Take Out With Ashley and Robyn
About This Show
So many of us are looking for Better Health. Better Health – for ourselves, for our loved ones, for our country and our global neighbors. From our work, we know the critical role better food plays in achieving this goal, but we also know it takes resources and a “village”. Join us as we interview and have a lot of fun with guests we see as game changers – creating and modeling efforts for us all to learn and be inspired from. From rock stars to policy makers to non-profit founders to food makers and food distribution leaders to teachers, chefs, pro athletes, actresses, mums and dads, grandparents, and singles, so many of their efforts, like yours and ours, will help us all meet the goal of better health. Grab Take Out with Ashley and Robyn and chew on how awesome our future will be with the inspiration and opportunities shared. *music by Jason Shaw@ audionautix.com.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 44 with Guest Mary Alice Stephenson
Mary Alice Stephenson is a world renown style and beauty expert who has styled hollywood's biggest stars and consulted for fashion and beauty's most influential brands. She is a humanitarian, a mom and an on-air personality and can be seen giving her fashion and beauty tips on the Today Show, Rachel Ray, Good Morning America, and Dr. O to name a few.
As a fifteen-year-old fashion-obsessed teen in Birmingham, Michigan, Ms. Stephenson made a promise to her mother that she would one day be the fashion director at Harper’s Bazaar. Just 20 years later, Ms. Stephenson made her prophecy a reality. With a flick of the wrist, she commanded the powerpoint presentation to move on to the next slide, revealing a picture of her fifteen-year-old self complete with an over-permed mane and sparkly pink eyeshadow. “I was wearing a cowl neck,” chuckled Ms. Stephenson. “At least I got that right.”
Ms. Stephenson is an equal mix of spirituality, fearless fashionista and humanitarian. As she told the audience about her rise to fashion’s elite, she sprinkled quotable lessons throughout. With unforgettable words passed on from her mentors, including Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele’s advice to “learn to turn shit into gold,” as well as personal steadfast rules–”say yes”–her seasoned career in fashion rings more like an anthem to the fashion girl than a self help book. Starting her fashion career as a Vogue assistant and later an assistant at Harper’s Bazaar, she worked her way up as an editor at Allure and Marie Claire before reaching her pinnacle: fashion director of Harper’s Bazaar. Styling iconic shoots with Hollywood heavyweights like Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett and Drew Barrymore, Ms. Stephenson’s talent for harnessing the power of bold imagery and her unshakable belief in the power of style earned her a place among fashion’s influencers.
While waiting for a flight in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a large group of assembling cheerleaders caught her eye. Amidst the perky cheers of “Karen! Karen!” a small six-year-old girl “without a speck of hair” emerged through the cheer tunnel. This was the work of Make-A-Wish America; Karen was going to cheer camp. After witnessing this heartwarming scene, Ms. Stephenson began volunteering for the organization and eventually adopted the title of International Fashion Ambassador. Seeing fashion’s impactful results through Make-A-Wish inspired her next move in the fashion world.