Before & After Makeover: Melissa

Find out more about the amazing makeover of Melissa from Episode 1 of Trinny & Susannah's Australian Makeover Mission, including her before & after shots.

Name: Melissa
Age: 37
Marital Status: Married
Children: Two

Her New Look

Jacket - Karen Walker
Top - Country Road
Jeans - Jeans West change to Jeanswest
Shoes - Aldo
Bangle - Diva
Necklace - Lovisa

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What would you say about your appearance prior to the Makeover?
I have always tried to make an effort even before the makeover, I just wasn’t sure how to mix and match or accessorise. I felt guilty about spending money on clothes for myself and when I did go to buy things I often didn’t know what key pieces to buy to make the most of my appearance day to day. I would always tend to buy the same sorts of things or couldn’t find things I was really happy with.

What was the BEST part of the Makeover?

Finding out what clothes work best for me and what key pieces I should include in my wardrobe. The pampering was also the best part – makeup, hair, stylists – I have never had so many people fussing over me and making me feel good.

What was the WORST part of the Makeover?

I didn’t really have a bad part. It was all a wonderful experience. Everyone involved was great.

What was the best advice Trinny & Susannah gave you?

1) To take time out for myself and not feel guilty for spending times or money on myself. If I feel better about myself that positive feeling transfers to my family and everyone around me.
2) How to pick key pieces to mix and match and the accessorise them to take them to another level.

How has the Makeover changed your life?

It has given me a greater confidence in regards to buying clothes that are right for me. I no longer feel like I have nothing to wear – I feel happier about my appearance and myself and I seem to be continually finding things I like and want – it’s great!

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