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Makeover Magic

Claudia Gets Her Celebrated New Look!!! June 2015


Claudia is getting married in two weeks, and she desires to stylishly update.




















Hair Guru Warren Wilkes at Eleven 11 Salon works his magic; he decides to give Claudia a deep side part and add some body with curls.









Off to the unparalleled Uptown Consignment for a fabulous dress!!





Claudia and her fiance, Guillermo, such a handsome couple!!!





Sharnette’s Transformative Fun!!! January 2014

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Why makeover??? We become what we had only dreamed about- here with big hands on expertise from John Benitez and Kate Conkey.




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Kate Conkey loves making a woman see how truly beautiful she is…
Kate says, “Makeup gives a woman the power to be whomever she wants to be; I’m always very pleased and
love that when I sculpt brows properly and perfect the skin, gals’ spirits rise as they look so beautiful!”


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I love a vintage belt as a necklace!
















HER upcoming project calls for some glam shots, bring on the white fur and Mary Vera’s vintage jewels. For endless va voom, please reach Mary at: or 214.353.0080.

John Benitez specializes in fashion, editorial, and lifestyle photography utilizing his gifts in art and music to create bespoke imagery and a singularly stunning aesthetic.


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Meet Kelly Von Sassy Pants!!! Spring 2012

KellyBennettbefore#2Meet Kelly Bennett, well known as “Von Sassy Pants”, this sassy writer experienced “Mommy Makeover Mania” with Paul Neinast, the Vintage Martini, and me for Grand Luxe Magazine!

Von Sassy and I visited about her “grand” opportunity and about injecting an exciting dose of fashionista flair into her life. She wanted to feel and project her best and most beautiful self. Here she is at the start of our adventure!!!

 closet2 (3)The Closet!
Kelly shops occasionally for easy pieces that suit her easy going lifestyle and hectic schedule. She works out regularly, and as she “modeled” several items, it became apparent that her strong inner “sensual and sexy” fashionista called for clothes that fit her perfectly, like a second skin. This “tigress” needed to get started with great basics first.


For some fantastic timeless drama, we shopped the va voom Vintage Martini! Co-owned by Ken Weber and Greg Kelly, this Best of D Magazine winner for the past two years specializes in designer vintage wear and recent pieces by high end designers such as: Chloe, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Alexander McQueen.

Note: Kelly did not “buy” the “Dynasty” darling dress, lol. kelly.Dynasty!





kellyfamThe “Judges” React! Seeing Kelly’s precious family gasp and happy as she is revealed so made our day!!!

The fitted vintage forties dress projects drama and timeless style accented with a lovely Judith Leiber belt “uncovered” by Dounley, my incredible intern.

Thank YOU, Sassy Beautiful Kelly Coughlin Bennett! Many thanks to Rosa Nichols, our Diva Director, and Jonah Gilmore and Jason D. Gilmore of Studio Rocket Science so rocked pics and video along with Jean Patrick Mahoney! Thank you, Shantelle and William Dounley! much ♥



Kathy’s Makeover Magic!!! July 2011

Kathy GroppeBeforeCould you imagine WHAT happened to Kathy during this Make Over adventure??

Hint: Kathy received world class help from the Paul Neinast Salon!!! Our Make Over adventure began at the Clotheshorse Anonymous, and as you will soon see; the fun journey ended with picture perfect results thanks to the hands of the truly inimitable Paul Neinast from Neinast Salon.



Kathy makeover#1!!!!!!We adored the svelte tailoring of Kathy’s versatile Jenny denim jacket and skirt snagged at Rethreads for $225! These two pieces would retail for approximately $750 and up! The Italian red patent bag was $80 and would retail for approximately $400 and up. Red strappy sandals for $35 and Kathy’s own white tee completed her spotlight worthy new look! She’s a tres talented jewelry designer (Love!) and is wearing one of her fabulous necklaces off! Kevin provides impeccable “client service” at Rethreads!




Raleigh Gone Glam!!! 2011


Fresh faced High School Senior Raleigh is looking so forward to the fun!!!



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Raleigh Wonderful shot!