Photographed by: Daniela Ciuffa Photograph
It’s been almost a month since I collaborated with our friends at Lougheed Town Centre to provide a complete head-to-toe Spring style refresh to three beautiful and deserving winners. Lesley, Cherene and Jinnell each entered to win a Lougheed Look and won, and over the next three weeks I am going to share each of their stories with you, right here on my blog. I’m so excited to finally share some images and behind the scenes footage from the experience; I hope it inspires you!
Meet 35 year old, Lesley Santillan. She is a new mom to 5 month old Chloe, and decided to nominated herself for a makeover to lift her spirits after suffering from postpartum depression. She works in a hospital and is required to wear scrubs as a daily uniform. When she’s not working, her go-to look is a top bun hairstyle, oversized tops and little to no makeup. Her area of concern, since having a baby, is her tummy and mid-section. She needed help finding a pair of jeans to fit her body type and that could transition easily from day-to-night. In our initial consultation, she wanted her overall style to be fun, casual and comfortable, yet polished and feminine.
Reitmans was our first stop, as I knew we would be able to find the perfect jeans for her. They have an incredible selection of styles and sizes to choose from that work for all body types. Next we headed to H&M to search for some pieces to compliment the jeans. H&M is a great retailer as it offers budget friendly, fashion forward clothing that are on-trend. Lucky for us, we found everything we needed here, including accessories and a pair of casual flat espadrille shoes!
With the help of our friends at Chatter’s Salon, Togehter with one of the salon stylists, we consult with Lesley on a style that would best suit her hair texture and liftstyle. In the end, Lesley received a lovely full-bodied, long layered hair cut; which was exactly what she was hoping for.
While she was getting her hair done, I dropped into Aldo Shoes and found the most adorable floral print sandals that I knew Lesley would absolutely love. And when she came in to try them on, she totally fell in love with them! As the saying goes “good shoes take you good places!”
The Hudson’s Bay was so kind to let us take over their cosmetic department and the staff was so helpful. I used Clinique Cosmetics to created a soft smokey look on Lesley; which would work for both day time and/or a night out!
We started with these gorgeous mid-rise body contouring Slim Sculpting Jeans from Reitmans . These jeans fit like a glove and really define to toosh as well! I chose this peplum cut sleeveless blouse from H&M as it floats away from the body and helps to camouflage the tummy area. The ruffled peplum detail defines the waistline while the keyhole neckline exposes her some skin and brings attention to her beautiful face. For additional coverage and structure, I chose to layer on this lovely light-weight fitted blazer (also from H&M), for a smart and polished feel. I accessorized the outfit with this simple blush-pink clutch purse (which also has a shoulder strap for versatility) and added a little NadittudeTM to the outfit with these colorful and floral print canvass “Miyaa” sandals from Aldo!
Not bad for a day’s work! Lesley looks fantastic and her gratitude for the entire process was overwhelming and well deserved. Click HERE to view Lesley’s behind the scenes highlight reel!
Stay tuned next week as I reveal Cherene’s Lougheed Look Makeover. In the mean time, Happy Weekend, Everyone and happy shopping! – xo
Wardrobe: Lougheed Town Center, H&M, Aldo Shoes, Reitmans | Hair: Chatters Salon, KMS Hair | Makeup: Clinique, Hudson’s Bay | Fashion Consulting, Hair and Makeup: Nadia Albano Style Inc.| Photography: Daniela Ciuffa Photography