My passion for styling and makeovers became apparent in the naughties, when I first saw BBC’s makeover show hosts Trinny and Sussanah on ‘What Not to Wear’. I imagined myself as the straight-talking brown girl version of them in India. I wanted to be someone who could help women and men feel confident, beautiful in their own skin whilst sharing tips and tricks to achieve their desired personal style.
A couple of weeks ago I spent my day doing exactly that, thanks to Macy’s! Macy’s in Cherry Hill, New Jersey invited me to make a SHERO feel special and give her a makeover. Macy’s partnered with Bunker Labs; a non-profit, dedicated to helping new veteran entrepreneurs start their own business. They nominated Faith Leibman, a US Army and Navy Veteran who at 65 has 3 patents to her name!
What are we shopping for?
Faith and I chatted about her life as Vetrepreneur, a lawyer and what she wanted from this make over. Her career in the Army and Navy as a lawyer meant she needed to ‘dress like a man’. So, we agreed that the makeover and all outfits we choose must reflect her love for color and her fun personality.
Faith is also planning her wedding to her boyfriend of 21 years and wanted an outfit for a ball she was going to in the fall! So aside from showing her a few outfits for work, we decided to find a special outfit for the ball!
I couldn’t do it alone!
The MyStylist team at Macy’s guided us through the store, showing us everything we needed from shoes, accessories, make up as well as their plus size section and upgrades in the store like the ‘At Your Service Desk’ that makes online order pick ups and returns simpler. A senior Lancome make up artist Deborah, helped with make up for Faith and shared great tips for skin care. And big thanks to my buddy Brandon Wyche for all these photos!
I styled Faith in a scuba Fit & Flare Dress by Tommy Hilfiger in Magenta, and Rockport heels.
Macy’s had a wonderful surprise for Faith! They presented her with a gift card worth a $1000 to shop for all the lovely outfits she loved from our style consulting! What a lovely pre-wedding gift to shop outfits, shoes, skincare and make up!
Here are some photos of our day together!
More importantly, the fun is definitely in the details, so follow our instagram story over the next few days for videos and other behind the scenes fun!
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