Yesterday was kind of a big deal for me. I got a chance to be styled by legendary stylist-turned-designer Lori Goldstein. Not sure what to expect, I shut off all my expectations and step into the Regatta, ready for whatever would happen.
The first thing I have to say is that meeting Lori Goldstein is like meeting your Fashion Fairy Godmother. I was greeted with a warm hug, smiles and some reassurance that I would look fabulous after the day was over (I was nervous, not going to lie). I was introduced to my glam squad for the day: Jimmy Paul of Bumble and Bumble and the man who’s done countless magazine covers (Bazaar, Vogue, W, recently did Alexis Bittar’s ad campaign, countless fashion shows) would be doing my hair and Ozzy Salvatierra, the makeup man behind Alexander Wang’s look book, countless fashion shows and magazine covers as well) would be doing my beauty look. I had a light lunch with my glam squad during which time, they asked the question I’ve been waiting for all my life: “If we could create a dream look for you, what would it be?” It didn’t take me long for my lifelong dream look to come flying out of my mouth: rocker chic.
Game on. First up was hair. Jimmy blew my hair straight and gave me copious amounts of advice on how to care for my medium-length dry hair. After filling in my bangs and giving me a fabulous trim, we came upon a bag of hair extensions. It took about 3.2 seconds for us to make the decision: yes, it was finally time for me to have the long hair I dreamed of my entire life.
This is where the magic happens, people.
Afterwards, Jimmy taught me how to get the world’s most magical smoky eye. Lining the inner rim of the eye and then under the lash line with a great sooty liner, I blinked and this was the result. The rocker girl eye is even easier than I thought!
Copious amounts of mascara and some chocolate brown shadow, a dash of concealer, some contour shading at the neckline, and a pop of easy lip gloss for a bitten lip and I was ready for my time with Lori. When someone like Lori Goldstein calls for accessories for a photo shoot/makeover, this is what the table looks like:
Okay, time for the makeover. All of these looks are from Lori’s line of clothing for QVC called , LOGO Instant Chic by Lori Goldstein. The system of clothes are made to seamlessly fuse the worlds of high fashion style and pajama-like comfort. Every single item is incredibly soft and makes you look like you’re ready to walk the catwalk. This is Look #1: a stylish black dress with a Long Sleeve Brocade Jacket ($78), lace socks and snakeskin-embossed ruffled ankle boots.
Look #2 was something I would never have tried: COLOR! I mean, I just don’t do this kind of thing, people. Again, every item is incredibly wearable and they all work together. Did I say soft? It’s still blowing my mind how incredibly cozy all the items were.
Look #3 is something I’m saving for the tents but this is Look #4 – a Long Tee With Neckline Detail ($39), sleek Ponte Knit Pull-On Ankle Pants ($46) and that pretty white ruffle layer you see is a genius item that’s forthcoming in her spring collection. As yet unnamed, it’s a tank top that holds you in around the middle and is meant to be layered under just about anything or worn alone. I wore mine home I was so excited. When this comes out, you’ll be the first to know because EVERY woman needs this item in their wardrobe.
I had a chance to interview Lori after the makeover about her amazing QVC line, her career and my experience during the makeover. Here’s a conversation with my Fashion Fairy Godmother:
All in all, I’m THRILLED with my new look and I’ve got tons of options to work into my wardrobe for New York Fashion Week. So, when they stop me and ask, “Who are you wearing?”, I can proudly smile and say, “LOGO Instant Chic by Lori Goldstein. QVC, darling. You MUST get some!”
FTC Full Disclosure: Hair, makeup and clothing received for review