I'm so excited to introduce our brand new feature, Makeover Story by Red Velvet! Here's the concept… the Red Velvet team will occasionally hand pick a girl who is anxiously craving a vintage styled makeover. We will give them get a fresh new look, including hair and makeup! Plus I will help them choose two vintage inspired outfits (courtesy of Red Velvet) and style them in a fun photo shoot. The goal of this feature is to share inspiring makeovers that prove that vintage styling can look more modern than ever!
Funny story… When I told Emma about the Makeover Story concept she begged me to be our first volunteer. It was super fun to style her and so without further ado, here's Emma's Makeover Story…
Emma: "I like to look pretty, who doesn't? But I've never really been that good at putting together and outfit, styling my hair, or doing my own makeup. I have always felt a little lost when it comes to all those girly things. So I wanted a look that was stylish, vintage and that I could pull off everyday without too much time (I'm busy!). My Before photo was a real outfit that I wore to work. My dad took this photo last week."
When I asked Emma what type of look she wanted she surprised me by saying she'd like to try a 1970s inspired look. She thought it would be an easy look to maintain on a daily basis because she could wear her hair down (and sometimes even messy!). In addition, a layered look is the easiest wardrobe to build on a budget because you can mix and match new pieces with things you already own.
Hair: We chose platinum blonde with some natural looking toners for Emma's new hair color. We also had extra layers trimmed around her face so she can create a subtle Farrah Fawcett inspired look with a curling iron.
Makeup: For Emma's first look we experimented with bronze, chocolate and camel tones and accented them with a little sparkle! This neutral palette was perfect for balancing her reddish skin tones. It's easy to apply and wear and looks great all day.
Outfit One: Emma's first look includes a vintage lace dress and Frye boots courtesy of Red Velvet, a thrifted long sweater, plum tights and a thrifted sparkly belt. She's also wearing 4+ mixed silver and gold necklaces including a few vintage pieces, a handmade piece by Elsie and a custom key necklace by MuchoMuchoBuenoBueno.
Outfit Two: Emma's second look includes a vintage poncho and Frye boots courtesy of Red Velvet and skinny jeans by Jessica Simpson Collection. I pulled her hair halfway back for a simple, effortless look. Vintage ponchos, caplets and shawls are so much fun to wear and make getting ready a snap!
Great News… Emma came to work today with a similar, but different outfit that she styled herself based on our makeover. She told me she got ready in just 20 minutes this morning and looks absolutely adorable! A 1970s Styled makeover is perfect for women who like to mix casual with pretty, love layers and need something quick that fits with a fast paced lifestyle! Goal accomplished.♥
Thanks so much for taking a peek at our very first Makeover Story. I'm excited to share more throughout the year! And thanks so much to my little sister, Emma, for being our first makeover lady.
Ps. Tomorrow I'll be sharing my first project ReStyle…. can't wait!