Last week, I thought it would be a great idea to give one of our devoted interns an ambush makeover. I am a Fashion and Beauty Editor at Rolling Out Magazine and I wanted to do a before and after of someone at the office. I spotted intern Erica Smith and thought she would be a great candidate for the experience. She works part time doing some interviews and other things around the office, so Mckenzie Harris(fellow fashion and beauty editor), Dwayne Rogers(staff photographer) and I got together to go over the project.
I called into some of my fabulous sponsors and they were excited to help put some looks together for Erica. I chose her because we always see people do makeovers with regular sized women. I wanted Erica to feel just as special and to show that curvy girls rock too! I put in a call to Shoedazzle, Chinoo Designs,makeup artist Scoobie West and jewelry designer Andrea,who owns Moel Designs. Everything arrived and we were ready for the shoot at Dwayne’s studio. Mckenzie and I did the styling while Scoobie did her hair and makeup. Scoobie gave her a very subtle look for day but then brought out the drama with smokey eyes and lipstick for evening. McKenzie polished her nails with a shimmery shade from OPI’s Fall 2011 collection.I think Erica’s two looks turned out very pretty and she was even amazed saying, “wow I love it!” She had never walked in heels before either lol. Erica also got to keep all the clothing and sparkly shoes!
In the first shoot we went for an office look where she wore a leopard print high waisted faux suede pencil skirt, black knit crop top, pearl earrings, gold necklace paired with black sparkly shoes.For the holiday party look Erica wore a two piece purple jersey set with pearl & silver chain necklace and black satin rhinestoned stilettos. Dwayne did a wonderful job of capturing Erica’s beauty! We plan on doing many more ambush makeovers and you just never know where we might find our next victim to be ambushed! We would like to thank all our sponsors and check out their websites for further information listed below!