Trying to Follow What Not to Wear Fashion Rules - Page 2
To get started, I chose the “mom on the go” look, whose rules consists of dark wash jeans, a cute silk blouse and a blazer, leather jacket or trench coat. The idea here is that you can be a polished, even trendy, mom.
The show’s makeup artist, Carmindy, recommends her “5 Minute Face.” It’s designed to complete a full face of make up, foundation, eyeshadow, liner, blush, powder and lip-gloss all in less than 5 minutes.
Hair is a touchy subject for many of the show’s contributors. Haircuts generally lead to tears. Nobody wants short hair. Stacey and Clinton, along with hairstylists Ted Gibson want to see hair that is blow-dryed and styled. No messy ponytails or sloppy buns.
My day got off to a pretty good start. It didn’t take me long to find the right pieces to wear. My outfit consisted of the following items (see photo): Joe’s Dark Wash Jeans, Diane Von Furstenberg Silk Top, Sigerson Morrison gladiator sandals, gold earrings, Tahari brown leather jacket, Stella McCartney tote handbag. Henri Bendel hair clip for up-do (unsure if Stacey and Clinton would approve.)
I had to skip most of the 5-minute face makeup routine. But, I did apply blush and lip-gloss before I ran out of the house to a meeting. So, I probably got a point deducted for this omission.
After a typical day for me that included a business meeting, writing and editing pieces for my blog, picking up kids, dinner and my son’s basket ball game, I felt pretty good. I didn’t cry like Amanda did (but then again, I wasn’t discussing my body image on national television.) I’d give myself a B+. Now, if I could just do this everyday!
Oh, and I’m curious to know if Amanda, the mommy blogger featured on the show is keeping up her new look. Inquiring minds want to know!