Photo: Sergio Kurhajec

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Mickey Noella
Age: 39
From: Irvington, New York

Her Rut
A Georgian recently transplanted to New York, Mickey hasn't shed her Southern roots. "Everything has to match," she says. "If I have a giraffe print shirt, then I need giraffe print shoes! And I love bright colors. But I want to inject some New York cool into my style."

Her Makeover
The Clothes: Mickey's outfit is anything but matchy-matchy: A printed dress and patchwork coat take pattern mixing to the next level, but a similar color palette makes the pieces work together. Leather sleeves and slinky silver jewelry convey big-city style.

The Hair and Makeup: Mickey wished her hairstyle could be more playful. For Ken, the solution was to paint light pieces all over, using blonde and honey tones. Mickey's default lipstick was bright red, but Sarah persuaded her to try flattering caramel instead.

Her Reaction
"There were so many firsts for me today!" says Mickey. "First hair lightening, first eyebrow shaping, first time wearing shapewear—it's all so exciting. And the color in this look lets me maintain my uniqueness."

Coat, BCBG Max Azria, $498. Dress, NYDJ, $168. Necklace, Silpada. Bracelet, Vince Camuto.

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