Adrienne (Matthews) Keyser
The journey of the AB-FAB Designs brand began at the age of 6, when I asked my mom if I could take ballet lessons 🩰
EDUCATION & WORK HISTORY
Became manager for world famous beauty retailers Sephora, luxury salon Jacques Dessanges and high-end brands Coach & Express 🛍
Gained experience staging homes interning for Washington, DC interior design firms 🏡
After college, worked for Fortune 500, non-profit, start-up and investment firms 💼Learned all facets of the corporate world; from marketing 🗣 & budget management 📊 to client relations 🤝& fundraising 💌
BEGINNING OF THE AB-FAB DESIGNS BRAND
Later, landed a position as a talent scout 🕵🏽♀️ at The Erickson Agency, Creative Talent Management & Dynasty Productions.
Fortuitously landed the role as talent educator 👩🏽🎓 & promotions manager for Internationally renowned John Casablanca.
In 2002, began promoting AB-FAB Designs array of services: personal shopping 🛍 makeup artistry 💄 fashion styling 🥻 & event planning 🎉
AB-FAB Designs also produced it’s first of many fashion shows!🥳
Meanwhile, working with celebrity clients & attending red carpet events 🎟, expanded AB-FAB Designs services to include wedding planning 👰🏽 & image consulting.
FINDING OUR WAY
Partnering with the founder of DC Fashion Week, became a featured make-up artist 👩🏽🎨 for over 8 years.
In this privileged position, was front & center to witness a Washington, DC based fashion house 🧵 (Corjor International); transform into an Internationally recognized brand 🩲 (Magnum Underwear) & non-profit powerhouse (DC Fashion Week) 👑
Procured a position working for a luxury auction house 💎 expanding knowledge of art 🖼 & broadened associations with the Washington, DC fashion elite 💰
Studying organic beauty products ♻️ at Aveda Institute created a greater understanding of skin care 🧼 & the importance of sustainable sourcing of ingredients 🏞
Then in 2004, received a license in nail artistry 💅🏽 & self-education in the history of fashion; from millinery 👒 to cobbling 👠
The next level of the AB-FAB Designs brand developed in 2008 when this website was established and began blogging about fashion 👗 beauty 🛀 & art 🎨 (see archived blog posts)
That same year, entered the arena of socialite 🦸🏽 giving my time ⏰ & profits 🏧 to worthy causes such as Hugs Across America, The City of Rockville and The Montgomery County Volunteer Center.
August 25, 2012, briefly put AB-FAB Designs on hold to became a mom 🤰🏽 From that moment, focused all energy into raising an incredible son 👦🏽 Xavier Alexander Keyser
His middle name Alexander to honor fashion designer, the late, GREAT “Lee” Alexander McQueen! 😍😍😘😘
Today, utilize motherhood 🤱🏽 to explore new content such as affordable activities 🎪 & cooking with your kids 👩🏾🍳
THE FUTURE OF THE AB-FAB DESIGNS BRAND🔮
- Continue to provide a high-level of excellence 💎 in every product offered & service performed💯
- Completely un-biased brand audits & reviews 👍🏾 👎🏾
- Fresh content including travel 🧳 luxury living 💰 food 🥡 wine 🍾 & more 🧘🏾♀️🎞🛒
- Increase visibility 👀 through social media (links below) 📈
STAY FASHIONABLE! 🥰