Dianne O. Atelier

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Dianne O. Atelier carries exclusive European and New York designer lines sure to outfit the most discriminating boutique shopper. But the real secret to this upscale store is the owner herself and the experience she brings to customers as a former Los Angeles stylist. Transforming her clients from humdrum

frumps to fashion icons.Dianne O. sets women on the path to style.

The store sits comfortably in the heart of the East Village neighborhood of downtown San Diego. On this morning, the divine Ms. Dianne O. herself is found nursing a glass of champagne and a large mug of coffee. A renaissance woman who has dressed some of Hollywood’s most well known celebrities and San Diego’s most successful women, “I dress women to make them more powerful. When I’m done with them, they can walk into a room and command it,” says O.

Ms. O describes the store’s style as classic but edgy. If customers are looking for a phenomenal accessory, fabulous cocktail dress, gown, or power suit, all at a fair but not inexpensive price, it can be found here. “I admit these are investment pieces… I don’t do cute,” says O.

She has styled the likes of Babyface, Spike Lee, Bernadette Peters, Etta James, Danny Glover, Bruce Willis, Benjamin Bratt, and Michael Jordan, just to name a few.

As a stylist, she says, her ability is in making her clients appear memorable, feminine, and fashion forward, but always incorporating who they are and how they want to project themselves.

Ms. O says the staples in every woman’s wardrobe should include, clothes that are tailored perfectly and in top-notch fabrics. Women should find a look that fits their lifestyle and their personality. A great black dress is essential. She believes a crisp-white shirt and tuxedo jacket are the keys to easily transforming any outfit from day to night.

Dianne O. Atelier is not your run-of-the-mill boutique. The prices are high and the designs are cutting edge, but with the help of an owner that has dressed the most challenging population, aka celebrities, SD women should feel confident putting themselves in her very capable hands and letting work her couture magic.