I hope all the wonderful mothers out there had an awesome Mother’s Day! This year I teamed up again with IN Magazine to give one mom a dream makeover! The magazine is out on stands now, but here’s a recap plus behind the scene pictures!
Mothers are some of the most cherished people on the planet. They’re also some of the hardest working and have very little time for themselves. This is why I’m excited to give a hardworking mother a day of pampering and appreciation while transitioning her into a super model mom!
Meet Vanessa Perez, 37, mother of three handsome young men (ages 17, 15, 10) and a beautiful baby girl (10 months). Vanessa’s mornings can start a little chaotic with everyone running into one other getting ready for school and work.
Her mornings sometimes begin with signing a school permission slip or document and brushing her teeth at the same time. There are days she’s lucky to walk out of the house with matching clothes and shoes. Vanessa says a few times she has actually came out the house with two different shoes on.
HAIR AND MAKEUP
Let the makeover begin! The glam session started in Tyler, Texas with hair by hairstylist Milka Hernandez, owner of New Image salon. Vanessa had already made the decision to change her bronze locks into golden strands. After a few hours of the color process for blonde highlights and ombre’, Milka managed to get to Vanessa washed and dried and then added beautiful curls as the finishing touches.
Makeup artist Keriana Gainer graced our lovely mommy model with a natural makeup look that would be easy for Vanessa to accomplish on her own. For eye shadow, Keriana did a light smoky eye. To enhance the look, Keriana added false lashes and a pop of color with the matte lip gloss Electric Raine by Coloured Raine Cosmetics (www.colouredraine.com).
Although Vanessa might not have all the time in the world to do her hair and makeup in the morning, busy moms like her have the option to do a cute high bun or a side braid. Let’s not forget head bands! This one accessory can make a significant difference to a head full of messy hair.
As for makeup, there are three items that will always get you through the day: concealer for any dark circles under the eyes or for blemishes, mascara to brighten your eyes and make you look awake and lip gloss.
For the wardrobe, styling is all about items that transition from day events to evening outings. This was the perfect opportunity for me to play dress up with spring and summer trends like the button-up dress, off-the-shoulder tops, flowing A-line skirts, wide leg pants, and, of course, denim.
For Vanessa, I wanted to do a simple but chic look that she can maintain. The trending button-down dress is an easy garment that any woman can dress up or down. It’s perfect for a day out with the kiddos and then transitioning to an outside dinner with the hubby.
I love a dress like this because it’s like a blank canvas and it easy to mix and match. Let’s not forget about the many different accessories that can be added! With a huge selection of scarves, statement necklaces, hats, oversized handbags, and sunglasses, there are plenty of ways to add to an outfit.
The hat for this outfit definitely adds attitude. I love that the large rim fedora is a bold blue color that brings out the blue stripes in the dress. You can match any type of shoe with this dress. You can select a heel to dress it up or rock it with some All-Star Converse to dress it down. For this makeover, I chose a wedge sandal. Wedge sandals are great if you’re not really into really high heels but want to add just a couple of inches.
Fedora- Forever 21 RED
Bracelet- Forever 21 RED
What better location to take outdoor photos than the heart of Tyler at Bergfeld Park. With sunny weather and green grass, the scenery made the completion of the makeover absolutely perfect!
This makeover was all about being effortless stylish and I hope that Vanessa takes away some fun and great tips on how to dress on busy mornings. Vanessa is already a gorgeous lady, so the transition was not hard at all.
“I loved every part of the makeover leading up to the final look! If it was up to me, I would do it again,” says Vanessa.
Any mom who can juggle four children and a spouse, work all day and then spend evenings attending basketball and soccer games is a winner in my book!
Hair Stylist-Milka Hernandez
Makeup Artist-Keriana Gainer
Photographer- Marcus Owens
Creative Director/ Writer/Stylist-Joyce-Lynn Williams