#ootd Dressing Up Darshana

My beautiful young friend Darshana is visiting from Australia this month. How time flies! I saw her last as a frisky little toddler, and here she is, on the threshold of womanhood. Britney Spears’ “I’m Not a Girl” blares loud and clear in my head.

 

Darshana is most comfortable in denims and a tee, much to the chagrin of her mother. When they came to me asking if I could give Darshana a ‘ladylike’ makeover, I was super flattered and elated!

Darshana’s mother wants to see her lovely daughter in more dresses and skirts, yet Darshana likes a bit of a boyish (almost gothic) edge with everything she wears. I had two different tastes to please!

Here is Darshana before the makeover:

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Now take a look at what Tezzy did to her 😉

Darshana’s Makeover

I got this lovely, flowing chiffon dress from Marka Gulf, a very fun and funky UAE fashion retailer operating via Instagram. If you are looking for something out of the ordinary with very reasonable price tags to boot, do check out Marka Gulf.

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The dress is a sober dark, navy blue and has a contrasting trio of colours at the base. Best of all, the hem is asymmetrical, and this adds to the beauty of the flowing material.

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Darshana’s tall, lean frame looks stunning in this outfit.

To add a gothic edge, Darshana paired the outfit with a pair of laced-up peep toe heels from Aldo.

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Darshana’s Makeup

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To accentuate on the vampish edge, I used the Lime Crime Velvetines lipstick in Jinx on Darshana’s lips.

On her eyes, I played up on the shades of purple from the Too Faced Chocolate Palette, and lined Darshana’s lower lash-line with Makeup Forever’s Aqua Matic Water-Proof Glide On Eye-Shadow in Iridescent Pop Purple (see my eye makeup tutorial for this look here).

The Too Faced Chocolate Contour Kit was used to accentuate Darshana’s long, chiseled features.

The look is feminine with an edge, and both mother and daughter loved the result. Isn’t Darshana an absolute stunner?!

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What do you think of Tezzy’s very first makeover attempt? Would love to hear your feedback!

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