Season 8, Episode 4: Maggie

posted: 03/23/11
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Maggie is in a fashion rut. Maggie's Makeover Pictures.


Body Type: Curvy

Problem: Perpetuating a "this will do" expression of herself instead of celebrating her best qualities.

Maggie is a smart, vibrant 35-year-old mom of two with an adoring husband and a corporate administrator job she wants to take to the next level. She used to dress to impress in the latest country western style, but a lifetime of crippling low self-esteem and poor body image is having serious consequences: Her "I give-up" style is keeping her career at a standstill. Can Stacy and Clinton convince this mom that by making herself a priority, the whole family prospers? Or will she continue to suffer from her lifelong confidence issues?

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Maggie gets a good look at herself in the dreaded 360-degree mirror.

Maggie's Fashion Don'ts:

  • Think that "mommyland" means you have to clad yourself in shapeless velour tracksuit, ever.
  • Don't think having a pear shape means you have to cover yourself up.
  • Wear turtlenecks -- they're seldom flattering on anyone who has a larger bust.
  • Mom jeans are defined as having a high waist and a too-short length. Avoid at all costs.
  • Forget to invest in visual interest items -- like a great pair of green pumps that are both practical but have a little pop in them.
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Lookin' sharp.

Maggie's Fashion Do's:

  • Incorporate easy upgrades to your outfits: embellishments are quick and easy way to transform a regular tank top to something with personality worn under a sweater.
  • Consider replacing athletic shoes with comfortable, fashionable shoes for weekend wear.
  • Buy a pair of dark jeans with a straight leg, aka, a girl's best friend.
  • Wear scoop or V-neck cardigans to open up the neck and face area, effectively creating more length in the silhouette.
  • * Create an hourglass shape by looking for a dress or shirt that defines the smallest part of the waist, just below the bust.
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A little change makes a huge difference.

Ted's Hair Transformation:

Ted talks to Maggie about what it means to radiate success. He gives her a cut that's polished and easy to keep up.

Color: L'Oreal Professional hair color.

Wash: Brazen brown shampoo and conditioner by Ted Gibson.

Cut: Hair cut to shoulder length.

Style: Blow out with build it blowdrying by Ted Gibson.

Carmindy's Makeover:

Carmindy gives Maggie a way to add a little low-maintenance glam. The result? Maggie can barely believe the beautiful woman staring back at her in the mirror, bringing her to tears.

Maggie's Step-by-Step Makeover:

  • Spray makeup on a non-latex sponge and dab over areas of redness and apply all over brightener under eyes.
  • Dust powder over face.
  • Apply highlight from the mountain palette under brows, on the inner corner of the eyes and on top of cheekbones.
  • Apply brown liner along upper lash line.
  • Apply the lid shade from the mountain palette across lid and smudged under lower lash line.
  • Apply black mascara on top lashes only.
  • Apply blush.
  • Apply gloss.
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Reveal outfit #1.

Professional Wear Takeaway Tips:

  • Wearing color with a suit is a great way to inject some vitality into a professional look.
  • Note the length of the skirt -- a universally flattering one.

Get This Look!

  • Jacket: Anne Klein at Lord & Taylor, $94.34
  • Skirt: Anne Klein at Lord & Taylor, $95
  • Blouse: Ellen Tracy at Macy's, $29.99
  • Earrings: Anne Klein at Macy's, $15
  • Purse: White House Black Market, $47.49
  • Shoes: Nine West at DSW, $59.95
  • Cuff: Banana Republic, $64.99
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Reveal outfit #2.

Casual Wear Takeaway Tip:

  • This outfit really celebrates Maggie's curves -- the open neck, the pattern that draws the eye vertically while defining the waist, all help to define an hourglass shape.

Get This Look!

  • Cardigan: Charter Club at Macy's, $29.99
  • Camisole: White House Black Market, $34.50
  • Jeans: Not Your Daughter's Jeans, Lord & Taylor, $108
  • Clutch: Aldo, $40
  • Sandals: Aerosoles, $69
  • Earrings: Banana Republic, $25
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Reveal outfit #3.

Date Night Dress Takeaway Tip:

  • What makes this dress a standout is the great pattern and complimentary colors. It also has a waist-defining cummerbund.

Get This Look!

  • Dress: DKNY at Lord & Taylor, $96.00
  • Earrings: Banana Republic, $30.99
  • Clutch: Lulu Townsend at DSW, $26.95
  • Shoes: Jessica Simpson at DSW, $59.95
  • Ring: White House Black Market, $39.90
  • Bangles: Macy's, Kenneth Cole, $38
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Maggie is a whole new woman!

Notable Quote

"I knew that I looked kind of frumpy, kind of boring, but for me that was kind of normal ... This is going to be the new normal. I'm going to bring it wherever I go." -- Maggie.

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