I was watching television on a Saturday night and happened to come upon "Nouveau Look Pour Une Nouvelle Vie" which is essentially a makeover show - a new look for a new life. In the episode I was watching one of the candidates was a 54 year old woman whose wardrobe was comprised of cartoon character sneakers and t-shirts with skinny jeans. Just to confirm: Yes, I am in France.
|Cristina Cordula, host of Nouveay Look Pour Une Nouvelle Vie.|
Photo Source: M6 Publicité
Then it is off to hair and make-up and any other requirements. My husband, who was patiently watching along with me, described her "before look" as "scritchy". Her long frizzy hair, which was tied into a side ponytail, was eventually cut and coloured into a medium length bob. She already looked transformed! I must admit the make-up application on this show looked far too complicated. Whereas in North America, we are looking for quick application, the French are looking for perfection. In this particular episode, the candidate was also taken to a dentist for veneers. The smiles at the "reveals" at the end of the show do not need translation - a smile means the same thing in every language. In the case of the 54 year old, her husband's look of pleasure and astonishment was quite endearing. You just knew he loved her just as she was, but now . . . wa-oo!
|Lida Baday suit, 2011.|
Photo Source: Toronto Life
I still wear the jackets/blazers but now it is more with jeans and linen pants than with skirts.
I still wear my button-down white and black shirts.
A variety of heels in different colours are no longer needed.
Skirted suits - although I still love the look of them, I truly have nowhere to wear them.
A pair of tall black flat heeled boots that will help elongate my look.
I am in transition, have been for two years now and I found a quote by a mom that says what I am feeling about my closet. I never have been a mom but it fits where I am in my life right now . . .
I'm a mom, so I have to be comfortable. Jeans are a staple . . . But I also love getting dressed up!
- Candace Cameron Bure