Girl Power Hour hosted it's first annual "Love, You: Boost your Wardrobe, Boost your Biz" Makeover Fashion Show at the Downtown Banana Republic Store on February 18th. Over 200+ women showed up to network and watch as a select group of local business women received makeovers from Seattle stylists including me. Other stylists included Rachel Kim from Vue Society, Dana & Darcy from Styled Seattle, Tiffany from Iamstyle-ish.com, Mayna Sgaramella from Closetfly.com, and Janet and Grace from Seattle Fashion Week.
We each got someone to style and I got the lovely Amber Wilson, founder of The Kids to Coach Foundation, a non-profit that sends kids to sports camps. Amber's main makeover goal was to to learn how to spice up her wardrobe and create a signature style. She admitted that most of the time she liked to wear trousers and sweater vests, so getting her to step out of her comfort zone was a lot of fun. We tried on several outfits and ended up settling on a Banana Republic black pleated dress that Amber could wear during the day with a belted sweater or at night with some strappy open-toe shoes for an evening out. "I would never have picked this dress out for myself," admitted Amber, "but I totally love it!" We finished off her look with some dangly earrings and a silver clutch.
"The event was fantastic," said Darcy Camden, Style Director for Girl Power Hour, "I'm really happy that our 10 deserving makeover winners each had an incredible experience. They learned a lot, had fun every step of the way, and every single woman looked beautiful and confident- which was our goal!"
The event was hosted by Q-13's Lily Jang and sponsors included Market Optical, Aveda, Styled Seattle, Gene Juarez, Urban Yoga Spa, Divine Sunless Tanning, GoSmile, Babeland, II Fornaio, O Wines, Pearl Vodka, Trophy Cupcakes, Seattle Fashion Week, Banana Republic and Cirque du Soleil.