What a beautiful young woman. I had the pleasure of working with Jana on a closet-edit last year. And let me tell you, she’s going for it. Jana is currently an actress and Production Assistant in New York City. Go Jana! Go Jana! But let’s back track to Jana being beautiful. You probably assumed I was speaking of her physical beauty? That was part of it, but I was mainly speaking of her authenticity and inner beauty. Notice how even with subtle hair and makeup tweaks, we are automatically drawn to the “After” more polished Jana. It’s okay, it’s human nature, and I believe we respect the effort put into looking nice. Here’s the thing and it’s important; Jana’s “After look,” will open more doors for her. She looks approachable and competent, all without losing her sense of identity. Jana is discovering her authentic style at an early age. She’s smart. The knowledge and the confidence that comes along with it, will enrich her life and career. I wish I had had that foresight.
When I think about how my style has evolved over the years, I just chuckle. Let’s see, in my early 20’s there was the bodycon (form fitting) dress phase. Next we entered the dreaded stirrup-pants/large sweater phase. Now that was a doozie. I pretty much ruined a family Christmas trying to make that trend work. My poor Mama. From there we sashayed into the Rocker phase. This often consisted of prairie-type dresses with cowboy boots….don’t ask. I don’t get it either, I just wore it. Next was the “I’ve gained a little weight so I’ll wear the ultra flattering mom-jeans” phase. No doubt you get that not-so-pretty picture.
What styles are you attracted to? Do they work for your body-type? Do they work for your life? Are you projecting an authentic and polished image that will help you thrive? These are all important questions to ask yourself.
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These days I feel more at ease with my style than ever before. I’ve developed personal-uniforms I feel comfortable in and they allow my personality to show through. Yep, it has taken a while, and my style will continually evolve, but the ride is quite a trip!
Jana’s hair and makeup by: Nicole Nikitaras of Coco Leigh Hair Boutique