After our first issue announcing our monthly makeover project, I received the following email:
I'm a 55 year-old grandmother who has recently become the primary caregiver for my 5 year-old grandson. My circle is now young(er) mothers and I feel very old and matronly....ughhh
I need some help 'getting with the times' and presenting a fresh new me! I'm open to suggestions as well as new routines to stay young in order to give my grandson all that he deserves! I want him to be involved with his peers and their families and be proud of his Gigi :)
Thank you! Billie Garcia
At a time of year when we are reminded to reflect back and appreciate who and what we have in our lives, I could think of no better model to feature, than Ms. Billie Garcia.
Life happens, and often in very unpredictable ways, though when it does... plans B's are essential.
Billie was a necessary blessing, called to raise her sweet 5 year old grandson in a season where the traditional family unit was not accessible to him.
The irony is, as thankful as she feels that she "gets" to take care of Braedon, he will one day look back and realize his greatest blessing was how selfless his "Gigi" was, to step up and lean into a parental role again.
Billie and Braedon live in Nocatee, and this sweet young man she is raising is a polite, adorable boy. I had the pleasure of meeting him and was quite impressed with his manners.
We first met at the Pink Nickel. Billie was pleasantly surprised at a few items we found to compliment her taller framed curves.
With our fashion recommendations, she picked up a pair of Agnes and Dora leggings. We completed her look by adding in a Dreamin' of Lace Tank Top with black laced trim. The featured floral cardigan kimono really made her look and confidence pop! Though Billie typically wears flat sandals, we encouraged her to "step" out of her comfort zone, and into a pair of "In Style" open-toed "booties" with a platform heel.
We decorated our model in golden colorful accents. Wearing all Premier Designs accessories, Billie's earrings are called Zoey. Light weight, with cut crystal accents. They are 2 inches long on french wires.
Her neckline is adorned with a removable strand necklace called Glam Girl. A sparkling look for the upcoming holiday season. Finally, sporting another favorite piece, called Pop of Posh, which is a soft, gold and light colored wrap bracelet.
After Billie's transformation, we had to ask....what was her favorite part of this makeover?
We were thankful to make her day, as much as she is thankful to make her grandson's life a better one. Every day!
Amazing Accessory Stylist: Rosanne Hearn 904-316-2576
Hair Hottie: Mallory Wingert with In Vision Hair Design, Inc.
1637 Race Track Rd.
St. Johns, FL 32259
Magical Makeup Artist: Josie Otero with Nic Studios
Fabulous Fashions: The Pink Nickel
108 Bartram Oaks Walk, Ste 107
St. Johns, FL 32259
Photography Perfection: Kim Pennington
Blue Sky Dental
Gratitude to our community
favorite, Maple Street Biscuit Company for providing delicious meals for our makeover event! 1627 Race Track Rd. St. Johns,
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