Style Makeover


Style makeover

Hi, there! I hope you all enjoyed your Xmas holiday as much as I did and missed me a little bit. Because I can’t wait to share with you the results of our project “Style Makeover” which took place in December. As usual, it was very intense since we did everything in one day, and very emotional because it’s a real team work: several participants, myself, make-up and hair artist and photographer, all women under one rooftop;)

One of the characters is a very charming young lady – Kira. Kira is a very rare Russian beauty – girl with curves and huge charisma. And when I look at Kira I could not help but wonder why do we still admire this so-called “beauty standard” – 90-60-90 and do not encourage individuality and different types of bodies, shapes and faces….?

The style personality we were looking for Kira is young, fresh, powerful and bold yet feminine and sexy, something you can wear and be every day but still look chic and classy. Despite a very warm tint of her hair, Kira has very cool complexion which is why the color palette that suits her is cool and toned down. I went for ton-sur-ton contrast instead of color blocking to elongate the silhouette and add class to her outfit. The outfit consist of the basics a pair of skinnies, silk top and a biker jacket, but the fabric and the color give this extra chic to the look. Asymmetrical top works perfect on “Aple-type” gilrs, since it elongates and slimmers the top part of the body. We did not go for a dress or a skirt which often look overly feminine and sometimes matronish on these types of girls but put Kira in a pair of well-fit coated skinnies  instead. Biker jacket despite the rules may work perfect on apple-types if you choose the right one: well-stuctred and fitted (not boxy) and combine it with assymetric top. And finally we add this beautiful long necklace which is a must-have for every girl with a big bust. Those lucky girls are beautiful in all types of V-necks and elongating cleavages. However if you chose for a crew or turtle neck you can still create an illusion of V-neck by adding a long necklace or a chain with pendant.

And the last but not the least. Many women ask me how to chose the right hair style in regard with the face shape. I will definitely write a post only about types of faces and hairstyles, but for now a tip for a girl with wide cheek-bones, square-shaped and rounded-face type of girls. The biggest challenge here is to elongate and slimmer the face and lighten the cheek-bone area, therefore we choose for a hair-style with the volume put on top of the head and not on the sides (see the pic.before). Any type of voluminous 50-s rockabilly hairstyles will look gorgeous on you.

Enough words, check out the pictures!

Thanks a million to my team: Anna Hallard – photography and Laura Boegborn- hair&make-up and of course Kira herself for letting me share her story.



Kira is wearing asymmetrical silk top BCBG Max Azria, pants and jacket Gerry Weber, necklace andotherstories.

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