Last week, FOF founder Geri blogged about the brilliant makeover book Steal This Style
by FOF stylist Sherrie Mathieson
This week, we are giving one lucky FOF a chance to win a makeover with Sherrie! Read on to enter . . .
In Steal this Style,
Sherrie worked with twenty sets of FOF moms and their daughters (in some cases grandmother and granddaughter, or mother and daughter in spirit), to remake FOFs with fashion ideas from the younger generation. Admit it, you’ve made a few of these “before” mistakes:
Mother: Yasue, 50, Administrative Assistant, Daughter: Michelle, 21, Medical Student
Before: Sherrie says, this FOF is "so buttoned-up Houdini could not hasten her departure from this conservative cage."
After: Sherrie says, "A bit edgy yet feminine, they look appropriate for their age and work. These black-and-white outfits are minimalist and fresh."
Mother: Ifé, 54, Talent manager, Daughter (in spirit, Ifé is friend, mentor and adviser to Nicole): Nicole, 39, Actress and retail sales associate
Before: Sherrie says, "She's nice, but her look isn't. From head to toe she needs to rethink her style ingredients. The see-through gathered skirt adds pounds and pulls our gaze down to where it shouldn't be."
After: Sherrie says, "Ifé's outfit is right for her age and particularly right for her figure. A woman into her fifties could wear (daughter) Nicole's look, as long as she has a similar figure and great legs."
Mother: Paulette, 55, Dental Assistant, Daughter: Danielle, 24, Journalism student
Before: Sherrie says "A bland color combination that is bad in all ways is punctuated by an unfortunately positioned red fanny pack that all eyes will center on."
After: "A ripe take on preppy, mother Paulette has been nudged well by slightly mod daughter Danielle."
In honor of Mother’s Day (and because it seemed fun) we asked Sherrie to give one lucky FOF member a “Steal This Style” makeover. Lucky for us, she agreed.
(To enter, comment below: “Why do your kids think you need a makeover?” We’ll pick three finalists next week. One winner will receive a whole new look, expertly styled by Sherrie. If you don’t have kids, that’s okay—we’re sure there’s a younger person in your life who critiques your look!) Thank you for entering. This contest is now closed.
Images courtesy of Sherrie Mathieson