Fashion Advice at the DIA: 'Makeup Makes You More Attractive' 01 Feb 2013 A week after women were cleared to serve in combat, Defense Intelligence Agency employees got a different message. "Makeup makes you more attractive." "Don't be a plain Jane."..."Don't be afraid of color." And, "brunettes have more leeway with vibrant colors than blondes or redheads." Men and women at DIA were given fashion advice in a presentation prepared by an employee at the agency this week. Susan Strednansky, public affairs officer at DIA, offered the agency's regrets about the briefing, which raised eyebrows among some employees, saying, "I'm not going to deny that it exists, and it was bad. It was inappropriate for sure."