I hope life is treating you wonderfully! Remember be slow to anger and quick to forgive. It just makes life easier.
As you know, sometimes I am an amateur make-up artist to THE FRIENDS. I am also an occasional stylist also. It really is not work or a chore for me, because I LOVE shopping and finding fabulous looks for less. I have helped my girl, funkidivagirl, via texting and other good friends in store. Recently, my friend Renee, needed help finding and creating a look to attend a formal gala with her husband. I was like sure no problem.
Considering it was a function celebrating the legal and judiciary profession, I felt neutral colors like black, off white and silver were best. Since she was on a budget, I suggested we go to the formal dress department at Macy's. Macy's always has super cute and high quality formal and semi-formal dresses on the clearance rack. I was sure we could find something there.
With luxe kids and her daughter in tow, I pulled about 50 dresses from the rack that fit the look I wanted to create and went from there. We finally found the "one", A Jill Stuart classic on sale and after that it was all downhill. Next we needed to find shoes. Before a much needed dinner break with the kids, we were walking through the mall and was offered a 30% coupon at Nine West shoes. Since there was a sale going on, I suggested we start there first. I had to take the elevator down with luxe baby and stroller and passed Nine West shoes. I spied the perfect shoes to compliment the dress. Here is a pic:
Renee originally wanted to get her hair blown out and wear it straight. However, there was some drama there. So she opted to go with her natural curly hair and I suggested a mohawk style. She has worn one before and she is made to wear them.
Make-up was a cinch. I didn't have to use any foundation on her face, because her skin is truly flawless. Certifiable. I used Lancome's Declaring Indigo gel eyeliner for a dramatic look. I used Becca Cosmetics Mazu highlighting cream in the corner of her eyes and on her brow bone. I also used Becca lip gloss in Mai Tai a sheer peach nude on her lips and a little bit of NARS Lovejoy blush on the apples of her cheek. She got a mani/pedi with a sheer pink OPI polish.
Results? She looked like a rock/movie star. Polished but HAUTE!
The only thing I would have done differently was have her carry a red clutch. I kept meaning to tell her to get one all day, but it just slipped my mind.
What do yall think? Do I have skillz?