I have watched What Not to Wear for years and years and...well lets just say...FOR A LONG TIME. It goes without saying I have also enjoyed Say Yes to the Dress, House of Consignment, The Rachel Zoe Show, Its a Brad Brad World, Running in Heels, etc etc
Some of my frustrations are as follows:
1. Most of the shows are based in large cosmopolitan cities (90% of the time, NYC) where shopping options are plentiful. Who couldn't find great clothing in such a place?
2. Generous clothing budget- if I was gifted with a Visa with a large balance it would be a no brainer that I could find clothes that would both fit and flatter since price would not limit me.
3. The sense that each of us has this "perfect" haircut and color that will take 10 years off our appearance. The stylist analyzes the client's face shape, coloring, hair texture and length as well as the amount of time and effort they are willing to set forth on their daily hair routine. Where is such a person?? I have gone to many different salons and I love my current stylist. That said tho I have never had the experience that is shown on these shows...have you? If so, then please share with who and at which salon.
4. We all know the difference a few minutes can make when makeup is applied. A light foundation, swish of a blush brush and mascara wand, some lip color and a huge transformation takes place. When I watch someone like Carmindy on What Not to Wear, I will often see her working her magic on someone with my same coloring, I want to know which eye shadow bring out her close set eyes, which lip gloss brightens up her whole face. Its not just using the products, its using the right brand and shade and brush and...well you know how it goes.
So my challenge to the next fashion show to appear on my television screen is please...come to a small town, work with a limited clothing budget, show us how to get the crown height in our hair, tame the frizz, share with us which brand and color of lip gloss "works" on everyone??????? Most of us do not have access to Ted Gibson haircuts, shopping trips to Nordstroms with professional stylists or a makeup artist to pick our perfect colors.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you share any of these same frustrations?