In 2006, Keisha Whitaker became a pro at walking the red carpet. Her husband, Forest, collected award after award—including an Oscar for best actor—for his portrayal of Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland.
"Looking back at all the photos, everyone would probably think that my everyday life is just glamorous like it looks on the red carpet, and you would think that I'd be running around to all the fancy boutiques," she says. "The reality is I'm a wife, a mother of three, and I'm out to get a bargain."
Keisha loves shopping at Marshalls. "Or Mar-shalls, as I call it," she says. "I love to come here and just look around. It's bargain hunting at its finest." One such bargain is the Le Creuset teapot she found. "I can't live without this," she says.
At Target, Keisha says she heads for the Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic line and the Dominique Cohen for Target Collection. Another of Keisha's fashion secrets are Hanes T-shirts. "I'll put them underneath maybe a light sweater," she says. "When they're old, you can use them as rags."
For her skincare regimen, Keisha shops at CVS. There she gets Pond's Exfoliating Clean Sweep Wipes and a Neutrogena MicroDermabrasion System. "This is only $34.99," she says. "At the dermatologist, this would cost hundreds."