I was stunned by the overwhelming response to yesterday's post about looks, clearly an emotional topic for many.
What a surprise to discover how many of my followers are not celebrity stylists and vintage fashion trendsetters, but rather sleep-deprived Moms in search of a La-Z-Boy recliner or those, like me, wanting a look but not able to give themselves permission, or lacking the confidence to create one.
Visibly shaken by this finding, I called upon the one person in my life I knew could come to our collective aid: rising young New York model, Cathy Lane.
With tear-rimmed eyes, I read Cathy some of your
Cathy has decided to offer, exclusively to readers of Male Pattern Boldness, Cousin Cathy's Makeover Challenge.
Cautious by nature, I initially thought Cathy might roll this out slowly, starting solely with me. But I underestimated the size of Cathy's tremendous heart as well as her ambition.
She has decided to extend this challenge to all my readers -- now.
The rules of Cousin Cathy's Makeover Challenge are as follows:
Starting today, Friday, February 19 through Friday, February 26 at midnight EST, you are to create and document the look of your dreams. Submit at least one Before and After photograph. Any additional written information describing your process is also welcome. This contest is open to all genders.
Your makeover should be represented by no more than two outfits, neither of which needs be your own handiwork.
Entries will be reviewed by Cathy and the winners announced next weekend. Winning photos of the most dramatic and successful makeovers will be posted here at Male Pattern Boldness with the permission of the contestant.
Updates on my own makeover will be provided throughout the coming week as Cathy roots through my closet, edits my wardrobe, takes me shopping, and helps me to create the look I always longed for.
Are you ready to toss the Mom Jeans and Live Your Dreams?*
To enter, leave a comment below and let's get started.
Submit your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put the words "Cousin Cathy's Makeover Challenge" in the Subject header.
Are you in?
*While Cathy recognizes that this contest may inspire complete wardrobe and lifestyle changes, she shall not be held responsible for selection of new marital partner(s) and/or children.