Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Making someone over


Hello people. Meet my friend Litsa.

Litsa is a lovable person and a linguistics academic genius. She's also severely sartorially challenged and currently looking for a job as a literature teacher.
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That's her before her make-over. The picture is not exaggerating, that's exactly the way she dresses on a day-to-day basis. Litsa is a true tomboy and proud of it. She's also smart enough to know that this is not a good look for a job interview. So she came to me.

An important note here:
I am a sucker for make-overs like most girls, BUT one must not forget that the objective is not to make someone appear as a completely different person, but to make them look more put-together and polished, while dressed for a specific occasion. I already knew Litsa would feel completely uncomfortable if I tried to put her in a pencil skirt and heels, so I didn't even try.

The keyword here was androgyny.
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And that's Litsa after I was done with her.

Grey tailored jacket, Naf Naf. Grey trousers, ZARA. Pale blue button-down shirt, ZARA. Grey flat oxfords, Massimo Dutti. Brown belt, Attrattivo.

All the clothes and accessories used are mine. I hemmed the trousers for her as we may be about the same size, but I am several inches taller.

The trousers aren't the same shade of grey as jacket, but we quite liked the effect. Not everything has to match perfectly, right?

Litsa was also a bit skeptical of the light blue shirt, as she thought it was too girlie and frilly for her taste, but it all fell together when she tried on the jacket.

Overall, I think the result made us both happy. She looked professional, but in her own personal way and she was even able to demonstrate the kung-fu she will perform if they don't hire her.

You go girl!

22 comments:

meraldia said...

Amazing! Good luck to Litsa!

katerina said...

You did a great job with that girl! Hope all works fine for her and her new self!

Pingu said...

great job!!!

mika said...

good job lopi!

Sal said...

Awesome job, Lopi. And you're so right - makeovers never stick if you try to give someone a style that doesn't suit their personality!

Sofki said...

Ωραίο το νέο στυλ και πιστεύω πως μια γαλλική πλεξούδα θα αναδείκνυε το σύνολο!

Αν έχει πρόβλημα με την πλήρη έκθεση του προσώπου θα μπορούσε να κάνει ένα ωραίο ίσιωμα για την περίσταση ;P

A!Δεν είπες την τιμη των μπλέ σανδαλιών!

Daisy Dukes said...

That is awesome, Lopi. I think the outfit was genius.

Anonymous said...

Styling is a science and you have to study it.so stop pretending you have style or you are a stylist.With the look you gave to this girl you made her loose her id and look much older than her age exactly as you do to yourself!So stay to your architectural businesses and leave styling to someone with taste...

chloe said...

wow, really good result!
i love makeovers but i always think it must be so hard to get them right! you did it beautifully, i hope she gets her dream job, hehe

btw, ive changed my blog-name, would you update my link?

Maddie said...

Go Litsa! Love the studs detail on the shoes.

lopi said...

Thank you girls! Litsa says hi!

@Sofki
Ξεχάστηκα χίλια συγνώμη, μόλις σου απάντησα στο αντίστοιχο ποστ!

@Chloe
Updated!

@anonymous
I find the notion that styling is a science plain hilarious.

chic in greek said...

Good job. What about adding some color, either in the belt or maybe a scarf or, for a more subtle result, a broach.

Elena said...

I couldn't wait for this post!!! Yay for Litsa and YAY for you my dear!!!

Litsa said...

Hey lopi! Thanks for the fabulous look! :-)
Now plz get your fabulous ass upstairs, we got a souvlaki waiting for you! ;-)

Thalia said...

good luck litsa!

its funny cause i am reading your post and i just made a post about my friend elena! :P

makeupattitude said...

It's beautiful!She looks so professional, I love the fact that you interpreted her current style and created a look adjusted to the way she feels confident and being herself.I'd love to see more make overs :-)

kot-itsa said...

poly wraio 8ema!na to synexiseis!

stella said...

super project, super outcome!
as for the shirt, it was the first i noticed thinking it was a great choice to add a feminine touch.
hope the interview had the same super outcome for litsa :)

Panagiota said...

great job!you didn't change her personal style,just made it suitable for the occasion!good luck to your friend!

Alecca Rox said...

giving a make-over to a friend? what a fun post! good luck to litsa, hope she nails that job.

sugahspank! said...

way to go!!!! einai polu glukia, k agapw ta papoutsia!!!

Hippypoptimus said...

so clever idea!like like like!