When the movie I was working on wrapped in the middle of 2002, I was a different person than when it had begun. I had been in L.A. a full year and not only had I survived, I had - by complete accident - thrived. I wanted a tangible way for the world to know how much I had changed.
A metamorphosis, if you will.
So I took my All-American blonde locks and dyed them inky black.
Black. Cher-black. Almost blue-black. Vampire-chic, before that was popular.
I don't regret it. I sort of miss it some days. Hair that color with eyes and skin my color was...dramatic. So while I certainly made my point, it wasn't the most flattering style choice I could have made.
Style is a lesson in trial-and-error, if you're willing to suffer through the trial part.
For people who are not, the world is lucky to have L.A. Stylist Mom. She is so great at what she does. Remember when she styled me for Tribeca? She nailed it, and I felt so confident at the event. I plan to let her style me for the upcoming movie premiere this fall, too.
She is so generous to my readers that she's letting me give away a one-hour consultation with her. Closet Gold! If you win, her services can be used one of two ways. From her website:
‘The Quickie’ Basic Online Consultation (1 Hour):
Feeling clueless? Per your criteria, learn which cuts best flatter your body type and where to shop within your personal budget. Specific links provided.
‘The IHAVENOTHINGTOWEAR!’ Per Event Online Consultation (1 Hour):
Based upon your budget, I’ll find you the perfect outfit (including accessories) for your upcoming party, wedding or event. Please allow an average of 4-6 weeks lead-time in order to accommodate for shipping and returns, but not to worry – there’s always overnight shipping for those of you who like to live on the edge!
To enter: Leave a comment on this post telling me what you wear that brings you confidence. Is it a favorite dress? A lucky bracelet? Red lipstick? I wanna know, so I can steal your ideas.
You can gain a bonus entry by subscribing to LASM through her blog. Just make sure you come back and tell me about it by leaving a separate comment.
You have through Tuesday, August 3rd at midnight to enter. I'll announce the lucky winner next Wednesday.
And just so you know, if you ever hear me musing about returning to black hair, suggest that I just buy a wig.