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After her makeover, Stephanie's sexy is back! She strikes a pose in a Donna Karan Chiffon Jersey Dress in Bordeaux. Adam and Jill say the key to this gown is its rich color and the draping effect of matte jersey material. "It floats around the body," Jill says. "Pear shaped, it's the perfect dress for someone."

"I'm so moved by her, I don't even remember what she looked like a few days ago. I have to look up there and go, 'Wow, that's Stephanie?'" Adam says. "We really brought her inner and her outer together. She's sort of like a butterfly that's come out of a cocoon."

Ken cut inches off Stephanie's long, fine hair to create movement and layers. "Even before we styled it, she looked in the mirror earlier and was like: 'Oh my God. That's me. I look really good,'" he says. "It's kind of freeing and liberating to embrace your own beauty and tell the world you are beautiful."

Val says it's no mistake Stephanie was so down on herself. "I can think of two things that are really unsexy, which [are] not feeling well and then hanging around dead people," she says.

To keep feeling as good about herself as she does now, Val says Stephanie needs to create a way to delineate work and play. "So that she can realize that it's time to go back to herself," she says. "She might want to take a warm shower or take a walk or something just so that she can remember her body, that she can play a little bit, that she can have some fun."
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Published on June 16, 2009

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