Jenine Choueka

Portraits: Carmelo Donato, Photo Reportage: Sioux Nesi

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Her New Look
The Clothes: "I normally dress comfortably so it's easy to get down on the floor and be with the kids," says Jenine of her go-to uniform: long jean skirt, button-down top and ballet flats. This gorgeous beaded Badgley Mischka gown offered the coverage she prefers, while the soft rosy tint and curve-skimming silhouette kept the look from being matronly.

The Hair and Makeup: As part of her Orthodox Jewish faith, Jenine wears a wig. Her usual choice is brunette and falls right below her shoulders, but for the shoot Ken persuaded her to try a highlighted wig. "It felt fresher to go blonder," says Ken. To show off Jenine's gorgeous skin, Sandy used only tinted moisturizer and a touch of bronzer.

Jenine's Reaction

"Today was a lot of fun! The pampering is something I never do. Enjoying the moment, being transformed, that dress—it all makes me feel great."

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Gown, Badgley Mischka. Earrings, Marcia Moran. Necklace, Juliet & Co. Belt, Stelios. Bracelets (from top), Melinda Maria, Swarovski, and Melinda Maria. Ring, Rachel Zoe.