Season 8: Deana’s Makeover

posted: 06/20/11
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Deana gets an earful from Stacy and Clinton in the 360.


Body Type: Athletic


Deana is a mother from Brooklyn, New York whose maternity wear has lived on long after it should have been retired. After a lifetime of hand-me-down clothes and the post-baby-weight blues Deana has a serious case of arrested style development. With some upcoming life changes including a move and the opening of a new business, her husband hopes she can freshen up her wardrobe.

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Deana's not convinced


  • Don't wear maternity clothes when you're not pregnant.
  • Your wardrobe should not be depressing for you or others, think about where you'll wear it and who will see you.
  • Don't buy things when you're under duress, relax.
  • Not all clothing can be, or should be versatile. Don't wear to the beach and to dinner unless dinner is on the beach.
  • Don't waste yourself, if you have curves show them off!
  • Don't hide behind your clothes, or you'll suppress your self-image.
  • Start with the negatives, try it on and decide!
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Deana's rules mannequin


  • Embrace your body; if you don't accept it, you can't dress it.
  • Dark colors camouflage and lighter colors emphasize; dark wash jeans look more polished.
  • Pick clothing and put them in categories of appropriateness: Special Occasion, Work, Mommy.
  • V-neck dresses elongate the neck and add height, and accentuating the waist makes the legs look longer; the practice creates a taller thinner visual.
  • If you highlight your body in appropriate ways, you'll like your body more.
  • Neutrals aren't the enemy just because they feel boring. If they fit well you can pair them with prints and pieces that inspire.
  • Spend a bit extra for clothing that you love, rather than just covering up enough to avoid getting arrested!

Get This Look!

  • Top: Orange gathered tank by Moth - Anthropologie
  • Cardigan: Postcard print cardigan by Moth - Anthropologie
  • Pants: Dark wash bootcut jeans by 7 For All Mankind - Macy's
  • Shoes: Beige cutout flats by Cole Haan - Macy's
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Deana after hair and makeup.

Ted Transforms Deana's Hair

Ted covered up Deana's roots and gave her a more playful, polished look with layers.

  • Color: Single processed hair color, only on new growth, to cover grays and add some warmth
  • Wash: Shampooed and conditioned with color depositing shampoo
  • Cut: Blown dry, then cut two inches off length and added layers for softness
  • Style: Flat ironed to give a polished finish

Carmindy's Makeover

Carmindy gives Deana some lightness, bringing her out of her emotional rut and into the limelight.

Step-by-step Makeup:

  • Spray a non-latex sponge with airbrush spray makeup and apply all over face including eyelids.
  • Dab on a little under eye concealer
  • Dust on translucent powder
  • Sweep the highlight shade from the Storm palette under eyebrows and on inner corners of the eyes and on top of cheekbones
  • Line upper lash line with black pencil and smooth over with an angle brush
  • Apply contour shade from the storm palette across the lid from the lash line to the crease and use an angle brush to smudge under lower lash line
  • Sweep the lid shade from the mountain palette across the crease
  • Use black mascara on top and bottom lashes
  • Sweep blush on apples of cheeks and along hairline
  • Use lipstick and gloss
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Deana's professional-wear reveal outfit.

Professional-wear Take-away Tips:

The mustard shoes and the violet cardigan really complement the neutral skirt and bag. Before she could run a lemonade stand, but now she could run a business.

Get This Look!

  • Purple Sweater: Loft, $29.99
  • Floral Blouse: Loft, $49.99
  • Gold/silver long necklace with clear beads: Loft, $34.50
  • Gold/silver/chrome bangles: H&M, $5.95
  • Grey pencil skirt: Banana Republic, $69.50
  • Yellow pumps by Nine West: Macy's
  • Brown bag: Aldo, $52
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Deana's casual reveal outfit.

Casual-wear Take-away Tips:

Deana's jeans hug her hips and emphasize her curve there by heading straight to the floor underneath, and not holding too tight around her legs. While she might think she looks grown up, we think she looks younger.

Get This Look!

  • Light blue/pink floral blouse: H&M, $17.95
  • Beige jacket: Loft, $98
  • Jeans by Gerard Darel: Darryl's, $235
  • Purple wedges by Frye: Macy's
  • Gold earrings w/3 beads by Adrienne Vittadini: Lord & Taylor, $18
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Deana's formalwear reveal

Date Night Take-away Tips

This is a go-to perfect dress to flatter with the high-set band emphasizing the waist and elongating Deana's legs.

Get This Look!

  • Black jersey dress by Papillon Blanc: Darryl's, $225
  • Red peep-toe pumps by Jessica Simpson: Lord & Taylor, $50.99
  • Black clutch w/gold studs: Aldo, $35
  • Black marble bangle by Catherine Stein: Lord & Taylor, $18
  • Champagne rhinestone dangle earrings: Loft, $29.50
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Deana's professional-wear reveal outfit.

"This is a great experience to move into the next state of my life. I have a visual marker... I looked at myself in the mirror today and understood myself to be in a whole new phase of growing up that I'd never seen before."

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