It’s an unlikely road she took from tomboy to one of Metro Washington, DC’s most fashionably dressed women, but Kara Allan has made the journey. A young girl who loved building forts and climbing trees, the “Fabulous Fashionista” is now a Style and Image Expert of LifeStyle by Kara Allan, her busy, 14 year-old image consulting business based in Fairfax, Virginia. The company specializes in style, beauty, and interiors. At twelve, Kara decided that she didn’t want her mother to dress her anymore and she became interested in trying on various looks, experimenting with makeup and saw how the transformation enabled her to be herself, but a little more glamorous. As a teenager, jobs at the local mall helped her focus on her emerging passion…. fashion. While working at stores like Express, Petite Sophisticate and Ann Taylor, she tuned into and translated trends in fashion and style to “help people represent themselves, and not just push clothes on them.” While working on her marketing degree, she helped fellow classmate’s select job- hunting outfits to prepare for professional interviews.