busy mama!
And how cute is she?! Working it for the cover of their new Fusion Fitness DVD...
Darby is changing women's bodies in Kansas City on a daily basis. I know many girls that currently workout there and they all look phenomenal! According to Darby: "We have developed a system that will transform your body by elongating your muscles, decreasing body fat, improving cardiovascular endurance as well as increase flexibility." If you don't live in Kansas City, but you are curious about Fusion, you can now order their DVD. Click HERE for more details.
Darby has so kindly (in all her spare time :) ) answered our style questionnaire. Thanks Darby for participating and giving us some insight into your personal style!
1. WHAT IS YOUR DAILY UNIFORM?
I am so lucky that my uniform is very easy & comfortable. I wear lulu lemon run Capri's, a lulu lemon tank, & a lulu lemon hoodie. Adidas or Nike sneakers & a pony tail. I almost never wear "street" clothes, in fact it is so rare, one day I picked my daughter up from school in my denim & a cute top & she asked me who's clothes I had on. Guess that is a sign I need to get out of the spandex more often!
2. WHOSE STYLE DO YOU MOST ADMIRE?
Cameron Diaz. She has a great casual & sporty look that is always well accessorized with trendy sunglasses, natural make up & minimal jewelry. She has a very classy look when it's time to dress-up. I love her look @ Paris Fashion week, in a black & white polka dot Dior dress.
3. IF YOU COULD RAID ONE CELEBRITY CLOSET, WHOSE WOULD IT BE?
Undoubtedly, I would swap closets with any stylish celebrity, can you imagine? If I could raid any closet, I would get into my Grandmothers closet in the 60's. Heels, to jewelry, furs & dress suits. She had it dialed in to the last detail. The classy style for women during the 60's was glamorous. Always excited to see this 60's look resurface, I have named this look, Vintage-Glam. On occasion I will wear some of Grandma June's jewelry or fur, it feels good!
4. WHAT SPRING TREND ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO?
Neon! Everyone is showing neon colors. I love the bright pops of pinks, yellows, & blues. These colors compliment my skin tones & make me happy.
5.WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BUDGET ITEMS?
Presently, I am am into cute bracelets & bangles. I am always looking for unique beaded, leather, & metal bracelets to pile on my wrist, usually these items are budget friendly!
6. WHAT ARE YOUR 3 FAVORITE COSMETIC ITEMS?
My clarisonic- I love the way it makes my skin feel so soft & smooth. "Perfekt" Mascara- when I put it on right, people always ask if i have false lashes one... nope, just a whole tube of mascara. Nars lip gloss- it adds a pop of color & makes me feel "finished"
7. WHAT ITEM IN YOUR CLOSET COULD YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT?
My Baldwin Denim. Love them, they fit my body the best & hold up great. Always looking forward to see what new items they make to add to my growing collection.
8. IF YOU COULD SPLURGE ON ONE ITEM RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Rocco Handbag by Alexander Wang - My friend walked into the studio with the new navy & silver hand bag & I was instantly obsessed!
9. WHAT FASHION TREND FROM THE PAST WOULD YOU LIKE TO BRING BACK
I feel like all the fashion trends I loved as a kid have recently resurfaced. The return of leg warmers has been extremely exciting & fun. I love the feeling of youth & gracefulness I gain from slipping on a pair of leg warmers. I have also embraced the return of jumpers. Summer BBQ's & pool parties are the perfect venue to bring out these one piece wonders. The jumpers with fun color blocks & bright designs catch my eye.
10. HOW HAS BECOMING A MOM CHANGED YOUR STYLE?
WOW, it has almost destroyed my fashion sense. The lack of time to style watch , go shopping, & get ready has really put a damper on my love for fashion. Luckily I have amazing friends who are major players in the fashion arena that keep me on top of the trends. When it comes to fashion, I have become a weekend warrior, always making a point to get dressed up for weekend dates with my husband, who, by the way is total fashion freak. He shops more than I do & has great style!