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Gregoire Sisters Makeover: Elaine Day

This week on The Chrissy B Show the Gregoire Sisters made over  mother of 3, Elaine Day.  Elaine is featured on the “Love Your Body, Love You” special episode.

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Before the makeover began, Elaine had explained to us that her tiny 5″1 frame ballooned from 6.5 stone to 12.5 stone during her three pregnancies, leaving her body with loose  skin, stretch marks and sagging breasts.  Finding flattering clothes became more difficult and she has admitted she has lost confidence in her post baby body to the point where it has started to affect her personal life.

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Elaine before Gregoire Sister Makeover

First came the makeup, and Maegan was all about the colour.  What I love about Maegan’s work is she always manages to find a look for a person they would have never previously considered.  She analyses her model’s faces and then chooses from a wide selection of quality products to complete her creative makeup application.

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First came the hair and makeup, and Maegan was all about natural glam.  “When your face is flawless everything else is a bonus.  I focused on enhancing the skin using natural contour colours and shades of natural tone to suit Elaine’s skin colour.”

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Maegan applies natural tones to create a flawless skin look on Elaine

Now for the clothes.  I wanted to style Elaine in a  glamorous way that would enhance her figure and provide the structure and support where her body needed it.  Hiding a heavier figure under baggy oversized tops can actually make a person appear larger and shorter than they are.  Instead choose a garment that fits properly, make use of colours and patterns and choose fabrics that have structure to create a flattering shape.

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Stylist Cynthia Liza consults her rail for the most appropriate outfit for Elaine to try

I knew I had the perfect solution for Elaine with Nicole Miller’s AW15  “Surplus Tuck Dress”. The forest green and white abstract-print fabric, wrap V neckline, and ruching throughout is just what Elaine needed to hide any unwanted bulges. A structured dress such as this gives the illusion of a  flattering silhouette and perfect hourglass shape.  High stilettos make a shorter frame appear much taller and slim the legs.

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Elaine Day before and after the Gregoire Sisters makeover

Here’s what Elaine had to say about her clothing makeover:

“Having a makeover on the show was great! It has encouraged me to be more experimental with clothing and natural tones.  The clothing was good quality and comfortable, felt very natural on me, I particularly liked the shoes. Sometimes heels can be uncomfortable but they were so nice…”

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Another Gregoire Sisters Makeover on The Chrissy B Show!

Elaine was a pleasure to work with and I wish her a successful career in the tv and film industry as she chases her dream!

This show will air in London, England on Sky 203 at 10pm October 26, 2015.  Check back here to watch.

All outfits by Question Air boutique in Hampstead, London. You can read about Cynthia’s styling choices here.

by Cynthia Gregoire

If you would like to be considered for a Gregoire Sisters makeover and appear on The Chrissy B Show on live television, please write to cynthia@themodjournalist.com with a photo, measurements, and why you would like a Gregoire Sisters makeover.

Gregoire Sisters Makeover: Sehar Zam

This week on The Chrissy B Show the Gregoire Sisters made over Sehar Zam.  Sehar was featured on an episode where Chrissy talked about all things confidence.  Sehar bravely stripped off all makeup, and let the Gregoire sisters take over!

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Sehar with no makeup, ready for makeover by the Gregoire sisters.

Sehar came onto the show wearing a beautiful coral coloured dress, and expressed her love of colour to me.  I wanted to style her in colours from the newest Autumn/Winter 15 collections, so I chose a vibrant lips printed silk blouse by Diane Von Furstenberg and a pair of leather looking trousers by Helmut Lang.  Sam Edelman pumps in black pony skin with a cobra detail on the heel completed the look, although the red Sam Edelman’s I was wearing would have looked fabulous as well.  Depends how crazy you are about colour! 🙂

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Sehar rocking a DVF silk blouse with Helmut Lang trousers and Sam Edelman pumps.

Here’s what Sehar had to say about her makeover:

“This look Cynthia styled on me was totally spot on. I’d wear the outfit to work, on a date and even a night out! When I first saw the trousers Cynthia asked me to wear I was weary thinking they’d be painfully tight and not go past my hips – however I was wrong! The comfort of the trousers were absolutely amazing – I could stretch/move around in them however I pleased. Oh, and not to forget the fabulous snake skin heels – I’m a sucker for anything unique and these definitely stole my heart!”

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Sehar wore this outfit with elegance and confidence.

Next came the makeup, and Maegan was all about the colour.  What I love about Maegan’s work is she always manages to find a look for a person they would have never previously considered.  She analyses her model’s faces and then chooses from a wide selection of quality products to complete her creative makeup application.

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Maegan chats with Chrissy B about her makup choices for Sehar.

Here’s what Sehar had to say about her makeup:

“I absolutely loved how Maegan used minimal makeup but still managed to give me full coverage on my face! I normally use brown blush on my cheeks however Maegan went for a pinky colour instead, which at first I was worried about, but to my surprise it was actually perfect for my skin tone and really brightened up my face! Will definitely apply Maegan’s methods to my own makeup routine.”

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Model Sehar Zam’s new makeup look by Maegan’s Make-up.

A little bit about Sehar:

An agency represented/freelance commercial model living in London, Sehar entered into international top model competition ‘Face of the World 2015’ held at Birmingham International Fashion Week. Being a petite model who’s only 5″4 Sehar never thought she’d even be considered let alone make it to the finals. She ended up winning the competition and was named Top Commercial Photographic model for Face of the World 2015. Sehar is also currently Miss London Inspiration 2015/2016 and is an inspirational speaker at Macmillan Cancer Support. She also belly dances and  dances for Bhangra/Bollywood.  

Sehar was a pleasure to work with and I wish this inspirational shining star a successful career with whatever she chooses to pursue!

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The Gregoire Sisters love doing makeovers to make people feel and look their best.

This show will air in London, England on Sky 203 at 10pm October 12, 2015.  Check back here to watch.

All outfits by Question Air boutique in Hampstead, London. You can read about Cynthia’s styling choices here.

If you would like to be considered for a Gregoire Sisters makeover and appear on The Chrissy B Show on live television, please write to cynthia@themodjournalist.com with a photo, measurements, and why you would like a Gregoire Sisters makeover.

by Cynthia Gregoire