The third episode has a woman named JeAnne, who has achieved tremendous weight loss (145 lbs) in the past few years, and consequently has a hard time finding her own style and knowing what flatters her new body best. I loved that Tim said for once and for all, that you don't have to be a "size 0 model" to wear designer fashions.
First, Veronica took JeAnne to Intimacy on Madison Avenue to be fitted for new undergarments by Susan Nethero, bra fitting expert. As Tim repeatedly tells us, undergarments are the most important part of dressing. They are the foundation on which a good outfit is built. No wonder shapewear used to be called "foundation garments."
Tim and Veronica took JeAnne to Macy's for a shopping excursion and together they found fantastic outfits for her. The fashion designer visit was to the studio of Carmen Marc Valvo, and JeAnne walked away with a gorgeous black beaded halter dress (see below) originally worn by Jennifer Hudson! Other stars dressed by him include Queen Latifah, Vanessa Williams, Jane Fonda, among numerous others. Carmen Marc Valvo impressed me with his graciousness, and his understanding of real women's silhouettes. JeAnne was also taught how to walk like a runway model by the famed Benny Ninja. A lot goes into it, of course, but the main ingredient is confidence.
Tim got in a few priceless quips again: "The 80's were a decade that was so unkind to fashion" (said in reference to blue leather skirts). "Horizontal stripe," Tim said, "doesn't look good on anyone." On the famous separating of existing clothes into four categories (Keepers, Menders, Give-aways, Throw-aways), Tim wisely stated: "In order to rebuild, you have to deconstruct." I know it is the one-millionth time I'm saying this, but I LOVE TIM GUNN!
JeAnne's hair and makeup was done at the Rita Hazan Salon. Rita did the color, Rene Fris cut her hair into an adorable pixie, and celebrity makeup artist Ross Burton made her look like a movie star.
I did some sleuthing to find you the items JeAnne received as presents from Tim.
Carmen Marc Valvo
Beaded Halter Dress
Purple Rock Necklace
ROCKRAS by Kimberly McDonald
All other clothing, including the black
satin trench coat, from Macy's
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