Makeover Kristina

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Hello my dearest reader! As usual, at the begining of the month my monthly column in BxlConnect hit the shelves of all the hotspots in Brussels and I can not wait to share it with you.

My character Kristina is a young student from Liege. She is a true natural beauty, honestly, I could not take my eyes of her)) Kristina is studying business administration but her real dream is to become an actress, which is why she is taking acting classes in Brussels. Kristina likes retro style – pin up glam of Dita von Teese, Marylin Monroe’s ultimate femininity and all what comes in a Diva’s package. My challenge as a stylist was to get Kristina out of her comfort zone and try something totally different.

I must say, I appreciate self-confidence more than beauty, because, in the end, best models are those who are self-confident and not necessarily pretty. Kristina has got both qualities which made the whole process very smooth.

So, the style direction I have chosen for Kristina is modern, bold but still very feminine with a slight romantic twist. The first look is very bold: fuchsia leather biker, graphic top and pants , and platform sandals – all speak for ambition, self-confidence and brightness. In my opinion, this look works perfect on Kristina, and, as she mentioned herself, it was the most shocking but also the most favourite outfit.


Kristina is wearing: Xandres pants and silk scarf worn as a top, Liu Jo leather biker, Sacha sandals and bag TwinSet by Simona Barbieri

The second look is softer and more feminine – lace pants, pastel colors. However military jacket does not make it too girly and romantic. Kristina is very charismatic, she has a very strong energy, which is why there should always be some element to show it: color, detail, accessory, even make-up.


Kristina is wearing top, jacket, pants and  sandals – all TwinSet by Simona Barbieri.

The mood for the portrait was obviously inspired by retro style.  Revisitng pin-up but with respect to nowdays fashion and age of Kristina which is very young. Silk dress – very feminine and classy in a silhouette yet in a bold and uber trendy color.


 Kristina is wearing TwinSet by Simona Barbieri lace dress and clutch.

This makeover would not be possible without my talented and hard-working team: Steven Lemmens – photography and Laura Boegborn – hair and make-up. Thank you guys!

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