NORTH SHORE NEWS, Sunday April 11, 1999
Makeover Contestant Faces Spring
By Layne Christensen, Fashion Editor
When we asked readers for letters on why they wanted a makeover, the responses poured in.
Linda Denley, who was looking to update her look, was our lucky winner.
A disabilities management worker and wellness advisor at Capilano College, Denley dresses casually at work. It was her daughter Victoria who put Linda's name forward for the makeover, writing in her letter that it would be nice to give her mom "one day where she doesn't have to worry about the house or her work."
For the photo session, wardrobe consultant Diana Kilgour selected two outfits and accessories that would complement Denley and her lifestyle.
The first, from Ms. Emma Designs in Ambleside, was a jacket and pants ensemble (pictured left) in a rayon-like fibre called cupro and a colour that Kilgour described as "blueberry." The second, from Wear Else? in Park Royal's south mall, was a dressier ensemble in pale pink.
Both outfits, Denley said, would never have caught her attention if it weren't for Kilgour's keen eye.
One week before makeover day, Denley visited Beverly Ball Hair Design on Esplanade. Salon owner Beverly Ball cropped Denley's shoulder-length cut to a chin-length bob and sculpted face-framing layers. To add light and dimension to Denley's light brown hair, colour technician Suzanne Gardner added highlights in wheat blond, gold and copper.
After lunch, Denley was whisked away to Merle Norman in Capilano Mall. After applying a sheer foundation and concealer where required, eye shadow powders were used -- matte sand over the entire lid; cappuccino in the crease and silver sand beneath the brow bone. Brows were filled in with a taupe powder and lashes lengthened with a sweep of mascara. Blush, cocoa lip liner and cocoa plum lipstick finished her look.
For Denley, the beauty treatments and fashion advice were a birthday present she'll never forget.
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