I have been helping Carrie, an American reader of my blog, with some styling advice, in preparation for her trip to Australia, courtesy of the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Carrie was invited to be in the audience of the actual Oprah Show recorded at the Sydney Opera House, and Carrie figured that if she was dressed particularly well, she could even get into the front row of the audience.
Well, that didn’t exactly happen. As you can see from this picture, the audience was HUGE, since the event was held outside the Opera House, not inside it. So competition for front row seats was obviously not practical.
But Carrie has still been on an amazing and worthwhile journey, as I have.
She wanted my advice as to how to re-work her own ideas about how she dresses, and I really appreciated where she was at in her life, as we are a similar age, and both have young kids.
I can’t resist a before and after comparison.
This is Carrie, back in late October, with her pick of her typical outfits then.
And this is Carrie in some luxurious hotel foyer somewhere in Australia in late December!
After seeing Carrie’s original pictures, I was hoping to get her to be more confident to show off her great figure. I hope you agree – she looks hot, in a classy kind of way, and radiating confidence – which is the real secret to looking great!
The dress is a Cap Sleeve Side Ruffle Dress from Fashionjunkee. It’s double lined, an elegant, timeless and versatile style, and not to mention it clings in all the right places. I have the same dress in black, but it also comes in white, purple, blue, red and magenta.
Carrie is a Size US 6 (Aus 10, UK 10, Eur 38), and she’s wearing this dress in a Fashion Junkee size Large.
Carrie is back in America now, and you can check out Carrie’s blog for her side of the story.
In this photo, Carrie is also wearing a necklace by Aussie jewelry designer Megan Castran, who is also a huge Oprah Fan, and Oprah paid a surprise visit to Megan’s house in Melbourne! You can check out the video at Megan’s Youtube site.
For me, the journey has been a great education is styling, and having to style an outfit for someone else. I’m so grateful to Carrie for asking me, because I have learned so much.
And it’s been fun! Thank you Carrie!
So, I wonder what my next project is?