I am the poster child (woman) for those 'before and after' makeover things they do. I am very much a 'before' person - no make up, no accessories, comfort-is-key. However, I do scrub up quite nicely. So when Mooi magazine approached me to participate in a 'before and after' makeover, I said why the hell not.
It was lots of fun - we each got appointed a personal sylist who did a style blueprint for us - what suited us in terms of fabric, colour, shape, cut etc. I must say, I was quite impressed. The stylist who helped me is Catherine Bowen - a GORGEOUS young woman who knows her stuff. I always thought having a stylist was for rich people only but I think everyone could benefit from at least one session with a stylist.
Unfortunately for me, my sensory issues have trumped my desire to look this gorgeous every day. I just can't. The fringe (bangs) - looks fabulous but OMG! having my hair actually TOUCH my face all day - can't do it. I now wear it clipped up with three hairclips everyday. Wearing necklaces and fiddly things - nope. Make up - yuck. So, I am not going to do this every day but it is good to know what colours and styles are flattering. And that when I do want to dress up, I know what to do.
Was lots of fun. But the best part - having some pics of yourself where you look super gorgeous, even if it is just for that day.
Some pics of the shoot below, more on my FB profile.
PS My mom said: Wow, you really didn't have to try very hard for your 'before' shot did you. Thanks mom. But yes, the before shot is very much how I normally look.