Margaret has always been attracted to the beauty found in the world and the people within it. During high school, Margaret attended beauty school to become an aesthetician and began her own business providing in-home manicures and sculpted nails at the age of eighteen. This would be the first go in her lifelong pursuit of entrepreneurship, a path she chose due to her desire to build something that would make a positive difference.
After studying visual communications at the Art Institute of Seattle, she continued with her passion for business and design by building a graphic design company that she successfully ran for fifteen years. Looking for a change of pace, she then founded a drop-in art studio and school where she taught people how anyone could be an artist.
Now Margaret focuses her creative energy, eye for design, and entrepreneurial drive on growing and sharing the power of the DRES System. Taking from all her past experiences, she set out to give women the right tools and support to instill self-worth and acceptance of their bodies. She knows firsthand how women can struggle with how to dress their figures and feel confident in their individual images.
In between consulting with clients and traveling the country to teach stylist-training classes, Margaret loves predicting the latest trends, impressionistic painting, and playing with her very fluffy yet tough, miniature Goldendoodle, Steve. Along with her dog, Margaret also lives with a loving husband and two daughters in Seattle, Washington.
“I wish for you what I wish for myself—the opportunities to reach ?your fullest potential.”
• Outfit Styling
• Color Palette
• Facial Styling
• Accessory Styling
• Travel Styling
• Event Styling
• Seasonal Update
• Personal Shopping
“I have always struggled with finding clothes that fit me just right. I don’t know how many times I have gone to the mall only to come home in total frustration. Usually, I try on 50 different things and find something wrong with each one of them.
For some reason, the clothes always look better on the hanger, only to make me want to scream when I try them on. Holobi’s DRES System helped me understand my body type and why certain things look better than others. They used a very creative system to describe my body shape. As it turns out, I am a Sapphire!
If you are like me, and hate shopping because of the frustration involved, check it out. I have a Holobi StyleGuideand love it. Can’t wait to go shopping!!!”
- Jenny Romler (emerald)
“I wanted to let you know that I absolutely LOVE my clothes and have gotten wonderful comments on everything that I have been wearing. It is amazing the confidence I have when wearing something I love and I know looks good on me. I have not only gotten comments on how good the clothes look, but how good I look and some people have even noticed a different confidence about me by the way I am carrying myself when wearing them. I am actually looking forward to going shopping again.” - Kristi Walter (sapphire)
“What you have designed is wonderful Margaret. I think that you have done a marvelous job with the StyleGuide, and at making this fun and easy for women. There are so many women out there... ALL WOMEN... that need this help. Bless you for having the creative power and energy to put it together.” - Lee Anne Soane (diamond)
“I’m a bookkeeper, so my brain works great with numbers. Not so great with anything artistic, including dressing myself to showcase the best me. Holobi to the rescue! In three visits to my home she, organized my closet, defined my style and colors and shopped for new clothes (all activities I don’t enjoy). A month later I had a different view and a more positive outlook. It even inspired me to go on a diet, and I’ve lost 30 pounds so far! The experience was a little scary, but was I was made comfortable by Margaret’s calm, reassuring manner and relaxed approach to the Holobi process. I now go into my closet and am better able to pick out what to wear without it causing me anxiety or stress.” - Linda Cavanaugh (sapphire)
“The D.R.E.S. System Wardrobe Makeover was a wonderful experience for me. At first I was a little nervous about inviting someone into my house to do an in-depth look at my body shape and my clothes. But once we began, the whole thing was easy and comfortable. Not only am I no longer afraid to look in the mirror after getting dressed, I also know how to shop for clothes and colors that suit me best! The change in my confidence has been apparent to my family, friends and co-workers, and I encourage every woman to have an honest, helpful guide who can show you how to look beautiful and dress well, no matter what your shape or size. Thank you Holobi D.R.E.S. System. - Erica Gaddis (emerald)
“Although I had a closet full of clothes, I still always found myself standing there overwhelmed and frustrated that I could never find anything to wear! After meeting with Margaret, she helped me organize all the pieces in my closet and better understand what styles and colors best complement me. I realize now that I do not have to hide behind “maternity style” shirts anymore and feel more confident wearing clothes that best accentuate my body shape. The D.R.E.S. System is a very useful guide and has helped make shopping for clothes a more enjoyable experience. Thank you Margaret!” - Julie Raupp (ruby)
“It is so nice to have my closet organized, and I can say after several months it still is organized. We really did not give away that many clothes, some just needed to go anyway. It was great to realize that I could wear a size small top so we tossed all those larges in my closet. The biggest asset was that when I went shopping by myself, it cut my shopping time way down. I could scan the racks and quickly pick out the styles and colors, I knew would look great on me! It was a great experience to have a D.R.E.S. System Wardrobe Makeover.” - Traci Phillips (sapphire)