Wednesday, May 9, 2012

WEM Makeovers on Breakfast Television

Last Friday morning I woke up at the crack of dawn to head downtown to the Breakfast Television studios to get my two West Edmonton Mall Spring Makeover winners ready to show off their transformations on live television! Here I am with cutie pie Landon, a youth worker who needed styling advice and clothes for his job. I picked out his "reveal" outfit for him from A/X Armani Exchange and the shoes are from Rockport! Doesn't he look sharp?

And here I am with the lovely Brenda, my other makeover winner. She was looking for a dress to wear for her son's upcoming wedding in September. We found one that fit her perfectly at Laura. It was the second dress she tried on and we both knew it was  'The One'  when she walked out of the dressing room looking gorgeous in it! All of her accessories are from Laura as well. Her shoes (below) are from Town Shoes.

The winners get ready to make their T.V. debut on Breakfast Television!

Here's what Brenda and Landon looked like before! I convinced Brenda she needed to dye her blonde/orange-y hair brown. She had been blonde for decades so she was a bit hesitant but Tanis, the hairstylist at Rain Salon & Spa and I persuaded her to make the drastic change and she was sure happy she did! Brenda loved the end result. Doesn't she look fabulous?! As part of the makeover she also received a makeup and skincare lesson at Murale, which was much needed - she used to take off her makeup with a wash cloth and water only and never wore moisturizer or eye cream!

Landon's hair needed to be cut and he was pleased with the pompadour I suggested. I also taught him how to accessorize, which he didn't really know how to do before. I wanted to give him a more polished and stylish look.

In addition to the outfits they wore on the show, new hair and makeup (for Brenda!) my makeover winners each went on a separate shopping spree with me which included clothing, shoes and accessories from Reitman's and Laura (for her), A/X Armani Exchange, HS Henry Singer, Mexx (for him) and Rockport, makeup and skincare from Murale and hair products Rain Salon & Spa. We had a blast shopping together and burned a ton of calories in the process ; ).

The two other stylists involved in the makeovers, my friends Janis (left) and Zoe (right) did an awesome job with their winners Dionne and Jennifer!

To see all of the winners' makeover reveals click here to watch the video!

This whole process was such a great experience, I loved seeing how happy Brenda and Landon were with their transformations and I loved getting to know both of them. Huge thanks to the West Edmonton Mall marketing team for including me!

If you need styling tips or help with your wardrobe, please visit my styling website to see the services I offer!

I hope you're all having a great week : ).

*photos 1, 3 and 5 courtesy of Janis


J. said...

Great post! Nice to see the behind the scenes action! You did such a great job Marie! Your contestants look amazing. So do you by the way-you look lovely in that dress :) Thanks for including the video!!
:) J.

Courtney Erin said...

You did such a great job - and I love Brenda's new hair!

Courtney ~

JennaStevie said...

You did an amazing job!! What a wonderful contest, all the winners looked fabulous in the end. I definitely pvr'd this :)

Closet Fashionista said...

Awww yay!! You did an amazing job! They both look great :D
And I love your dress :D

Melanie Liliana said...

amazing job girl! You have my dream job!! <3

Mimi said...

wow!!! they both look fantastic! you are amazing, marie! :D

<3, Mimi

Adventures in Fashion said...

You did amazing, Marie! Congrats :)

The doll on fashion said...

You did a great make-over and I'm very jealous of your job - so much fun!

The doll on fashion

Sandy Joe said...

You gals did a wonderful job! I'm sad they didn't have you come up and discuss the looks you created.

x The Pretty Secrets

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