How to Discover (and Master) Your Personal Style
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My hair: makes me unique
When it comes to makeup: I'm lost
I am most beautiful when: I am comfortable.
If money were no object, I'd have more: colorful dresses in my closet
How she wants to look: Hip and laid-back but not messy
How she got stuck: Comfort and ease became paramount in a hectic routine of working/commuting/parenting, so Donna started wearing stretchy black or navy blue clothing and a pair of Vibram FiveFingers shoes every day (she has seven pairs!).
The Fashion Fix
The swingy, bright blue skirt lets Donna experiment with vivid colors, while a subtly printed top under a minimalist jacket shows off her petite figure. And though Donna won't give up her toe shoes yet, she loved how elegant her legs looked in these heels. "I'd wear them if I could kick them off after a few hours," she says.
The Beauty Assist
Donna's white streaks were looking dull; a purple-tinted shampoo was all it took to make them dazzling. By trimming her ends and adding a few discreet layers, Domingo gave her hair a more defined silhouette—without sacrificing fullness. Sandy showed Donna how a plum lipstick flatters her complexion and adds a pop of style. The rest of her makeup is simple: concealer, neutral eyeshadow, and brown eyeliner.
Next: How to create Donna's look
After: Shirt and jacket, 3.1 Phillip Lim, $525 and $675, 212-334-1160. Skirt, Halston Heritage, $375, halston.com. Bracelet, BaubleBar + Nina Garcia, $26, baublebar.com. Shoes, Tibi, $425, tibi.com.