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Transformed…Inside and Out!

FNOTulsa Makeover Contestants - Lynn (left) and Julie (right)

(photo taken at contestant’s ‘reveal’ on Great Day Green Country)

I had the opportunity, in the past few months, to participate in Fashion’s Night Out Tulsa – Makeover Contest. (For those of you that don’t know what Fashion’s Night Out is..you NEED to know about it and will tell you in a minute!) I  was part of a team of ‘specialists’ (hair, makeup, fashion stylists) that helped ‘transform’ the top two contestants, Julie and Lynn, and have the community vote for the ‘most transformed’. (Voting is still open at www.FNOTulsa.com)

Julie - at Little Black Dress

 

I had the pleasure of working with Julie. I fell in love with her immediately, because of her kind and gracious demeanor. As well as,  she has a smile that lights up a room. Julie is a busy mom who is looking to go back to work, so we kept that in mind when shopping for her. I wanted her to step outside of the ‘safe zone’ a little bit and find something with a little ‘edge’. Something that could go to work during the day, but, still be used to create a look for a night on the town too. 

We started at Little Black Dress (Brookside, Tulsa). We found a beautifully, colored, tribal print, uneven hem, blouse that can be easily worn with a straight skirt or straight leg dress pant for work and throw it on with a pair of dark denim for an evening out. We, then, headed to J.Cole Shoes (Riverside – King’s Landing) to compliment the look. Julie had been ‘doing her homework’ and read about how every woman’s closet should have a good nude/neutral shoe. It lengthens the look of the leg. So, off we went to in search of the perfect nude shoe. We found a beautiful Calvin Kein number that I’m still wondering why I haven’t gone back to get for myself. Beautiful! 

 

Here is what I loved about this whole experience. One, this wasn’t your ‘typical makeover’ where you whisk them in, run them through the paces and spit out the final result. We wanted the contestants to really be able to learn from each specialist, so they could continue on their own. And, two, it was very simple things that Julie said that made my heart fill with joy. She was so excited that I helped find her ‘inner fashionista’ again. She knew her fashionista side was in there, she had just lost track of her over the years. And, what really brought me to tears was the fact that she “already considered herself a winner whether she wins the final transformation or not”. Then, I knew, our job was complete. We had found that confidence and inner beauty that was already within her…it had just been shadowed over time. 

 

Now, for those of you that don’t know what Fashion’s Night Out is…you NEED to know! And, for those of you, in Tulsa, there is a Fashion’s Night Out Tulsa too. It all happens on September 6th, 2012. And, when I say, it ‘all happens’, I mean it is happening all over the world on the same day/night! It’s a global initiative started by American Vogue, Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York to create a fun and electric night of fashion and shopping to support the local community. 

(logo courtesy of www.FNOTulsa.com)

It has grown over the years and made it’s way to Tulsa! YAY! This year, Tulsa is hosting Liz Lange, NYC Designer, at The Mayo Hotel for a kick-off luncheon. Liz will share her experiences as a fashion designer and then set your sites on the fall fashions during a fashion show showcasing local retailers, a design contest, and shopping, shopping, and more shopping that takes you right into the evening with a multitude of events happening in stores all over the city. A day not to be missed! 

Get your girlfriends and get ready to SHOP! 

For more information and to buy tickets, go to: www.FNOTulsa.com

Shopping Resources: Little Black Dress, J.Cole Shoes

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WHAT I WEAR

Michael Jackson Mania
heidi-michaeljacksonWhat I Wear – Michael Jackson Immortal Tour – 2012

The Michael Jackson Immortal Tour (Cirque du Soleil) came through Tulsa this past weekend and I wasn’t going to miss it!

It was a great show. If you have the opportunity to go, you should. We were unable to take pictures/video during the show so you will have to go and see for yourself. But, if you love Michael Jackson, you will enjoy it!

I was a little surprised by some of the song choices – thought it would be more of his greatest hits. Still, it was very enjoyable.

I was in love with Michael Jackson when ‘Beat It’ came out and LOVED his red leather jacket! Now, how many years later, as a grown 30-something adult, this is the closest item I had in my closet to honor him.

Now, if I could have just found one sparkly glove laying around….

 

Red Faux Leather Jacket – Esley – POSH

Dark Blue Skinny Jeans – Always Skinny – Gap

Tall Black Boots – DSW (I know, I know – still wearing the tall boots with skinny jeans..I like it)

Black Tank Top – Express

Jewelry – Bella Dames mixed with some Stella and Dot

 

 

 
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